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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:23 pm 
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Is Liquid Metal material http://www.liquidmetal.com/technology/p ... omparison/ going to make its way into the bike industry?

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:13 pm 
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It's already come and gone in the tennis racquet industry. I don't see an advantage for bikes. Maybe you can injection mold some lugs/parts?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:20 pm 
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Not likely, its strength to weight ratio is surpassed by other less expensive and more easily manufactured materials. Amorphous metals also fail catastrophically they don't plastically deform as a crsytalline metal alloy would (nothing in the structure to impede crack propagation). This does not make for a preferred material for structural components.

There are some applications that would improve wear performance in the drivetrain but this is a flame sputtered application of a thin layer to cogs/rings/chain rollers/pins. This is a different alloy and process than the bulk metallic glass "molding" process that is touted as a revolution in manufacturing.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:18 am 
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jersievers wrote:
Is Liquid Metal material http://www.liquidmetal.com/technology/p ... omparison/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; going to make its way into the bike industry?
Holy resumption of posting after a more than 4 and a half year break, Batman!!


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:13 am 
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ly resumption of posting after a more than 4 and a half year break, Batman!!


LOL. :lol: Glad to see I'm not the only one who remembers that one.


Ciao, ;)

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:10 pm 
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HammerTime2 wrote:
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Is Liquid Metal material http://www.liquidmetal.com/technology/p ... omparison/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; going to make its way into the bike industry?
Holy resumption of posting after a more than 4 and a half year break, Batman!!

Yeah thanks. Just trying to set records.

I took some time off bike with new baby and a stint pretending I was a rock climber. Back to biking. Posted a few thing to roadbikereview, then remember you all are considerably smarter and "linked in".

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:12 pm 
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Well then... welcome back.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:02 pm 
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As a steelist, it's a delicious thought, if some einstein can make it viable for bikes one day; just think, poss lighter than the lightest carbon, and 2-3 times the stress load of the Reynolds 953. MmmHmm, carbon? what, pray tell, was that?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:08 pm 
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jersievers wrote:
... a stint pretending I was a rock climber....


quit pretending and do both at the same time!

Or maybe I am also just pretending...but put rock climbing and cycling together and add some yoga and you've got a great full body workout!

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