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Building first ti frame. Anti-seize? Thread tape? Both?(6 posts)

Building first ti frame. Anti-seize? Thread tape? Both?KLM
Apr 5, 2002 9:45 AM
Hi all,

I'm soon going to be building up my first ti bike (woo hoo!). What advice would you give for using anti-seize and/or thread tape on all threads? What about other areas where alu touches the frame such as the seat post and headset? Would you treat or grease the headset cups before pressing them into the frame? Any advice would be much apprecited.

Thanks,
Ken
re: Building first ti frame. Anti-seize? Thread tape? Both?cyclopathic
Apr 5, 2002 10:58 AM
just use Ti anti-seize. BTW do you have the headset press? If you don't have LBS to press cups in (10-15$), unlike Al frame you can't hammer 'em in good luck
re: Building first ti frame. Anti-seize? Thread tape? Both?KLM
Apr 5, 2002 3:00 PM
Thanks. Yes, I have the tool. I would never "hammer" a King headset into a ti frame.
Litespeed specifically recommends greaseKerry
Apr 5, 2002 3:05 PM
That's what I have used for 4 years with no problems. If you use grease and torque to recommended settings, you'll have neither noises or any risk of things freezing up. This applies to Ti/Ti, Al/Al, and Al/Ti.
re: Building first ti frame. Anti-seize? Thread tape? Both?grzy
Apr 5, 2002 3:32 PM
Light grease on the seatpost, headset cups, and water bottle threads. Teflon tape on the BB. You could put a dab of grease on the der. & brake attachement points, but it's not necessary. The BB and seat post are critical as they tend to casue a majority of the creaks in ti frames.
Tape is unneccessary ...liu02bhs
Apr 6, 2002 1:41 PM
I don't believe you need thread tape for ti frame, however, it's a good idea for al to reduce the creaking noise. But definitely grease everything and use anti-seize compound.