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Titanium Twin Top Tube Laird frame
« on: May 30, 2020, 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: May 30, 2020, 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: May 30, 2020, 06:16:54 PM »
Looks nice!! Love to see it when its fully built!


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Re: Titanium Twin Top Tube Laird frame
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2020, 09:00:29 AM »
weight?

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Re: Titanium Twin Top Tube Laird frame
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2020, 12:12:57 PM »
I seem To remember him saying 4 lbs 2 oz
Dax (now in NYC)

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Re: Titanium Twin Top Tube Laird frame
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2020, 02:38:55 PM »
Really? I would have thought that it would be much lighter..!
My frame weights that much and its chromoly (Deco Jackpot)
So why go with titanium if there is no weight difference?

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Re: Titanium Twin Top Tube Laird frame
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2020, 12:03:39 AM »
It's over built because Nitschke breaks frames...

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Re: Titanium Twin Top Tube Laird frame
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2020, 04:16:49 PM »

WILD BILL...yeah he does and I known that cat for a long long
time and he is rough on things!

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Re: Titanium Twin Top Tube Laird frame
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2020, 10:18:39 PM »

WILD BILL...yeah he does and I known that cat for a long long
time and he is rough on things!

Did you see him pull the whooper back when he first did it?

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Re: Titanium Twin Top Tube Laird frame
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2020, 10:24:42 PM »
FWIW, Bill told me that he rode that white 19Ē Subrosa Pandora frame for 11 years.  Maybe that one was ďoverbuiltĒ?  LOL

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Re: Titanium Twin Top Tube Laird frame
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2020, 02:26:17 AM »

WHEN I SAID ROUGH..HE BROKE THINGS EVEN STANDARD BYKES
TOUGH..that said as Wild Bill I saw break a lot of things over the years and
saw quite a few at Rampage Skatepark.Good for Wild Bill and see ya ass at
next years ONE LOVE JAM  in Newport Beach in January!