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    build a titanium bike

    ok...so after long deliberation on a new frame, i have decided against steel in favour of titanium

    i am an avid fan of steel but in the end decided on ti for the lightness and longativity while maintaining the similar feel to steel

    i will fit this with a campag centuar group, but any ideas how else i should complete the bike

    has anyone experience of fitting titanium parts to a titanium frame ?

    what about forks, any suggestions for a good pair carbon forks ? budget under 200/$400

    integrated headset or not ?

    would be interested in any comments / ideas from anyone that has built up a ti frame

    main use will be hilly rides, club runs, somes road races ( vets ) and maybe the odd TT

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    I'd go 06 Centaur or if later than that, spring for Record or Chorus. The ability to dump multiple gears is really nice.

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    hi

    it is 06 centuar that i have...just wondering about the other bits and pieces

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    Quote Originally Posted by uptheswa View Post
    has anyone experience of fitting titanium parts to a titanium frame ?

    Use anti-seize so the parts won't stick to the frame.

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    Apart from the advice about the anti-seize (Finish Line Ti-Prep, Ritchey Liquid Torque, Tacx Dynamic Carbon Assembly Paste, etc.) there really isn't anything special you need to do to build up a Ti race bike. Just make sure what ever fork you go with has a rake that matches the intended geometry/ride characteristics.

    That being said, both my race bikes are Ti frames paired with Reynolds forks, Ritchey WCS cockpits, Kryrium wheels (ES tubulars and SL clinchers), and Shimano drive trains. But this is mostly due to sponsorship deals.

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