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Old 02-11-07, 10:31 AM
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What would you do?

What if we use up all our metal resources and can no longer make bikes. What would you do?

Is taht possible for our lifetime to see a run out of metal? Would there be any substitute materials?

I just wz thinking
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i think there would be a lot bigger things to worry about than bikes
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Old 02-11-07, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by bikerdfresh
I just wz thinking
I don't think you were.
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Originally Posted by That Forum Guy
I don't think you were.

Shut up
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Haha, I agree with Expat. There are a lot more important things to think about than making bikes. In the case of that happening, there would be something else to make bikes out of... such as a hard plastic or something... bikes may be important to you, but they are not important to the world.
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Originally Posted by bikerdfresh
Shut up
I didn't make a sound.
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In fact, this thread hurts my head. I think you created it without thinking at all, really. Metal, unless contaminated by radiation, is fully recyclable. Commercial Metals is making an absolute fortune in recycled steel. Phelps Dodge is doing the same with nickel, which is a component of your chrome plating. Mittal Steel, the world's number 1 steel producer, is buying Arcelor, the number 2. Even China has become a net exporter of steel.

It's more likely that the internet will run out of names for porn sites than the world will run out of metal.
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i always wondered how metal is made.
you dont mine steel or anything...i think?
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Originally Posted by bikerdfresh
What if we use up all our metal resources and can no longer make bikes. What would you do?

Is taht possible for our lifetime to see a run out of metal? Would there be any substitute materials?

I just wz thinking
what if we started spelling words right?
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I would have to take up extreme walking if they ran out of metal.
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Originally Posted by mude
i always wondered how metal is made.
you dont mine steel or anything...i think?
Iron ore is mined from the ground, same as all other metals. From there is is usually heated to melt it and separate it from the impurities in the crushed rock. Then it is poured into molds, usually made into ingots, since pure, raw iron isn't too useful. From there, it is combined with other elements, depending on the intended use. Carbon is what you add to iron to make steel. Low carbon gives you hi-ten, which is soft and easy to work. High carbon is good for things like tools, knives, that need to hold an edge. But it doesn't give, it will break when stressed. Chromoly is a specific form of steel that falls somewhere in the middle. It has a bit of spring to it, so is snaps back when bent. But is can't take too much abuse.

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Yes, I do want more. Very impressive Expat. Props to ya.
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Yes, I do want more. Very impressive Expat. Props to ya.
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Oh, you cheated. I thought you were an extremely well-educated man... but being well-educated could mean you just know were educated enough to know where to look.
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Actually, I did know all that before. When I worked in for a transport company in Australia, we shipped metal all over the world.
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That's pretty cool though. I wish I knew that... without having to research it.
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Originally Posted by That Forum Guy
Iron ore is mined from the ground, same as all other metals. From there is is usually heated to melt it and separate it from the impurities in the crushed rock. Then it is poured into molds, usually made into ingots, since pure, raw iron isn't too useful. From there, it is combined with other elements, depending on the intended use. Carbon is what you add to iron to make steel. Low carbon gives you hi-ten, which is soft and easy to work. High carbon is good for things like tools, knives, that need to hold an edge. But it doesn't give, it will break when stressed. Chromoly is a specific form of steel that falls somewhere in the middle. It has a bit of spring to it, so is snaps back when bent. But is can't take too much abuse.

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so its basically a melted rock?
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Originally Posted by mude
so its basically a melted rock?
No, it's melted ore. Go get one of your mum's good spoons, and start digging in the backyard. Besides a lot of dirt, you'll find a bunch of rocks. Keep digging, and you should end up hitting a layer of rock that's mixed with iron ore.

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so how do they separate rock from ore?
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so how do they separate rock from ore?
By bashing you in the head with it. Did you read any of what I wrote, or try the link? They crush it, then heat it to separate the iron.
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this is stupid but i would make a bike out of pvc and aluminum
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Originally Posted by BMX1992
this is stupid but i would make a bike out of pvc and aluminum
it is stupid because aluminum is a metal....AND THEY ALREADY MAKE BIKES OUT OF IT!


anyways. no it looked long so i didnt really read it
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[sarcasm] I've got a great idea! Instead of making bikes out of metal, I'm going to make them out of aluminum! [/sarcasm]
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someone should actualy turn those tags into real html so somthing cool happens when you put them
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ok, but what would u think of a bike frame made from pvc?
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