I've recently gotten into biking more seriously, and with that I've realized that I don't know what the hell certain words or terms mean.
For example, when I read about a frame, I see words like butted, double-butted, offset horizontal drop out, forgedeleived
and so on.
Please help me out, and post what these mean and any other things that have to do with frames.
Swobo Folsom, Diamond Back Master TG, Mongoose Alta, Huffy Daisy Tandem
Welcome! When I was new to cycling I just cruised around the internet and slowly learned the meaning of all the terms.
Butting generally refers to the way variable wall thicknesses are made into a frame to to achieve lower weight while maintaining strength. Double butting refers two having to different wall thicknesses, usually thicker at the ends than in the center.
Horizontal dropouts have a slot for the axle that is horizontal and often long enough to allow ease of chain tensioning.
It consists of uniform heating of a structure to a suitable temperature below the transformation range, holding at this temperature for a predetermined period of time, followed by uniform cooling.
Forge relieving is applied to relieve stresses that remain locked in a structure as a consequence of a manufacturing sequence, welding, cutting, smelting, initial mechanized or forge.
This treatment supplies to pieces a great dimensional stability previously to the application of:
other heat treatments
The control system of these equipments enable us to process the pieces at any range of temperature.