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Ti frame & Alloy Seatpost. Galling?(6 posts)

Ti frame & Alloy Seatpost. Galling?Peter Rhodes
Mar 8, 2001 7:13 AM
I recently bought a new Litespeed frame. I'm considering the American Classic seatpost as my post of choice. What I am concerned about is the possibility of galling taking place. Should I go with a carbon post? how about a Titanium post? Grease the post or use anti seize? I'm not looking for reviews on seatpost, just the possibility of galling taking place and precautions to take so that the chance is minimized
re: Ti frame & Alloy Seatpost. Galling?ScottV
Mar 8, 2001 8:04 AM
Just use some grease. I have a Ti bike and Al post and it comes out no problem. If your really want to be safe you can get some of the special grease for Ti that Finish Line sells.
Its not a big problempmf
Mar 8, 2001 10:37 AM
Both me and my wife have a titanium bikes and use aluminium posts. I used grease liberally in the past and had few problems. The quill stem used to get seized up in her bike pretty often and was sometimes a pain to get out. I've started using Permatex (I think that's how its spelled) automotive anti-seize compound made by Locktite. You can get it at an auto parts store. Its cheaper than ti-prep. It really works well. Her stem never gets stuck anymore. Kinda nasty stuff to work with though.
re: Ti frame & Alloy Seatpost. Galling?G
Mar 8, 2001 12:17 PM
The only thing I would add is, if you don't already, every 3-4 months take your post out and relube. This was recommended to me by my shop, although I have gone as long as 6 months before relubing and not had any problems. Enjoy the Litespeed.
re: Ti frame & Alloy Seatpost. Galling?grz mnky
Mar 8, 2001 2:11 PM
I'll 4th the comments by saying that galling shouldn't be a problem - I runa Thompson in my ti frame w/o problems. One caution: you are more likely to see corrosion on the aluminum of you don't apply something. I bought my bike used and the Campy seat post was corroded all to h3ll as well as the quill stem. Previous owner must have been a heavy sweating type.
I'll be the 5th...PsyDoc
Mar 9, 2001 7:45 AM
I have a Merlin Extra-Light with an American Classic seatpost. I installed the seatpost when I bought the bike in 1992. I have had no problems with seatpost or the quill stem for that matter. I re-grease the post about once or twice a year with Phil Wood grease. I have gone as long as a 1.5 years, due to moving, without re-greasing the seatpost or quill stem and they slid out with no problem. But, I would not recommend waiting so long.