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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 6:27 pm 
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I'm going to be fitting a headset in both of my frames
which happen to be 4130 cromo steel.

I have been told if you don't put a smear of grease before fitting the headset can fuse to the steel.

My question is weather it be steel or aluminium should you put a tiny smear
of grease in there or could this eventually damage the frame?

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 6:37 pm 
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I usually assemble with a dab of vaseline.


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Copper Grease, especially when mixing metals - Alloy cups in Steel frame, Steel or Alloy in Ti etc.

Pip.


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Yes i do put a smear in as they can sometimes get pretty stiff in there!

Tiny lil bit though.


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cyfa2809 wrote:
Yes i do put a smear in as they can sometimes get pretty stiff in there!

Tiny lil bit though.


Thanks everyone , yeah that's what i thought , sort of put it on and the srape it off so it leaves a sheen of grease


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ramstein-dh wrote:
cyfa2809 wrote:
Yes i do put a smear in as they can sometimes get pretty stiff in there!

Tiny lil bit though.


Thanks everyone , yeah that's what i thought , sort of put it on and the srape it off so it leaves a sheen of grease


I use loads of copper slip, the excess will get squeezed out anyway.


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I use Finish Line teflon grease. Nice and easy as it comes in a tube.


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