low stack headset cap and titanium bolts use

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devinci
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by devinci

2 questions here

1- Where can I find a very low stack headset cap such as the slam that stem ones? The slam that stem are not available anymore on their website.

2- When using Ti bolts in aluminium or steel socket, should I need anti seize paste? Will simple blue loctite do the trick in areas that are most stressed (brake calipers)?

thanks guys

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I've always used finish line ti prep where ti comes in contact with alum or steel, never had a problem but a little goes a long way.

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http://taticycles.com/

click on shop, search for 'bearing cover'.

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grover wrote:http://taticycles.com/

click on shop, search for 'bearing cover'.



hey thanks

will check that out tomorrow, hopefully they will ship to Canada!

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Ti-Prep is fine on things like lever clamp bolts that don't need to maintain a high torque but on higher torque stuff like caliper bolts, rotor bolts, etc then threadlock is much better. Same anti-corrosion benefits but less chance of a bolt working loose. I'd be inclined to say think of Ti-prep like a grease so if you wouldn't grease a bolt don't Ti-Prep it

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well, the shop hasnt replied to my email asking if they would ship to Canada.

I will try to make a homemade headset cap setup, using thin spacers and a rubber seal

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absoluteblack makes one that is similar to the Soul Kozak one....

http://www.absoluteblack.cc/top-cap.html

only 4g with bolt.
- AX Lightness Vial EVO D + DA9150 + Enve SES 3.4 carbon hubs
- Parlee Altum + DA9150 + Enve SES 4.5 carbon hubs
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- Independent Fabrication Ti FLW + DA9100 + Enve 3.4 CK hubs

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Indeed I do. After 20 years as a mechanic and amateur racer, I try offer advice when I think it might be helpful.

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I have a new in package slam that stem cap if you are having a hard time getting one.

devinci wrote:2 questions here

1- Where can I find a very low stack headset cap such as the slam that stem ones? The slam that stem are not available anymore on their website.

2- When using Ti bolts in aluminium or steel socket, should I need anti seize paste? Will simple blue loctite do the trick in areas that are most stressed (brake calipers)?

thanks guys

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I thought you guys would like to see how I sorted this...

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=121489&start=90

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