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    Magnesium handlebar clamps

    My employer decided it was best to keep the doors open during this virus thing. So I made some magnesium clamps. Saved 40 grams of weight over the aluminum ones I made last year!
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    Installed. A little over the top. I like em
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    Only cool peeps run Renthal bars. Which one is that?

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    Ultra low

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    They will oxidize fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by outthere View Post
    They will oxidize fast.
    Unless you hand rub them for 27 minutes each daily! Skin grease is the best metal conditioner

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    I have an incredibly stupid amount of raw aluminum on my bike. Carnauba wax is your friend

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    Anodizing at home is easy

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike lowary View Post
    Ultra low
    Ultra lows are nice, but I prefer the Road Lows for an XB. Ultra lows are my choice for a SV650.

    Classy nonetheless.

    Can you anodize magnesium? I dont recall ever seeing it done? I remember seeing magnesium bicycle stems from Easton back in the late 90's/early 2000's. They held up okay, but every now and then I would see one that looked like absolute hell. Those were painted/powdercoated, though.



    I remember years ago, we were burning the mag lowers on a broken Rock Shox SID fork while camping out at Big Bend park in TX for the Mas O Menos MTB race. That was also my introduction to a sweat lodge. Those bikemojo forum guys were quite the characters and a lot of fun... I also learned the legend of Night Train Express. I think I'm going to be sick.



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