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comment How can you recognise a quality steel frame?
But I'm not changing my spelling of recognise. I saw what you did there :-)
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comment How can you recognise a quality steel frame?
Sorry, what I meant was: the demand for aluminium is far greater than the recycling stocks, so me choosing aluminium has the theoretical effect of requiring more primary aluminium (it'd be nice to reduce the need for mining). But I don't really know enough about the alloys actually used in bikes to make a proper comparison.
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comment How can you recognise a quality steel frame?
Good idea, done!
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comment How can you recognise a quality steel frame?
Thanks for the detailed answer, that's really helpful. Is there a way to recognise double/triple butted tubes on eg used frames? Can you hear the thickness change by flicking it with a fingernail?
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comment How can you recognise a quality steel frame?
Thanks for the info. I was avoiding aluminium as I believed it had much higher primary production cost and low recycling stocks, which might not be the case for the the ChroMoly actually used in frames. Your last point about taking rust out of the picture altogether is a winner.
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