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Old 07-08-20, 07:11 PM
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Originally Posted by rosefarts View Post

I imagine that if a brilliant custom guy built those aluminum frames, they'd probably be about as good as the custom steel rides.

Maybe steel isn't better but really nice stuff is better than mass produced?
A custom aluminum frame would actually cost a lot more than a custom steel frame. While aluminum is fairly cheap to anneal on a large scale, An individual frame maker would have to anneal the frames one at a time which would be horribly expensive. Large scale production of aluminum is cheap to anneal because you can anneal a large number of frames at a time.
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