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Salt and Aluminium...

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Aluminium is highly susceptible to corrosion from salt. For those who live in coastal regions with high salt concentration in the air and those who live in snowy regions where salt is the primary road de icer you may be in for a nasty surprise or two...
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Bicycle parts like handlebars, crank arms and seat posts in aluminium last very well during the winter, even over here, where they put a lot of salt on the roads. I think they are eloxated (oxydated), which gives them a matte look. Shiny aluminum like it was often used on finer bicycle rims and hubs some years ago doesn't last well in the salty conditions.
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