OK, just to shed a little light on the reinforced threaded holes, on an aluminum frame, those are threaded inserts that are installed with a tool that fastens them to the frame just like a pop rivet in effect. They are not reinforced at all and unless installed with a dab of epoxy tend too loosen up over time and eventually fall out. Then you can reinstall another one in its place usually.
On steel and chromoly frames they are usually brazed-on little threaded lugs, quite a bit sturdier but for all intents and purposes just installed for carrying a water bottle and not much more.
And a little side note on titanium frames, they are the frames you want too pay special attention for cracks and frame failure as titanium is very hard and brittle.
Any frame can crack or break but I've witnessed more Ti frames break, than all the others put together. Doesn't stop me from loving Ti frames
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