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Old 11-19-2009, 02:37 AM
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Default Re: Aloha, aluminum frame? new to this

'Nother aluminum bike here

It's held up to my abuses far better than I anticipated, which is pretty impressive as I had high hopes to begin with lol I trail ride it a lot and ride every day, rain or shine - I even had a buddy wreck, sending the bike cartwheeling down the pavement and the frame was fine (wheels & handlebars were toast tho).

There is one thing to look out for with a motorized aluminum bike however and that's chafe. Because of the constant engine vibration, any unguarded contact points will wear quickly. You'll just need to pay a little more attention to where & how you route your cables and anything/everything that's attached to your frame should be snug & secure.

Which isn't such a bad idea anyway
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