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Old 06-14-20, 09:53 PM
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2004 Litespeed Ultimate that I recently updated with a Shimano Ultegra R8000 groupset to replace the 9 speed Campagnolo Chorus groupset that came with it. Love the way it both looks and rides now. Did 101 miles on it today. 🙂
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Originally Posted by Jimmy Wisdom View Post
2004 Litespeed Ultimate that I recently updated with a Shimano Ultegra R8000 groupset to replace the 9 speed Campagnolo Chorus groupset that came with it. Love the way it both looks and rides now. Did 101 miles on it today. 🙂

nice looking bike.
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Originally Posted by veganbikes View Post

I realize I need to take more photos of the bike and also remove my saddle bag.
cool paint job

I need to have mine painted.
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nice

nice looking bike.
Thanks. I'm quite pleased with it.
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Originally Posted by thehammerdog View Post
cool paint job

I need to have mine painted.
I gotta say I am quite pleased with it. Nice crisp lines and the paint is in the right spots for durability. I have never owned a blue bike for this but it has deeply grown on me. Probably my next Ti bike I want to do some custom anodizing work so probably a Firefly gravel bike of some sort being I have two ti mountain bikes (Habenero 26 and Salsa Timberjack Ti) and I have been lusting after a Firefly and their anodizing work for years.
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Originally Posted by veganbikes View Post
I gotta say I am quite pleased with it. Nice crisp lines and the paint is in the right spots for durability. I have never owned a blue bike for this but it has deeply grown on me. Probably my next Ti bike I want to do some custom anodizing work so probably a Firefly gravel bike of some sort being I have two ti mountain bikes (Habenero 26 and Salsa Timberjack Ti) and I have been lusting after a Firefly and their anodizing work for years.
my ti bianchi is ugly grey it needs some love.
my last ti bike was eddymerckx had great paint metallic orange front end all but stays looked great sold for new carbon....miss it.
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Originally Posted by thehammerdog View Post
my ti bianchi is ugly grey it needs some love.
my last ti bike was eddymerckx had great paint metallic orange front end all but stays looked great sold for new carbon....miss it.
You sold a Merckx for some carbon jobber...boo-urns.

A Bianchi with some nice Italian stripes delineating some celeste green would look really slick with a good polished rear end (or bead blasted is fine as well...works for Moots)
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Originally Posted by veganbikes View Post
You sold a Merckx for some carbon jobber...boo-urns.

A Bianchi with some nice Italian stripes delineating some celeste green would look really slick with a good polished rear end (or bead blasted is fine as well...works for Moots)
this is my plan for the fall, new paint.
decals cost $60.00.


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That thing is great. I'm on the look out.
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Paint on ti frame is just extra weight to the frame and more potential for damages.
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Originally Posted by cat0020 View Post
Paint on ti frame is just extra weight to the frame and more potential for damages.
Paint on my ti frame allows me to have the bike I've always wanted. (Very) red. Damage? It's just paint. I'm paying for paint anyways - fork. And unlike a steel frame, if it gets damaged, noting rusts. Too beat up? I get to do it again and choose a new color if I want. All good. And I don't sweat the weight. I ride ti for the ride.

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Still extra weight that you have to carry up every single hill..
Naked ti frames don't need to worry about getting scratched up, park anywhere put lock around frame without worry, never need re-paint..
my Litespeed is near 20 years old, never need re-paint, cost & weight saving nearly 20 years.
Those advantages are not even an opinion, just facts.

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Old 06-16-20, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by cat0020 View Post
Paint on ti frame is just extra weight to the frame and more potential for damages.
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Still extra weight that you have to carry up every single hill..

Naked ti frames don't need to worry about getting scratched up, park anywhere put lock around frame without worry, never need re-paint..
my Litespeed is near 20 years old, never need re-paint, cost & weight saving nearly 20 years.
Those advantages are not even an opinion, just facts.
I understand your comments about not needing to be repainted or scratched.

The weight comments are just funny though. Paint is an average of 4.5oz of weight. Your comment makes it seem as if by painting a frame you are lugging bowling balls up hills.

Then there is the opinion of some- brushed naked TI is uninspiring and paint or color on a ti frame improves the look.

But I really just wanted to post because the weight comment caught my attention.
that 4.5oz can be offset and saved in wheels, or in saddle and stem, or in drivetrsin, or in frame material(eek!).
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Originally Posted by thehammerdog View Post
this is my plan for the fall, new paint.
decals cost $60.00.


I dig the first picture. Tan walls for the win! Curious what the build up on it is? I see some gold
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
I understand your comments about not needing to be repainted or scratched.

The weight comments are just funny though. Paint is an average of 4.5oz of weight. Your comment makes it seem as if by painting a frame you are lugging bowling balls up hills.

Then there is the opinion of some- brushed naked TI is uninspiring and paint or color on a ti frame improves the look.

But I really just wanted to post because the weight comment caught my attention.
that 4.5oz can be offset and saved in wheels, or in saddle and stem, or in drivetrsin, or in frame material(eek!).
4.5 oz is about 127gm; I would imagine paint would be more than 4.5 oz.
Do you mind giving a source where you found that paint for frame is about 4.5 oz.?
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4.5 oz is about 127gm; I would imagine paint would be more than 4.5 oz.
Do you mind giving a source where you found that paint for frame is about 4.5 oz.?
https://www.google.com/
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That's nothing specific.. useless.
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Originally Posted by cat0020 View Post
That's nothing specific.. useless.
I was offering you the opportunity to learn and prove me wrong.

Metalics will weigh more and can hit 400g. Single color base and clearcoat can be 100- 150g.

Like everything in cycling- it varies. But 4.5oz is a reasonable average based on how few metalics I see.

This is based on 2 frames I have weight before stripping paint, after the strip, then after being repainted. Additionally, its based on a frame I built and had painted(weight it before and after), and then also a frame I weight before stripping then had powdercoated(which is k own to be heavier)

So 4 frames. Admittedly not some vast sample size, but its actually a sample size and not a WAG.
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I wasn't aware that this thread existed but I am so glad I found it. Here is a photo of the Litespeed Arenberg I just bought. Full Campy Daytona 10-speed groupset, Kestrel EMS full carbon fork, Spinergy wheels. All in all a great bike and I love riding it.

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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
I was offering you the opportunity to learn and prove me wrong.

Metalics will weigh more and can hit 400g. Single color base and clearcoat can be 100- 150g.

Like everything in cycling- it varies. But 4.5oz is a reasonable average based on how few metalics I see.

This is based on 2 frames I have weight before stripping paint, after the strip, then after being repainted. Additionally, its based on a frame I built and had painted(weight it before and after), and then also a frame I weight before stripping then had powdercoated(which is k own to be heavier)

So 4 frames. Admittedly not some vast sample size, but its actually a sample size and not a WAG.
I have been stripping & painting bike frames for over a decade, more than a few dozen frames.
Paint & clear coat on a frame size 54cm is more than 300gm on average if you want a durable paint job.
Larger frame size even more than 400gm.
With larger sample size, I'd say that your numbers are off.
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Originally Posted by veganbikes View Post
I dig the first picture. Tan walls for the win! Curious what the build up on it is? I see some gold
yes. 3 sets of wheels for all situations.
tan are panaracers 35's on mavics
28's slicks on old school shimano 600
also 32 ritcheys on mavics.
group was swapped over from 853 steel Lemond both craigslist finds.
great bike. I usually ride the 35's. fast smooth. about max size tire. gold was some $100 headset wanted some bling also needed low stack as not much tube length.
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