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    Magnesium Frame?

    I've seen a couple folders with magnesium frames for sale. I've never heard of such a thing. I'm figuring there's a good reason why bigger bike manufacturers don't make magnesium frames. Does anyone have any thoughts? BTW, the 2 that I have seen are of the cheaper variety of folders,
    Juan

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    They catch fire if they get too hot?

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    NO they don't catch on fire They are not pure magnesium and even if they were they would have to reach temputures of over 1200 degrees farenhieght. So unless you plan on riding on the sun do not worry about catching on fire!

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    Magnesium is new so established companies might not want to risk it.

    I think magnesium frames are cast, a technique established makers have not experience with.
    2000 Montague CX, I do not recommend it, but still ride it.
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    Wieleder CARiBIKE (folding), decent frame.

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