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Aside from weight, there is no real benefit. Titanium is an alloyed steel, and has no limitation on weight or riding style, generally, although there are likely ultra light versions which do have limits.


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I think there's more wrong than you've spotted. Unless there's a chunk missing from the end of the axle or the dropout you shouldn't get any movement under power or not. Bending a QR skewer is not easy to do, which suggests that there's a lot of force being applied, and it's obviously being applied where it shouldn't be. Here's a picture of that model, and ...


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There is no issue with using a Q/R or fixed end anti theft skewer on a horizontal dropout. They are well above the threshold of strength required to fix your wheel in the dropouts.


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It depends on how aggressive you ride. If you are a casual rider and rarely do many jumps or drops then they should work just fine. I am a pretty aggressive rider and have snapped more than my fair share of skewers trying to keep the wheel in place. I have also snapped a number of hollow axles because they are just not strong enough for the riding I do. So I ...


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Changing cassette shouldn't require you to pull the axle (4) from the hub body. To get all this put back together you're going to need at least 1 15mm or 17mm (depending on hub) cone wrench and a little bit of know-how. I would assemble what you have there as 4-6-9-6-5 starting from the inside. The tricky part is getting the locknut (5) tight against the ...


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I have broken a Ti stem that held my handlbars. Ti seat rail Ti frame (in 3 places now, alas) So Ti is not magical, but this is on a 18 year old frame now, so not that surprising. I have broken several axles, but steel ones have been sufficient for the last few years for me. I suspect weight is the only benefit, however when you care at the level ...


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The rear wheel (with a Ti skewer) on one of my road bikes would flex and rub against the frame when I stomped on the pedals or climbed a steep hill no matter how tight I made the skewer. I fixed the problem by switching to a steel skewer. No more flex and even the rear derailleur shifts better.


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I haven't used them myself, but I've been asked to remove a broken set. A customer came back to their bike and discovered that a thief had tried to force them and failed. But not before breaking both front and rear lever mechanisms. I got both off without damaging the rest of the bike at all, with a cutting disk in the grinder they come off in seconds. ...


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There are several good options for securing your bike, the wheels and the seat and post. I'll give you the links so you can see the different systems and their pricing. The first link covers the seat security you are wanting, and the second link is for other possibilities. http://www.pinheadcomponents.com/ ...


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in my experience bolt on rear wheels with horizontal drop outs / single speeds actually perform better.


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Sorry guys, but I feel to comment here a bit on titanium. Of course there's a chance, that the composition of that specific metal used by manufacturer is not good, or just less than great. I have been racing road bikes for 30 years and having had all kinds of frames, my original Litespeed (before they degraded by new owners), is absolutely the best frame ...


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It is light, and doesn't corrode. The skewer doesn't take weight at all - that is all held on the axle. The skewer just provides compressive force to stop the axle dropping out of the forks.


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Ti = really expensive = really light = usually racing parts = shortened lifespan due to the gram saving which actually weakens the parts for the long haul. If you race and need every ounce shaved off and your sponser is paying then they're great. If you don't race or are paying your own way then you'd be better off spending your cash on something meant for ...



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