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  1. #1
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    hey wrenches: methods and materials question

    Let's say I'm building a titanium frame with an aluminum seat post.

    Is it proper to use anti-seize on the seat post, or is your standard green Park grease sufficient to stop the two metals from binding?
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    Grease is fine.

    Are the wheels roundish? Ride it.

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  3. #3
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    red stuff

    Personally, I'd recommend using the red (or pinkish depending on what type you find) "assembly compound". Grease isn't really the perfect stuff for seatposts/seat tubes.

  4. #4
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    grease is fine. i done it for years. my post still comes out.

    the 'red' stuff is copper anti-seize. pay your LBS $$$ for finish line ti-prep, or pay napa pennies for copper anti-seize. same stuff. it works too.

    if you've got a ti frame, it's probably worth having the copper AS around. use it on anything threaded into ti, and definitely on cable ferrules in ti stops!

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