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Ti frame owners PLEASE read(7 posts)

Ti frame owners PLEASE readspookyload
Oct 24, 2002 3:56 PM
This is in relation to my Mtn frame however. I got a great deal on a moots ti seatpost(under $75), and was going to put it in my Kestrel 200 SCi, but have since decided to put it in my Litespeed Unicoi instead. The question is...is there any chance of gauling with the ti frame and ti seatpost like when using aluminum/ti combination. Meaning do I need to worry about using ti prep, or can I just use regular grease. I couldn't bring myself to putting a ti seatpost in my carbon baby. As a side note, anyone know of a carbon seatpost with no setback? The only one I can find is the LP composites.
re: Ti frame owners PLEASE readmerckx56
Oct 24, 2002 5:02 PM
syncros carbon posts have no setback. you can usually find them on ebay.
i'd use regular grease on the post. the metals are like, so i think there's less chance of them bonding together.
Grease or anti seize work fine (nm)Kerry
Oct 24, 2002 5:06 PM
Look carbon seatpost.......gogene
Oct 24, 2002 7:34 PM
...has positions for setback, medium setback and no setback.
Works slick.
re: Ti frame owners PLEASE readLactate Junkie
Oct 25, 2002 2:16 PM
Use lots of anti seize, nickle based if possible. Ti to Ti interface presents an extreme danger of gauling.
Anti seize OK, but not required.Kerry
Oct 27, 2002 4:29 PM
I've been using grease (at Litespeed's recommendation) on my Ti stem, Ti post, Ti derailleur bolt, and aluminum BB in my Ti frame. 5 seasons of use, and no problems with anything. Anti seize is not wrong, but it is also not necessary.
re: Ti frame owners PLEASE readTosh
Oct 26, 2002 3:06 PM
I don't know if it is your case though, my GT Xizang made of Ti has aluminum sleeve inside the seat tube. This means I don't need to worry about gauling even using Ti seatpost. So see inside your seat tube if there is aluminum sleeve on.