My frame broke in the middle of Kentucky... but the local garage's mechanic, Cooter I believe his name was, simply welded it back together for me and away I went. Try doing that with Ti. I bring this up just cause someone said earlier this kinda thing was a myth. It's really not.
I never said it was a myth, I said it was a rarity. Also, how did "Cooter" do at welding thin wall Cr-Mo and how well did he maintain your frame's alignment? The bike got you through but I'd be very surprised if it was a good repair. BTW, any well-equipped welding shop can also properly weld Ti.