Titanium ????

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by Hedgemonkey, 13 Mar 2018.

  1. Hedgemonkey

    Hedgemonkey Upright and forwards, just.

    Location:
    NE Derbyshire
    Is Titanium really worth the extra cost over a nice good steel frame, or are we just considering bling value. Yes I know it doesn't rust, but my old 853 mtb frame is over 10 years old and had a hard life and apart from the dents and scratches is still in good shape.
     
  2. dan_bo

    dan_bo How much does it cost to Oldham?

    Location:
    Failsworth
    are you less than 11 stone? then yes.
     
  3. Maenchi

    Maenchi StoneDog

    Location:
    Cornwall
    when I got one there were two price brackets, £700 and £1400, I got a £700 frame......great !
     
  4. OP
    OP
    Hedgemonkey

    Hedgemonkey Upright and forwards, just.

    Location:
    NE Derbyshire
    Just touching 12st why the weight ?
     
  5. lazyfatgit

    lazyfatgit Veteran

    Location:
    Lawrence, NSW
    I spoke with a frame builder a few months ago and as @dan_bo says it depends on your weight.

    At 96kg an 6ft 2 I was advised my current carbon fibre setup was probably worth sticking with.
     
  6. dan_bo

    dan_bo How much does it cost to Oldham?

    Location:
    Failsworth
    cos unless ypure light Ti gets wobbly. YMMV.
     
  7. StuAff

    StuAff Silencing his legs regularly

    Location:
    Portsmouth
    I can't imagine any of the big Ti frame manufacturers having any problems with riders of that weight.

    BTW: Yes, you want a Ti bike ;)
     
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  8. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Springy not wobbly ;)
     
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  9. dan_bo

    dan_bo How much does it cost to Oldham?

    Location:
    Failsworth
    The hysteresis curve may not be what the designer intended.
     
  10. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    The what?!!
     
  11. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Location:
    Central Trumpland
    Hysteresis. It means the designer can't have babies any more.
     
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  12. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    853 and 10 years old, it's still like new.
     
  13. Afnug

    Afnug Everything you can imagine is real

    12 to 12.5 stone depending on time of year I have had 5 Titanium frames, none of them none of them have been Wobbly all excellent rides, one of them did crack but was fine when welded, I have three at the moment, it's my favourite frame material.
     
    Last edited: 14 Mar 2018
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  14. Lozz360

    Lozz360 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Oxfordshire
    Hysteresis means lagging behind. Not a great attribute for club rides!
     
  15. Trickedem

    Trickedem Veteran

    Location:
    Kent
    I am between 15 and 16 stone. I've had my titanium Van Nicholas Yukon for 7 years now. Absolutely no problems with it. Very comfortable and handles beautifully. I have also done 3 long tours with it loaded with 2 small panniers.
     
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