I read bad info. I've corrected my mistake above.
Would you agree that you are an outlier on the spectrum of people riding 1.5kg racing frames?
Buk___ wrote: ↑Jan 18, 2018 5:24 pmWould you agree that you are an outlier on the spectrum of people riding 1.5kg racing frames?
After some more thinking and verifying.
Way back, before planes and bikes. Riding and flying are the same in ancient languages, and it was a tradition to give bird names to the best horses.
Cheap?! I wish. I just dropped $4500 on a frame & shock. I spent much less on the car I drive most.
Let me guess. That is what they asked me for the 2018 V10 carbon... Too much IMO. My MK1 will ride another year.Epyon wrote: ↑Jan 19, 2018 2:10 amCheap?! I wish. I just dropped $4500 on a frame & shock. I spent much less on the car I drive most.
Although, compared to an airplane, I guess that would be cheap.
How did this thread balloon to 4 pages already?
We obviously need to ride together my friend. It would be an honor and pleasure for me. You're right that almost everything else there is carbon with just a couple other steel bikes. Cyclocross is 98% rider and 2% bike, so I use steel just because I crash a ton and carbon frames don't like to tumble through rock gardens as much as steel. I've been riding more mellow-ish as my broken back is still recovering and randomly likes to spasm and drop me if I get too wild.MadRhino wrote: ↑Jan 18, 2018 8:02 pmCyclo cross had gained a lot in popularity here, since I quit about 10 years ago. It is a very tough disciplin. Courses are designed to push participants to their limits of strength and aerobics. I was too old to be competitive, but had a lot of fun trying.
I was riding a Specialized Tri-Cross Expert double, alu-carbon. I guess that most are carbon today, and your steel frame must be one among very few in the races.
In DH too, carbon frames are taking over, about half of them right now. The other half are alu. Trying to find a steel DH frame, one would need to look at 20 yr old bikes.
Flying real low in a light airplane, like fence post height, nape of the earth, terrain following, is the crack cocaine of flying. Super fun, addictive, and obviously can be hazardous. Did I say it's REALLY fun?speedmd wrote: ↑Jan 19, 2018 11:33 am
Glad you found a good older frame at a reasonable price. Big Name brand also. Nice space for batteries. Like the added plate where your old one broke. With some good brake pads it should be a long lasting safe ride.After giving it a good think, I have decided to retire the old Liahana frame. I agree, it served it's purpose and gave me many miles of dependable riding.
Flying real low in a light airplane, like fence post height, nape of the earth, terrain following, is the crack cocaine of flying. Super fun, addictive, and obviously can be hazardous. Did I say it's REALLY fun?
I don’t know the specs of a casting tape repair, but I know the risk of riding a fishtailing bike. Rear triangle lateral stiffness is the major safety requirement at high speed, because it can send you high side in a turn even if you had done everything right.
I doubt the tape can be wrapped tight enough and thick enough to do the job right in that location. I'd only try that trick after having the thing welded first.
You could give it a shot. Get the surfaces sanded to be rough and cleaned with acetone, and if you can get the right amount of snug wrappings into the area it might work out fine.
For what it's worth, titanium requires no heat treatment and a well-done welded repair should be good as new. Lashing fiber and resin on there will make later welding extremely difficult, though.