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anyone have opinion on magnesium road frame?(6 posts)

anyone have opinion on magnesium road frame?Jrx
Feb 12, 2002 1:49 PM
is it worth considering cuz they are lighter, stiffer and better damping than aluminum or ti. How are the Mgbiker frames? Been looking at Looks carbon and CAD3 which are on sale for $400-500 w/fork, the Mgbiker are for $350 w/o fork.
Don't strike a match near it. (nm)Chen2
Feb 13, 2002 7:25 AM
they lose weight after riding salted roads or being sweat upon!Tig
Feb 13, 2002 8:34 AM
The magnesium frame question keeps popping up here. There have been a few failed attempts in using it for frame material over the last few decades. Use you money elseware. If it was a good material choice, the major manufacturers would be all over it, don't you think? Corrosion from salt, even from your sweat, will eat magnesium like termites.
re: anyone have opinion on magnesium road frame?Slm
Feb 13, 2002 9:43 AM
Look for beryllium. It's the latest & greatest.
re: anyone have opinion on magnesium road frame?mini me
Feb 13, 2002 9:53 AM
Yo man, wake-up! Lithium is even lighter metal.
Beryllium atomic wt=9.01, Lithium is only 6.94. It's true.
re: anyone have opinion on magnesium road frame?modra
Feb 14, 2002 5:35 AM
Yo man wake up yourself! When building a bike frame you have to take into account those funny little things like tensile strength, yeild value and elastic modulus. It's true.