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LeMond frame material(3 posts)

LeMond frame materialHerrLURP
Mar 20, 2001 6:33 PM
I have a Lemond Reno road bike, and everyone I've asked said that the material is Reynolds steel. However, on the bike there is a decal that says "double buted cro-moly." What does that mean? Is this bike part steel, part cro-moly?
re: LeMond frame materialfuzzybunnies
Mar 20, 2001 7:41 PM
cro-moly is just an alloy of steel which contains cromium and molybendium to allow thinner tubes to be used while still keeping the frame strong and durable. It is a steel used by reynolds just like they're 502,531,753, or 853. Someone else might be able to give a more scientific answer on what the exact differences are. TTFN
re: LeMond frame materialkip
Mar 20, 2001 8:14 PM
For a real good description of the steels used in their tube sets, check out the Reynolds website.