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cadence90 wrote:
addictR1 wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:24 am
Yea I was thinking the same. I have my reserves. Another one is motobecane Ti.. it’s made by ORA in Taiwan which I know does a great job in welding Ti. They even make for another company in Taiwan called Rikulau.

But price range wise J&L is much cheaper... just haven’t seen anyone review about it.
You certainly have done your research. I cannot speak to any of those companies from direct experience (but have heard that Rikulau are fine), and I would also be surprised if you find enough reviews regarding J&L frames to really affect your decision one way or another.

So, the best you can probably do in terms of gathering information is to ask J&L all the questions you can, see how well/expertly they reply, and then trust your instincts from there. If they do not reply in detail. move on. It's certainly never a bargain if the tubing/welding/algnment/etc/etc is of lesser quality. Good luck.
Yes Rikulau is actually welded by ORA.
Thanks for the tip... I’ll chat with J&L and see.


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sundeepg wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:30 am
Nice! I just ordered the Tempest Titanium with the SRAM Rival 1x groupset. How do you like your Planet X Ti bike?
Loving it, made a couple of tweeks since last on here, not fussed on the weight of it, rides super smooth just under 9Kgs

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Anyone here run an aero type handlebar on their Ti bike? Or use mainly standard round handlebars?

Just thinking if zipp SL70 Aero or Pro Superlight bars would look good on Ti?

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Kinesis Granfondo ti Racelight....at the Passo dello Stelvio
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2zanzibar wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:39 am
Kinesis Granfondo ti Racelight....at the Passo dello Stelvio
Not a bad first post at all. Not at all. Beautiful photograph and welcome to WW. :thumbup:
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Thanks!

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My Serotta Legend Ti
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Gmur28 wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:36 am
My Serotta Legend Ti
A classic beauty. Build list?

Welcome to the forum!
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Gmur28 wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:36 am
My Serotta Legend Ti
Beautiful & purposeful! :thumbup:

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Gmur28 wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:36 am
My Serotta Legend Ti
Serotta Legend Ti frames are beautiful.
But: Not really feeling the purple hubs, gold chain, the gumwalls/yellow valve stem covers, black Thomson setback post, jmo, even if I see the ti/black/blue/red/purple/gold rainbow color palette you may have been going after.

Beautiful bicycle regardless of my opinion, in any case.
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Kind of echo cadence90’s thoughts. But that was definitely a frame I lusted after. Rode across the country with a guy who had one in ‘96. Just looked right.
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Calnago wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:27 am
Kind of echo cadence90’s thoughts. But that was definitely a frame I lusted after. Rode across the country with a guy who had one in ‘96. Just looked right.
Indeed. Very nice frames, and the dark blue decals look superb on yours, Gmur28.

The dispersed and small vari-colored bits would be great on a Rhygin Rasta or similar, but they seem to contradict the Serotta sobriety/elegance a little, imo. But, no big deal either way.

And yes, welcome to WW, Gmur28.
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Juanmoretime wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:33 am
Gmur28 wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:36 am
My Serotta Legend Ti
A classic beauty. Build list?

Welcome to the forum!
Thanks! Built it up pretty recently, still some parts I'd like to swap out/upgrade.

Current build:

Haven't weighed it yet

Frame:
Serotta Legend Ti CTI-60

Fork/Headset:
Serotta/Reynolds F2 1-⅛ | Chris King NoThreadSet

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Power2max FSA Gossamer 175mm (Decals blacked out) | FSA

Pedals:
Something SPD-SL

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
SRAM Force 50/34 | SRAM Force 11-28 | KMC X11 SL TI-N

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Campagnolo Athena 11 speed

Handlebars/Stem:
Ritchey Comp Evo Curve 420mm | Deda Zero100 130mm 8° (Decals removed)

Saddle/Seatpost:
ISM PN3.1 | Thomson Elite Layback

Brakes:
Campagnolo Centaur dual pivot

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Easton R90SL 24H-Sapim CX-Rays-Purple White Industries T11 | Vittoria Corsa G+ 25mm

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Easton R90SL 28H-Sapim CX-Rays-Purple White Industries T11 | Vittoria Corsa G+ 25mm

Accessories:
Serotta seatpost clamp | Stainless steel bottle cages | Supacaz Super Sticky Kush bartape
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cadence90 wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:24 pm
Gmur28 wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:36 am
My Serotta Legend Ti
But: Not really feeling the purple hubs, gold chain, the gumwalls/yellow valve stem covers, black Thomson setback post, jmo, even if I see the ti/black/blue/red/purple/gold rainbow color palette you may have been going after.
Farely new build, still want to swap some things out. I'd like to get some more classic looking chainrings and carbon seatpost.
Since this picture was taken I've removed those ugly valve stem covers, blacked out the blue Ism logos and blacked out the red P2M thingy.

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Gmur28 wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:23 pm
cadence90 wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:24 pm
Gmur28 wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:36 am
My Serotta Legend Ti
But: Not really feeling the purple hubs, gold chain, the gumwalls/yellow valve stem covers, black Thomson setback post, jmo, even if I see the ti/black/blue/red/purple/gold rainbow color palette you may have been going after.
Farely new build, still want to swap some things out. I'd like to get some more classic looking chainrings and carbon seatpost.
Since this picture was taken I've removed those ugly valve stem covers, blacked out the blue Ism logos and blacked out the red P2M thingy.
:thumbup:
I see. I bet it looks pretty good now. On second look I think if you keep the palette ti/blue (Serotta and ISM)/purple (WI) that would look great, all in the same "cool" temp color family.

The red P2 logo, the yellow valve covers were the most distracting to me. Those and I'm not a gumwall aficionado at all, but that is such a 50/50 debate.
"Gimondi è un eroe umano, che viene sconfitto ma che continua la sua corsa fino a tornare a vincere." - Enrico Ruggeri

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