Look at this Magna Glacier Point Bike

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  1. reg454

    reg454 New Member

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    Aluminum bike frame look at pics.
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    I already sent them an email asking what is the thickness of the main tubes for the bike remind you it is aluminum.correction it is steal i took a magnet to it but still
    I will post the email they send me when i get it. Isent it 5min ago.
     
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    I have purchased several dozen of those and assure you it is not aluminum. The front tube has gotten smaller over the last few years and fits most kits no problem now.
     
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    I dont think they are aluminum either. I have one that is my first build, and have over 1000 miles on it and only had to replace the wheel bearings so far..........
     

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    Reg,

    Sounds like from experience, (xlite, misteright1_99), it's steel. .050" wall is fine for a steel frame.

    Next time find a magnet.

    I just gotta ask...what will this opening be used for?

    EDIT: I get it...you were just checking the wall thickness on a scrap frame...I just noticed the buckling in the frame at the head tube.

    Jim
     
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    correction
     
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    HaHaHa... Bearings have gone on several of my Target Magnas over the years. Tip: must use that green marine stuff otherwise the grease just disappears. Keep them adjusted (not too tight) and put a set of bearings in the road pack. Only takes a few minutes to replace.

    The real problem is when the race goes. Being part of the hub it cannot be replaced. It seems to be the only item on these bikes which can leave you stranded. Ask me how I know.
     
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    What happened was the cages went, tossed the cages and replaced without the cages by adding extra bearings, and some quality grease, and no more problems..
     
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    Yes, that's what I did too. Didn't have proper replacements so pulled some balls from a front bearing. Now I carry spares in my pack but, wouldn't you know, not a single failure in over 3 years. "Umbrella to the beach" syndrome. Or maybe it's the new type grease.

    I wish there was some way to fix the hubs with the bad races.
     

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