Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Tai's Ti Bike

Tai Lee owns several very cool bikes and his latest is what he calls "Tai's Ti Bike from Taiwan." He built it up from a Taiwan-built titanium Redline frame that had been laying around Elliott Bay Bicycles for a couple of years. It is a very nifty bike and since I had my camera with me today, I told Tai that I'd make him "blog famous."


10 comments:

Sean said...

Little rich for my blood(currently), but it sure is purdy.

Tammy said...

Um, that saddle looks dangerous. I wouldn't sit on that... could end badly ;)

Cellarrat said...

Very lovely

Tai said...

My 15 minutes have arrived! Thanks for posting those Kent.

A day without coroplast is like a day without sunshine!

Jim G said...

Man, I want a frame JUST LIKE THAT. Got any more?

Nesuto Neko said...

That's a really cool frame! I can't help but think it would look a lot better with a steel fork with a nice flat fork crown and some radius to the blades... maybe a fork from Kogswell or Surly painted flat silver to match?

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Tai said...

Jim...the Redline Ti 'cross was made for just one year as a limited edition frame commemorating Mark Gullickson's last year. It's a great bike that is sadly not made anymore. It had been on the rack at Elliott Bay for 2 cross seasons and Bill Davidson gave me a great deal on it.
Neko...The fork is a Ti fork made by XACD in China. It's got enough flex to feel like a suspension fork. Rides nice but it is indeed ugly!
Tammy...I hadn't thought about it that way...now I've got some pretty bad visuals in my head.

gwadzilla said...

I want to get on kent's page!

Anonymous said...

Very very nice indeed. I'm in the process of ordering a xacd ti mountain fork for my "2001" Litespeed Tocca. (Urban Assualt) Thanks for the heads up. I'm gettin' old and some flex is certainly welcome. (Hopefully not too much though.)

Anonymous said...

Hi there, I just saw your blog about Tai's bike. I race on one of these frames and love it. I was wondering if he has trouble removing the rear wheel? On mine, the threaded nut of the quick release hits the rear derailleur. Just asking... Thanks!
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