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Ti post with a ti frame?(13 posts)

Ti post with a ti frame?Tony Edwards
Mar 26, 2003 11:01 PM
I know this may be an elementary question, but I am looking to hear from people who have actually tried this . . .

I have a Moots VaMoots and am looking to buy a Chorus build kit for it (it is currently set up with an old 8-speed Chorus/Record setup that I will transfer to my wonderful old DeRosa).

I would love to use the Chorus ti post, but only if it will not cause problems. Obviously I would use anti-seize, but do I need to worry about creaking or seizing?

re: Ti post with a ti frame?russw19
Mar 26, 2003 11:43 PM
It shouldn't creak and if you are very liberal with the Ti prep (use the whole tube) it won't seize.

Nice frame by the way!

but the whole tube?PdxMark
Mar 27, 2003 8:14 AM
I have a Chorus post on a Litespeed Tuscany and I "grease" the post with Ti prep. (Smear a thin film over the post.) Once in awhile I'll loosen the seat clamp and move the post around to make mysef feel better. I re-prep it each year. Not had any problems in the 2 years I've had the bike.

But the whole tube? That seems like way too much. Only a thin film will fit between the post and the seat tube. All the rest of the tube would end up somewhere else.
but the whole tube?russw19
Mar 27, 2003 11:02 PM
I just meant be very liberal.... I didn't think anyone would take the whole tube thing serious, but I was also talking about those little .5 ounce tubes. There isn't that much in them. The little sample packs that get sent out with Ti bolt kits and things like that.... It's not like an 8oz. tube of grease.

re: Ti post with a ti frame?Juanmoretime
Mar 27, 2003 1:51 AM
I have an Alien titanium post in ny Vortex, no problem. No creak and it comes out when I want to remove it. As Rusty had mentioned, use anti seize, I use it everywhere on a ti frame including the headset, seatpost, bottom bracket brake bridge and the rear derailluer mount.
re: Plain grease.......Rusty Coggs
Mar 27, 2003 7:03 AM just as well and is not near as nasty if it gets on something you don't want it on.
I dunno about thatpmf1
Mar 27, 2003 8:07 AM
My wife had a Litespeed with an aluminium (threaded) stem in it. No matter how much grease I slathered on it, the stem would always seize up. I had a hell of a time getting the stem out once to pack it for a vacation. After that, I'd intermittenly loosen and tighten the stem. Even after just a few weeks, I'd have to resort to the trusty rubber mallet. My LBS recommended Permatez -- an anti-seize compound made by Loctite and sold at auto parts stores. Its basically the same thing as ti-prep, just cheaper. That solved the problem. I now use it on all the contact points on both my and her ti bikes.

Its messy and pretty nasty to use, but it works very well.
I had a Merlin...PsyDoc
Mar 27, 2003 9:39 AM
with an aluminum (threaded) stem. Took it out once a year (sometimes once every two years) to service the headset and used Phil Wood Grease and never had a problem with it seizing. The stem simply slipped out.
But Ti-Ti is more of a prob than Ti-Al, so...PdxMark
Mar 27, 2003 10:58 AM
no sure that the Al stem/Ti frame is the best comparison...
But Ti-Ti is more of a prob than Ti-Al, so...Rusty Coggs
Mar 27, 2003 11:30 AM
It's the steerer material that is in contact with the stem quill,not the frame anyway.
I dunno about thatRusty Coggs
Mar 27, 2003 10:39 AM
The Litespeed had a titanium steerer tube?
I now about that!the bull
Mar 27, 2003 9:38 AM
I been using syn-grease with out any problems for 3 years
Lightspeed-syncros ti seatpost.
Not a problem, just use greaseKerry
Mar 27, 2003 5:38 PM
I'm on my 5th season with a Ti post in a Ti frame. I just grease it once a year and have never had a problem. When I got the bike, Litespeed recommeneded grease.