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Titanium Twin Top Tube Laird frame
« on: Yesterday at 11:45:27 AM »
Quote from: Mike Laird
Ladies and gentlemen I have something special to show off today. The first ever TTTT(Titanium Twin Top Tube)-lairdframe. BMX pioneer Bill Nitschke the inventor of the Whopper (hop-whip) prospected about a TTTT-lairdframe 2 years ago at HELLTRACK down in Texas. It was an incredible honor for Bill to ask me to build him a frame. So Bill called me up 2 months ago and told me it was his 50th birthday coming up and he wanted to gift himself with the first ever TTTT-lairdframe. If Bill Nitschke wants me to build him a frame Iíve never built before I just have to figure it out and get it done.

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Re: Titanium Twin Top Tube Laird frame
« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 11:46:19 AM »
Quote from: Mike Laird
Now about the frame. Itís titanium and weighs 4lb. 2ozs. Bill told me he bends TTT all the time and I didnít want that to happen on my frame. So the TTT wall thickness on here is .095Ē. The cable guide and cable stop and seat tube plates between the TT are hand cut. It took me 2-1/2 days to build this frame. This TTTT-lairdframe is probably the most challenging metal structure Iíve built to-date.
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 Bill, itís a honor to build you this frame and thank you for everything you have done for OUR sport!

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Re: Titanium Twin Top Tube Laird frame
« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 06:16:54 PM »
Looks nice!! Love to see it when its fully built!