THE Materials Oracle
Join Date: Feb 2006
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Bikes: Univega Alpina 5.1 that became a 5.9, that became a road bike... DMR TrailStar custom build
Originally Posted by Seggybop
1018 is barely steel at all, with an almost useless .18% carbon content. It may as well be considered normal iron.
Anything over 0.06% will harden a little....
Reynolds 853 and Columbus tubings have about the same carbon content...
But yes, it's not really a tubing for a steel frame. Alloyed steels are alloyed for a reason, and they are what you want in frames....