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Old 10-09-20, 05:35 PM
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This thread needs more Seven! My 50th birthday present, mid-life crisis bike. I wanted a bike that was simple and easy to maintain myself. Built around Velo Orange Grand Cru mid-reach brakes. Can fit 35c tires, but currently switching between 28c and 32c. The custom fit is wonderful for my freakishly long torso and inflexible hamstrings! The process working with the Ride Studio Cafe in Lexington, MA and Seven was wonderful. The bike rides like a dream! Forgive the saddle and handlebar bags! I was packing a picnic for a ride in Acadia National Park with my wife.

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looks great! That’s where I got my Redsky!
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Don’t recall if I posted this already or not but to me this is like an ultrasound picture.


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Originally Posted by Ghazmh View Post
looks great! That’s where I got my Redsky!
Thanks! I was so impressed with the service at Ride Studio. Would love to see pictures of your Redsky. Mine gives me great joy every time I hop on!

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Thanks! I was so impressed with the service at Ride Studio. Would love to see pictures of your Redsky. Mine gives me great joy every time I hop on!

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In 2013 I started with a low end Madone and over time worked my way up to my Redsky. When I decided that I want a bike at this level/pricepoint and components I was shopping for a shop as much as a bike, my search ended there for good reason. Sure I could buy a comparably equipped Pinnarello from another LBS that mostly catered to hybrids and low end mountain bikes or I could work with a shop that only dealt with high end bikes. I am also a fan of RSC. I’ve since bough a Honey Allroads to be my summer rain / clean winter bike and have another Seven on order. I’ve done the deep carbon wheels before and after thousands of real world miles I picked HED Belgium alloy wheels as I found no meaning benefit from “aero” carbon wheels. I picked each and every component based on my belief on what I felt would give me the best bang for my buck, looks good and I wouldn’t have a need to upgrade from. The Ultegra crankset in the pictures was a loaner as Dura Ace was back ordered at the time of delivery.





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LiteSpeed Ultimate 1994

My first Ti ride, just broke it in tonight. As an all steel guy, I must say, I'm very stoked about the springiness and quick feel of this bike.
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Originally Posted by @johnoliva1 View Post
My first Ti ride, just broke it in tonight. As an all steel guy, I must say, I'm very stoked about the springiness and quick feel of this bike.
You also find it to be more comfortable than steel, or any other material for that matter, but steel was the king for comfort but TI has it beat. I'm a long-time steel user and I noticed the comfort immediately, I still ride a steel bike to commute and when I switch back to my TI bike on the weekend it's amazing the difference in the ride quality. I have a steel touring bike as well, while I had rather gotten a TI touring bike the price was prohibitive, but the steel touring bike I have makes up for the frame by using larger tires anyways so not a big deal in comfort, but on a road bike with skinny tires it makes a huge difference.
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It's a Litespeed Ultimate, short chainstays/wheelbase, quick steering, race bike, stiffer than most other Litespeed models.. Yours looks like an early 90's model.
My 2001 Ultimate was purchased used back in 2004, I have over 70k miles on it since, still the same magic carpet ride as day 1 when I got it.
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Does anyone make Ti in standard geometry anymore? Everything is sloping which I am not a fan of. My T2 is sloping compact geometry. That's the only thing I don't like about it.
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Does anyone make Ti in standard geometry anymore? Everything is sloping which I am not a fan of. My T2 is sloping compact geometry. That's the only thing I don't like about it.
Habareno does for sure.
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Originally Posted by rekmeyata View Post
You also find it to be more comfortable than steel, or any other material for that matter, but steel was the king for comfort but TI has it beat. I'm a long-time steel user and I noticed the comfort immediately, I still ride a steel bike to commute and when I switch back to my TI bike on the weekend it's amazing the difference in the ride quality. I have a steel touring bike as well, while I had rather gotten a TI touring bike the price was prohibitive, but the steel touring bike I have makes up for the frame by using larger tires anyways so not a big deal in comfort, but on a road bike with skinny tires it makes a huge difference.
Agreed... I have 5 other bikes, all steel, and I've noticed the old Raleigh soaks up the road the most of my steel bikes, and my 2 chrome frames are the stiffest of the fleet. Glad to have this ti bike for the long hauls. Cheers
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Bixxis

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Does anyone make Ti in standard geometry anymore? Everything is sloping which I am not a fan of. My T2 is sloping compact geometry. That's the only thing I don't like about it.
Bixxis--built by Doriano DeRosa

https://bixxis.com/en/titanium-frame/

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Originally Posted by jadocs View Post
Does anyone make Ti in standard geometry anymore? Everything is sloping which I am not a fan of. My T2 is sloping compact geometry. That's the only thing I don't like about it.
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Habareno does for sure.
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90's MegaTi XL
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90's MegaTi XL
Do you know who made that frame for Bianchi or was it in house? It looks a lot like a LS Vortex.
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I have two Ottroths with the same paint job, didn't know of any Fiertes with the Kodak / Sierra Nevada paint job!
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Re: Bianchi Ti Megatube - the initial frames were made by Bianchi, then subsequently Litespeed.
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Avoiding the popular paved trails in COVID times, mostly pedaled on hardpack, gravel & mixed surfaces.

Temperature in the mid-low 50's, low wind; I can get used to this global warming if it stays like this all winter.



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Need white bar tape & saddle to match all the white decals.
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Here is my Lynskey Sportive. Ultegra R8000 drivetrain and brakes. Dura Ace 11speed bar end shifters and SRAM carbon brake levers. Mavic Ksyrium SLS wheels with Bontrager R3 700x28 tires.




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Some of you will howl, but here's my Ti bike.

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Is the fork on backwards?
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Is the fork on backwards?
yes, but on purpose.
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