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My Ti cross!(16 posts)

My Ti cross!Samu Ilonen
Aug 6, 2003 2:33 AM
My design and China build! Frame 1657g and 567g fork.
re: My Ti cross!Samu Ilonen
Aug 6, 2003 3:27 AM
better pixSamu Ilonen
Aug 6, 2003 5:34 AM
Dropout pixSamu Ilonen
Aug 6, 2003 5:35 AM
Fork pixSamu Ilonen
Aug 6, 2003 5:36 AM
Fork2 pixSamu Ilonen
Aug 6, 2003 5:36 AM
King control centerSamu Ilonen
Aug 6, 2003 5:37 AM
Headset question?kermit
Aug 6, 2003 9:27 AM
Looking at that pick of the headset, you see a gap at the back end of it that isn't present in the front. Is something out of alignment?

Yes,it was bit loosen.Samu Ilonen
Aug 6, 2003 9:50 PM
I saw it also and I must thighten it up. Cups are ok.
chain needs a wipe down, but nice bike(nm)marcoxxx
Aug 7, 2003 9:55 AM
looks good... Question...Chicago_Steve
Aug 6, 2003 6:13 AM
You've got some type of funky cable guide for the rear brake. What's the story on that? Looks like a nice bike and a timely post for our recent discussion on Ti CX bikes!
looks good... Question...Samu Ilonen
Aug 7, 2003 12:22 AM
The cable guide was picked from one bike part importers catalogue (In Finland). There was no manufacturer for it but I quess it's some big brand in Taiwan like Kalloy.

It's made for these rides!
Ooops...Rear,not front!Samu Ilonen
Aug 7, 2003 5:10 AM
That one I milled in my working place. We have few lathes and mills for building spare parts etc.for our machines.

It's 95mm long now but I think that I do new one with thicker arm. Ready made ones are too short and lack of cable adjusticement. If it's shorter cable line will be not so good. And brake bridge would not be nice to see so I didn't draw it in the frame.
Where & How?triangleforge
Aug 6, 2003 9:25 AM
Sounds like an interesting story behind the genesis of this bike; where are you located (I spotted what looked like Euro or Asian license plates on the cars in one of the shots), and how did you do the design & build?

yes please more info...who what where how much? (nm)buffalosorrow
Aug 6, 2003 4:31 PM
who what where how much?Samu Ilonen
Aug 7, 2003 12:59 AM
It's desinged by me 100% with my experiences of Surly Cross Check,Sun CC and my Trek OCLV road bike. It's made for long base winter training rides 4-6 hours so it should be nice to ride and filter some vibration out. It's not for CC-racing.(Cables,bottle holders,slobing frame)

-head tube is 162mm for more relaxed riding position.
-it will take 42mm studded tyres for winter (Nokian Tyres W240 is only really good for winter training.)
-Seat tube is 595mm so normal lenght Campaqnolo seat post will do. Record carbon fiber post looks very nice in ti frame...some day? Angle is 74. So there is less difference for switching my TT-bike.
-top tube is 565mm and stem is 110mm (Trek has 570/120mm) with 4 decree slope for little lighter look. 35mm diameter.
-down tube is 38mm diameter.
-all rear and main tubes have 0.9mm wall thickness.Seamless aerospace 3AL-2.5V titanium.
-rear end has 19mm curving for stylish look and may be better suspension?
-F-der brazed is for nice look,light weight and easy buying for F-der. Will take 48-53 big ring! 53 in pix.
-bb drop is 65mm
-chain stay is 425mm.
-frame drop out are Ritchey style for improved side stiffnes.
-R-der cable guide's are in main tube so there is less welding in stress full area at down tube.
-it's made in China,my friend had bike shop who order frames from there.(R-Tech suspension)

Parts are Campa Xenon for reasonable costs and nice looking bar,no cables. (I have D-A's in my road and TT bikes)
Curve brakes looks and works fine.

If I do it again,I may order it brushed,top tube owalised so it's same wide that down tube(35->38mm) and squared on seat post end. More flex up<-->downd but torsionally stiffer.(look Orbea bikes).Maybe also more curving on rear(19->25mm)

These winter pictures are taken in last winter by me with 30$ toy,Pen cam.