Part 7 – The Final Chapter

Part 7 – The Final Chapter

Apr 9, 2014

The Final Chapter by Scot Nicol The end is nigh. This is the seventh and final part of our six-part series on metallurgy as applied to bicycles; obviously, we’ve extended the series, but this is the final installment – I promise. In this finale, we’ll finish detailing exotic material, and then give you a mystery […]

Part 6- Exotic Materials

Part 6- Exotic Materials

Apr 7, 2014

Try Something Exotic by Scot Nicol You probably thought that with this installment – part six of our six- part series on bicycle metallurgy – we’d be done with the subject. You were wrong, and you should know me better than that by now. I’ve added a seventh part, because there is too much remaining […]

Part 5 – Carbon Fiber

Part 5 – Carbon Fiber

Apr 5, 2014

Carbon Fiber Boasts Tremendous Potential by Scot Nicol If you’ve followed parts one through four of this series on bicycle metallurgy, you’ve learned a lot about the physical characteristics that are important to consider when designing aluminum, titanium or steel bicycle frames. This installment takes a step outside the realm of metallurgy, and looks at […]

Part 4 – Titanium

Part 4 – Titanium

Apr 4, 2014

The Titanium Advantage by Scot Nicol The Titanium Development Association calls titanium “the material of choice,” and there are a lot of people in the bike industry who would agree. This, the fourth part of our metallurgy series, is about that mysterious and expensive metal, titanium. Its reputation within the industry is excellent: light weight, […]