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Dogma from Pinarello(6 posts)

Dogma from PinarelloEYT
Sep 27, 2002 6:38 AM
Pinarello will be the exclusive manufacturer of this magnesium frame for the first two years. But who can afford this bike?
Dunno - how much is it, and what happens if it gets wet? nmEager Beagle
Sep 27, 2002 6:46 AM
Corrosion.........Dave Hickey
Sep 27, 2002 6:48 AM
I'd be worried about corrosion. Magnesium corrodes very easily. If the paint get's chipped, you better carry a bottle of clear fingernail polish.
Sep 27, 2002 7:33 AM
Litech is a Russian company that has been doing Mag frames for a long time. They are sold in the US under the Salt Cycles name and are warranted for 5 year.

The magnesium goes through a surface treatment to prevent corrosion. The outside of the frame is powder coated.

Since Pinarello is the first company that seems to be using Magnesium beyond Litech's products I would suspect that they use similar processes (And maybe even working with Litech?)...
Plus there's that whole fire thing...Silverback
Sep 27, 2002 7:34 AM
Ignition would be a neat trick, but I was a volunteer firefighter in a town next to Interstate 80 for several years. One time a truck carrying a small amount of magnesium (along with a bunch of other stuff) caught fire about a half-mile up the highway. Lit up the whole town like the rising of the sun.
Magnesium: Awesome show in an evening criterium. Whoosh! nmSpunout
Sep 27, 2002 7:40 AM