Re: [CR]Old, worn out racing frames

(Example: Framebuilders:Doug Fattic)

Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2004 23:27:43 -0700
From: "Kurt Sperry" <haxixe@gmail.com>
To: Chuck Kichline <chuck_kichline@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Old, worn out racing frames
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> So, do old bike frames lose their sharpness? Maybe this has already
> been beat to death in the archive.
>
> =====
> Chuck Kichline

I'm no engineer, but my understanding is that as long as the frame is never taken to its yield point (permanently deformed) most well made and designed steel frames essentially will last forever, rust permitting. I doubt the modulus of elasticity, which would determine the "feel" of the frame all else being equal would change to any significant degree.

Kurt Sperry
Bellingham WA