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 Post subject: Ti Q
PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 6:24 am 
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I fell in love with Schwalbe's Marathon Almotion 26X2.15 tire, however, the Almotion would only fit within the front fork on my Ruben. At >60mm wide mounted tubeless on Derby rims, the tire was a no-go on the rear. A custom frame would fix that problem. I had Scott Quiring, http://www.quiringcycles.net/, fabricate a road purposed frameset for 26inch wheels & wide tires, plus the other frame & fork details I desired. My titanium all-road bike is almost ready to come home. Images curtesy of Scott.

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Dropper on my roadie.

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The yoke is necessary for road crankset and wide tire to coexist. The fork is coated with Cerakote, http://www.cerakoteguncoatings.com/.


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 Post subject: Re: Ti Q
PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:02 am 
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That is what I call art. Beautiful bike!


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 Post subject: Re: Ti Q
PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 12:46 pm 
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The crown, on that fork. :drool:

Holy shit that's one beautiful bike!

I really like my "boutique" brand steel frames. But, given the chance, I'd jump on a custom TI frame in a heartbeat (especially if it looked like that). :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Ti Q
PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:58 pm 
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Wow, congrats!


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 Post subject: Re: Ti Q
PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:11 am 
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Ti Q came home for a brief stay, then returned to Quiring for a couple adjustments and a major modification. Scott increased the interior radius of the yoke to accommodate larger tires.

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The frame is at the house now; build has begun. Here's the bike partially assembled, more parts yet to arrive.

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Dimes in daylight.

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 Post subject: Re: Ti Q
PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:35 am 
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I just saw this for the first time. That's a beautiful bike, especially the welds. Art on wheels.


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 Post subject: Re: Ti Q
PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 4:20 am 
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Mookie wrote:
I just saw this for the first time. That's a beautiful bike, especially the welds. Art on wheels.


No kidding. 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: Ti Q
PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 2:37 pm 
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Wow!


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 Post subject: Re: Ti Q
PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 5:05 am 
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Just riding along, and POW!

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Spare Kojak for now, Super Moto next week. I sure hope the Super Moto will clear the chain in the lowest gear.

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That dropper is fantastic.


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 Post subject: Re: Ti Q
PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2016 5:24 pm 
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Magura MT7 brakes feel fantastic!

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Had my first crash, MT7 carbon composite masters tolerated the hit no problem.


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 Post subject: Re: Ti Q
PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:42 am 
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A Schwalbe Super Moto, mounted on the rear, had contact with the chain in the lowest gear. It would have had clearance if the tire wasn't lop-sided. Mounted on the front, it's a fast pillow with grip.

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 Post subject: Re: Ti Q
PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 4:15 pm 
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Super Motos front and rear. Front has grown to 64mm wide, rear is 64mm wide and growing.

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Currently have a Shimano XTR CS-M980 11-34 10speed cassette installed, 17t sprocket & spacer removed, effectively making it a 9speed. With added spacers behind the cassette block, the cassette moves 3.8mm to the right, which provides clearance for the Super Moto. The original plan was to use a Wolf Tooth 16t sprocket in place of 15t & 17t sprockets, but the aftermarket sprocket was bent (probably shipping damage), causing lots of noise. After comparing shift quality between each of the OE sprockets removed, I chose to keep the 15t. Wolf Tooth is sending a replacement 16t cog, and a Shimano 16t is on its way also. The large step in the mid-range isn't too bad, and a 1:1 low gear is gained.

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Had I known a much wider tire was going to be used, I would have specified a 73mm BB for the frame, and perhaps 150mm rear spacing instead of 135.


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 Post subject: Re: Ti Q
PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 4:33 am 
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Nice ride.

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 Post subject: Re: Ti Q
PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:22 pm 
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Very well made!

Magura :)

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 Post subject: Re: Ti Q
PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:48 pm 
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Ti Q is now an 8speed. I removed 14, 15, & 17t sprockets from a SRAM PG-1070 10speed cassette, then replaced them with a Wolf Tooth 16t. Installed a short cage RD, since chain wrap is down to 30.

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 Post subject: Re: Ti Q
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:56 am 
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Return to 10 speed and Marathon Almotion tires. Added carbon fork up front.

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 Post subject: Re: Ti Q
PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:11 am 
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Fox 32 Step-Cast AX, 40mm of pain saving travel.
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 Post subject: Re: Ti Q
PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:01 am 
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That looks like a very fun bike! 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: Ti Q
PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:20 pm 
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Short travel forks for road riding, are a very nice invention!
I ride a Cannondale SilkRoad and wouldn't go back to rigid for the world.

Magura :)

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