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When is Liquidmetal going to be used for bike frames?(14 posts)

When is Liquidmetal going to be used for bike frames?bikedodger
Jul 5, 2002 8:40 AM
The next great metal for sports equipment. "More than twice as strong as titanium and steel, it doesn't rust and it can be cast like plastic"

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&ncid=624&e=1&cid=624&u=/ap/20020705/ap_on_sc/super_metal_1
re: When is Liquidmetal going to be used for bike frames?seamus
Jul 5, 2002 9:25 AM
Sure sounds promising...I wonder if anyone has looked into it yet. I mean, bike companies are usually pretty good about investigating this sort of thing, which is why we've seen bikes out of beryllium, Aermet and Borayln already, though none of those materials delivered on their promise. I wouldn't be surprised to hear that someone (a semi-large co. perhaps?) was already looking into it.

Guess we'll just have to wait and see.
wonder if it will make your top 5 list?Jekyll
Jul 5, 2002 9:28 AM
just eating donuts with with Pecos, wondering.........
wonder if it will make your top 5 list?seamus
Jul 5, 2002 10:23 AM
You're my new girlfriend. Maybe you, me and Pecos can have a threesome.
wonder if it will make your top 5 list?Jekyll
Jul 5, 2002 10:28 AM
sure, send me a pic and a profile and maybe Pecos and I can treat you like the braggart bitch that you are.... Bet you take in the a$$ as well as you talk out of it (well, maybe I'll leave that part to Pecos)...

Cheers...
wonder if it will make your top 5 list?seamus
Jul 5, 2002 10:32 AM
Don't be so insecure.
Why thankyou Jekyll ;o) You see Seamus here ...Pecos
Jul 5, 2002 1:45 PM
must feel pretty sh#@y about himself, so he tries to engrandize himself by regurgitating BS. He made a statenment, but then takes exception to those that ask questions about it. I actually bit and believed that he was a "Professional Bicycle Tester". Now I just believe that he is a "Professional Jackass"! See you in the funny sheets ..................................
Why thankyou Jekyll ;o) You see Seamus here ...seamus
Jul 5, 2002 3:15 PM
I feel fine, because I love you.
re: When is Liquidmetal going to be used for bike frames?elrey
Jul 5, 2002 9:40 AM
In the article it was mentioned that the reason that they used it in golf clubs was because of the energy transfer to the ball. To transfer the energy, the face of the club must have a springlike effect. That may mean that the metal has a springlike effect like titanium. If the density of liquid metal is similar to steel, it may require thicker tubes that regular steel, increasing weight. I by no means am a metalurgist, but I do have a lot of experience with the metals in the golf field.
You actually find time to cycle and golf???? (nm)Dave Hickey
Jul 5, 2002 9:48 AM
You actually find time to cycle and golf???? (nm)elrey
Jul 5, 2002 9:59 AM
Actually, I haven't played golf since I quit working at a golf course about a year ago. Since I started commuting to my new job on my bike I started getting into cycling more. Golf is too expensive, if you don't work at a golf course. So, I decided to go to an inexpensive sport like cycling. HA, HA!!!
Cyberdyne Systems used it to make the T-1000 series terminator.firstrax
Jul 5, 2002 10:05 AM
potential use?DougSloan
Jul 5, 2002 10:09 AM
Seem like that would be great for an infinitely variable transmission. It could just instantly change size.

Also, your frame doesn't fit, just tell it to change! Hmm, I think we are on to something.

Doug
Frames, maybe. Parts, definately.off roadie
Jul 6, 2002 4:40 AM
I can see a huge benefit using this material for bike parts like brakes, derailuers, cranksets, hubs, cassettes- bascially anywhere you use aluminum, titanium, or carbon fiber today. All the strenght, stiffness, and lightweight of titanium or carbon, with the castability / reduced machining costs (for parts, not the molds) of plastic.

In those aplications, the material cost is pretty low compared to finishing and machining. This stuff doesn't need ANY finishing or machining, since you pull it out of a 1 micron tolerance mold!

Yah baby, gimme!