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    The Casual Rider
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    Chris King Titanium headset

    I'm on a hunt for some real world info on the use of Ti Headsets on Ti frames..

    Anyone here with that combo and wana share his experience? I've heard mixed stuff on the wisdom of using Ti on Ti for the headset..

    your thoughts or experiences?

    thanks
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    As long as you use antiseize compound between the two you will be fine.

    Hope this answers your question.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CE750
    I'm on a hunt for some real world info on the use of Ti Headsets on Ti frames..

    Anyone here with that combo and wana share his experience? I've heard mixed stuff on the wisdom of using Ti on Ti for the headset..

    your thoughts or experiences?

    thanks

    Just the possibility that if you are looking primarily for an aesthetic effect, you can order from King a no-logo copy of their pewter alloy headset that looks absolutely great on ti frames. Takes a week longer or so. Have fun.

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    I've heard the pewter look good, and if it were just the looks, I could do it, but I am one of those guys that can't have anything Faux... not my walls at home, not the wood in my car, and not the Ti on my bike!

    After talking to quite a few about this, I'm comfortable with the actual Ti ones and just do some inspections on the headset every year or so to make sure there is enough Ti-Prep in there.
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    If you got the $$s to burn!

    IMHO the King Ti headset is a bit Titanium for the sake of Ti rather than any performance benefit (not any lighter, possibly more durable). No way I could afford or justify one myself.

    I think I've been put off by a couple of bike snob mates who've bought them solely for one upmanship over those of us with standard King headsets.

    But I do think they're lovely bits of kit.

    Later

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffbomb
    I think I've been put off by a couple of bike snob mates who've bought them so Fluff
    It's this kind of childish behavior that makes subjects like this hard to discuss objectively... sad that some people have to be "Haters"
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    You are right conspicous consumption

    Quote Originally Posted by CE750
    It's this kind of childish behavior that makes subjects like this hard to discuss objectively... sad that some people have to be "Haters"
    deserves a thread all of its own.

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    does anybody has got maybe a king ti set 1 1/8 to sell ? (>pn)

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