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    Which grease to use on Ti screws in Al frame?

    I just got some bottle cages that came with Ti screws for my aluminum frame. Can I use my regular Phil Wood grease on the Ti screws, or do I need special grease for this (copper-based?)?

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    I would use anti-seize compound, which is the copper-based grease you refer to. Anytime ti is involved, anti-seize is best-

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    Yup, anti-sieze is the stuff. You should use it any time different metals thread together. bk

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    ^^ i think usually you don't need it between aluminum and steel - grease is enough to prevent binding. It's titanium that seems to really like to bind, so you need the anti-seize for that.

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    For titanium, nickel anti-seize compound is preferred.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robo
    ^^ i think usually you don't need it between aluminum and steel - grease is enough to prevent binding. It's titanium that seems to really like to bind, so you need the anti-seize for that.
    Yep, ti is bad about not playing well with other metals. On a bicycle, grease will do except when ti is involved-

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