- titanium frame, carbon seatpost?
Be fine, it's pretty rare for a post to seize, and carbon is far less likely to seize than a metal post.
Don't grease, use some assembly paste if anything. Just bear in mind that if you don't ever move your seatpost (in any frame) you may find it stuck when you come to move it.Posted 8 years agogeetee1972Member
Now you see I thought that one of the wonders of Titanium was that it was desperately inert (which made it energy intensive and thus expensive to extract); if that's the case, what is the chemical process going on that causes carbon posts to seize in Ti frames? Assuming of course that it is a chemical process.Posted 8 years agofoxyriderMember
Hmm – just taken my spesh carbon seatpost from my alu road frame – not a mark on it? although it doesn get muddy but does get wet! perhaps depends on teh seatpost – I doubt titianium (which is pretty innert compared with alu) would cause a reaction with the resin in the composite IMO?Posted 8 years agoaPMember
Scotia – we're out in the northern French Alps in 2 weeks, with 4 days at the end. We could bring some carbon paste out with us if you want?Posted 8 years ago
Knowing what you've bought it will have an aluminium insert at the top of the seat tube. You would be very much advised to use carbon paste as the Record seatpost in my CR64 has stuck, have got some carbon-ease to free it and will then replace it with a new one using the aformentioned paste.
Will email you later.
Kingtut, uhm thanks your lovely remark. No i dont think so, even I should be able to do it. The point was that it seems a shame to 'have' to do this just so it doesnt seize..
aP – there is no alu insert…or there wasnt on the 1st frame..its been sent back due to teething probs…we'll see when i get the next one!
i think the local bike shop should have some..it'll be ok thanks..where are yous going? lemme know!
My knee is recovering after the effort to Saas Fee with the trailer…was kinda tough that!!Posted 8 years ago
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