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titanium bolt kits(10 posts)

titanium bolt kitslegs
May 18, 2002 10:33 AM
where do i find titanium bolt kits?
re: titanium bolt kitsgtx
May 18, 2002 10:49 AM
May 18, 2002 12:25 PM
SRP direct
re: titanium bolt kitslegs
May 18, 2002 5:57 PM
re: what kind of weight do these save? (nm)collinsc
May 18, 2002 12:45 PM
re: what kind of weight do these save? (nm)DougSloan
May 18, 2002 3:36 PM
The full titanium and aluminum bolt kits for a full Dura Ace group take off around 90 grams. That's about 1/5 of a pound. To get everything, it costs around $200. It's amazing how many bolts the kits replace, and it does take quite a while to change them out; the rear derailleur pivot bolt whacks off a lot of weight, but is hard to install and get the spring in there right; it has the added benefit of being "break away", though, so it might save your derailleur or hanger in a crash. The brake main bolts can take a while, too. I have the full kit on one bike, and at one time did a full kit on an XTR (sub 21 pound) mountain bike.

Make sure you get some copper anti-seize when installing the ti bolts, too. Otherwiser, they will weld themselves(gall) in place.

Don't do this thinking it will acutally make you faster. It's sort of a hobbyiest thing. If you have done everything else to get the weight down, this would be last.

re: what kind of weight do these save? (nm)legs
May 18, 2002 5:56 PM
I couldn't agree more...
re: titanium bolt kitsNessism
May 18, 2002 12:46 PM
Years ago I bought a SRP kit for a 8-speed Dura-Ace group and installed it. Overall, it was not worth the trouble or cost (even at reduced dealer cost).

Of course, you are not me so do as you will.

re: titanium bolt kitslegs
May 18, 2002 5:55 PM
hey.. the reason behind the want is that i live on the beach.. literally.. sand at my front door.. and man is it corrosive out here.. and i was thinking they would save me a little in terms of rust farming.. not looking for any kind of performance boost..i'll get that from intervals and not bolts..
you think it will help (fight the rust).? i wipe down after every ride yet.. it really is crazy out here...
My opinionNessism
May 18, 2002 6:24 PM
If you just want to ward off corrosion, don't bother. Sure the steel fasteners will corrode with time but so will everything else. What good does it do to have a bolt that will never corrode when the aluminum parts will?

And frankly, if you can afford to live on the beach you can afford a new bike every few years ;)

BTW, where do you live?

Good luck.