|Gimme an education on steel.||Scy|
Jan 20, 2002 10:34 PM
|I'd like to know more about the different grades of steel used in both older and current frames. The variety seems bewildering. Is there a book, article or website that can summarize it for me? Or maybe someone here can just clue me in on the most popular mid to high-end varieties and how they rank on the food chain.|
|re: Gimme an education on steel.||Sintesi at home|
Jan 20, 2002 11:04 PM
|Check out the Tubes section he gives a rundown on the different grades.
Jan 21, 2002 2:43 AM
|re: Gimme an education on steel.||Scot_Gore|
Jan 21, 2002 6:13 AM
|Dog posted this link a few days ago.
Dog "Metallurgy for cyclists" 1/17/02 8:37am
The first chapter is steel. The article is from 1994, so specific discussions of the latest innovations are not in it. Never the less it's good background info.
Take a look.
|Lots of good info here||Mel Erickson|
Jan 21, 2002 6:46 AM
|Reynolds has alot of good technical info on tubing.
|re: Gimme an education on steel.||Reynold|
Jan 21, 2002 6:58 AM
|re: Gimme an education on steel.||koala|
Jan 21, 2002 7:26 AM
|If you can afford it get the best steel you can afford. Foco by columbus, 853 by reynolds, and Zero by dedaccai are all heat treated micro-alloyed steels that have zero degradation after being welded. The middle sections of the main tubes can be drawn to .4mm. The benefit is a bike that is stiff enough for all but the heaviest and a ride that is better than my old nivachrome bike by far.The cost is less than half that of a quality ti frame.|| |