I had a 'Nago BiTitan (can't remember the year) It was an attention getter because of the twin downtubes, but it was the proverbial 'noodle'!stamp adams said:On the same note, when did the rear spread go from 126 to 130mm. I believe that Campy's 9 speed came out in 1999. Any opinions on the twin downtube Colnago initiated on the 1992 ? models. How is the ride on these frames?
My BiTitan wasn't 'squirrelly, it just had a lot of bottom bracket flex when I applied the power. No harm, just a lot of noise from chain rub on the dérailleur. It did bother me enough that I sold the bike.stamp adams said:Wow, big help, I have heard that the bikes might be a bit squirrely. Always good to hear from one who has ridden them. Also, heard that Titanium bikes transmit noise so that if you want a quiet ride you had better stay away from them. Do you agree?
Everyone had opinions on what is best, or not. You need to ride a lot of bikes to form yours, especially since you've not had much experience with the new stuff. Don't get lost in details. Some folks obsess on minutiae and take forever to make up their minds. It's not rocket surgery, it will all boil down to what you like. Not what someone else likes.stamp adams said:The noise thing was from a salesmen. As you might guess, I am starting to look at a replacement for my old ride. As technology has changed so much, it is a bit overwhelming. The one thing that I do like about my old bike, its silent. The other, it has been very durable. He was showing me a P. F4-13 that is all carbon and weighed about 17 pounds. Then in switching tires I went into the workshop were there was quite the discussion about the Colonade (?) up in the stand and the $3500 repair to the frame (carbon) that had cracked at the stem. Titanium is too soft, aluminum to stiff, carbon too chattery, steel to heavy. So I come to this website to ask people their opinions, and I appreciate your help immensly.
I think you are thinking of the introduction of 10spd, which Campagnolo introduced at the end of 1999 (officially part of the 2000 product line). Both Campagnolo and Shimano introduced 9spd in 1997 (Campagnolo beat Shimano to the punch by about a month or two on 9spd).stamp adams said:On the same note, when did the rear spread go from 126 to 130mm. I believe that Campy's 9 speed came out in 1999.