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Pro-Ti Jackal Cyclocross frame = free lunch(4 posts)

Pro-Ti Jackal Cyclocross frame = free lunchmekkon
Aug 2, 2003 6:38 AM
Does anyone out there know anything about the Pro-Ti Jackal titanium cyclocross frame? Apparently it's the frame ridden by Sven Nijs the world champ a few years back.
The reason I ask is that Schwab Cycles is letting thse frames go for $450. Seems pretty darn cheap to me. Of course they describe the frames virtues such as flawless welding and construction...
Anyone have any experience with these frames? I understand that usually cheap Ti frames are to be avoided like the plague. Just wondering if this was in fact a hot frame deal, or if there is really no such thing as a free lunch or cheap TI frame.
I tried googling the make, and brought up nothing. Is it possible this frame was sold/raced with a different sticker? Just a thought-tom
re: Pro-Ti Jackal Cyclocross frame = free lunchsnwbdrhoon
Aug 2, 2003 6:51 AM
Schwab is a good company. I don't know anything about the frames though. Sounds like they are just clearing things out.
re: Pro-Ti Jackal Cyclocross frame = free lunchJowan
Aug 2, 2003 2:19 PM
The frame you posted look identical to a (no-name) frame a picked up last year, was in the Euro 500,- range. I've seen these frame's under different brand names, they all look identical.

Its probably a russian build titanium. A lot has been said on russian titanium frame's. From what I can tell the welds are decent, nothing spectecular like on a merlin, but what can you say for that price. For a CX I personally do not care, it gets covered in mud anyway.

This frame has served me well up till now. I really like the feel of titanium, gives me a litle bit more comfort than an alu crosser. The frame has hold up very good, and I have abused it frequently.
re: Pro-Ti Jackal Cyclocross frame = free lunchDr Cross
Aug 4, 2003 5:02 AM
The Pro-Ti is made in Holland. I'm not sure where the tubing is from but the welding is done in Holland. Schwab is the sole distributor for this bike and the importer they go through is going out of business. This was a $900 frame and is quite nice. I think it has a 1 inch headset and Italian threading on the BB. If thay have your size you can't go wrong for this price.