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Grease or ti prep?(4 posts)

Grease or ti prep?Von Zip
Apr 18, 2001 8:11 AM
When using an aluminum seatpost in a ti frame is it best to use grease or ti prep? Ti prep was used when istallling the bottom bracket and the head races. Thanks for any info.
re: Grease or ti prep?pmf
Apr 18, 2001 12:12 PM
I use Permatex on almost all places I used to use grease on my ti bike. Its an anti-seize compound made by Locktite that you can buy at an auto parts store. Cheaper than ti prep and looks to be exactly the same thing. My LBS recommended it. I used to grease the hell out of my wife's threaded stem that went into her LS Tuscany. Even though I frequently pulled it off and re-greases it, the thing always seemed to be stuck. Sometimes I'd even have to resort to a rubber hammer. Since I've begun using the Permatex, no problems. My only complaint is that its kinda nasty stuff to work with. If you're pulling the post out all the time to travel, then I'd use grease. You don't want to get the stuff on your clothes or in your car.
I have used...PsyDoc
Apr 18, 2001 1:00 PM
grease for the past 9 years and I have had zero problems with my BB, stem, or seatpost. I have a Merlin Extralight, Ritchey stem, Ultegra BB, and an American Classic seatpost. Just my .02.
Litespeed says use grease (nm)Kerry Irons
Apr 18, 2001 5:12 PM