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jeffkaplan
When and why did chrome go out of style? When I raced in the late 70s and early 80s, the top models for every bike except aluminum frames like race inc and pk ripper were always chromed. All the factory riders rode chrome frames too.
MiniZ
I don't know why it went out of style.
But, the high cost of chroming was a factor for the manufacturers. When the EPA put tighter restrictions here in the US, cost got prohibitive. While cheaper to do overseas, I think quality of the job became a concern.
danb
There are still race bikes made out of chrome.... there is quite a lot of them here in AZ
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