Yep. Short stay gain, long stay pain... or something like that.
Do you know if Waltly are taking orders again now? I don't really see anything on their website etc. I emailed them a pricequote pdf a fortnight ago and nothing heard back since.They've stopped custom frame ordering/production until at least March (at the earliest). They say they are overbooked and need to catch up.
Hmm, that's odd. I last heard from them on the 20th, usual overnight delay. They were saying around 10 weeks at that point.Do you know if Waltly are taking orders again now? I don't really see anything on their website etc. I emailed them a pricequote pdf a fortnight ago and nothing heard back since.
Pretty much it. There is nothing wrong with 73mm threaded and different headsets do nothing for performance - stick to the basics.BSA 73mm and ZS44/56 seem like the obvious choices - threaded BB easy to replace BBs which happen relatively often, ZS44/56 offers a range of fork sizes, headset vendors including some anglesets, strong, etc.
I have that on the road bike but for mtb most of the stuff seems to go with larger ZS44/56. I think the ZS stuff is cheaper than the IS headsets. The other thing as well is ti wear on the hard bearings might be an issue, but on a pressed cup, you just remove the lot. Might be why they do this for mtb as it gets ridden in harsh conditions?IS42/52 headset .. Is it simpler but not cheaper?
Basically be have been gonig backwards since the threaded BBs. Stick to threaded for metal bikes I rekon.T47 BB
I would probably be using Dub (28.999999) so T47 seems like a good idea.T47 is good if you want to run 30mm spindle cranks and not have dicky little bearings. Not sure about ISCG compatibility though.
Not sure now, when I bought my Ti Rockstar it was USA made (welded up by Lynsky), but that was before Pivot were a thing and Titus when belly up.So what's the chance Walty make the TI frames for Titus?
Planet X dropped an email today full of every flavor of Ti framed bike.