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Differences in Hi-Tech Steel(5 posts)

Differences in Hi-Tech SteelJon
Oct 30, 2001 8:37 AM
To all you technically-informed and/or engineering types, can you please discuss
the relative properties and merits of Reynolds 853, Thermacrom, and Foco
tubing? Also, any other ultralight, ultrastrong steel I've missed. If you have a preference
indicate why. Thanks.
Hi-Tech Steel infoKevin M
Oct 30, 2001 9:24 AM
Carl Strong has a pdf file with a good summary of bicycle tube materials (mostly steel).

http://www.strongframes.com/about/requestinfo/pdf/SF_Tubing.pdf
Thanks. Just what the doctor ordered. (nm)Jon
Oct 30, 2001 11:53 AM
re: Differences in Hi-Tech Steelouch
Oct 31, 2001 12:25 AM
also check out the columbus, reynolds, etc web pages. torelli.com is good if you find their link for steel tubes
re: Differences in Hi-Tech Steelkoala
Oct 31, 2001 12:34 PM
My builder told me he preferred foco to 853 because its easier to build with and he likes the butting better. It also makes a marginally lighter frame. Apparently 853 is more brittle(thus the higher surface hardness.)