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    What is "tange plane gauge"?

    It's the type of steel they use in Charge bikes, how does it compare to reynolds 520?

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    it's probably just non-butted 4130...which would be comparable to 520
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    you sure it's not "plain"?

    plain, vanilla, bland, whatever your take on it, it's nothing special.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Plain gauge steel (not "plane") just means straight gauge, non-butted tubing.

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    yeah, it's "plain" and not "plane".

    What does that mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PedallingATX View Post
    just non-butted 4130...which would be comparable to 520
    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    whatever your take on it, it's nothing special.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    just means straight gauge, non-butted tubing.
    How bout now?

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    it means the wall thickness of the tubes is constant. 'butted' tubes are slightly thicker at the ends (where most of the stress is, both from riding and from heat during assembly). butted frames are a touch lighter, and arguably 'livelier'...but the differences are not dramatic.
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    We should continue coming up with new ways to say the same thing.

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    How about bird steel.....cheep, cheep, cheep?
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