Re: [CR]Lightweight lugged steel

(Example: Framebuilders:Norman Taylor)

Date: Tue, 04 Mar 2003 14:14:20 -0500
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From: "Scott Goldsmith" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Lightweight lugged steel
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At 02:00 PM 3/4/2003 -0500, Grant McLean wrote:
>It's not a warning restricted to steel.
>Many 'modern' (the quotes are for you E-Richie) oversize
>steel bikes do have very thin walls, but so do aluminum and
>Ti frames too.
>Logically, it doesn't really make sense, as the modern
>tubes are far stronger than their "non warning label"
>vintage counter parts.

The fatigue life of a lightly built U2 framed bike is probably way less than a 531c bike. By the time a Pegoretti CCKMP is on topic, will any still be rideable ? I remember years ago Porsche saying their AL 928 cars would loose something like 40% of their strength after 20 years on the road.
>Grant McLean
>cheering because I'm under the limit

Scott Goldsmith
Milford, Ohio
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