Re: 2nd broken frame
Of course aluminum can be great stuff. I have an aluminum frame schwinn mountain bike I love to ride. It's light and quick. Do I have any illusions of it being a quality tough frame? Nope. One good thwack and its toast. I know that. Would I hang a motor on it? Nope. I don't think they bothered much with heat treating the frame and then selling the whole bike to me for 150 bucks. It's probably made out of the same beer cans I emptied six months ago. Now those were some good cans. I'll get my moneys worth in fun out of it but toss it when its done and not give it a second thought.