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    Frame model/year ID help, please

    Stevo found this frame in Asia

    Does anybody recognize the model and year? Was it ever offered for sale?
    There is a "LIGHT RAIL system" decal on the upper stays which would make it no older than 2008 AFAIK.
    Frame model/year ID help, please-titus-old.jpg
    Frame model/year ID help, please-titus-old-d1.jpg
    Frame model/year ID help, please-titus-old-d2.jpg

    TIA for any info.
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    Hmmm...

    Looks like carbon? Must be some sort of "X", maybe an "X" proto?

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    Hey Shiggy,

    It looks like a 2008 Racer-X Carbon front triangle with the dreaded, evil, spawn of the dam, Light Rail rear end.

    That front triangle and rear end combo where never offered for sale together.

    Titusjeff might have better specifics then me though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sopwithcamel
    Hey Shiggy,

    It looks like a 2008 Racer-X Carbon front triangle with the dreaded, evil, spawn of the dam, Light Rail rear end.

    That front triangle and rear end combo where never offered for sale together.

    Titusjeff might have better specifics then me though.
    In fact we were told that the light rail system would not work on the older Motolite. I wonder if that is really true. I wonder if you could get the old ML stays to work with the FTM...

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    Definitely a 2008 Racer X Carbon front triangle.
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    The white RX carbons were pre production prototypes for the 2009 season. There aren't very many of them floating around. (only 4 that I know of) Most of them went to our race teams for field testing.

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    Give Titus Mikey the prize! He nailed it!

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_wZiW8abREs...0/IMG_0003.jpg


    Note to Titus: I don't recommend ordering white frames as it makes crack detection harder on carbon frames.


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    I too have noticed a little crack in that same area. Its not deep nor is it long but if I run my finger nail over it I can feel it. Is this a bad thing? Will my frame snap?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Titus_Mikey
    The white RX carbons were pre production prototypes for the 2009 season. There aren't very many of them floating around. (only 4 that I know of) Most of them went to our race teams for field testing.
    Thanks, Mikey. Titus Jeff confirmed it is a "pilot sample of 2009 Racer X carbon".

    It can be fun to dig through the attic and Stevo is not yet very familiar with the Titus lineup.
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    Why not find someone who is?

    I can understand not hiring anybody who use to work for Titus (Thought I believe there are some that could and would do a great job but basically had their hands tied behind their backs).

    Find someone like Bob who had delt with the products for years.
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    mmanuel, that actually wasn't a Titus frame, that was just picture I found off the internet for effect. As for your question! Oh boy! Take it to a bike shop with a good mechanic and get his opinion on it. Cracks in high stress areas can deadly especially if it self destructs when you’re cooking down hill.

    Or a carbon component can self destuct when you cut someone off during a sprint like Mike Cavendish, NOT RECOMMENDED!



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    Thanks for the heads up. I will have someone look at it. I'll try and take a picture of it too. I stare at every time after I ride. Its not getting any bigger but I know its there. Definitely would not want it to self destruct.

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    Wow, I hate to say it (morbid of me) but I would like to see that carnage in video. But I do feel for all the guys around that wreck. I see road rash in their future. At least hope thats all. Hopefully everyone came out ok.
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    00sable..... Since you asked and since I was online!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RNAY...A5497&index=58


    I hope you can stomach pain!

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    Oouuch! Thanks, I think. I feel for them and been there done that but a lot slower. Did you notice the dark skid marks left on the pavement by a couple of riders? I hope it was tire marks but I believe it was skin marks. Sweat, skin and blood! I hit a dog at full speed a few weeks ago and went down hard. Funny thing is I was blowing off steam from a bad day at work.
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    You hit a dog? Ouch! I hope you and the dog were okay?

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    I'm healing. Shoulder got it the worst. All the skin grew back, maybe a little darker. Dogs fine. Bike has two bent rims and a lot scratches. Tore up my shorts and a brand new pair of gloves. I was going downhill so probably around 30 mph or more. Looking at motocycle leathers for biking!

    http://www.westalmtb.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=263
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    Quote Originally Posted by sopwithcamel
    00sable..... Since you asked and since I was online!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RNAY...A5497&index=58


    I hope you can stomach pain!
    Interesting thing to notice is Cavendish's front wheel springing back into shape one weight is unloaded from it. I'm sure the carbon broke and the elasticity of the spokes and the glued on tire were all that took it back to shape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 00sable
    I'm healing. Shoulder got it the worst. All the skin grew back, maybe a little darker. Dogs fine. Bike has two bent rims and a lot scratches. Tore up my shorts and a brand new pair of gloves. I was going downhill so probably around 30 mph or more. Looking at motocycle leathers for biking!

    http://www.westalmtb.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=263
    Hey now, piggybacking on my thread!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Between my home and Tannehill park. Had to ride about 4 miles back home too. Didn't even notice my rims bent till the next ride.
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