Re: [CR]re:TI


Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2006 10:49:46 -0700
From: "Kurt Sperry" <haxixe@gmail.com>
To: "Bob Freitas" <freitas1@pacbell.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]re:TI
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cc: CLASSIC RENDEZVOUS <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
cc: CLASSIC RENDEZVOUS

Campagnolo Super Record used I believe Commercially Pure (CP) Ti, which is much lower strength than the alloys such as 3Al-2.5V and the alpha-beta multiphase 6Al-4V which became commonly available later. Ther high strength Ti alloys were around since at least the '50s but very hard to source in the timeline era.

Kurt Sperry Bellingham WA USA

On 10/27/06, Bob Freitas <freitas1@pacbell.net> wrote:
>
> I think TI was a strategic material (read military) and top grade stuff
> was not available to anyone outside of the defense industry.
> The benefit of the Soviet collapse was better materials became
> available(but thats outside our timeline)
> BOB FREITAS
> sunny MILL VALLEY,CA USA