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Whats the best metal

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Milo, 2 Jun 2008.

  1. Milo

    Milo Veteran

    Location:
    Melksham, Wilts
    well?
     
  2. mondobongo

    mondobongo Über Member

    The best of the best?
     
  3. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    Mercury.

    Because it's runny.
     
  4. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    Mettalica circa 1984
     
  5. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Heavy?
     
  6. I thought because it was Thready...
     
  7. Milo

    Milo Veteran

    Location:
    Melksham, Wilts
    What would a cast iron bike ride like I wonder.
     
  8. rogerzilla

    rogerzilla Über Member

  9. Trillian

    Trillian New Member

    depends what you're wanting to do with it, a steel-cobalt alloy is my personal favorite.
     
  10. marinyork

    marinyork Resting in suspended Animation

    Location:
    Logopolis
    beryllium and iron
     
  11. Stig-OT-Dump

    Stig-OT-Dump Über Member

    Steel pays a lot of my bills (steel sheet piling, to be precise) so I love it.

    Lead also helps bring the pennies in on a regular basis.
     
  12. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    I would guess it would be a fairly gash bike miloat to be honest. :angry:
    Probably like the difference between steel and aluminium alloy, but magnified 10x.
    It would be VERY heavy, and not at all stiff - so if you made it thin enough to be light enough to be possible to pedal it along then it would probably flex quite a bit. It probably wouldn't break though.

    That magnified even more, like 100x, would be a solid GOLD bike. In fact that would probably bend like a warm chocolate bar as soon as you got on it.
     
  13. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    Aluminium (aluminum if ur a yank)... cos it makes aeroplanes, bikes and tin foil and has an interesting name. I'm sure you could make a house out of it if you put your mind to it. And very possibly shoes, or a pair of flippers.:angry:
     
  14. marinyork

    marinyork Resting in suspended Animation

    Location:
    Logopolis
    Anyone know what materials some of the early proto-bikes were made out of?
     
  15. Milo

    Milo Veteran

    Location:
    Melksham, Wilts
    Im sure there was a magnesium bike.