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    anti-seize for Ti frame?

    Hi,

    I have a Ti frame. A friend of mine puts anti-seize on his BB install.
    Just wondering if it is really necessary.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Necessary, probably not. Highly recommended...yes.

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    I thought Ti was pretty inert...
    I took off the BB with not much effort. I guess it may take years to bind. By that time I would have to change the BB anyway. Maybe necessary if you don't ride much?

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    anti-seize for Ti frame?

    Supposedly Ti and Al will corrode together. I have left Ti bolts in Al frame and parts for a decade with no issue, though I use copper anti seize from the auto parts store now if I have it.

    Costs nothing, takes no time. Might as well use it, but if you don't you probably won't have issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kroe View Post
    Supposedly Ti and Al will corrode together. I have left Ti bolts in Al frame and parts for a decade with no issue, though I use copper anti seize from the auto parts store now if I have it.

    Costs nothing, takes no time. Might as well use it, but if you don't you probably won't have issues.
    Thanks for sharing your experience! I ride regularly so probably going to maintain the hub once a year. If I'm going to store it I'll probably use the anti-seize.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kroe View Post
    I have left Ti bolts in Al frame and parts for a decade with no issue
    large anode (Al frame) + small cathode (Ti fastener) = no problem
    large cathode (Ti frame) + small anode (Al fastener) = rapid corrosion of anode
    whatever...

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    Quote Originally Posted by steadite View Post
    large anode (Al frame) + small cathode (Ti fastener) = no problem
    large cathode (Ti frame) + small anode (Al fastener) = rapid corrosion of anode
    Bingo. Like the poster above said the copper anti seize is cheap as dirt. You DO NOT want to have to try and remove a cold welded part. Its cheap insurance.

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    OK, good advice. I looked through my boxes and I do have TI anti-seize I bought for my Blur suspension bolts. I guess not worth messing up a TI frame.

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