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Magnesium Litech frames?(4 posts)

Magnesium Litech frames?ygukukserhxdrthsrth
Nov 29, 2001 10:16 PM
Hello!
Would you recommend a 2,60 lbs. 54cm road racing frame, from "magnesium Litech Kft." (http://www.mgbiker.20m.com) for general racing and training?
It is only $500, and I even heard that they are having a hlidays sale and can give you up to 40% off the usual price.
The frames are 2001 models and have 1year of the warranty given by the manufacturer. The painting looks pretty good (powder painted in a grey, sparkling color) nd the welds are TIG-welded. Is this a good deal? Any advice?
Interesting frame and website . . .DCW
Dec 1, 2001 4:37 AM
I'll bet others on the board can tell you whether there are corrosion and other special issues associated with magnesium. I seem vaguely to recall some discussions in the distant past.

On the website, I especially liked the following claim:
"you can enjoy every second of your ride to the maximum limit and beyond."

The "6% secret" ingredient in the alloy is also fascinating.

Finally, look carefully at the c-t seat tube measurement for a 54 frame -- 58.5. They show the measurement to he top of the tube, not the top of the collar, and they list the top tube as a 41 mm oval. I don't see how all that jibes. It doesn't just look like a typo, either. All the othe sizes have an exaggerated c-t measurement.

If you get one, be sure to post a review.
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Dec 1, 2001 6:12 AM
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re: Magnesium Litech frames?Tony Edwards
Dec 2, 2001 9:57 AM
Ack! I guess if you are feeling brave you could take the plunge and give them a try, but one look at that website, the fact that they are made in the Ukraine, and those hideous dropouts is enough to scare me away, to say nothing of the, er, fascinating custom paint jobs.