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    My new frame - 2005 Kula Primo

    Picked it up today. 19" at 1381 grams or 3.04lbs. with no brake posts. 27.2 seatpost. 31.8 FD. 22.5 top tube. All tubes are scandium. Nice and light!


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    Let me know how the geo feels once you have it built

    I was thinking about building one up this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by top_ring
    Picked it up today. 19" at 1381 grams or 3.04lbs. with no brake posts. 27.2 seatpost. 31.8 FD. 22.5 top tube. All tubes are scandium. Nice and light!

    Thats interesting - I get my frame on friday (ordered it in august). Maybe they got a big batch done.

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    I have a question: is scandium more like steel, ti, or aluminum? I've wondered this for years, but never really knew.

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    Actually - I phoned Kona Canada and spoke to a rep a week before the order came in. You might say I was at the right place at the right time. I asked him to hold me one. As it turned out - I got the last one in that batch that was recently shipped. Just lucky.

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    The truth is I don`t know. However, I`ve heard that it does "FEEL" similar to a Ti - steel hybrid - if you can imagine that? I`m anxious to get this thing built up to see for myself.

    But by definition scandium is only a marketing name. The frame is aluminum with a very small % of scandium element which in turn gives it the feel of a flexier less harsh ride produced by Alum.

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    Oh, I see. About 4 years ago, I had a chance to get a Richey frame that was scandium, but couldn't get a straight answer on what "it" was. Looking back now, I wish I would have got it. O'well.

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    You wont like it

    Scadium is a blend that helps give a compliant ride. Some of the tubes I've heard are triple butted giving it a tuned ride.
    You wont like it so you need to trade to me for 05 Cadera Frame (19 inch). It is made of harsh riding, bone rattling straight gauge 7005 cold worked Aluminum pipe that has no give and lasts forever.

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    Actually the scandium also allows the tubes to be a lot thinner/lighter while getting the same strong frame - thus further enhanching the "soft feel"...

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    Scandium

    The Scandium is alloyed with the Aluminium and (keeping it simple) increases the Aluminiums strength. The increased strength allows thinner walled or smaller diameter tubing to be used which is more flexible giving a more comfortable ride (a bit like Steel or Ti).

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