Re: [CR]REYNOLDS 753


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Date: Mon, 05 Apr 2004 23:16:06 -0400
From: Joe Bender-Zanoni <joebz@optonline.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]REYNOLDS 753
To: WD Baseley <wdb@pobox.com>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
References: <5.1.1.6.2.20040405081535.01bc9eb8@pop.mindspring.com>


Since the 753 is heat treated, a hardness test away from the heat affected zone (the immediate area of the joints) would work.

Just cut a sample out of the center of your tube, flatten it and do the ol Rockwell hardness test.

For enquiring minds that really want to know.

Joe Bender-Zanoni
Great Notch, NJ


----- Original Message -----
From: "WD Baseley"
To:
Sent: Monday, April 05, 2004 8:19 AM
Subject: Re: [CR]REYNOLDS 753



> At 12:10 AM 4/5/2004 -0400, Philcycles@aol.com ushered forth:
>
> >In a message dated 4/4/04 7:56:43 PM, youngc@netreach.net writes:
> >
> > >You could collect some shavings of the metal and have it analyzed to know
> > >what alloying materials are there and in what proportions. You'd probably
> > >need to do the same with a known sample of 753 and some other steels for
> > >comparison purposes. No doubt a frightfully expensive proposition unless
> > >you
> > >know of a graduate student in metallurgy with some time on their hands
> > >and
> > >ready access to some pretty fancy analytical equipment.
> >
> >Wouldn't work. 753 is heat treated 531.
>
> Metallurgical analysis should still work, but you'd probably have to look
> at other properties besides material composition, such as grain structure.
>
> Regards,
> Dave "former computer geek in a metallurgical lab" Baseley