The Improbable Bulk
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA
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Originally Posted by Retro Grouch
I've only recently come to grips with so many people using the word "alloy" when they mean "aluminum". Steel, by definition, is an alloy of iron and carbon.
Now you're making a differentiation between "metal" and "aluminum alloy". Aluminum alloy is, by definition, a metal.
My apologies, it was a stupid blunder. I of course know that aluminum alloy is a metal.
My intent was to refer to replacing all metal parts with ones that have a "natural" aluminum alloy finish instead of the black anodizing that has become the norm for every metal part on a bike today.