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Old August 18th 09, 09:10 PM posted to rec.bicycles.rides
Robert Norton
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What are the relative merits of aluminium or quality steel? I'm talkimg with
reference to touring bikes
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Old August 20th 09, 04:13 PM posted to rec.bicycles.rides
Art Harris
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Robert Norton wrote:
What are the relative merits of aluminium or quality steel? I'm talkimg with
reference to touring bikes


It all depends on dimensions of the tubing (diameter, wall thickness,
etc.) and what the frame builder does with it.

See:
http://sheldonbrown.com/frame-materials.html

Art Harris
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Old August 20th 09, 08:22 PM posted to rec.bicycles.rides
Robert Norton
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Thanks, Art- great site!
RN
"Art Harris" wrote in message
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Robert Norton wrote:
What are the relative merits of aluminium or quality steel? I'm talkimg
with
reference to touring bikes


It all depends on dimensions of the tubing (diameter, wall thickness,
etc.) and what the frame builder does with it.

See:
http://sheldonbrown.com/frame-materials.html

Art Harris



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Old September 1st 09, 02:21 PM posted to rec.bicycles.rides
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On Tue, 18 Aug 2009 21:10:19 +0100, Robert Norton wrote:

What are the relative merits of aluminium or quality steel? I'm talkimg
with reference to touring bikes


If you are going around the world, then get steel as you can get them
repaired everywhere.


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Old September 1st 09, 03:59 PM posted to rec.bicycles.rides
mac
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What are the relative merits of aluminium or quality steel? I'm talkimg
with reference to touring bikes


If you are going around the world, then get steel as you can get them
repaired everywhere.


You can probably also get a new frame shipped to you, which may be
better than having the local blacksmith patch it up.

Have you considered bamboo?

A small advantage of my Al frame is that my handlebar bell/compass works.
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Old September 6th 09, 02:30 AM posted to rec.bicycles.rides
Simon Lewis
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terryc writes:

On Tue, 18 Aug 2009 21:10:19 +0100, Robert Norton wrote:

What are the relative merits of aluminium or quality steel? I'm talkimg
with reference to touring bikes


If you are going around the world, then get steel as you can get them
repaired everywhere.


This has been debunked a million times.

However, I would always recommend steel because I have seen a LOT of
dented alu frames from something as harmless as a bike falling across
the top of a post for example.

 




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