I think the story was there were 4 (or 5?) made. I worked on acquiring that one back when it was up, but as I recall, in the end the frame did sell for the full $4500 the seller was asking.I will kick things off with this rarity. Anybody ever see this Ti SAB in the flesh or even ride it ? Was it a one off ?
Scott,Wish I had a clear memory of the TI SAB's. It would make sense that we made more than 1. We had the tooling for the steel SAB and the TI version was not that different. We had to make a fixture that actually pushed the top of the seat tube back while the gusset tube was welded. The shrinkage of the gusset tube welds would pull the seat tube back forward and make it reasonably straight. The bottom bracket was also congested, that made proper shielding difficult. I'd love to see one of those again sometime
Unfortunately, I do not. For most of the time at the Linden St shop, I just kept the hood down and the bright light on. I saw the writing on the wall about a year before Somerville went under. At that point, I was just playing out the string. Oh wellScott,
Do you have any memory of how many TI frames FCC sent to Ti Arts to get anodized?
That is the first Ti Mountainbike frame EVER sold according to GH but he made some before it ( branded as FATs ) for bike shows in 85 afaik. One was stolen I believe. Its awesome she still love it and rides it.This is Nancy with her Ti Fat - purportedly the first ever. I took it at a yard sale we were having at 9 Olive Sq in 2014. She said this was the bike that convinced them to start Merlin