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CUSTOM Titanium at it's BEST!!!(18 posts)

CUSTOM Titanium at it's BEST!!!capn
Jan 8, 2004 7:29 PM
I just recieved and built my " dream bike " and I think it turned out like a dream.. Gr
eat work by the guys and gals @ IF once again they hit this one out of the park!!!!
what hbar is that?colker1
Jan 8, 2004 7:56 PM
the bike is... awesome.
what hbar is that?capn
Jan 9, 2004 5:14 AM
It's an Easton EC 90..
very nicegtx
Jan 8, 2004 11:08 PM
Those tubes look pretty beefy. And those DA cranks are starting to grow on me. So how did you spec your frame? Anything special or pretty normal/stock IF geometry?
very nicecapn
Jan 9, 2004 5:16 AM
Well first off I should be a fullback or linebacker somewhere but I completely lack talent and apparently fat doesn't help in the weight room so I cycle thus the large tubes. It's pretty much stock with a 5 degree slope but they did lower the bb to help my descending ( lack of courage too, I guess )
Jan 9, 2004 9:25 AM
So those are larger diameter tubes than "stock"? Even though I'm light, I'd do the exact same thing as you--beefy OS tubing, lower bb and sloping tt. And what is ths bb drop? Anyway, very cool.
Nice bike! But....Dave_Stohler
Jan 9, 2004 12:10 AM
Light brown curtains with a maroon leather couch?? Ugh!

Hire an interior decorator, please!
Jan 9, 2004 12:20 AM
Is that a hooka I see in the corner?????
re: CUSTOM Titanium at it's BEST!!!My Dog Wally
Jan 9, 2004 5:24 AM

I bought a Ti Crown Jewel nine months ago, and it's the best bike decision I ever made. May you enjoy thousands of miles of pleasure on yours.
re: CUSTOM Titanium at it's BEST!!!capn
Jan 9, 2004 4:23 PM
i read your review and in part that is why I went IF that and the fact that this is my mtb.....
Nice bike.KG 361
Jan 9, 2004 6:08 AM
Still think that D/A crank is fugly, though. Those new Ksyriums on it?
Nice bike. Ugly crankset.Elefantino
Jan 9, 2004 10:26 AM
I saw the new DA last summer and said "yuck." I see them now and say "yuck."

If you like beefy cranks, Mavic, I think, did it better ... 15 years ago.

re: CUSTOM Titanium at it's BEST!!!cyclinseth
Jan 9, 2004 6:41 AM
I wish I had gotten my Ti IF with sloping geometry. You'll notice the finish going a little dull after a while. Get a big wad of cotton balls, soak them in rubbing alcohol, rub down the frame really well and watch those tubes come back to life!!! The absolute best finish on any Ti bike EVER. If you haven't seen one in direct sunlight you are missing out.
Jan 9, 2004 6:44 AM
i've been known to drool over the IF ti bikes in the past. very sharp!
re: CUSTOM Titanium at it's BEST!!!lyleseven
Jan 9, 2004 7:39 AM
What's the weight with that setup?
re: CUSTOM Titanium at it's BEST!!!capn
Jan 9, 2004 4:20 PM
It's 16.8 lbs.. I was amazed,I thought it would be heavier
Jan 9, 2004 8:05 AM
I am currently waiting on a IF Ti Deluxe, mtb. If I should ever need to replace my Merlin Agilis, a Crown Jewel would be my choice.

Pictures can't do justice to IF's paintjobs. My local shop bought quite a few IF's (mostly steel cyclocross) with wild paint jobs and they are just beautifull.
Jan 9, 2004 5:04 PM
Get stoked for the TiDeluxe. I love mine its the greatest thing on two wheels except for my TiCrownJewell. Here's a pic or two. Cheers to the Capn.