What Not To Make Bike Frames Out Of

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ElCani
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Re: What Not To Make Bike Frames Out Of

Postby ElCani » 11 Oct 2019, 6:01pm

Magnesium bikes are back: https://www.vaastbikes.com/

jimlews
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Re: What Not To Make Bike Frames Out Of

Postby jimlews » 11 Oct 2019, 6:23pm

Yorkshire pudding.

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Re: What Not To Make Bike Frames Out Of

Postby thelawnet » 11 Oct 2019, 6:39pm

Cheese

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Mick F
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Re: What Not To Make Bike Frames Out Of

Postby Mick F » 11 Oct 2019, 6:43pm

Beer.

Sod riding it, just drink it. :lol:
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Re: What Not To Make Bike Frames Out Of

Postby PH » 11 Oct 2019, 10:19pm

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Mine's – corrugated cardboard soaked in wax.
Pro's - You can set light to it and it will keep you warm and burn a long time.
Cons – it will tend to flex more in hot weather.


If Carlsberg made bicycles...
https://www.independent.co.uk/life-styl ... 51661.html

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Re: What Not To Make Bike Frames Out Of

Postby mig » 11 Oct 2019, 10:38pm

my late father left me a garage with rafters laden with plenty of yorkshire made copper tubing, 22 and 15mm.

it wouldn't rust but i don't fancy it for a bike. be nice and shiny with some wire wool action though.

cycle tramp
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Re: What Not To Make Bike Frames Out Of

Postby cycle tramp » 12 Oct 2019, 8:46am

Bicycle journalist hyperbole......its never good to make anything from that, especially not a bicycle frame... :-)

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Re: What Not To Make Bike Frames Out Of

Postby 9494arnold » 12 Oct 2019, 8:56am

Mick

I've sent you a P.M.

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Re: What Not To Make Bike Frames Out Of

Postby Ant... » 12 Oct 2019, 9:37am

Pure Magnesium not Mag.Alloys.
Don't you remember the experiment in school science, setting fire to Magnesium ribbon! :)

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Re: What Not To Make Bike Frames Out Of

Postby PDQ Mobile » 12 Oct 2019, 10:07am

Hmm.
Seeing as (old,plastic much better than copperIMHO) plumbing materials have come up, how about lead piping? Very easy to bend and shape!
If it doesn't collapse on you it will drive you bonkers through long contact!

Now what does that remind me of?

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Re: What Not To Make Bike Frames Out Of

Postby stevegreen » 12 Oct 2019, 1:17pm

Pykrete.

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Re: What Not To Make Bike Frames Out Of

Postby mattsccm » 12 Oct 2019, 7:09pm

Decades ago when I was doing an Outdoor Education degree we were shown how to abseil from a glove in hard packed snow. Last resort sort of thing. Taking it one stage further we wondered what else from the rucksack could be used. Frozen Mars bars proved darn tough. We suspected that a Curlywurly might be as well. Flakes proved less so and we had theoretical doubts about Aero bars. A sandwich (can't remember what filling) proved marginal.
It is surprising what materials can be used for things if you really want to.

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Re: What Not To Make Bike Frames Out Of

Postby mattsccm » 12 Oct 2019, 7:10pm

Was reading an article in "The comic" about an winners hill climb bike. String spokes in the front wheel!

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Re: What Not To Make Bike Frames Out Of

Postby tim-b » 13 Oct 2019, 6:10am

Hi
Road marking paint...the geometry is never ideal (link)
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Re: What Not To Make Bike Frames Out Of

Postby tim-b » 13 Oct 2019, 6:11am

Hi
...how to abseil from a glove

Abseiling from a cliff I can understand, but from a glove??????????????
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