Waltly Custom Titanium

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dudemanppl
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by dudemanppl

New bike, again...

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This time it's probably going to be the last frame I'm going to get for a while. Made by Waltly Titanium out of China. Completely custom designed geometry by me, custom tubing selection. Very easy to work with and they speak decent English. And the price is pretty damn affordable too. Currently comes in at 14.75lbs/6,690g. Going to go pick up some Mavic CCUs in a few days.

Frame:
Fully Custom Ti Frame 46x52.5cm

Fork/Headset:
Cannondale SuperSix Evo Stealthed/Chris King InSet 8 + Extralite UltraStar 3 + Absolute Black Top Cap

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Cannondale SiSL2 170mm/SRAM PF30 Tuned

Pedals:
Look Keo Blade Ti 16nm

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Campagnolo Record 11 Mix/SRAM XG1190 11-28t Tuned/Cannondale SpideRing 50/34t/KMC X11SL

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Campagnolo Chorus 11 FD Tuned/Super Record 11 RD Tuned/Record 11 Shifters Tuned

Handlebars/Stem:
Pro Vibe 7s 38cm Compact II Stealthed/Pro Vibe 7s 120mm -10d Tuned Stealthed

Saddle/Seatpost:
Smud Carbon/Woodman IT Zero

Brakes:
EE Brakes

Cages:
King Ti

Wheelset:
Pacenti SL23/Sapim Laser/Soul-Kozak Hubs

Tires:
Vittoria Open Corsa SC 25mm
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kgt
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by kgt

Looks cool but... why not a ti frame from a reputable builder?
It seems spending more money is not an issue in your case...

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dudemanppl
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by dudemanppl

A reputable builder would have cost 3 times as much, if not more.

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by burglarboycie

Looks great. Really clean build

Marin
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by Marin

Awesome. I briefly considered a Waltly but went with a Ritchey instead. What's the weight for the frame alone?

romalor
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by romalor

seat post larger tubing than top tube mmmh no no
except that , the isp and the under chain stays brake I luv it !
Sand blasted finish ?

tonytourist
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by tonytourist

I think it looks awesome. What is the HT length? Definition of slammed! :unbelievable:

dudemanppl
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by dudemanppl

Its right at 100mm with the headset cups.

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Fixie82
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by Fixie82

Looks great. Is it a standard or direct mount for the rear brake?

dudemanppl
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by dudemanppl

Just a regular brake. I took inspiration from Project Right by English Cycles. They fit a EE Brake under the BB so I figured I could do it too.

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kgt
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by kgt

dudemanppl wrote:A reputable builder would have cost 3 times as much, if not more.


That's your money, of course, but since you 've paid for SiSL2 crankset, Look Keo Blade Ti pedals, Smud saddle, EE Brakes, Mavic CCUs etc. I think a better ti frame would be up to the high standards. Even a used one...

romalor
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by romalor

says someone who has never ridden a chinese titanium well designed ( géo and tubing ) ?

You get what you pays for , but they are good to weld ( and even some builders in europa américa uses titanium from china )

I've had both : an old litespeed ultimate with 6/4 down tube from 2000 and a custom from titan product ( the litespeed was better ( double butting , more shaping , 6,4 ) but the titan product was quite good

dudemanppl
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by dudemanppl

For the price of a Firefly with the same specifications of this frame I would have to spend what I spent for the entire bike with the Mavic CCUs. I don't think the price/performance ratio would be too great. Also I designed the entire geometry myself and also picked the tubing to be used. They had almost no say in the building of the frame. I just told them to make something and they did it. If it was bad then it'd be completely my fault. Anyway I got a ride in on this thing and DAAAAAAMN, Ti really soaks up the big bumps like crazy. The smaller road vibrations are about the same, but the bigger bumps are just a ton more muted. The HT area stiffness is damn near anything else I've had, but BB stiffness is lacking. It might just be the material, but I feel like although it's still stiff, it isn't a snappy stiffness like I've had with my Evo and BMC SLR02. Or maybe just because I haven't ridden in a month... Either way this is definitely a nice bike. No regrets about it at all. Frame weight is 1399g.

Marin
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by Marin

Many big-brand ti frames come from places like Waltly. They know their stuff.

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by 109er

One of the better looking bikes on the forum in my opinion! More pics!!....please. :beerchug: :lol:
green jacket, gold jacket...who gives a sh*t

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