A quick post that rounds up some finishing options I’d not seen before from our favourite fabricators. Back in my day it was either sand blasted or high polish and that was it, but now… It’s pretty rust, isn’t it? Ya’ll know that titanium doesn’t rust, right? OK, to be fair, the surface does react
Someone pinged me recently with a question about costs – which made me realised that I’ve not updated the FAQ’s for years! Handily, another reader was happy to share his recent round of quotes after he approached Titan, Waltly and XACD with details of his latest project. I have to say the results were surprising… ‘Mr X’
Now, you remember I was promising you a part two of the ‘new skool’ hardtail item? It was all down to Olivier… Olivier, from Switzerland, is a friend of the blog from way back, his Alpine ‘Raw Label’ hardtail was one of the first bikes I featured. He got in touch recently to let me know
And now, as a bit of a late Christmas present, we have something slightly different. Jurien likes his small wheelers and is a big fan of the Swift folders made by Xootr, but what to do when your current bike is coming to the end of it’s life and you want something unique to replace it?
Part 2 of Rich’s story follows on from his intense design phase that we looked at in part 1: The Design. He’d decided to try a little crowd-sourcing to work on the details and had thrown himself at the mercy of the Singletrack World Forum with some interesting results. The features had been decided, the design choices