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[mass noun] A form of steel containing chromium and molybdenum, used to make strong, lightweight components such as bicycle frames.
- ‘The 2002 product line consists of the toughest built 4130 chromoly frame built specifically for urban riding, dirt jumping and free riding.’
- ‘Factor in the highly compliant ride of the Reynolds 631 chromoly frame with a forgiving ride similar to many $1,400 frames and you've got one of the best values for 2002.’
- ‘The sheet metal, chromoly tubing, and various parts and pieces that were destroyed can be replaced.’
- ‘A car owner must also choose between the two types of metal used for roll bar or cage construction: mild steel and chromoly.’
- ‘Constructed of ultra-thick 2.2mm chromoly tubing, these tubular cranks are built to handle the very worst abuse riders can dish out.’
1980s: blend of chromium and molybdenum.
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