Why are things, like bicycles, made out of metal/steel?


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Ancient Hippy answered

Many companies are making bicycles out of carbon fiber and bamboo now. There are a lot of items that were once made of steel that are now made of other strong materials.

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Ancient Hippy
Ancient Hippy commented
Charles is correct. Bamboo is much lighter and stronger than steel. Many countries use bamboo to make scaffolding and they go up over 20 stories with it.
Charles Davis
Charles Davis commented
Very true Hippy, I was watching a documentary about them building a 10 story building in Indonesia, and one point they made was the scaffolding was made from bamboo
Ancient Hippy
Ancient Hippy commented
You and I must have watched the same show Charles.
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Charles Davis answered

Steel is the cheepest way to make a bike, the higher end bikes are made from carbon fiber or aircraft grade aluminum.

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