"Dave Thompson" <[email protected]
> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> "Trent" <[email protected]
> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
> > Hi, I have a few questions about the Colango Bititan. I posted them on rec.bicycles.racing and
> > have not seen a response, so I hope you'll be able to help out. I saw this Bititan on eBay at
> > http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2716137146
> > I've always been interested in it. It seems like a classic as it was around for years. Is it a
> > good frame? What's with the double down tubes as well as the different shaped tubes? Does it
> > handle as nice as my Master Light?
> Looking at the pics on eBay it looks like a Master Ti, not a BiTitan. I
> a '97 Master Ti with twin downtube and the "Master" diamond shaped top
> and other than color, looks exactly like the eBay bike.
> Aside from the size, the 'Master' geometry throughout the line is pretty much the same. So the
> handling qualities of the Master Ti should be more
> less the same as the Master Light. The main difference will be the "Ti"
> qualities. The double down tubes were Colnagos' way of keeping a stiff BB without resorting to a
> huge oversized downtube. Colnagos have always had a certain 'look' and the twin down tubes enabled
> them to do that. Plus
> has always tried to do things a little differently.
> If you like your Master Light, the Master Ti will be the same except smoother.
As an addendum, the Colnago Bititan had stories circulating about cracking at the BB/seat tube
joint. I don't know how credible these stories are, but when I bought my Master Ti the seller was
quite vocal about the bike NOT being a Bititan. I believe the bike on eBay is not a Bititan but a
Master Ti, due to the top tube shape.
Perhaps you could contact the importer http://www.trialtir-usa.com/home.html
and ask your questions.
Will the seller provide you a serial number?