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    Quick advice - big deal to add cantilever brake bosses to ti frame?

    Hi,

    I've done a quick search here and not seen exactly what I needed to know, and am in a crunch as I'm looking at a used Ti bike w/disc brakes.

    Assuming I have access to an experienced Ti frame builder, is it a big deal to add cantilever brake bosses to a Ti frame (should I decide to switch to rim brakes)? And to add a few braze-ons (like rack mounts on the seat stays)?

    From what I read here, it seems like this is not a big deal, but just wanted to check.

    (Tire clearance is not an issue).

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    some prices
    and a previous thread named:
    Cost of braze-ons?

    (how do you link threads?)

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    thanks!

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    It will be different from steel though with Ti. I didn't scan those threads, but you can't braze Ti as far as I know, so you need someone capable of TIG welding the stuff, which is a specialty. I TIG weld steel, copper, but wouldn't touch Ti or Al without a lot of further practice, and in the case of Al a whole new machine. Often Ti is naked, which makes refinishing cost less a part of the picture. And obviously you need Ti parts, I don't think you can weld steel to Ti. Is the fork Ti also?

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    I have access to the original builder of the bike. Was just trying to get a feel for whether this would be a "big deal" or not; the price list posted above was helpful.

    The fork is steel.

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