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Went to the bike store yesterday and was blown away by how expensive everything is. I couldn't even get a deal on the 08 stuff. I start looking on the net and found several ti frames for under 2K. I've put together several bikes but never have touched titanium.
If I order one, what do I really need to know? Specifically:

Do I have to use special ti lube to install parts?
Can I use a Ti seatpost too?
What am I going to be surprised about?

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bosax said:
If I order one, what do I really need to know? Specifically:

Do I have to use special ti lube to install parts?
Can I use a Ti seatpost too?
What am I going to be surprised about?

Thanks
Yes, they recommend you use anti-seize on ti frames, as ti tends to molecularly bond to other metals. Anti-seize will help prevent that.

Yes, you can use a ti seatpost, alu, carbon, whatever.

Not sure you'd really be surprised by much. Maybe how easily a bike can be assembled from the frame up. Assuming the frame is prepared correctly before you take possession, I've found assembly to be a pretty fun and mostly painless process.
 

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bosax said:
Do I have to use special ti lube to install parts?
Can I use a Ti seatpost too?
What am I going to be surprised about?
You can use anti seize, but grease works fine. Use it on all metal-metal contact surfaces including threads on bolts. I've been using grease with Ti, aluminum, and CF mix for over a decade with no problems.

Ti seat post is fine. Just remember to grease it (or use anti seize).

No surprises should be in the offing.
 

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Ditto to the above and I use Teflon tape on the BB caps to help prevent creaking.

Also, make sure you get what you want because a Ti frame can last your life time.
 
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