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    Modern 118 Ti

    Does anyone make a ti riser bar? The modern equivalent of the 118 ti, but in a riser bar?

    Thanks,
    -Joe

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    Titec still makes the 118, but no riser version, and I'm not aware of any other brands making one either. Titanium is difficult to cold-work, unlike steel, so much so that it isn't cost effective to make complicated shapes out of it. That's why you rarely see ti bikes with crazy tube shapes. With the exception of Litespeed, not many manufacturers are willing to invest in the tools and time it takes to make them, especially when carbon fiber is easy to mold into anything you want.

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    there are always a couple ti riser bars on the bay. not sure if they are worth it but they are new.

    carsten

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    Email this guy. He'll make whatever you want. Pricey, but really nice.

    http://www.blacksheepbikes.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by benwitt11
    Email this guy. He'll make whatever you want. Pricey, but really nice.

    http://www.blacksheepbikes.com/
    Those drop bars look like and interesting option. Hand positions might be a little limited though.
    Need: McMahon brake for roller cam mounts, Mountain Goat fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benwitt11
    Email this guy. He'll make whatever you want. Pricey, but really nice.

    http://www.blacksheepbikes.com/
    I actually just received my Black Sheep order yesterday for my Ted Wojcik. Had James make me some handlebars, stem and seat post. Super nice stuff. Also, if you do order, be prepared to wait. My order took about 2 months (they were waiting for parts for the stem). Well worth it though.

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    I sometimes get stiff made in china and they also make a DB handle bar that is 118 grams. They can make it to custom length and bend it to custom shapes as well.
    [SIZE="15"][/SIZE]le Cadre Custom Bicycles; www.lecadre-bicycles.com/wp

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    niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice bike dangerpants!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chefmiguel
    niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice bike dangerpants!
    thx!

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    Quote Originally Posted by misterdangerpants
    I actually just received my Black Sheep order yesterday for my Ted Wojcik. Had James make me some handlebars, stem and seat post. Super nice stuff. Also, if you do order, be prepared to wait. My order took about 2 months (they were waiting for parts for the stem). Well worth it though.

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    I'm know who I am calling Monday. Thanks! And that is a sweet build.

    -Joe

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    Who built that fork Dangerpants?

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    I had a White Bros Ti riser bar about 10 years ago and it was SUPER flexy and was 320 grams!

    Flexy and heavy...it got replaced with a Easton Monkey Lite a year later that was almost half the weight and stiffer

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    Quote Originally Posted by xjoex
    I'm know who I am calling Monday. Thanks! And that is a sweet build.

    -Joe
    cool. the quality really is well worth the price. again, James was a really nice guy and we shot the breeze for a bit when I placed the order. as for my bike, thanks for the compliment! :-) the process is almost complete. it's my "modern approach on a vintage theme" bike.


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    Who built that fork Dangerpants?
    Chris Igleheart (http://www.iglebike.com). he was a former Fat Chance guy and still does great work. if you're interested, my experience is that calling is better than e-mailing.

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    moots makes a Ti bar.
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    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misterdangerpants
    I actually just received my Black Sheep order yesterday for my Ted Wojcik. Had James make me some handlebars, stem and seat post. Super nice stuff. Also, if you do order, be prepared to wait. My order took about 2 months (they were waiting for parts for the stem). Well worth it though.

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    Woah!

    Nice bike rounded out with the matching Black Sheep cockpit. Very classy!
    -eric-

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    Wanted: 400mm American Classic seatpost, 26.8 & 27.2

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    Dangerpants has my favorite stable of bikes on this entire forum.

    To hijack this thread for a moment, does anybody have a shim from a Titec Ti bar that they would be willing to part with? I have a Titec bar but can't find the shim.
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    That is one big f'n dude!
    Yes I am!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Woah! Nice bike rounded out with the matching Black Sheep cockpit. Very classy!
    Quote Originally Posted by IF52
    Dangerpants has my favorite stable of bikes on this entire forum.

    To hijack this thread for a moment, does anybody have a shim from a Titec Ti bar that they would be willing to part with? I have a Titec bar but can't find the shim.
    oh stop it! I'm blushing over here, I tell you, blushing!

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    If you're thinking of buying a Moots ti riser on Ebay, read this first:

    http://www.moots.com/index.php/forum/viewthread/517/

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    How about this person's experence with Black Sheep;

    http://www.moots.com/index.php/forum/viewthread/496/

    I like what James does in his shop, his bent Ti tubes and unique bikes are sweet, my girlfriend is from Ft Collins and we have two of his bikes in the garage, very nice, but I don't know how you can explain this bad customer service.

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