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For SCOTTFREE. RE: frame fatigue & life span. An interesting(3 posts)

For SCOTTFREE. RE: frame fatigue & life span. An interestinghuez
Jul 2, 2002 2:55 PM
study.

Warning, some stonch steel and ti gurus have a hard time with this.

Mind you, this is a SMALL sampling of frames, but nonetheless might surprise you.

http://sheldonbrown.com/rinard/EFBe/frame_fatigue_test.htm
Yeah, I've seen this. It ISscottfree
Jul 3, 2002 6:59 AM
interesting. It would be more interesting if the effects of TIME could be accounted for. Pounding hell out of frames for a couple of days tells us something. The cumulative effects of 20 or 30 years' moderate real-world use and materials degradation would tell us something else.

Thanks for the link.
Yeah, I've seen this. It ISSnowBlind
Jul 3, 2002 12:24 PM
One thing to remember is that some materials do not suffer at all from fatigue when the stress is below a certian treshhold. Aluminium is not one of those materials. Ti and Steel are.