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Old-Schoolers: Pour one out for (probably) one of the last of the Syncros Pro Ti

Aug. 25, 2020, 10:39 p.m.
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Anybody know what the last year of production for Syncros Pro Ti posts was? Wondering how many years mine had before it reached its fatigue limit. I know I rode it for 11 years with 3 different frames.

Syncros

I got lucky though--it failed 2/3 of the way through an easy 15km "recovery ride" on Monday night. If it had failed a day earlier, I could have been utterly miserable low-posting a portion of a 67km ride.

I wish I had a more spectacular reason for the failure--I came off a log-over on flat trail awkwardly and sat down on it a little too hard. I guess a log-over is an appropriately 90s finishing move though.

Time to move on to a dropper, but I'm going to miss the little bit of give of the 27.2 Ti...

Aug. 26, 2020, 3:24 a.m.
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Beautiful.

Aug. 26, 2020, 7:45 a.m.
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That looks like an aluminum one to me, I remember the Ti ones being silver.

Aug. 26, 2020, 12:44 p.m.
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Posted by: tashi

That looks like an aluminum one to me, I remember the Ti ones being silver.

The aluminum ones were black. I broke two and got a titanium one which was bare titanium. The photo looks a little black but it’s actually titanium on my screen. And at the failure the tube is too thin for aluminum. Syncros might have made clear anodized aluminum too. I don’t remember seeing any though.


 Last edited by: andy-eunson on Aug. 26, 2020, 12:45 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
Aug. 26, 2020, 1:08 p.m.
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Hey, you’re right!  I thought that was black.

Aug. 26, 2020, 10:19 p.m.
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It is grey, it's just reflecting the darkness of the world that surrounds it...

Aug. 27, 2020, 7:21 a.m.
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Nice, I like it. 

“I see a line of cars and they’re all painted black...”

Aug. 27, 2020, 9:21 a.m.
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Is this the start of a new poetry thread to replace to old Vassago one?

Aug. 27, 2020, 10 a.m.
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When it comes to poetry, I can only quote, I’m not going to I embarrass myself by attempting to create. 

Although I probably dated myself with that particular quote...

Aug. 27, 2020, 10:02 a.m.
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I shoulda known better, all the broken aluminum ones I saw were from the shaft splitting at the head.

Aug. 27, 2020, 12:54 p.m.
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Poems? https://youtu.be/dD_agNrvnTk

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