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phantomcow2 04-09-05 06:55 PM

Titanium bolts
 
These things seem pretty expensive for what they are. Anybody else agree?
Discuss

khuon 04-09-05 07:01 PM

Unless you're a weight-weenie, they're generally not worth it. Then again that predisposes that being a weight-weenie is worth it in the first place but who are we to judge? Everyone has their vices. Yes, they're expensive but again, if you can afford them and you want them then by all means, splurge. Just remember to use Ti-Prep or some other kind of anti-sieze made for use with titanium parts to keep things from getting ugly later on down the line. BTW, one or two bolts here and there is kind of pointless. If you want bragging rights or you actually want to reduce weight then you need to get a whole kit and replace most of your bolts and fasteners.

BostonFixed 04-09-05 08:00 PM

What about aluminum fasteners? That's where the real weight savings is!

phantomcow2 04-09-05 08:15 PM

its funny though. I look on ebay and there have entire stores pretty much dedicated to aluminum/titanium bolts and things of the like. To save 1/4 lb, you can easily spend 100 on...bolts

zonatandem 04-09-05 08:19 PM

. . . or $2.50 per gallon for gasoline! . . . priorities!

jeff-o 04-09-05 08:37 PM

Titanium is expensive to mine, to refine and to form into useable shapes. It's no wonder Ti bolts are so expensive. Are they worth it? For most people, probably not.

Trouble 04-09-05 08:48 PM

1/4lb, that's 112 grams.
Imagine the effort it might take to lose 1/4lb of body weight. $400 for a pound.
or just a good poo right before the ride for almost 1/2lb or $200. Now that's an expensive poo.
I'm so glad that I don't count grams.

phantomcow2 04-09-05 08:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trouble
1/4lb, that's 112 grams.
Imagine the effort it might take to lose 1/4lb of body weight. $400 for a pound.
or just a good poo right before the ride for almost 1/2lb or $200. Now that's an expensive poo.
I'm so glad that I don't count grams.

:roflmao: *clap*

jhglaw 04-09-05 10:57 PM

Another reason to get titanium bolts is to avoid rust.

phantomcow2 04-10-05 07:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jhglaw
Another reason to get titanium bolts is to avoid rust.

Yea that is true, but I believe many bolts are made of stainless though. Am i wrong?

MichaelW 04-10-05 07:27 AM

Ti and bolts are weaker, so dont use them for luggage racks.
I inherited an Al bolt for my front lamp, it works fine and weighs almost nothing.

capsicum 04-11-05 12:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trouble
1/4lb, that's 112 grams.
Imagine the effort it might take to lose 1/4lb of body weight. $400 for a pound.
or just a good poo right before the ride for almost 1/2lb or $200. Now that's an expensive poo.
I'm so glad that I don't count grams.

But imagine the weight saved if you lost 1/4pound of body took a 1/2pound poo before the ride AND 1/4pound of bolt weight, thats a full pound.

I think with a lot of weight weenies its not that they cant handle a few grams on their ride. It is more of a challenge and a hobby just to make the lightest bike they can.


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