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Yes, you are right on that point. Steel 316 is very dense.
We're currently at the UW and are testing numerous of materials for bicycle construction (tested: carbon fiber, aluminum 6061, steel 1018, steel 316). We are planning to test numerous of other material as well - right now we do not really have a clue which material to test next. We really want to cover a lot of the steels though.
If anyone can refer me to a 1018 steel bike - We would really appreciate it.
Tests: Instron tension, Charpy Impact, Density, Corrosion, Hardness, Compression, Cost, Fatigue, temperature transitions, stree-strain, ect....
BTW, thank you for the speedy response Patriot