Re: [CR] Frame stiffness NOW Frames Getting Soft and 753


Example: Racing

To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Tue, 6 Jul 2010 15:06:17 -0700 (PDT)
From: gillies@ece.ubc.ca (donald gillies)
Subject: Re: [CR] Frame stiffness NOW Frames Getting Soft and 753


Ok, please stop those cards and letters with my :-) posting. I got my head handed to me because I incorrectly stated that heat-treating increases tubing stiffness (the stiffness of all steels is roughly constant.)

I do think it's possible, though, over the long term, for a reynolds 753 frame, with thermal input at room temperature, to loses some of its heat-treated properties, that was the main point of my message.

- Don Gillies
San Diego, cA, USA