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Old 12-26-07, 10:05 AM   #1
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Choice of steel

If you had your rathers would you prefer 520 or 4130 cromoly for your loaded down touring frame? Any significant differences or not. Thanks for your ideas.
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The Reynolds 520 tubeset is made from 4130. The tubes are butted to save a little weight. Good stuff for a touring fame. A generic 4130 tubeset may or may not be as nicely configured in terms of tube thinkness and butt lengths. No way to know with out more specific information.
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