Recently, I thought it would be cool to write about titanium bikes. Not any particular brand as I’ve been doing, but just in general. Simply because titanium is so damn cool.
Then I thought, why not expand on that, and write about all of the different things bikes are made from? I’m sure you know that bikes are made from steel and aluminium, but did you know bikes have been made from magnesium, titanium, stainless steel, AerMet, boron carbide, and beryllium?
I am quite certain I didn’t just make up some of those things.
Today, we’ll talk about magnesium. It is the ninth most abundant element in the universe, it’s symbol is Mg, and it’s atomic number is 12.