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Ti frame with a Aluminum clamp front deraileur?(5 posts)

Ti frame with a Aluminum clamp front deraileur?LC
Nov 11, 2002 8:40 AM
Anyone have any problems with this combination and the different materials? Do I need grease or Ti prep here?
If you're concerned, use a layer of teflon tape (nm)brider
Nov 11, 2002 8:45 AM
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Agree w/tape--here's how to hide itretro
Nov 11, 2002 9:05 AM
Actually any kind of tape you have around will work. Grant Petersen at Rivendell (I think that's where I read it) advocates putting a wrap of cotton bar tape under the clamp anyway, to protect the frame. Teflon plumbing tape is very thin, but should do the job.
After you get get the clamp adjusted, you can take a sharp knife, like an X-acto blade, and cut lightly around the clamp, then peel off the excess tape. Won't show at all.
If you're concerned, use a layer of teflon tape (nm)LC
Nov 11, 2002 9:42 AM
Thanks! That sounds like a good idea and is easy to do too.
Not an issueKerry
Nov 11, 2002 6:02 PM
Mine is 5 seasons/40K+ miles. I put a thin layer of grease any place that metal touches metal (or paint). No signs of any problems. Even without the grease or tape, the contact issues are much smaller than with stems, posts, or threads. Still the grease is good policy.