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This build was documented on BikeForum but I thought I would share the pictures with everyone here. Each picture is a link to a high resolution image. I started out with a polished TST frame from CBO, then got an Ultegra Group from ProBikeKit. Various other parts from other vendors. Frame was beadblasted and 4mm (.157") were removed from the bottom of the head tube to accomdate currently available forks and headsets. The build was very easy as no significant frame prep had to be done. As the weather warms I will be able to put on more miles and have a better idea of what I really like or dislike. The shakedown ride was uneventful. The ride was smooth and it accelerated very nicely, but this was just as expected. Please note that the seatpost picture is not correct. It was an available MTB post, It now has an Oval Concepts Aergo post. These images are links to high resolution pictures. The last picture of the scale is the weight of the bike road ready, pedals and all. It will be lighter when I get the OddsandEndos wheels I ordered from Mike Garcia.








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Did your frame come polished? I bought a mtb frame from TST many years ago. However, my frave has a very dull grey non polished finish.

I know nothing about metal polishing. How might I polish my frame to look like yours? What type of companies can do polishing? And if I locate such a company what would I instruct them to do??

Your bike looks great! What rims are those? And do you have any idea what the weight is of your bike?
 

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Did your frame come polished? I bought a mtb frame from TST many years ago. However, my frave has a very dull grey non polished finish.
Mine came polished, you could look at a site like Caswell Plating to see information on polishing various metals. What I did with the polished frame was to get some 80 grit glass beads and that made a more satin finish. It is not the same dull grey as you have.

I know nothing about metal polishing. How might I polish my frame to look like yours? What type of companies can do polishing? And if I locate such a company what would I instruct them to do??
I would think that any autobody shop might be able to do the polishing. I would think that you would ask them to put a bright polished finish on he tubing.

Your bike looks great! What rims are those? And do you have any idea what the weight is of your bike?
Those are Velocity Fusions they are a little lighter and smaller than Velocity Deep Vs. I built them myself with Ultegra Hubs and Wheelsmith XE14 oval spokes. Please note that this is a triple and not the typical double crank. I did not weigh it without cages or pedals so road ready it was 20.2 lbs. Please note that the wheels, saddle, and seatpost are very heavy. I do have a wheelset coming from Mike Garcia at OddsandEndos. With a lighter wheelset and better seatpost it will be a about 19 lbs road ready.
 

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<table x:str="" style="border-collapse: collapse; width: 353pt;" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="470"><col style="width: 97pt;" width="129"> <col style="width: 256pt;" width="341"> <tbody><tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl24" style="height: 12.75pt; width: 97pt;" height="17" width="129">Frame</td> <td class="xl25" style="width: 256pt;" width="341">TST Polished Titanium Frameset</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl24" style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17">Fork</td> <td class="xl26">Profile Design BRC Carbon Fork</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl24" style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17">Headset</td> <td class="xl28">Chris King NoThreadSet 1" (Black)</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl24" style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17">Bottom Bracket</td> <td class="xl28">Shimano Ultegra SM-FC6600 BB Cup Unit</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl24" style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17">Crankset</td> <td class="xl28">Shimano Ultegra FC-6603 Triple Hollowtech II 52/39/30</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl24" style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17">Brakeset</td> <td class="xl28">Shimano Ultegra BR-6600 Dual-Pivot Caliper Brake</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl24" style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17">Shifters</td> <td class="xl28">Shimano Ultegra ST-6603 S.T.I. Levers</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl24" style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17">Front Derailleur</td> <td class="xl28">Shimano Ultegra FD-6603-F Triple Front Derailleur</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl24" style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17">Rear Derailleur</td> <td class="xl28">Shimano Ultegra RD-6600-GS Triple Rear Derailleur</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl24" style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17">Front Hub</td> <td class="xl26">Shimano Ultegra HB-6600 Front Hub</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl24" style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17">Rear Hub</td> <td class="xl26">Shimano Ultegra FH-6600 Rear Freehub</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl24" style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17">Cassette</td> <td class="xl28">Shimano Ultegra CS-6600 Cassette 12 x 25</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl24" style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17">Chain</td> <td class="xl28">Shimano Ultegra CN-6600 10-Speed Chain</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl24" style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17">Pedals</td> <td class="xl26">Shimano Ultegra PD-6610 SPD-SL</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl24" style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17">Seatpost</td> <td class="xl27">Oval Concepts Aergo 27.2mm
</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl24" style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17">Saddle</td> <td class="xl28">Terry Fly Ti Saddle</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl24" style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17">Handlebar</td> <td class="xl26">FSA K-Wing Carbon 44cm</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl24" style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17">Stem</td> <td class="xl28">Easton EA70 130 x 31.8mm w/1" shim</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl24" style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17">Tape</td> <td class="xl28">Cinelli Cork Ribbon (Black)</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl24" style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17">Rims</td> <td class="xl26">Velocity Fusion 700c x 32</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl24" style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17">Spokes</td> <td class="xl26">Wheelsmith XE-14 Oval Spokes (Black)</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl24" style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17">Nipples</td> <td class="xl26">Wheelsmith Alloy 2.0 x 12mm (Black)</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl24" style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17">Tires</td> <td class="xl26">Michelin Pro Race 2 700c x 25</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl24" style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17">Tubes</td> <td class="xl27">Specialized</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl24" style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17">Rim Strip</td> <td class="xl27">Velocity Veloplugs</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl24" style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17">Computer</td> <td class="xl26">Shimano Flight Deck SC-6502/SM-70</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl24" style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17">Seatpost Binder</td> <td class="xl28">Hope Lip-Lock Seat Collar (Gold)</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl24" style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17">Bottle Cages</td> <td class="xl26">Carbon Cages (2)</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl24" style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17">Headset Spacers</td> <td class="xl26">Carbon Spacers</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl24" style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17">Bolts</td> <td class="xl27">Titanium Bolt Set
</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl24" style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17">Brake Pads</td> <td class="xl26">Kool Stop Salmon Replacement Pads</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl24" style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17">Shifting</td> <td class="xl27">Avid Rolla-ma-jig</td> </tr> </tbody></table>
 
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