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    Default Ti stems/posts on painted frames

    What say you. Is one or the other or both ok?
    Incoming project is a steel frame and fork, brightly painted, and a couple of Firefly contact points would suit it, genealogy-wise. Otherwise, itíll be all black Fizik stuff as I usually ride.

    Anyone have any reference pics?
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    Default Re: Ti stems/posts on painted frames

    I like a ti post on my painted (powder coated actually) steel bike
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    Default Re: Ti stems/posts on painted frames

    Gets my vote. Been tempted to do it (with eeWing cranks) on the Woody for some time now...

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    Default Re: Ti stems/posts on painted frames

    I have a ti post on my bike, and I think it looks good



    stem would look ok too- but most of the bars I like are black ano, so the black stem matches better

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    Default Re: Ti stems/posts on painted frames

    Looks like a Bold post on the Kirk above.

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    This had a Record Ti post on it, but it slipped without over-torquing the seat post clamp bolt so I replaced it with a "temporary" Thomson post. Ibis Ti stem that came with the bike. I think you can balance the titanium color with a mostly black equipment bike. Easier if you are selecting a ball-peened titanium finish that tends towards a subdued gray. Using a similar tone seatpost clamp and headset helps. Not claiming this is perfect, but it is perfectly functional and the stem is awfully light. I might change the Thomson to something else eventually. Thomson post is light enough, but it doesn't have much class to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichTheRoadie View Post
    Gets my vote. Been tempted to do it (with eeWing cranks) on the Woody for some time now...
    now that would be Neil’s.

    Quote Originally Posted by andrew flowers View Post
    I have a ti post on my bike, and I think it looks good



    stem would look ok too- but most of the bars I like are black ano, so the black stem matches better
    Andrew that’s my favorite bile on this forum. It’d even look good with a candy cane striped seat post.

    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke View Post
    This had a Record Ti post on it, but it slipped without over-torquing the seat post clamp bolt so I replaced it with a "temporary" Thomson post. Ibis Ti stem that came with the bike. I think you can balance the titanium color with a mostly black equipment bike. Easier if you are selecting a ball-peened titanium finish that tends towards a subdued gray. Using a similar tone seatpost clamp and headset helps. Not claiming this is perfect, but it is perfectly functional and the stem is awfully light. I might change the Thomson to something else eventually. Thomson post is light enough, but it doesn't have much class to it.

    Don’t think I’ve seen this on before John. Nice- still own it?
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    Default Re: Ti stems/posts on painted frames

    check out Ryun's bikes here or on paceline. He def had an orange HSS firefly with ti components. perhaps some speedvagens and such, all painted. Take a look. You also might want to look at "Velocipede Imports" instagram, who imports bixxis and has a number of painted frames + PMP posts. I have one too i hope to get installed on my olive spectrum, but I am waiting to borrow a 6mm wrench from a pal. :)

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    Yep. It is a joy to ride. I bought it from a member here and on Paceline. Paolo? You can find his version of the bike, a very tasteful set up with Record 10 speed, in the Weigle galleries here. My version is not so stylish - more of a mutt really - but is better suited for living in Hillsdale, emphasis on the hill part, with Chorus, Record, Athena and Ultegra. Travesty. But fortunately I canít ruin the handling which is lovely. Looking forward to dusting it off for spring rides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skouri1 View Post
    check out Ryun's bikes here or on paceline. He def had an orange HSS firefly with ti components. perhaps some speedvagens and such, all painted. Take a look. You also might want to look at "Velocipede Imports" instagram, who imports bixxis and has a number of painted frames + PMP posts. I have one too i hope to get installed on my olive spectrum, but I am waiting to borrow a 6mm wrench from a pal. :)
    A PMP titanium post would be great. Need to get a well-above average quality 6mm wrench as the adjustment bolt on the post clamp seems cleverly designed to round off easily. A Wera Joker to keep in your saddle bag.
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    Default Re: Ti stems/posts on painted frames

    Thanks for heads up Jorn. I plan to set carefully at home and then to never touch but i will make sure i have a nice wrench.
    the time spirit seatpost is similar and did start to round a little bit....thumb wheel on a fizik cyrano is a little more idiot proof though impossible to turn when bolts are actually torqued.

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    Default Re: Ti stems/posts on painted frames

    Here's my Olive Green Allied with a bead blasted Firefly post. I like it. I should replace the stem too.
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    I love the ti stem on my blue Merckx.

    I've recently swapped this frame for a white one a cm smaller, which is now in the mail headed my way. We'll see how the ti stem looks on that, but I'm thinking it will be totally fine.
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    Default Re: Ti stems/posts on painted frames

    My take.


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    Default Re: Ti stems/posts on painted frames

    that DeRosa is so awesome! I have used a ti post on a steel bike (no photo) and I liked it.

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    Default Re: Ti stems/posts on painted frames

    Good stuff. Leaning towards the ti post but gonna wait until the bike arrives and dial in my fit. Will decide on stem at that point.

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    Default Re: Ti stems/posts on painted frames

    It's all a bit subjective, but I wouldn't hesitate installing both bits.
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    Had a Record Ti post on it, but it slipped... Might change the Thomson to something else eventually...
    Yes, give the inside of the seat tube some tooth with sandpaper, apply some "carbon" assembly paste, and put that Record back in there. Never been a prettier post.

    Ibis Ti stem that came with the bike...
    And, there's never been a prettier stem, has there?

    Somewhere I should have a picture of my Ciocc with a Chorus post and a ti stem from Dave Levy. Actually the sun's out, why don't I take it for a ride and shoot a few more?

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    The Record post measured 27.1 on the calipers. Carbon assembly paste wasnít enough. Iíd rather rather not over-tighten the binder bolt on this bike. So it went to a friend who had a seat collar machined to work with the post.

    The Ibis stem almost makes me want to convert my other bike from threadless to quill just because it is so nice.

    Eventually Iíll have a PMP titanium seatpost. Resistance is futile.
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