Anodised Ti ? (pretty colours??)

matticus

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Can you get coloured - but unpainted - Ti frames?
What else would folks like to tell me about this, just to really show-up my ignorance??
(it was mentioned in passing on R4 this morning, on a prog about Aluminium with quite a lot of bike frame content :smile: )
 
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Ajax Bay

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Yes, I thought that Al programme was excellent. May I join you in the ignorance bandwagon, please?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000cmrs at 12:08
Broadcaster says that Ti can be coloured in the same way, by adding dye during the anodising process (implied that Al was better): a coloured oxide layer.
https://www.besttechnologyinc.com/surface-finishing/titanium-anodizing-equipment/
 
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I like Skol

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When I met the current Mrs Skol at the start of the 90s she had a penchant for wearing pretty rainbow anodised Titanium jewellery, a habit I capitalised on in order to help garner her affections and I bought her several such items in the process.

I have always wondered if the same finish could be applied to a titanium bicycle frame? I think it would be pretty cool and would even be enough to make me consider owning a Ti bike.
 
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matticus

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Suits you!
 
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matticus

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Oh yes, I want my titanium bike to look just like all the other titanium bikes. Better not try anything different!
:laugh:
There was a brief period when I seemed to own the most common fashionable bike in the world. I rocked-up to the 2009 LEL start, and I reckon more than half my start wave had plain Ti frames with plain black carbon forks.
 
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