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    Triton Bikes. Titanium frames handmade in Russia (see last pages for the latest news)

    Hello everybody!

    My name is Dmitry I am from Moscow, Russia.
    I run my small custom titanium frame business called Triton Bikes and would like to share a few photos of our products with you.

    Since I have always been mostly a trials rider and I know this scene through all my life, the frames we had built were trials-specific. I was a student and Triton Bikes was half-hobby half-business to me.

    I dropped this business in 2007 because I was taking a Master's degree in Italy in France and could not control the production. Still people wrote me and asked to build them a frame. But I could not.
    Then I worked for a European investment bank. But the crisis hit and I was kinda fed up with the office work, so I decided to give Triton another try

    So here I am back with my tiny business.

    Apart from biketrials frames we now offer all types of unicycle frames, from 20" to 36". Our 20" trials uni is only 520 grams and we are very proud of it
    Our unis are now being ridden in the US, Canada, Australia, New-Zealand, UK, Germany, etc.

    We have now made quite a few titanium XC frames. And they are a success among the riders. And since I am now an XC rider too, this direction is very interesting to me personally.

    We can basically build a frame of any geometry. We are quite limited on tube bending since titanium is no game. But any frame is available (XC, road, fixie, etc). The weight of an XC frame varies between 1580-1800 gr. Our frames are not for weight-weenies. But they are strong and reliable. And most of them are still obused after many years.

    There's no proper website yet, but it will be introduced shortly.

    Please have a look at some of the frames and bikes.

    I will be glad to answer your questions. Hope the administration of MTBR.com is not against this thread.



















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    If you remove the prices (so it doesnt look like an unpaid advert) you might be OK.
    Probably would have been better in the "frame building" forum too, but either way putting in prices (esp shipping price) makes it look like just an ad.
    E: See you've removed - I would guess it'll all be good from here on

    Looks very interesting (I'm a sucker for custom stuff though), weld quality looks superb, and there are some great little neat-touches that I'm a big fan of.

    BTW - if you want to send me a sample to test, I'd be happy to write up a decent review
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    Thanks, I removed the price tags.
    I am sponsoring a couple of trials and unicycle riders (mainly to receive feedback on the frames), but since the business is very young, I cannot afford to provide a sample to test.

    But I would provide a young promising athlete with a frame for a production cost price.

    They deleted my thread at roadbikereview...eh..
    I hope there's a proper way of letting potential buyers know about the brand.

    There are different rules on different forums and sites.

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    TWO THINGS

    1. What grade of titanium are you using, we saw lots of Russian Ti in the mid to late nineties that was not up to par with the 3AL/2.5V or 6AL/4V titanium produce here

    2. The name Triton is already used in the US for recumbent tricycles

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    That's gorgeous.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker72
    TWO THINGS

    1. What grade of titanium are you using, we saw lots of Russian Ti in the mid to late nineties that was not up to par with the 3AL/2.5V or 6AL/4V titanium produce here

    2. The name Triton is already used in the US for recumbent tricycles
    Thanks,

    1. We use OT4 Aerospace titanium which is an equivalent to international standard Ti - 4Al - l,5Mn.
    I live in Russia and I know all factories and their products here. Back in 2006 there were two factories producing for Triton. Now there is only one, where I spend a lot of time controlling the production and taking part in it. This is what I enjoy. I do what I love to do.

    The other factory signed a contract with the Russian ministry of defence and these guys are now building missiles They are not accessible to anyone else now. The whole area was shut for public.

    There are a couple of factories I know that sometimes use inappropriate tubing and welding techniques that lead to faults. This happens especially in trials and other extreme bike sports where frames are being bashed real hard. We did repair a number of frames built by these guys. So maybe this is what you mean.

    But I am proud of our frames when I see top Russian trials riders abusing them for years.
    Of course they fail sometimes. But this hardly happens compared to hardcore alu frames.

    2. The name Triton is used by hundreds of companies in the world to name their products.
    Apart from tricycles, there are Triton mopeds, there is a bike called Gary Fisher Triton, there a lot more non bike related products named Triton, for example Ford's 5.4L V8 Triton engine.
    The name Triton Bikes has its story, too.
    A friend of mine, Luke, runs a bike shop in London. It's called Triton Cycles. Since he was an investor to this startup, we decided to call this project "Triton Bikes" after the shop's name.
    The legal name of the company is Triton Bikes Co Ltd. here in Russia.
    But if anyone is legally against Triton, I can make up a US-friendly name for the US

    Cheers

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    I'm going to pretend I know anything about the different Titaniums....
    If you have to change the name in the US, I'd suggest something distinctly Russian.

    Comrade Cyles sounds cool to me but I can see where it might put other people off.....anybody else?

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    I'm now pissed off.

    I need to replace my old hardtail frame (its getting old and not in great condition), but I need to finish my big bike first (which is another month or two).

    I hate decisions


    PS- I was joking about reviews - its a fairly standard reply whenever anyone posts a new product here

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    Oh god OT4.... the problem with indicating its equivalent to Ti 4Al-1.5Mn is NOBODY produces that alloy outside of russia and china, so there's basically zero material data available for it online.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeEight
    Oh god OT4.... the problem with indicating its equivalent to Ti 4Al-1.5Mn is NOBODY produces that alloy outside of russia and china, so there's basically zero material data available for it online.
    I know what you mean. Thanks to a 70 year isolation of Russia from the rest of the world. We have many things different here. Even the accounting system...

    But...erm...do you ride the bike or analyze materials? Hope this does not sound kinda offensive..
    When choosing a bike, I'd rather choose the one that feels good to me and enjoyed by other riders. Most of the customers that had ordered the frames had learnt about them from other riders.

    "Custom" means we can use fatter or thinner tubing for stays, or different types of bb yoke. All these actions can make the frame either flexy or stiff. With the same grade of Ti.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsomtb
    If you have to change the name in the US, I'd suggest something distinctly Russian.

    Comrade Cyles sounds cool to me but I can see where it might put other people off.....anybody else?
    Comrade Cycles lol

    I think my granny was still in her twenties when they last used that "comrade" for addressing someone By the way, in Russian translation it is pronounced as "Tovarish" (Товарищ).
    Tovarish Bikes?
    Could be anything actually.
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    what did your country face in the past decades? revolution!

    what keeps a bicycle going? revolution!

    what's going to keep you going? revolt bicycles!


    ps. no, you don't have to pay me for that - one of your ti unicrown forks is fair enough i'll let you know the delivery address
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    The frames look incredible. I'll definitely check out the website when you get it going.
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    Taverish nails it imho and has a neat story behind it also.

    el saltamontes nailed it too, I think.

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    this is cool...do you also make 29er!
    i'm a full time bikeacholic also an workaholic and part time alcoholic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liong71er
    this is cool...do you also make 29er!
    Absolutely

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    Maybe I missed it , where is your contact info ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ.MTNS
    Maybe I missed it , where is your contact info ?
    I didn't publish it on purpose. I thought the moderators would be against it.
    You can contact me by PM or email: [email protected]
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    Thanks!

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    Yup
    But i don't like this site. It is more unicycle oriented. There will be newer and nicer version soon.
    But you can still write me at [email protected]
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    That 26'' mod trials frame is gorgeous!!!
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    By the way, if anyone's interested here are the Triton unicycles

    We built all types of them. From 20" trials frames to 36" torkers.

    Here is the new unicycle type we made.
    Multi wheelsize uni (24-26-29 inch) with three brake mounts, Surly-tire-friendly










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    Wow.

    Some of the dropouts, disc caliper tabs, headtubes, gussets and other parts look very familiar to me. The BB shell on that trials frame looks faced, which is great to see.

    It's also nice to see more machined parts that I'm used to. Have you figured a way to routinely introduce these in your designs?

    Can you weld some Paragon dropouts on a custom frame?
    How about some Hammerschmidt ready ISCG 05 tabs?
    Eccentric BB shells?
    Tapered (1.5" to 1.125") headtube shells?
    Hose and cable routing concealed inside the frame?


    And let's hope the second Ti tubing plant doesn't get involved in making missiles too.

    By the way, Revolt Cycles sounds somewhat BMX.
    Fallout Cycles maybe? )

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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Random Psycho
    Wow.

    Some of the dropouts, disc caliper tabs, headtubes, gussets and other parts look very familiar to me. The BB shell on that trials frame looks faced, which is great to see.

    It's also nice to see more machined parts that I'm used to. Have you figured a way to routinely introduce these in your designs?

    Can you weld some Paragon dropouts on a custom frame?
    How about some Hammerschmidt ready ISCG 05 tabs?
    Eccentric BB shells?
    Tapered (1.5" to 1.125") headtube shells?
    Hose and cable routing concealed inside the frame?


    And let's hope the second Ti tubing plant doesn't get involved in making missiles too.

    By the way, Revolt Cycles sounds somewhat BMX.
    Fallout Cycles maybe? )

    (signed: yours sincerely, the guy with "leftist" derailer hanger )

    I know they can do ISCG05 tabs since my frame has them ()
    The rest, I dont really know.


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    Hey, my Ti frame has them too )
    This whole area on my frame looks very similar to yours, except mine has welded on covers resulting in a flat triangular shelf-like area behind the BB.

    What I'm getting at, however, is how precisely parallel the tabs are welded in relation to the BB shell face. This is critical for proper Hammerschmidt installation.

    I know that Lynskey do weld ISCG tabs in a Hammerschmidt ready way.
    But I don't know if anyone has ever tried to mount a HS on one of these Russian frames.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Random Psycho
    Hey, my Ti frame has them too )
    This whole area on my frame looks very similar to yours, except mine has welded on covers resulting in a flat triangular shelf-like area behind the BB.

    What I'm getting at, however, is how precisely parallel the tabs are welded in relation to the BB shell face. This is critical for proper Hammerschmidt installation.

    I know that Lynskey do weld ISCG tabs in a Hammerschmidt ready way.
    But I don't know if anyone has ever tried to mount a HS on one of these Russian frames.
    Depends on exactly how precise you need "precise" to mean.

    Having just had a quick look (sorry, no photos right now, maybe get some tomorrow if you want them) and it does seem to be very straight - my method of ascertaining this is not measured but precise enough.
    The inner crankbolt stubs (no bolts, bolts in clashed with the bolts securing the guide to the mounts) clear the aforementioned chainguide bolts by <1mm at all 3 points - maybe not a precise measurement but a good indication that it's pretty straight (the tightness of the gap making the margin of error smaller, if my logic is functioning correctly).

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    Quote Originally Posted by EnglishT
    Depends on exactly how precise you need "precise" to mean.

    Having just had a quick look (sorry, no photos right now, maybe get some tomorrow if you want them) and it does seem to be very straight - my method of ascertaining this is not measured but precise enough.
    The inner crankbolt stubs (no bolts, bolts in clashed with the bolts securing the guide to the mounts) clear the aforementioned chainguide bolts by <1mm at all 3 points - maybe not a precise measurement but a good indication that it's pretty straight (the tightness of the gap making the margin of error smaller, if my logic is functioning correctly).
    Thanks!

    But it seems that Hammerschmidt wants more precision than is possible to see with the eyes. That's why they make the cutting piece to face the tabs and the BB shell. Sadly, it's of little use against Titanium, so we have to rely on manufacturing precision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Random Psycho
    Thanks!

    But it seems that Hammerschmidt wants more precision than is possible to see with the eyes. That's why they make the cutting piece to face the tabs and the BB shell. Sadly, it's of little use against Titanium, so we have to rely on manufacturing precision.
    To be honest, I wouldn't be particularly upset if it turned out that I couldnt use a HS, for starters 1x9 (32 / 11-34) leaves very little to be desired. It's simple, light (could be lighter if I removed the chaindevice, but I don't particularly intend to) and reliable.

    Hammerschmidt, though a nice idea, doesn't particularly appeal to me due mostly to its cost and that I'm not sure that the added fuss, weight and need to shift are actually worth taking on when the occiasions that 1x9 isn't enough are so rare.


    All that said, I'd be rather surprised if they were unable to be precise enough if it was specifically requested, but thats really a question for Dmitry.

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    Yes, 1x9 doesn't need a Hammerschmidt.
    But I'm liking the idea of a "two in one" singlespeed bike for urban messing around. )
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    that bar/ stem looks sweet. for a company name how about KGBicyles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul
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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Random Psycho
    Wow.

    Some of the dropouts, disc caliper tabs, headtubes, gussets and other parts look very familiar to me. The BB shell on that trials frame looks faced, which is great to see.

    It's also nice to see more machined parts that I'm used to. Have you figured a way to routinely introduce these in your designs?

    Can you weld some Paragon dropouts on a custom frame?
    How about some Hammerschmidt ready ISCG 05 tabs?
    Eccentric BB shells?
    Tapered (1.5" to 1.125") headtube shells?
    Hose and cable routing concealed inside the frame?


    And let's hope the second Ti tubing plant doesn't get involved in making missiles too.

    By the way, Revolt Cycles sounds somewhat BMX.
    Fallout Cycles maybe? )

    (signed: yours sincerely, the guy with "leftist" derailer hanger )
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    Yeah, I have seen your "leftist" frame on the Russian bike forums. Was funny and sad at the same time.

    There are a few types of dropouts we are using I have designed myself and a few ones are generic.
    Paragon dropouts are optional. There are a couple of 29er frames ordered to run with Paragon dropouts.
    There have been over 150 Triton frames built, but Tom's (EnglishT) was the first one with the ISCG'05 tabs. I'd rather have a set of HS' on hands, just like Lynskey do.
    I may be putting the hammerschmidts on my future 29er bike. Also like this idea. I tried riding it a bit and felt fine. Though the price...

    > Eccentric BB shells?

    Yup. The Paragon shells.

    > Tapered (1.5" to 1.125") headtube shells?

    Well, it's a fairly new trend and nobody has yet requested such a headtube. It can be machined. But it will be an expensive part in bike frame (too much material will be lost since you have to shave off a cone out of a cylinder). I'd rather wait till guys like Paragon start machining them in large numbers and for lower price.

    > Hose and cable routing concealed inside the frame?
    My trials bike has got integrated brake hose guides. I really love this idea because I can carry my bike like a bag Just a round smooth top tube. See pics below.
    But that's a singlespeed trials bike. No gears, just rear brake. For a classic mountain bike you'd also need to hide cable routing inside the tube. I would pull the front mech cable through the down tube and the rear + brake through the top tube. But that's kind of too many holes in the front triangle. Needs to be tested.





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    Hi there, Dmitry!

    I also spy a rear rotor guard on your mod.
    Was it a one-off part or these are available to customers?
    How do you like its performance?
    Is it changeable and what kind of impacts (in terms of what failed moves) it can protect against without bending?

    (Edit: I just found some info on it on facebook.)

    And I still have lots more questions.

    For instance (if I take the traditional 1xN, derailer-based drivetrain route for the next version of my frame), is it possible to make the rear triangle offset 6 mm to the right, like some Specialized frames are?

    What's the strength/stiffness difference between chainstay bridges on my frame (covered) and Tom's (see-through)?

    I agree that it's better to wait for Paragon tapered headtubes.
    And it's really great to see the hidden cable routing.

    I'll ask more questions through PM now.
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    I love how you run the cables through the tube!

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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Random Psycho
    Hi there, Dmitry!

    I also spy a rear rotor guard on your mod.
    Was it a one-off part or these are available to customers?
    How do you like its performance?
    Is it changeable and what kind of impacts (in terms of what failed moves) it can protect against without bending?

    (Edit: I just found some info on it on facebook.)

    And I still have lots more questions.

    For instance (if I take the traditional 1xN, derailer-based drivetrain route for the next version of my frame), is it possible to make the rear triangle offset 6 mm to the right, like some Specialized frames are?

    What's the strength/stiffness difference between chainstay bridges on my frame (covered) and Tom's (see-through)?

    I agree that it's better to wait for Paragon tapered headtubes.
    And it's really great to see the hidden cable routing.

    I'll ask more questions through PM now.
    I have always wanted a rotor guide on my trials bike. The trials motorbikes always had them and not a single bicycle. I did a number of sketches before drawing this thing. We put the first rotor guard back 2007 on my white 20" trials Triton. It has helped me a lot. When the wheel missed narrow wooden benches and fell off, it landed on the guard, not the rotor thus saving it. I'm a heavy guy (90-102kg depending on how much I eat ). The rotor guide always survived. It was a prototype used on my bike only. I dropped the bicycle business and never made them guards again.
    A few months ago a trials rider from the UK ordered a frame from and he wanted this guard So we made one for him.

    He used it within first days and reported me:

    Oh and the disk protector works! It saved my disk already lol.

    Thanks

    Dan
    Now there's another customer who has ordered a 24" street/trials frame with this guard. We have come up with the generic mount to make it interchangeable. The guards are machined out of D16t aluminum (Russian tech standards). It's quite a strong thing. It's mounted on 3xM6 bolts and protects you both from side and vertical impacts.

    Looks like our jig lets us make the 6mm offset.
    Tom's frame is intended for XC/Trail use. Your frame is more like a street style Your BB yoke is stiffer thus heavier. Tom's got the lighter one.
    For trials we use boxed yokes (like yours). For trail riding there isn't a need for a heavy duty yoke.

    thanks

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    Those are gorgeous.
    Never had any interest in owning a unicycle until seeing this thread.
    (Still won't buy one, but a Russian made HT frame... another story entirely)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnowMongoose
    Those are gorgeous.
    Never had any interest in owning a unicycle until seeing this thread.
    (Still won't buy one, but a Russian made HT frame... another story entirely)
    Same story here.
    Never been a fan of unicycles until we built the first batch. Unicyclist friends helped us out to come up with the functional yet nice design and we fell in love we are building five unis now for demonstration purposes, and I will certainly start learning to ride those things soon.
    We don't have unicycles in Russia at all. Hope they don't arrest me for this haha
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    Tell us more about the tubes, are they butted? Is the flat stock the same grade? Can you show any pictures of the actual welding environment?

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    Czar would conflict with a well known trials brand..

    Big Brother Bikes? No, because the acronym for that is BBB, and it's already taken.
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    now the question is about the pricing...........
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    Quote Originally Posted by nuck_chorris
    now the question is about the pricing...........
    You can PM me for pricing.

    The price list will also be published at http://tritonframes.com shortly
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yogii
    Tell us more about the tubes, are they butted? Is the flat stock the same grade? Can you show any pictures of the actual welding environment?

    For names I like: Czar(Tzar) Cycles, The Big Red One
    Czar bikes already exist. And they are Chinese trials frames and components.

    Guys, I have registered this thing as Triton Bikes ages ago and everybody knows me here as Triton Bikes. I hope the name will spread
    I am not looking for any other names and I don't want to go too Soviet Union since this production may move to Europe one day.
    We are now more into developing the line of production frames and components, rather than playing with the names

    I will be adding fabrication shots on the site too.

    All the frames pictured are of the same Ti grade. We will be offering Reynolds Ti versions soon.
    Two of my bikes are made of the Russian Ti and I have been obusing them for years.



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    The welding looks immaculate from the outside - mind showing the inside of some tubes? Great machined parts too.

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    Bonking ... not feelin' well

    Frames look great, I would roll with one of those around my XC trails

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    Nice looking. I had a Ti bike cuctom made in Russia in (I think) 2001... The dropouts and other details look very similar, so I suspect they are related to my old bike.

    FWIW, my Russian Ti bike is the only MTB frame I have ever owned that did not break in 2 years or less... 9 years and going strong now!
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    Relabeled rapid frames with a heftier price tag I suppose.

    https://www.rapid-titan.ru/frame_mtb.htm

    look at the dropouts:

    and the chainstay yoke:

    Quality control is somewhat lousy, there was a well-known frame with a hanger welded into the left side dropout, I've seen badly built frames with tubes joined askew.

    The thing is one can order frames directly from Rapid without any intermediaries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dot
    Quality control is somewhat lousy, there was a well-known frame with a hanger welded into the left side dropout
    Haha, that's my frame, and I ride it extensively! I even prefer it the way it is.

    Jokes aside, one of things that Triton Bikes does for you is make sure that there are no build mess-ups. Another thing they do is value added stuff like Shark Fin brake rotor guard.

    I would have ordered from Triton in the first place if I knew about them a year ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Random Psycho
    Jokes aside, one of things that Triton Bikes does for you is make sure that there are no build mess-ups.
    That's the point but I don't know current prices and how much this guy charges, local prices (in Moscow) spiked in 2008 and I dropped the idea of ordering a custom frame from Rapid. I also had a Ti frame from another russian frame maker from Nizhny Novgorod, they are known as Titerra. Quality and weight both were fine.

    Frames from Titerra and Rapid were sold in Europe in America under many different names, I saw some made by them in a thread on one of the local forums, I don't remember which forum exactly it was though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dot
    Relabeled rapid frames with a heftier price tag I suppose.

    https://www.rapid-titan.ru/frame_mtb.htm

    look at the dropouts:

    and the chainstay yoke:

    Quality control is somewhat lousy, there was a well-known frame with a hanger welded into the left side dropout, I've seen badly built frames with tubes joined askew.

    The thing is one can order frames directly from Rapid without any intermediaries.

    Dear Dot, you are correct, we have built a lot of frames with Rapid. And it is not a secret, and never was. But using a welder from Rapid is not exactly building a frame at Rapid. As far as I know, all frames with Triton label were exclusively designed by me and Triton team riders in close cooperation with Triton customers. If some of our designs were used by Rapid itself, outside my knowledge, that is beyond our control.

    There are more than 150 Triton frames ridden all over the world. Most of them are trials 20”/26” and unicycles. I have been into trials for over ten years and I know how a trials specific bike should be designed. Rapid guys do not know this. They are building frames for Triton under our specifications and very tight control. Just like Merlin used to build frames for Jeff Jones.

    Before a frame is built, I spend a lots of time discussing the future bike with my customer, over the phone, email and Skype.
    I check every part of the frame built for us under Triton logo. I measure all the tiny bits, check the quality of welds, study the frame carefully. Also we at Triton do the finishing of the frame, such as brushing by hand and powder coating outside the Rapid. I did design and develop several trials, as well as street use dropouts that DO work and are put on our standard frame sets (and never failed yet).

    Our unicycles are sold in Europe by Triton's West European distributor Joachim Pfender ( a well known person in the world of unicycles). And his is another step in our quality control.


    Sure you can order a frame directly from Rapid. But you have already specified what happens when you do so. The mech hanger on the left side of the frame?


    - How does it happen?


    That is just one of many such misshapes that can occur often enough if no control of quality is done. And believe me, our quality control is done continuously. I spend many hours a week at Rapid facility. If the frame does not pass our inspection, we do not ship it. Easy. They make another frame, until we are completely satisfied with the result.

    It also happens because Rapid is a small shop (not even a factory), where some good workers that know their trade, such as welding and metal working, do their routine. But none of these guys ride bicycles, and know little of bike specific science, the riding styles and the needs in the specific categories, the tech changes and advances that take place in the bicycle world regularly. I do ride EVERY day. I commute every day, I ride my trials, XC and street bikes a few times a week. Something like a left-oriented mech hanger is nonsense to me. That is why all of our customers are happy with their frames. We have received tons of great responses and comments from all over the world. We have had quite a few customers who had ordered another frame after a year of riding Triton. The people trust our products and this is what satisfies me a lot and pushes me to do more bikes.

    These days we are in the process of moving into new workshop where we will continue to design and build Triton frames using top equipment, experimenting with different Ti tubing manufacturers. We will be offering some new products as well as options on our existing frame sets. But I can assure you, and every one, that no Triton frame will get that "TRITON" label and leave our hands, before we are completely happy with the results.
    And that is much more than just relabeling Rapid frames.



    We will be posting updates to the newly created blog at https://tritonframes.com

    Thanks,

    Dmitry and Simon
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    Started up the triton blog
    https://tritonframes.com/

    Hand brushing option is now available (apart from sandblasting and powder coating)

    This unicycle frame will be featured in the Unicycle Magazine soon






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    Some recent finished projects

    Triton 29er with low standover














    Trials 24" frame powder coated black with floating 180mm rotor disc brake horizontal dropouts and V-brake mounts











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    Nice try with rapid titan.
    Lowend russian titan on mtbr...

    These frames was very good product when they sells for 150$. For that price you can forgive them wrong dimensions and angles, strange unbatted titanium tubes and awful dropouts...

    I'm from Russia... seems it close many times. And think that rapid-titan makes crap-frames for touring bikes and nothing more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tasselhof
    Nice try with rapid titan.
    Lowend russian titan on mtbr...

    These frames was very good product when they sells for 150$. For that price you can forgive them wrong dimensions and angles, strange unbatted titanium tubes and awful dropouts...

    I'm from Russia... seems it close many times. And think that rapid-titan makes crap-frames for touring bikes and nothing more.

    Hi there,

    Thanks for an opinion on Rapid. However, I am here not on behalf of Rapid, but on behalf of Triton Bikes. I have been working with them closely for many years and I agree there were quality issues back in the days. But I have put a lot of effort to avoid this. I mean, a LOT OF EFFORT. Many hours, days and months. Untill I started getting proper results that satisfied me.
    Every frame is carefully checked before the dispatch. The geometry is correct.
    For certain frames I use the dropouts of my own design and they do look well and are functional at the same time.

    The price of a frame is what the customers are willing to pay for it. There are Tritons all over the world. And their owners are satisfied with them. I receive thankful letters from my customers and this says it all.

    At the moment a new production facility is being developed where we will have wider capabilities.
    I will post up photos one day soon.

    BTW: Strange unbutted tubes?? Hey, do you know that a set of Reynolds double-butted tubing for single frame delivered to Russia costs more than US$ 800?
    The tubes we use now - they work. They are strong and light. And the frames made out of these tubes make all types of riders happy - from trials riders to XC guys. Just like my Tritons make me happy.

    Thanks,

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    Recent 24" trials powder coated Triton built up in Quebec, Canada
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    Non-butted Ti tubes surely don't put me off!
    They are stronger against impacts that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Triton Bikes
    Some recent finished projects

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    which Toyota car is that? Russian model only?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nuck_chorris
    which Toyota car is that? Russian model only?
    Looks like a pretty standard avensis to me (they're not particularly uncommon over here)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuck_chorris
    which Toyota car is that? Russian model only?
    EnglishT is right. This is a Toyota Avensis. They do not sell them in North America. They were available in Europe, Russia and its neighbours, also Japan. It's the size of an Accord. A new style Avensis has been available since 2009.

    It's got various engines, from 1.6 to 2.4. Mine is 2.4. Nice family car with everything you need inside. It's got over 200k km on the odo (over 120k miles). It's taken me all over Europe (done over 40k km in EU in it) and eastern exUSSR countries.
    It never failed but it's kinda dull. Just like all Toyotas

    I organize trials competitions in Ukraine and this car takes me there every year (over 2000 km drive full of bumps and pot holes).











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    That's one trialsy car. o_O
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    Quote Originally Posted by EnglishT
    Looks like a pretty standard avensis to me (they're not particularly uncommon over here)

    oh I just love Toyotas
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    Quote Originally Posted by nuck_chorris
    oh I just love Toyotas
    Why?

    Ok, they're good cars (especially re: reliability) but not particularly inspiring...




    Ps: Have you ever tried the thing with google where you type in "find chuck norris" and hit the 'feeling lucky' button?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EnglishT
    Why?

    Ok, they're good cars (especially re: reliability) but not particularly inspiring...




    Ps: Have you ever tried the thing with google where you type in "find chuck norris" and hit the 'feeling lucky' button?
    yea I Just did that, but me and him are cool now. anytime I see a Toyota that I haven't seen before i have to ask, right now I am looking into buying a pre 2000 Std. cab Tacoma
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    Posting up recent frames and bikes

    This bike has been built as a birthday present for a Russian senator
    It was first planned as a fully XTR bike but since these parts are extremely expensive here in Russia and we were short of time - we had to go for XT.

    So many times I have heard from my friends who just started riding bikes: "Man, I love my bike, but I have to lean forward to reach the bars and my ass hurts. My mum's bike feels much better. What do I change here?"
    I knew this bike will never be used for hardcore XC riding, but rather for recreational riding in the local forest. So I made it more comfortable than standard XC bikes usually are:
    1) used FSA stem with variable angle. It is heavier than the normal stems but it can let the rider choose the most comfortable position
    2) put Ritchey WCS riser bars for more vertical and relaxed riding position
    3) used comfortable wide saddle with gel inserts
    4) put Wellgo platform pedals with sealed bearings so the guy would never slip off the pedals

    The bike feels very nice and at the same time it's techy. Gears switch, brakes stop, the fork works and locks.
    The guy was happy
    All the guests had tried it that night. One even fell off the bike and injured himself a bit. Don't drink and ride!










    Street trials frame powdercoated sky blue. Integrated cable routing. We leave a wire in the frame for easier brake installation











    My dad's street bike.Triton frame and forks.
    I love this one. When dad isn't riding, then I ride it It just feels sooo good. Quite fast (especially if you put the seat higher), powerfull brakes let me do some trials moves, it can bunny hop real high and it is light. Thanks to a Ti forks. It flexes a bit when I do mistakes and at the same time it's only 700 gr.

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    That senator guy should get himself some knee-shin pads! )
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    Makes me want to be a russian senator!
    (sad that she'll probably just collect dust though)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnowMongoose
    Makes me want to be a russian senator!
    (sad that she'll probably just collect dust though)
    When his friends were ordering the bike I made sure he would be riding it.
    He's got a couple of other bicycles and motorbikes. He does ride. Which is cool

    I will take the bike to the mechanic in the end of autumn to do all the checks. We'll see if it had been used much or not.
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    Posting up photos from the recent trip to Vyborg Outdoor trials comp (located just near the Finnish-Russian border).

    Was glad to see many tritons ridden there


























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    More shots of the ladies from the third pic?

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    any plans to make a full sus triton? (beautiful bikes btw)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oblisk
    any plans to make a full sus triton? (beautiful bikes btw)
    Thanks!

    I do not get many requests on full sus bikes and therefore trying to concentrate on hardtails.
    Sometimes I get fed up with the bumps hitting my back when I ride in the woods, so I may come up with a full sus bike for myself first
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    if you do make it all mountain ( long travel) ill buy one your bikes are beautiful

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    Recent Triton build from Poland
    29er frame, lowered top tube for less standover height.
    1685 grams raw finish frame. White finish added 65 grams.
    Total bike weight 10.7 kg.











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    Recent bike I built up. Matt black powder coating (as had been required by the customer).
    Middle-range parts. XT rear mech. The rest is Deore.

    It's very hot in Moscow and the bike gets extremely hot in seconds.













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    Tired me and the bike

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    great looking bikes

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    Great stuff!


    Mine is getting a new fork (tomorrow) as my fox is pretty much shot... pics will follow as soon as reasonably possible.


    Dmi, since the pic I gave you of the first (rideable but not complete) build was rather scrappy, I'd be happy to clean her up fully and provide you with a better one now she's tidier (and I'll have time to spend on getting the pic right rather than rushing it because I had to take them quickly before a roadtrip to ride).

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    Quote Originally Posted by EnglishT
    Great stuff!


    Mine is getting a new fork (tomorrow) as my fox is pretty much shot... pics will follow as soon as reasonably possible.


    Dmi, since the pic I gave you of the first (rideable but not complete) build was rather scrappy, I'd be happy to clean her up fully and provide you with a better one now she's tidier (and I'll have time to spend on getting the pic right rather than rushing it because I had to take them quickly before a roadtrip to ride).
    Thanks! Send me some pics I will post them up here
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    Quote Originally Posted by Triton Bikes
    Thanks! Send me some pics I will post them up here


    Well, this is the most recent picture, will clean her up and get you some better pics when the new fork is sorted out.



    (Note, brakeline for the rear is deliberately just a touch on the long side as bars get switched between wide 750s for funtimes and these narrower 660's for xc)

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    Dmitry.. I have been following this thread and find your frames amazing... The white 29r frame,,, was that taken in Sopot, Poland... Im from PL.. just looks so familiar...

    Good luck with everything that you do.. Who knows, I might need a bike when Im in Poland soon again.. instead of sending my FS there...

    -Jessica

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    Ok Dmi (as promised) I took a few photos... but was in kinda a rush to get out and ride (Coed Llandegla, my favourite - riding buddy took a couple of pics, will post those aswell when I have them) so not particularly clean, didnt align tires up, didnt choose a suitable spot, didnt use a stick (instead of a washing pole) to prop up etc etc etc...

    Thus, results are not particularly good (though probably still better than the one you have now).

    Travel is 20mm less than on the talas (its a 120mm minute - 09 super absolute, for those keeping score) but length is closer to the figure the frame was designed around (my talas is longer than 495 as its longer than the minute, IIRC some years 32 talas were 515, not sure if 07 is one of them... the minute is 498).
    Feels more balanced and poised, but still pretty damn slack - rides better than before, has gone from being a great bike to being truly sublime and I really dont see how it could get any better - geo feels spot on, weight distrobution feels spot on and the compliance is just about right...


    Enjoy (but dont bother to use these unless you really want to, I'll post up more later).


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    As promised...

    Sadly, batteries on camera were low so very little oppertunity to get many pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PVDRIDER
    Dmitry.. I have been following this thread and find your frames amazing... The white 29r frame,,, was that taken in Sopot, Poland... Im from PL.. just looks so familiar...

    Good luck with everything that you do.. Who knows, I might need a bike when Im in Poland soon again.. instead of sending my FS there...

    -Jessica
    Hi Jessica,
    Thank you! Yes, that place is somewhere in Poland but I do not know where exactly. Most likely you are right
    Will be posting up more stuff here.

    Cheers!

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    Triton back on track after forest fires in Russia. Even had evacuate my whole family to the North-West of the country.

    Voila, Triton titanium fork for dirt jumping. Hand brushed. Built for a customer from New Caledonia. I have studied economic geography at university, but I still had to look up the place in google maps haha









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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Random Psycho
    Are those dropouts welded twice to fork legs?
    Yes, the dropouts go through the legs and there are 4 welds holding each dropout on the leg.
    Of course the dropouts are drilled inside to save weight.
    Still this fork is quite heavy - around 900 gr. But the steel ones are usually 1.5kg.








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    I don't see any geometry for the cross country frames. Did I miss it somewhere?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mopartodd
    I don't see any geometry for the cross country frames. Did I miss it somewhere?
    No, you did not miss anything. We will be making up a range of standard models in future. For the moment all the Tritons are custom built according to the customer's requests and needs.

    Thanks,

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    My poor Toyota was too low to cope with the offroad conditions at the trials competitions we run...



    ...so we needed a full wheel drive car that could take many bikes and people.
    Also I am a fan of old-fashioned cars so we went for a Landy

    Enjoying it. It can fit up to 7 passengers or 4 bikes inside + two bikes on the roof and 3 passengers.
















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    My German friend/partner/retailer and his friend riding they fat Triton unicycles in the Alps









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    Man Dmitry, Your bikes are super sexy. The Land Rover too. I wish you great success. I would like to see more of your work over here in America. Good Luck.

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    Have you done any road/street/fixie bikes?

    I am not sure I am able to buy anything soon but have been thinking of a slightly tough bike with road geometry, using 26" wheels to keep it compact even with tires that are not really roadrace skinny.

    "it IS possible that you are faster or slower than anybody else who is having at least as much if not more or less fun"

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    claydough001, thank you very much!

    perttime, yes we did build CX/road frames. Unfortunately I do not have the images of those frames. Your frame will be the first to be shown here haha PM'ing you right now
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    Dmitry, it is money, or lack of it, that is keeping me from getting into details now...

    I have bookmarked you site

    The CX bike you mentioned in the PM looks good too. I' better not post it here for you, as I am not sure if it is something you have done or something you can do.

    "it IS possible that you are faster or slower than anybody else who is having at least as much if not more or less fun"

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    Ok ENOUGH with all the advertising photos and crap. This forum has rules on advertising and this thread is way over the line already.
    I don't post to generate business for myself or make like I'm better than sliced bread

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    Dmi - is the ti-left-street not applicable? Or do you not have the pics you sent me?

    Just curious, it might be interesting to post them up (if you still have them), if not, I might have them if you want them posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeEight
    Ok ENOUGH with all the advertising photos and crap. This forum has rules on advertising and this thread is way over the line already.
    Dear DeeEight,

    I am sorry about this. But I follow a number of threads lead by framebuilders where they post the latest frames and built bikes and step to step frame building photos. This is very interesting to me first of all because I am a rider and love all those new things in my favorite hobby and sport.
    Though they do post threads in other sections like 29ers and others.

    I spoke to Forrest Arakawa back in the day, the Consumer Review sales manager (who's also managing advertising here at MTBR). The thing was that I was willing to but I couldn't yet afford to advertise here. I am not a huge mighty brand with production in China, headquarter and hundreds of employees. Triton is my small hobby that yet hardly looks like a business. I still love it though and doing my best to develop it.
    Forrest told me he would post a free press-release about Triton on the mtbr homepage. I was really happy to hear that!

    We both ride bikes. Imagine you were me. How would you let people know about your project? Please help me to do it better than this. I can post new interesting things at my website but it's hardly visited for the moment.
    I could probably buy a banner here. But still I want to communicate with the riders, hear what they think. If there's another nice way to do that, please let me know. Maybe I miss something here.

    Thanks,

    Dmitry

    PS: I have been administrating Russian's main biketrials website (biketrials.ru) since 2002. There are over 20 thousand registered users. I wrote the rules for the website bacl in 2002 and they are also against unpaid ads. I would delete somebody that would post photos and prices, who would compare their products to others. But I always leave those who communicate with the users and try to be useful.
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    ti-left-street ?

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    I'd leave the moderating to Moderators.

    It has happened before that MTBR has reached sensible agreements with tiny enterprises. ISuckAtRiding who produces some Singlespeed stuff, for example. If some such agreement is needed, it is between Dmitry and the powers that be at MTBR. I am happy as long things stay friendly here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeEight
    Ok ENOUGH with all the advertising photos and crap. This forum has rules on advertising and this thread is way over the line already.

    How is this any different than the Lmnh threads on the framebuilding forum?

    And how, exactly, would you go about sharing your bikes with people on MTBR without a thread like this? Posting pictures of the bikes you make, as well as talking about them, does not exactly constitute a "solicitation to buy or sell products" as defined by the Terms of Use.

    Saying "I have a bike company, and these are the bikes" is very similar to "I own a bike, and this is what it looks like." Or not?

    Dmitry, thanks for the pics and stories. Looks like you guys (and gals) know how to have a good time over there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by perttime
    ti-left-street ?
    This is probably about one of my bikes. )
    It is this bike that I ride most of the time, day to day.

    Quote Originally Posted by perttime
    I am happy as long things stay friendly here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Random Psycho
    This is probably about one of my bikes. )
    It is this bike that I ride most of the time, day to day.
    No, I showed EnglishT another bike, not yours
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    Pay no attention to D8, he is always angry about something.

    I like your posts and pics but you do seem to be having way to much fun.....

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    Hello everybody!

    Shipping out this 29er to Australia.
    It's hand brushed, got Paragon sliders, and looong seat tube. Will upload the built up photos one day.

    Cheers






    Last edited by Triton Bikes; 02-16-2011 at 09:28 AM.
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    Very interesting!

    Looks like weight will be way back, almost over the rear-axle, but that's the beauty of custom eh? Customer gets what they want

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    Chain stays are near horizontal in the pic. I think the frame will be angled much more forward when built up. Especially as it is a 29er.

    I hope the seat stay to seat tube juncture is better in reality than it looks in the last picture. It must be an optical illusion that makes it look like it is only half welded.

    "it IS possible that you are faster or slower than anybody else who is having at least as much if not more or less fun"

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    Quote Originally Posted by perttime
    Chain stays are near horizontal in the pic. I think the frame will be angled much more forward when built up. Especially as it is a 29er.

    I hope the seat stay to seat tube juncture is better in reality than it looks in the last picture. It must be an optical illusion that makes it look like it is only half welded.
    Well, the geometry was what the customer wanted it to bee.

    I just noticed what you mean about seat stay/seat tube juncture. It's fully welded, I would never let the unwelded frame out. You would never see such a photo.
    That's a film artefact left after welding that can be easily removed.

    Thanks for your comment!
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    Looking for a custom Titanium frame

    I sent you an e-mail about the specification Looking forward to hearing back on gettng a XC custom ti frame built by triton bike - cool photos -very excited. to hear back from you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forrestmiller
    I sent you an e-mail about the specification Looking forward to hearing back on gettng a XC custom ti frame built by triton bike - cool photos -very excited. to hear back from you.
    replied!

    thanks for your interest!
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    I like the finish but it doesn't look as clean as the brushed finishes I have seen on other manufactures frames. Is that frame completely finished? there is a lot of discoloration by all of the welds and the cable guides and the BB yolk Is that easily cleaned up?

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    can you show examples of your different finished I checked the website but it doesn't state the different bare finishes like brushed and raw or sand blasted.

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    Hi Ti Tank,
    I have been offering hand brushing for a couple of months now. I understand what you mean about discoloration and I have seen this on other frames (Italian). But top brands offer clean looking brushed frames, I agree.
    The customer liked the finish of the pictured frame.

    But I was also a bit worried and could predict questions like yours. Looks like I have finally found here in Russia materials needed to achieve clean looking brushed finish. I do not have any media on that yet. But I will be sharing it soon.
    Hand brushing is quite a time consuming activity Takes me hours..

    Thanks for all your questions. It pushes further the development of our products.

    Below are the photos of the sand blasted finish. This has always been the default finish and we are experienced with it.

    One customer has recently ordered a frameset with the completely raw finish (we left all the welding discolorations). It will be laquered next week and I can share the photos here.

    Thanks




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    Thanks, Im a professor at a local university and the owner of Bike shop in town just mentioned your company to me last week and said he was getting a frame in for his shops trials team and that he was thinking about offering your frames for custom builds like mine. Cant wait to see your stuff.

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    People have different preferences when it comes to finish. I recall Brant Richards had to do some persuation to get the Ragley titanium frames finished raw enough but not too raw at Lynskey

    "it IS possible that you are faster or slower than anybody else who is having at least as much if not more or less fun"

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    Im looking for a frame that I can custom size but finish is very important as well, So Im not sure what RAW entails or what it exactly looks like. For what I want durability and the ability to take care of minor blemishes on my own will dictate finish.

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    Voila, a few photos of Roman Smirnov, the Triton team trials rider from Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

    Pictured spots: Greece and Russia (easy to distinguish them haha)

    Gap to front wheel






    Drop-gap










    Sidehop


    Pedal-up


    Drop-gap




    Drop off a bride


    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Triton Bikes
    Hello everybody!

    Shipping out this 29er to Australia.
    It's hand brushed, got Paragon sliders, and looong seat tube. Will upload the built up photos one day.

    Cheers






    I like this one and the one on the trunk of the Toyota with the discolored welds. Really nice bikes Dmitry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn
    I like this one and the one on the trunk of the Toyota with the discolored welds. Really nice bikes Dmitry!
    Thanks!

    I will keep on posting interesting frames we build.

    I will be hand brushing a frame, fork and a stem tomorrow. Will share photos here later.
    I should get a nice camcorder to record the videos of the process. The cameraphone makes very low quality vids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Triton Bikes
    Thanks!

    I will keep on posting interesting frames we build.

    I will be hand brushing a frame, fork and a stem tomorrow. Will share photos here later.
    I should get a nice camcorder to record the videos of the process. The cameraphone makes very low quality vids.
    I would like to see a polished one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triton Bikes
    Hello everybody!

    Shipping out this 29er to Australia.
    It's hand brushed, got Paragon sliders, and looong seat tube. Will upload the built up photos one day.

    Cheers






    Hi Dmitry,
    Do you have the build photos of this?
    Thanks,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn
    Hi Dmitry,
    Do you have the build photos of this?
    Thanks,
    Shawn

    Hi Shawn,
    The customer said he would send me the photos as soon as the bike is built. I will post them here once I get them.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triton Bikes

    Hi Shawn,
    The customer said he would send me the photos as soon as the bike is built. I will post them here once I get them.

    Thanks!

    Dmitry
    Right on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triton Bikes
    Here is the new unicycle type we made.
    Multi wheelsize uni (24-26-29 inch) with three brake mounts, Surly-tire-friendly
    Nice looking unicycle frame. Are you going to sell through Unicycles.com?

    Either way, could you PM a quote?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fungazi
    Nice looking unicycle frame. Are you going to sell through Unicycles.com?

    Either way, could you PM a quote?
    Thanks!
    I sell directly or through my German partner, Joachim Pfender (he holds a stock of unicycles).
    http://ridetriton.com/unicycle.htm

    I spoke to the Unicycle.com guys about a year ago. But since the frames' production cost is very high and the margin is low, our items are not very attractive to large retailers.

    Anyways, there's a test unicycle at the UK branch:


    http://www.unicycle.uk.com/36-triton...-unicycle.html
    http://www.unicycle.uk.com/36-triton...cle-frame.html
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    More pics!! I'd like to see some shots of the weld areas,dropouts and BB on the brushed components..

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    Cool stuff. I like the one piece integrated handlebars.




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    Just created a Youtube channel called TritonBikes

    I have made the first video where I show how I do hand brushing.
    It's poor quality, made with my mobile phone. Should get a camcorder for this kind of stuff.

    <iframe title="YouTube video player" width="480" height="390" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/vzDRzCNRJg4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Photos of this recently brushed frameset:













    Here is the video of the powder-coating process and photos of the results:

    <iframe title="YouTube video player" width="480" height="390" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/YhUroCjzpIc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>









    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pimpride
    Cool stuff. I like the one piece integrated handlebars.



    Me to! Can you make a 1" riser bar like that?

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    This is Torture!

    I ordered my frame about 2 weeks ago! Seeing these videos and pictures is TORTURE .

    These next few weeks will feel like the days leading up to Christmas..... but I am not a kid anymore . I have not felt so much excitement about a frame in a long, long time.

    I just hope my frame looks as great as the pictures I am seeing here.

    I am planning on starting a new thread once I have my frame in my hands. It will be on the WHOLE Triton experience ( from ordering to delivery, and ride).

    I am certain it will only mean more work for D.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ottoreni
    I ordered my frame about 2 weeks ago! Seeing these videos and pictures is TORTURE .

    These next few weeks will feel like the days leading up to Christmas..... but I am not a kid anymore . I have not felt so much excitement about a frame in a long, long time.

    I just hope my frame looks as great as the pictures I am seeing here.

    I am planning on starting a new thread once I have my frame in my hands. It will be on the WHOLE Triton experience ( from ordering to delivery, and ride).

    I am certain it will only mean more work for D.
    Oh no no no no no... that simply will not do...
    You can't leave us hanging waiting with no details.

    I'm loving mine (pics below), rides absolutely superbly and the quality is topnotch.

    Before I post photo's, please make sure to post a link to your thread (when you get to make it) on this one, since it's related




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    Will Do...

    Once I have my frame, will surely post a link on this thread to my review thread. Your looks great . Nice action shot!

    For the time, I have at least another 4 weeks until the frame is finished, and I get an email from D telling me she is ready to ship.

    As I said, once the frame is in my possession, then I can start an honest report on the whole process. This will give potential buyers an idea of what they will get. As I mentioned earlier, this will most likely mean more work (orders) for Triton because so far, my experience has been .

    Until then, I stare at the pictures and videos, and need to get together the remaining parts for the build (rear shifter, rear tire,and brakes).

    Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ottoreni
    Once I have my frame, will surely post a link on this thread to my review thread. Your looks great . Nice action shot!

    For the time, I have at least another 4 weeks until the frame is finished, and I get an email from D telling me she is ready to ship.

    As I said, once the frame is in my possession, then I can start an honest report on the whole process. This will give potential buyers an idea of what they will get. As I mentioned earlier, this will most likely mean more work (orders) for Triton because so far, my experience has been .

    Until then, I stare at the pictures and videos, and need to get together the remaining parts for the build (rear shifter, rear tire,and brakes).

    Cheers!
    Cheers, I really like it too

    Still didn't describe what your frame will be - XC? more AM? Trials? Uni?
    What parts do you have so far? Do you know what you'll get for the remaining parts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ottoreni
    I ordered my frame about 2 weeks ago! Seeing these videos and pictures is TORTURE .

    These next few weeks will feel like the days leading up to Christmas..... but I am not a kid anymore . I have not felt so much excitement about a frame in a long, long time.

    I just hope my frame looks as great as the pictures I am seeing here.

    I am planning on starting a new thread once I have my frame in my hands. It will be on the WHOLE Triton experience ( from ordering to delivery, and ride).

    I am certain it will only mean more work for D.
    Can you post a link here when you start the new thread? Oooppps, I guess that would be yes.

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    Description....

    Quote Originally Posted by EnglishT
    Cheers, I really like it too

    Still didn't describe what your frame will be - XC? more AM? Trials? Uni?
    What parts do you have so far? Do you know what you'll get for the remaining parts?
    A picture is worth a thousand words .... but since the frame is still a few weeks out...

    It is a 29er XC frame.
    Will have a Reba 29 Ti fork.
    Wheels are King hubs on Arch rims.
    Other details when frame arrives and reviewed/photographed

    Plan to use it for long rides....too old to do the Racer Thing thing anymore. Our last race team was called 40 Plus. Like to do longer endurance rides now. 50 plus miles.

    One detail I wanted on the frame was shorter than normal chainstays.... they are 439mm, which is on the short side for 29ers, but I asked to be able to fit Schwalbe Racing Ralph 2.25 tire still.

    How long did it take for your frame to arrive?

    I was told 6-8 weeks. I am cool with that, but like I mentioned on my other posts, I feel like a kid again on the days leading up to Christmas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ottoreni
    A picture is worth a thousand words .... but since the frame is still a few weeks out...

    It is a 29er XC frame.
    Will have a Reba 29 Ti fork.
    Wheels are King hubs on Arch rims.
    Other details when frame arrives and reviewed/photographed

    Plan to use it for long rides....too old to do the Racer Thing thing anymore. Our last race team was called 40 Plus. Like to do longer endurance rides now. 50 plus miles.

    One detail I wanted on the frame was shorter than normal chainstays.... they are 439mm, which is on the short side for 29ers, but I asked to be able to fit Schwalbe Racing Ralph 2.25 tire still.
    Sounds great!

    Looking forward to seeing it done!

    How long did it take for your frame to arrive?

    I was told 6-8 weeks. I am cool with that, but like I mentioned on my other posts, I feel like a kid again on the days leading up to Christmas.
    I'm not sure exactly how to answer - we discussed mine a little before I had the money available (though it was made clear when I would have it there) and had the design nailed down before the payment was actually sent.
    From the first message to the frame arriving was over 8 weeks, but from payment recieved to frame arriving was quite a bit less than that.

    Dmitry was always good with keeping me up to date with what state the whole process was at, which was great.

    (Not sure whether there would be significant differences in how long it takes to ship? Russia to UK vs USA?)

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    Bit of stoke...
    This is from yesterday - Brecon Beacons (Wales, UK). Great day for it too.




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    Lets see a side view. About all I can see is the headtube.

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    Oh, I see it, post #129.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn
    Oh, I see it, post #129.
    Don't really have any side-on pictures from that ride - included the closest thing I have.

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    Hi guys,

    I haven't posted much lately.
    The season is underway and there are plenty of projects.

    I organize annual biketrials competition in Ukraine called Hortica Cup 2011.
    Here is the topic in Russian: https://biketrials.ru/live/showthread.php?t=36033
    We have a number of sponsors. Of course, Triton Bikes is one of them
    Red Bull brings one of their pro-riders. I will be posting some photos once we get back.

    We are going to drive to Ukraine from Moscow, do the comps, and then drive from Ukraine through Poland and Czech Republic to Germany to do a bit of DH riding. If there's somebody who lives close to Bad Wildbad, please come to say hi! (May 4 - May 8).
    Shame we don't build DH bikes. I had to borrow my friend's freeride Trek.

    Here are a couple of photos of the recent XC frame and a built-up bike.
    It was built for a Russian customer and he is taking it to Italy this week to tour for a month.

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    Nice! But, it needs to have a model name on the top tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn
    Nice! But, it needs to have a model name on the top tube.

    Once we start producing series of frames I can put model names.
    But so far each frame is different and some people do not want many decals on a frame.

    PS: Sometimes customers ask me to write crazy stuff on a frame. Will share a photo later of he lets me
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    More pic's!!! What new stuff have you been workin on?

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    Yeah, what ^ he said! Come on, give up the goods!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn
    Yeah, what ^ he said! Come on, give up the goods!
    Hi, yeah. I will post up some stuff later on. We did organize comps in Ukraine and then drove to Germany to do some bikerX and freeride.
    I will take a little rest after a 2.5 days of non-stop driving and will post something!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Triton Bikes
    Hi, yeah. I will post up some stuff later on. We did organize comps in Ukraine and then drove to Germany to do some bikerX and freeride.
    I will take a little rest after a 2.5 days of non-stop driving and will post something!
    Right on! Don't forget, I have that name for you!!

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    Here we GO!

    Received my email this past week.

    Frame is shipping out!
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    NIce, A local shop owner is town is also expecting his very soon, cant wait to check it out.

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    Hello! I've read and viewed every link you've posted in this thread; having a back ground in materials science engineering... I must say your work is EXCELLENT! The welding looks like a work of art. The seams and puddling lines are as even and smooth as if a machine did the work! I'm glad there are still pioneers like you out there making custom frames DREAM bikes for many of us.
    Your choice to work with titanium is also comforting to see. Many claim aluminum will do (in full-suspension), but they are materially incorrect; Titanium/super-steel are THE superior build materials of all bike materials for long term + extended hard impacts. With todays throw-away aluminum frame manufacturing, a Ti-frame seems like a futile expense, but to those that can afford it, it's the best!

    What kind of milling machine, and end mill bits do you use to machine it?


    Lastly I would like to apologize for all the of initial doubting and snide comments from some of the forum members. While reading it, it seemed like you were being bashed for trying to honestly present your work and skilled-trade. Don't EVER let these negative minded people ever slow your ambition; you are a very skilled craftsman in deed. If I ever intend to graduate to a full-suspension-Ti frame, I shall look you up for a project!

    Thanks a lot and may you see increased sales in your future!

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    I agree completely, Ive had several Ti frames from Litespeed to Seven cycles and Tritons craftmanship looks amazing!!!

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    I also heard today that your trying to make a burlier ridged fork with 180 disc mounts to go along with the 24" street bike your building for Beartooths shop owner!!!!!! Thats AWESOME!! I really want you to build be a 29'r and I WANT a ridged TI fork with 180mm mounts as well. Once that fork is done (and the frame) PLEASE post pics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    My Triton 29er is here ....

    Here is the link to thread I started... frame looks as sweet

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...42#post8094342
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    Frame looks great!! But what I want to see is a clean design'd Ti fork with 180mm disc mounts for a 2 niner. After seeing the design Dmitry is doing with my local shop owner I reallywant a disc only classic and clean 29" frame and fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ti Tank View Post
    Frame looks great!! But what I want to see is a clean design'd Ti fork with 180mm disc mounts for a 2 niner. After seeing the design Dmitry is doing with my local shop owner I reallywant a disc only classic and clean 29" frame and fork.
    Thanks...

    I too was thinking about getting a Ti fork for my frame..... I don't need 180mm mounts, but the segmented looks of the Triton forks I have seen is sweet.
    I would like to get forward facing drop-outs...I hope Dmitry makes the fork design easy enough re-work for XC purposes...
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    The design I saw looked like a BMX style fork, non segmented with clean leading edge dropp outs, I also think he was running his disc line through the stem cap and out the bottom of the steerer which is a great idea especially when you bail and the bars twist up, no more ripped lines up front!

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    stopped into my local shop hoping to see a new Triton frame and fork but turn sout he hasnt received it yet..... so how about some new pics of Tritons recent creations! I need some eye candy

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    Hi Ti Tank!

    Yup, that frame and fork are in the process right now.
    Designing and discussing took longer than expected. It happens with the custom made frames.
    The Ottoreni's 29er appeared quite quick. Some orders take longer.

    Here are a couple of photos:

    These frames were built for one of my French customers.
    The brushed frame was also laquered.







    I was hesitating to share this photo online. That's what the customer wanted me to write on the sides of the frame. I was unsure if it would pass the customs haha

    This is a long time customer and I could not refuse.





    This is a photo of my dad caught by a random photographer while my dad was relaxing at the bank of Moscow river. It's his fun/street Triton that I take for rides quite often too.



    We built a titanium BMX style handlebar and me and dad testing it out now.
    It has already survived quite a few hard landings and bunnyhops. And it flexes under me a lot too (my weight is 91 kilo). Works like kind of a suspension on a fully rigid bike.
    Still would not risk to offer it to extreme riders.

    But it's very light and I will keep on using it.



    And a bit of an offtopic.
    We are building a unicycle frame that will have internal disc brake system (just like on the bikes), 125mm bearing spacing (classic one is 100mm that's why disc brake does not fit inside the legs). This is a very new standard introduced by Nimbus. And we are the second manufacturer after Nimbus itself to provide unicycles under this standard. Trying to keep up to date, thanks to our demanding customers!



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    That brushed frame looks amazing and that fork is soooooooo clean your work is spot on!! I cant wait to see what you do for Don. Keep us posted on your projects its always great to see someone taking pride in what they do and your products show it!

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    U know... I'm starting to really like the unfinished/grinded weld look! I like seeing all the colors caused by the heat and welding... If I ever get a Ti-FS-AM bike, I'm going to insist that they leave it as welded and don't perform any clean up, just the basic and leave the hot oxidization spots!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TitaniumV12 View Post
    U know... I'm starting to really like the unfinished/grinded weld look! I like seeing all the colors caused by the heat and welding... If I ever get a Ti-FS-AM bike, I'm going to insist that they leave it as welded and don't perform any clean up, just the basic and leave the hot oxidization spots!
    I also really like it that way. All it needs is a good clear coat to protect it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TitaniumV12 View Post
    U know... I'm starting to really like the unfinished/grinded weld look! I like seeing all the colors caused by the heat and welding... If I ever get a Ti-FS-AM bike, I'm going to insist that they leave it as welded and don't perform any clean up, just the basic and leave the hot oxidization spots!
    I still love looking at the pictures I have of my bike before it was finished... but I'm glad it was blasted - it looks class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EnglishT View Post
    I still love looking at the pictures I have of my bike before it was finished... but I'm glad it was blasted - it looks class.

    Haaa haha! You're a bike admirer as well I see... Yeah I get caught up in the vanity of basking at my old Carbon rig pics.

    Actually that minor weld oxidation layer looks pretty unique to me. I've never seen anyone with such a scheme on trails/public. Ti frames are rare and stock welds are too. Most folks wanna clean it up to look like it was laser welded by some perfect robot I want the subtle marks of a skilled human craftsman.

    Anodized Titanium colors!


    I'd like to see a Titanium frame with some artistic Anodizing... Like a Chinese-DRAGON mural going along the bottom and all around the top tube... with Chromatic flames at the headtube!

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    I love the look of a clean brushed Ti frame, the best part is after a season of abuse you can make it look like new!!

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    1.5" head tube for tapered forks and Cannondale Lefty





    Race frame, Polo bike frame with Paragon sliders, crazy unicycle frame with internal disc brake mount








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    The Frame getting the Lefty Is waaaay sweet! A UNI with the disc mount thats forward thinking!! Thanks for posting the pics and keepin us updated. Hows the 24" street/Trials build goin for Don? Will you be posting pics of his build soon???? Im dyin to see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ti Tank View Post
    The Frame getting the Lefty Is waaaay sweet! A UNI with the disc mount thats forward thinking!! Thanks for posting the pics and keepin us updated. Hows the 24" street/Trials build goin for Don? Will you be posting pics of his build soon???? Im dyin to see it.
    Thanks!

    Don's frameset will be there soon. Trials and street frames taking longer than the XC/29ers.
    Hopefully I will post the photos soon and make Don a happy person
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    I will crack up if I see the pics before he does!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ti Tank View Post
    I will crack up if I see the pics before he does!!
    I would never share the photos online before the actual customer received them.

    BTW

    I got back to the Triton website.
    Updated the FAQ section:
    http://tritonbikes.com/faq/

    Now it gives an idea of the pricing, shipping and payment.
    Will be adding more information and media soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Triton Bikes View Post
    1.5" head tube for tapered forks and Cannondale Lefty



    Come on... LOOK at those chromatic colors! NOBODY has colors like that on a typical Ti bike. They are all usually just cleaned up and OCD neat. I def gonna get a frame with out the oxidation layers removed...

    Good work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TitaniumV12 View Post
    Come on... LOOK at those chromatic colors! NOBODY has colors like that on a typical Ti bike. They are all usually just cleaned up and OCD neat. I def gonna get a frame with out the oxidation layers removed...

    Good work!
    At the moment there are three Tritons being ridden with this raw finish
    One customer wanted this finish to make sure his bike won't interest the thieves in the busy city.
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    A bit of an off-topic:

    In late April we organised biketrials comps in Ukraine and then drove to Germany to ride some freeride/DH.
    Here are some photos:









    Triton rider Roman Smirnov sidehopping. Will be posting his video soon





    Drove through Ukraine, Hungary, Austria to Germany.


    Nice road in Ukraine





    Rode freeride in Bad Wildbad, Germany.
    I was riding a Trek. A good reason for Triton to think of a fullsus freeride bike.






    Yes, I am riding a Cannondale here.
    I have two Tritons, 24" street and 20" trials bike.
    Will build an XC Triton in September. But it's really hard to decide what exactly to build when you can build virtually anything.
    Triton BMX and race bikes are also in the list...
    Too passionate about bikes. Want to have and ride all types..



    Most customers are willing to pay for their frames with PayPal. This system does not work in Russia so the only option is sending PayPal to my German friend, partner and retailer Joachim. Many people have paid him but never seen him.
    We drove to Hamburg to see Jogi too.

    This was called the Triton Annual Conference 2011









    Thanks!

    More photos and text at my Russian blog:
    Part 1: https://gazzzaloddi.livejournal.com/26173.html
    Part 2: https://gazzzaloddi.livejournal.com/26045.html
    It can work with https://translate.google.com
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    Postman knocked on my door this morning
    Delivered the Paragon EBB for a customer who had ordered a 29er frame.

    The set has travelled from the US, all the way to Russia and will continue its way to Australia once the frame is built.



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    Triton trials frame that will be powder coated black and sent to Canada soon. Ultra high BB, +85mm




    Only 1551 gr




    Unicrown fork, 26" MTB. 684 gr.




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    Rad dad!!!

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    Trials frame looks great! THow does the brake cable attach to the guides on the fork with a zip tie or do you use the black C clips?

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    Triton Polo Bike frame built for a customer from London






    First build up look. Extreme head tube angle, super short stays, Paragon dropouts, raw finish.
    Weight 1789 gr

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    Dude, your frames are super nice, I would be interested in a 19-20 inch.
    I love the entire line, very legit!

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    Really nice bikes. They look great.

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    Those colored welds are swwwweeeet!! Don't forget, I have a great name for you SS frames!!

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    Quite a classic Triton 29er frame that had been presented on a birthday to a friend of my friends... finally built
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    More photos of a Triton custom Polo bike and fork
    London, UK

    More photos:
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    Here are some photos from my Russian customer Dmitry who rode his Triton 1500km across Italy and Sicily back in April.
    Dmitry is happy with his bike and planning a trip to China next year.










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    Great looking frames. Are there any in the US?

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    excellant thread with lots of pictures ... do admire you for having the ability to make your own frames ...

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    I've enjoyed reading through this thread and really like the lacquered brushed finish.

    A friend of mine who predominantly rides singlespeed has set his sights on Ragley TD1 frame which I really like the look of but think its far too much for my wallet and reading through this thread has piqued my curiosity.

    I have always ridden off the shelf bike frames and currently own a GT Peace9r SS and an On-One Scandal, however, as the Triton frames are all custom designed based on the purchasers specifications, how do I as a prospective owner know what geometry/angles/chainstay length/seattube length to specify if I were to order a frame?

    The only thing I do know is that I would also want sliding dropouts to be able to either run SS or geared which I would have to order through Paragon but what would be the correct ones to order, flat sliders or flanged sliders?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Thug View Post
    I have always ridden off the shelf bike frames and currently own a GT Peace9r SS and an On-One Scandal, however, as the Triton frames are all custom designed based on the purchasers specifications, how do I as a prospective owner know what geometry/angles/chainstay length/seattube length to specify if I were to order a frame?

    The only thing I do know is that I would also want sliding dropouts to be able to either run SS or geared which I would have to order through Paragon but what would be the correct ones to order, flat sliders or flanged sliders?
    Hi,

    Usually customers would specify their preferred geometry based on a bike they know and like. For example somebody loves his production aluminum MTB frame but wants slightly lower standover and sliders - we analyze the old frame geo, reduce standover, and voila, here is the geo.
    Somebody wants "the same kind of frame but with shorter stays", or "with a more freeride head angle".

    As far as the sliders are concerned, we can deal with both types.
    The flat ones are cheaper and require bullets welded between stays and dropouts.
    Flanged ones are the most expensive, they are lighter and stay is welded directly. Looks sexier too.

    Up there in the topic you will see Triton frames with flanged dropouts and right now I am expecting a delivery of flat dropouts for a 29er frame for my customer.
    You can always contact me at [email protected] to discuss everything.
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    Thanks for the answer.

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    Have you done any softtail frames?

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    Flanged Dropouts look sooooooooooo sweet!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toff View Post
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    Yes, but not likely to build anymore in the near future
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    Sponsored biketrials competition in Vyborg, Russia in the mid July.

    We saw quite many Tritons during comps, some of them had been purchased second-hand so I did not know the riders which is quite unusual.
    A friend of mine calculated 10 Tritons and when the event ended he suggested me to ask all the Triton owners to bring their bikes for a photo. We collected 7 bikes built between 2007 and 2011.

    It was interesting to see all these bikes together. I shipped some of those frames four years ago and saw them again. Scratched, not so smooth anymore, but still running and bringing fun to their owners










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    Quote Originally Posted by Triton Bikes View Post
    Yes, but not likely to build anymore in the near future
    Damn. I wish I'd been able to go through with mine when I was asking questions a while ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by triton bikes View Post
    А какой тут диаметр подседельной трубы? На глазок толстая, порядка 38 мм, наверное.
    И на какой вес ездока она рассчитана?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toff View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Triton Bikes View Post
    Yes, but not likely to build anymore in the near future




    Maybe reconsider? Want one, need one, must have one. Please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dom1n1k View Post
    А какой тут диаметр подседельной трубы? На глазок толстая, порядка 38 мм, наверное.
    И на какой вес ездока она рассчитана?
    Hi,

    I won't speak Russian here since it's an English speaking forum.
    The seat tube is 35mm OD.
    I do not remember the customer's specs now but he is quite a tall guy. Should be around 80 kg in weight.
    We did not provide warranty to this exact frame and the customer had been notified about this.
    After half a year of riding the frame is fine. In his last email John said the frame was awesome
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    Been doing frames deliveries this week.
    Both frames built for local customers here in Moscow

    Oleg...he has been waiting a real long time for his frame. We were updating the frame specs and geo and then updating the drawing and then specs again. And then we ran out of tubing. So once he received his long awaited frame he was really happy.

    It's a street bike frame. He's already built it and it's only 9.75 kg with the Fox 80mm fork.
    The frame itself is 1640 gr. It's got a special chain tensioner mount and I will share the photos later




    Andrey was saving up for his street-trials Triton and finally got one




    Hand brushing



    First you take the photo and when the frame is already on its way to Canada you notice the finger print left when viewing the photo on a big screen. Hand brushed finish looks good but stains easily. Easily removed with a soft fabric and a drop of Russian vodka






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    How's my frame going Dmitry?

    Fork is on it's way from the US as we speak. Everything else is sitting patiently in my garage....

    Cheers

    Andy

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    Triton street bike built up in Moscow.
    Bike weight only 9.75kg with Fox Float RLC fork.
    Extremely short chainstays - 350mm. Raw finish. Integrated brake cable routing. Integrated seat post clamp.
    Breezer flanged dropouts.
    Note the chain tensioner mount on the chainstay.
















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    Quote Originally Posted by Magilla_Guerrilla View Post
    How's my frame going Dmitry?

    Fork is on it's way from the US as we speak. Everything else is sitting patiently in my garage....

    Cheers

    Andy
    Hi Andy,

    I was far away from proper Internet connection.
    Been waiting for some of the tubing to arrive. Your frame will be coming out soon.
    Dropped you an email.

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    The hand brushed finish is by far the easiest to keep up, no matter what happens you can always get it back to NEW! I havent heard or seen anything from the bike shop about Dons bike, Is he still getting it? I know there are a few of us "Future Customers" waiting to see it.

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    Anvil Bikeworks frame jig, fork jig and the set of mitering tools and fixtures has been finally machined and will be shipped shortly to Russia.

    WOOOHOOOoOO!





    Meanwhile, we are sorting out new premises.

    Here is machine room with a whole lot of machining/mitering/drilling and cutting machinery and a real lemon tree
    All machines have been idle for three years since the crisis that hit back in 2008 when all the stuff had been fired. Machines will be serviced, oiled and relaunched. Some machines are from 70-80's. Some are new and never used.



    Tube bender under dust. '07, never used.






    It will need some cleaning done...



    Welding post. Hasn't been used for three years. Left as it is. Will be used for welding large items (not related to bikes).




    Future office room. Everything will be thrown away. Walls are to be painted white, carpets laid. Will get a couple of tables, chairs, and a sofa where I can sleep/rest to make sure the work does not stop.

    It will take a few months before the production begins here.
    Oh Gosh...$$$$



    Current outside view. Industrial zone near Moscow centre. 24/7 surveillance. Unlimited parking space.



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