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

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!
 
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Fab Foodie

Fab Foodie

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

Ariones are pretty heavy saddles. A Selle Italia SLR would be loads lighter.
And your point is what exactly... that there are lighter componants available? Well knock me down with a feather...
 

redddraggon

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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:

Fab Foodie said:
1. Remove volcano-proof but heavy Ultegra/CXP22/Krylion winter wheels and replace with ultra-light Reynolds Alta-Race and PR3s.
I'd rate them "slightly heavy" rather than "ultra-light". "Ultra-light" means something like Lightweights or Custom Edges.
 

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Bman

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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:
 
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Fab Foodie

Fab Foodie

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redddraggon said:
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.
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'
 
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