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 Post subject: Firefly Carbon-Ti
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:06 pm 
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First, I'm not a shill, apparently..
Second, check this baby out.. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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link to Firefly: http://fireflybicycles.com/road-ti-carbon

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 Post subject: Re: Firefly Carbon-Ti
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:22 pm 
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i've been drooling over this for weeks..really is something. Not cheap though.

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 Post subject: Re: Firefly Carbon-Ti
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 Post subject: Firefly Carbon-Ti
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:14 am 
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Love the Firefly's on a whole...Merlin used to be the best ages ago, then I thought Seven were good but Firefly take the cake...they're even nicer than BAUM too...

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 Post subject: Re: Firefly Carbon-Ti
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:31 am 
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These Firefly bikes are beautiful, but what's really impressive is the quality of the people behind the bikes. They donate a lot of time, product, and money to bike-related charities and causes. For a small company to donate a handful of high-end, custom bikes to charitable causes every year takes a big bite out of their profit margin. If (when?) I buy another bike, it will be a Firefly.


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 Post subject: Re: Firefly Carbon-Ti
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:21 pm 
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So, that's the prettiest bike I've ever seen.


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 Post subject: Re: Firefly Carbon-Ti
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:39 pm 
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Top notch company and people.....and bike. Very nice looking.


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 Post subject: Re: Firefly Carbon-Ti
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:01 am 
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If I could afford a Firefly, I would certainly buy one, but a full ti one, not a carbon-ti version


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 Post subject: Re: Firefly Carbon-Ti
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:00 am 
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Meh... Just doesn't do it for me like their other bikes..

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 Post subject: Re: Firefly Carbon-Ti
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:18 am 
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Yeah just like the Merlin Cielo back in 2009?

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 Post subject: Re: Firefly Carbon-Ti
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:42 am 
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Love the company, and would love to get it this bike, but I was stopped in my tracks when I saw the mono-stays, something is clumsy or unfinished about them. I must be old fashioned, I only like classic twin seat-stays.


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 Post subject: Re: Firefly Carbon-Ti
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:46 pm 
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Unfinished?
Look at those welds... flawless.
The stay design makes me think of the old steel Fat Chance's. Dang, I always wanted one of those.


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 Post subject: Re: Firefly Carbon-Ti
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:04 pm 
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Unfinished?
Look at those welds... flawless.
The stay design makes me think of the old steel Fat Chance's. Dang, I always wanted one of those.


I said I'm old, didn't I :) I've already once owned a Fat Chance steel bike, and I'm over it.


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 Post subject: Re: Firefly Carbon-Ti
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:43 pm 
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I never liked the bonded C-Ti bikes. I always worry about delamination at the bonds between such dissimilar materials.

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 Post subject: Re: Firefly Carbon-Ti
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:53 pm 
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Calfee(and I've heard it from others) mention that because of the thermal expansion rates between Ti and carbon being similar, and Ti not being susceptible to corrosion, the two materials mate together quite well. There was a thread in the Paceline forum about the frame, and someone mentioned that the epoxies have come so far that de-bonding shouldn't really be a concern anymore.

Firefly seems to have a more industrial look to their frames, so I think their wishbone design fits in fine. Looks absolutely stunning.

For frames that are a bit more classically styled, I think the way IF does the XS or Serotta does the Ottrott looks better. The Merlin/Seven twin stay look good as well, I just generally prefer wishbone stays.


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 Post subject: Re: Firefly Carbon-Ti
PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:30 am 
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Well I like it, it looks nice. However, I'm not convinced it gives the best of both worlds performance wise.


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