Building a ti bike -- special issues?



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RJ Peterson

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I'm about to put together a ti bike and am wondering what special attention
I need to pay to lubricating posts, threads, etc. I have heard about the
chemical "welding" problems with ti and want to avoid them. Do I just lub
everything with ti prep of some sort before assembly? What is the best ti
prep to use?

What about things like carbon seatposts in ti frames? Any special
attention?

Thanks.



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Qui si parla Campagnolo-www.vecchios.com

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On Sep 12, 11:30 am, "RJ Peterson" <[email protected]> wrote:
> I'm about to put together a ti bike and am wondering what special attention
> I need to pay to lubricating posts, threads, etc. I have heard about the
> chemical "welding" problems with ti and want to avoid them. Do I just lub
> everything with ti prep of some sort before assembly? What is the best ti
> prep to use?
>
> What about things like carbon seatposts in ti frames? Any special
> attention?
>
> Thanks.
>
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> Posted via a free Usenet account fromhttp://www.teranews.com


Antisieze all things with threads plus the seattube for that carbon
post. I use Permatex but like grease, antisieze is antisieze. I also
antisieze or grease in the headtube if installing a conventional
headset.
 
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Jambo

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"Qui si parla Campagnolo-www.vecchios.com" <[email protected]> wrote in
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> On Sep 12, 11:30 am, "RJ Peterson" <[email protected]> wrote:
>> I'm about to put together a ti bike and am wondering what special
>> attention
>> I need to pay to lubricating posts, threads, etc. I have heard about the
>> chemical "welding" problems with ti and want to avoid them. Do I just
>> lub
>> everything with ti prep of some sort before assembly? What is the best
>> ti
>> prep to use?
>>
>> What about things like carbon seatposts in ti frames? Any special
>> attention?


> Antisieze all things with threads plus the seattube for that carbon
> post. I use Permatex but like grease, antisieze is antisieze. I also
> antisieze or grease in the headtube if installing a conventional
> headset.


Yep, this is all you need to do, and if anyone else tells you to do some
other voodoo, just move on.