1020 Carbon Steel (Hi-Ten)
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Name: 1020 Carbon Steel (Hi-Ten)
Brand: Other/Unknown
Category: Tube Sets
Model: 1020
Added By: JFischer on 01/02/08
Updated By: JFischer on 01/02/08
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WeightMain Tube Butting
General Information

Plain hi-carbon or hi-tenstle steel.  Used on low end bicycle frames since the earliest of days.

1020 is one of the very commonly used plain carbon steels. It has a nominal carbon content of 0.20% with approximately 0.50% manganese. It is a good combination of strength and ductility and may be hardened or carburized.  Other applications include cold headed bolts.  Heavy, thick tubing material.

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