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    Quote Originally Posted by keeshadog
    two pounds, three ounces. at least on my digital scale.
    i just received it from colorado cyclist and i've yet to build it up. definitely impressive out of the box.
    Excellent! So maybe my 56 will be sub 2 lbs?
    For my next trick I will now set myself on fire!

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    Quote Originally Posted by keeshadog
    two pounds, three ounces. at least on my digital scale.
    i just received it from colorado cyclist and i've yet to build it up. definitely impressive out of the box.
    that weight seems a little suspect to me....
    CC lists it at 3 pounds. I shot off an email to Titus for their input.

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    i wondered about that myself...

    frankly, i would feel a lot more comfortable if i knew the frame was a bit heftier. the weight i got when i weighed it suprised me. certainly might be a scale that was a bit off. i'm 225-230 lbs and i dont feel very good about riding a bike with an ultralight frame. i'll be interested to see what titus says.

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    At over 200lbs, you might consider steel or titanium, heck you also have restrictions on wheel and pedal weight limits too. Post what Titus tells you, good luck.

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    i was a steel snob...

    til this year, i only rode steel frames. (except for a dual suspension mountain bike back when i was stupid enough to propel my body down steep grades on two wheels!)
    but this year i decided to break out of my box and i've been riding an aluminum frame that i really like.
    that said, i've always been wary of carbon and lightweight aluminum. in fact, i'm probably going to sell a salsa campeon scandium frame because of concerns about its long-term integrity.
    but everyone in the bike business i've talked to has insisted that my previous concerns about carbon is not well-founded. yesterday i spoke to a guy at titus - i think he was one of the head honchos because he was the second person i spoke with, it is a small company and he definitely sounded as though he knew what he was talking about. and he insisted that my size was not an issue. i even talked to the guys at Reynolds because i had concerns about their all carbon fork, a ouzo pro that came with the frame. not an issue, they insist. so while i still have slight concerns, i'm definitely more confident. i'm sure things do happen, but i'm also certain that they do plenty of tests on their products, in anticipation that someone like me would put stress on their stuff. heck, ten years ago, i wasn't certain about that carbon fork that came on my road bike. ten years later, i guess its a pretty solid piece of equipment, one that can handle a pretty big rider.

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    Modena info

    I'ts tough finding any technical info on the Modena. Does anyone know what diameter seatpost and FD is needed? Also bottom bracket shell width and threading?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juanmoretime
    Excellent! So maybe my 56 will be sub 2 lbs?
    What?? Does your Vortex know your about to cheat on it with another? What would your other Litespeed say?
    It never gets easier. You just go faster. Greg LeMond

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramjm_2000
    What?? Does your Vortex know your about to cheat on it with another? What would your other Litespeed say?
    I'm sort of old fashioned Mormon when it comes to bicycles. I'm faithful and service all! ;^)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobine
    I'ts tough finding any technical info on the Modena. Does anyone know what diameter seatpost and FD is needed? Also bottom bracket shell width and threading?

    Thanks
    Seat Post is 27.2.

    I don't know about the rest. I had a custom steel bike before this and the FD, and BB moved over to this bike so it isn't an odd size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobine
    I'ts tough finding any technical info on the Modena. Does anyone know what diameter seatpost and FD is needed? Also bottom bracket shell width and threading?

    Thanks
    The bottom bracket is a standard 68mm english thread. The front derailleur is a clamp type 31.8mm. The seatpost is 27.2.
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    Throw away that scale!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by keeshadog
    two pounds, three ounces. at least on my digital scale.
    Titus just emailed me back:

    Hi Darrell,
    Thanks for considering Titus. In a 56cm frame, our Modena weighs approximately 3.25lbs. without the fork. Thanks again,

    EJ
    Now that sounds more reasonable....

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    Quote Originally Posted by covenant
    Titus just emailed me back:



    Now that sounds more reasonable....
    My size 56 just came in today. My scale is very accurate and it weighed in at 3.12 lbs or 1414 grams.
    For my next trick I will now set myself on fire!

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    oopss!

    time to get a new digital scale! oh well...
    knew it sounded too good to be true. but, it does make me feel better about the frame. a bit more heft on the frame was not a bad thing as far as i was concerned.
    thanks for the info.

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    Regardless of the weight it's a droolworthy frame. If it was a little cheaper I would have bought it instead...

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    I finished this up earlier this week and put one 40 mile ride on it. I'm extremely impressed. It's a Foo King rocket! The bike cornered awesomely and allowed me to pedal through the corners well leaned over. I built it up out of spares and with some very heavy wheels it weighs 15.1 lbs. When I get my Zero Gravity cranks and add my carbon race wheels it will dip under 14 lbs.

    Here is the build list:

    Frame: 2005 Titus Modena Size 56
    Fork: 2005 Easton EC-90SLX
    Headset: Chris King 1 1/8 Mango headset
    Headset Spacers: 15mm carbon
    Stem: Ritchey 4-Axis
    Computer: Cateye Polar CS100.
    Handlebar: Kestrel EMS Pro Oversized
    Handlebar Tape: Deda cork black
    Handlebar plugs: Deda.
    Cables: Campagnolo
    Saddle: Selle Iltalia SLR Carbonio
    Seatpost: Profile Elite Carbon
    Skewers: M2 Racer
    Front Derailleur: 2005 Campagnolo Chorus tuned with titanium bolts.
    Rear Derailleur: 2003 Campagnolo Record 10 and Fiberlite rear cage.
    Shift & Brake Levers: 2004 Campagnolo Record 10 Ultra
    Crank Set: FSA K-Force 53/39 175mm
    Bottom Bracket: FSA Platinum Pro titanium
    Crank bolts: FSA M14 Alloy
    Cassette: Campagnolo Record 10, Titanium/steel 11-23
    Chain: KMC X10SL Gold
    Brakes: Zero Gravity
    Wheelset: 2004 Campagnolo Eurus
    Tires: Veloflex Pave
    Tubes: Maxxis Flylights
    Bottle: Cages: Token 16 gram carbon with Alloy bolts X 2
    Pedals: M2Racer Orb II
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    your second water bottle cage?

    great looking bike.
    i'm waiting on a couple of parts before i build my own modena frame.
    how did you handle that second water bottle cage?
    i know that you have to put the front derailleur clamp in between the cage bolts. i've seen a couple of cages online that look like they might work - they have a gap between the places where you bolt the cage to the seatpost tube.
    how did you manage that issue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by keeshadog
    great looking bike.
    i'm waiting on a couple of parts before i build my own modena frame.
    how did you handle that second water bottle cage?
    i know that you have to put the front derailleur clamp in between the cage bolts. i've seen a couple of cages online that look like they might work - they have a gap between the places where you bolt the cage to the seatpost tube.
    how did you manage that issue?
    The Token 16 gram cages have built in spacers. You can also get small nylon or plasitc washers from just about any hardware store and drill them to the correct diameter and they weigh almost nothing!
    For my next trick I will now set myself on fire!

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    ahh....

    nice trick. thought i was going to have to buy a new set of expensive and unique cages, but i see that i'll be able to use my old ones...with a new set of spacers.
    excellent.
    thanks for the tip.

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    I used Batwing nylon cages, think they are Trek made. Worked fine on a 54 but close with large Polar bottles.

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    Sexy frame. At an even sexier price? http://tinyurl.com/ybboq7

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vancemac
    Sexy frame. At an even sexier price? http://tinyurl.com/ybboq7
    I'd rather pay Colorado Cyclist for it. I've been screwed enough on ebay.

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    Ok, I am going to buy one. That price combined with those sexy photos from Juanmoretime make it worth a shot. just gotta figure out how to slot it beside the bayonne without the wife noticing.

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    Got Mine

    I got mine last week from CC. Love it!

    Transferred the parts from my steel bike and dropped 3 lbs. in the process.

    54cm frame came in at 3lb even. Built up is 17.9lb.

    I'd check to see if that e-bay frame comes with a fork. Don't see it mentioned anywhere.

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    If anyone is in NJ and is looking for a Modena then they might stop by the bike shop at Campmor in Paramus. They had a couple marked down to about $2500, full Ultegra IIRC. Seemed like a good deal to me, but I'm not in the market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmoryl
    If anyone is in NJ and is looking for a Modena then they might stop by the bike shop at Campmor in Paramus. They had a couple marked down to about $2500, full Ultegra IIRC. Seemed like a good deal to me, but I'm not in the market.
    Colorado Cyclist has the same bike for $1834. A local shop here in Phx had one for $2870 and when I went back a month later it was $1999. I would have bought from them if I was looking for that bike. I ended up buying the frame from CC and transferring my Campy bits from the old to new frames. The local shop didn't want to get stuck with a full Ultegra group and the frame would have been $400 more from them anyways.

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