Which is the best, Aluminum or Aluminium?

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  1. San Remo GT

    San Remo GT New Member

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    Whats the difference and what are the advantages/disadvantages?
     
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  2. Eichers

    Eichers New Member

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    Hi San Remo GT, they are the same element (AL) ... http://www.worldwidewords.org/articles/aluminium.htm
    If you are American you tend to say Aluminum (A-lu-min-um) otherwise it is generally Aluminium (Al-u-min-eum).

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  3. daveryanwyoming

    daveryanwyoming Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, that's why I prefer Aluminum bikes to Aluminium bikes, the former are typically sold in dollars and the latter in pounds. well I like a light bike and any fool knows a dollar weighs a lot less than a pound.
     
  4. Eichers

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    Hi daveryanwyoming, not if you are Australian where a large amount of Alumina exists (sold in AU dollars ... hmm, maybe/maybe not?) and I have always known it as Aluminium ...

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  5. daveryanwyoming

    daveryanwyoming Well-Known Member

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    Dang, how much of those AU dollars are rotating weight?
     
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    San Remo GT New Member

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    Yeah I know they from the same element but whats the difference between the compounds in that element? Im useless at chemistry an shit.
     
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    alienator Well-Known Member

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    This is a start: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aluminium_alloy .
     
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