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i always avoid aluminum fasteners wherever possible due to a lot of bad experiences with them disintegrating over time (especially nipples on fancy wheels), but i'm not a weight-weenie, just weight-conscious. i would say if you can afford ti bolts that'd be what i would go for, even though it's overkill and you'd be shaving maybe 1/10th of a gram. of course,...


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In general, for weight weenie information, questions, and discussion, I'd recommend joining the Weight Weenies forum. The bottle cage bolts don't need to withstand impacts. They just need to hold the cage in place against the force you exert when pulling a bottle out. They don't really bear much of a load. I am not sure what torque specs there are aside ...


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Not all metal frames may be built with the hydraulic brake hose routing exiting the frame at the bottom bracket. In principle, with an oversize BB, e.g. a T47 threaded or a PF30 press-fit, there could be sufficient room to route the hose through the bottom bracket shell around a 29-30mm spindle. Per this post on the Weightweenies forum, some titanium frame ...


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