Well my first set will be WOOD, just to test the fit and find other clearance issues. The real ones will be Al, don't see the point for Ti other then being trick. I think anodized Al would look pretty sweet. As for the connecting rode all I really need is bit of stainless all thread. I have a few places I think I could order it.
“When the dogs are looking for their bones and it’s raining ice picks on your steel shores”