RonK wrote:fat and old wrote:RonK wrote:
The image of the village blacksmith in Upper Volta or Outer Mongolia trying to weld a bike frame made of tubing with less than one millimetre wall thickness with a blow torch or a couple of car batteries and electrode immediately comes to mind.
Are the bike frames used by those tourers that go for those sort of tours really less than a millimeter thick? I would have thought they'd be tougher?
Yes - in fact it's difficult to find tube sets with a wall thickness greater than 0.9mm at the butts. Most touring bikes are made from butted 4130 chromoly tubes with a wall thickness of .9/.6/.9
Dead set? I would have thought they'd be thicker/tougher/insert correct word here. Learned something new. Thanks