Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday WTF: How Soft is Aluminum?

   Today is a two-fer. Ever wonder how soft aluminum is? Well, here's two examples why you have to treat alum with a little care. 

Exhibit 1 - Shoe rub has worn these aluminum crank arms severely! Apply a little too much power and you risk snapping one off.

Exhibit 2 - Cable rub can do a lot of damage in a short period. This is why it's a good idea to protect your frame with some protective tape.

Exhibit 3 - Exhibit as an exhibit. 

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