How to loose 1.5kgs from your bike weight...

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Fab Foodie, 19 Apr 2010.

  1. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    1. Remove volcano-proof but heavy Ultegra/CXP22/Krylion winter wheels and replace with ultra-light Reynolds Alta-Race and PR3s.

    2. Remove winter lights and fittings.

    3. Replace venerable Brooks B17 with Fizik Arione.


    Then, go for a perfect Sunday morning, bright, cool, sunny clear-skied/no aircraft country ride with good company and go like Lance!

    It's like having new legs!
     
  2. hackbike 666

    hackbike 666 Guest

    I know the answer to this question.
     
  3. redddraggon

    redddraggon Blondie

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    Reynolds Alta-Race and PR3s are far from being light.

    Ariones are pretty heavy saddles. A Selle Italia SLR would be loads lighter.
     
  4. OP
    OP
    Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    And your point is what exactly... that there are lighter componants available? Well knock me down with a feather...
     
  5. redddraggon

    redddraggon Blondie

    Location:
    North Wales
    I thought you were asking how to loose weight from the bike due to the title of the thread and Well you did say this:

    I'd rate them "slightly heavy" rather than "ultra-light". "Ultra-light" means something like Lightweights or Custom Edges.
     
  6. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

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  7. Loosing 1.5kg from a bike won't make you much faster on a normal ride, it's all in the mind.
     
  8. kettle

    kettle Senior Member

    Location:
    Ladybank, Fife
    Being 2 stones overweight I do not need to look to expensive parts to lighten my load.
     
  9. Bman

    Bman Veteran

    Location:
    Herts.
    I've already removed the lights (except when they're necessary) but the mounts..... :ohmy:

    I think I could save a few grammes there! :sad::ohmy:
     
  10. OP
    OP
    Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    For most mortals I'd say 1520grams/pair is not too bad, though I'm sure I could save a few more grams with a lot more bucks. Maybe lightweight might be better terminology. In my world that's pretty light.

    Anyway, the point I was simply and light heartedly trying (and failing) to make was that just changing my winter bits for my summers bits made a very significant weight saving... of course, the 20kg's I could loose from my gut would be better than a few more grams off the wheels...

    Of course there's always something lighter... I just don't have them, it wasn't meant to be a point about absolutes.


    BTW, this is posted in 'Cafe'... not 'Know-How'
     
  11. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

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    Total loser! You didn't cut your toothbrush in half, did you????:ohmy:
     
  12. Bman

    Bman Veteran

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    Oi, It wasn't my idea! :ohmy:

    And I didnt weigh three different bottle holders to see which was the lightest.....
     
  13. OP
    OP
    Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...


    I forgot to mention I removed all the paint as well :ohmy:
     
  14. Norm

    Norm Guest

    The after effects of a good curry? :ohmy:
     
  15. OP
    OP
    Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Now I know why there's a pad in cycle-shorts...:sad:
     
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