Truth and Soul – racing in the hood

Here’s another one fresh out of the fixture. Three fast fast! Some frame specs:

Grade 9 aerospace-grade tubing (3Al-2.5V)

Straight-gauge seamless CWSR profiles, hand shaped from round

Crisp50 headtube, compatible with standard 1-1/8″ or 1.5″ tapered forks

Pressfit 30 bottom bracket

22mm round chanstays, cold shaped and pressed for tire/chainring clearance

16mm straight seatstays

Wright dropouts, Grade 5 (6Al-4V) titanium

Bike weight as built: 6.8kg


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  1. Miguel Reply

    Art can only be pursued with simplicity.
    And the more I check your blog with the latest additions, the more excited I am about my future Crisp frame!
    Un abrazo desde la Peninsula Iberica Mark!

    • darren Reply

      Ciao Miguel,
      Great to hear from you and thank you for your kind words. I really look forward to developing your project with you and am confident that you will enjoy the process and have the custom ti bike that you’ve dreamed of. I look forward to advancing and to our collaboration. Grazie anche a te e un abbraccio da questa parte del mare!!

  2. Daniele Reply

    Stupenda Darren;
    Quando arriviamo alla mia prendiamo spunto da questa per i diametri tubazioni – davvero un’opera d’arte, complimenti.

    • darren Reply

      Ciao Daniele, ok..facciamo un promemoria. Non ci sono problemi per i tubi. Buon natale a te e la tua famiglia!! A presto…

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