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Test your "titanium"

Old 01-01-08, 04:50 PM
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Test your "titanium"

http://www.popsci.com/popsci/how20/8...cbccdrcrd.html
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Old 01-01-08, 05:51 PM
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not putting any of my bike parts against a grinding wheel, sorry.
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Old 01-01-08, 06:20 PM
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Wicked, now I can find out if my frame is really titanium or not!
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Old 01-01-08, 07:04 PM
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you dont need to grind your parts. just send them to me and ill see if its real titanium. send the whole bikes to check if its all titanium
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Old 01-01-08, 08:21 PM
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I'll "stick" with a magnet
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Originally Posted by dobber View Post
I'll "stick" with a magnet
but a magnet won't stick to aluminium or stainless, either...
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Old 01-01-08, 10:39 PM
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Some stainless is magnetic, some is not, and I don't recall right offhand which kind is used for what.
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Old 01-01-08, 10:42 PM
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Originally Posted by jhota View Post
but a magnet won't stick to aluminium or stainless, either...
... or CF
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Old 01-02-08, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by jhota View Post
but a magnet won't stick to aluminium or stainless, either...
If I'm that confused as to the actual material my bike is made of..........
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Originally Posted by Velomancer View Post
... or CF
If you mistake CF for titanium, shame.....
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That video doesn't do titanium justice! You'll never call anything else white again once you've seen titanium grinding sparks.

But... There is another way... (also on popsci, coincidentally)

http://www.popsci.com/popsci/how20/3...cbccdrcrd.html

So, who's gonna be the first to try it?
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Originally Posted by KnhoJ View Post
That video doesn't do titanium justice! You'll never call anything else white again once you've seen titanium grinding sparks.

But... There is another way... (also on popsci, coincidentally)

http://www.popsci.com/popsci/how20/3...cbccdrcrd.html

So, who's gonna be the first to try it?
It'd be interesting to have multi-colored rails on my saddle....
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