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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:45 pm 
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This is where it ends up if you have nothing better to do!

http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum ... =3&t=71834

Really, I ask you.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:57 pm 
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What's wrong with that, also if he drills large holes on either side you can stick your lock through it (like syncros)

Chamfer the edges so inserting is a bit easier and you have the correct length seatpost.

Not as if the extra length is clamped anyway and just gives a greater area for damp and dirt to collect in and cause trouble.
It's sensible and easy.


Why do manufacturers drill cassette rings or make hollow pins in chains ?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:03 pm 
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:lol: How did the lock get there with you? I bet it weighs more than the 26g. It all just seems a little silly for leisure/pleasure riding. Have you read the whole thread? It was an open question initially.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:12 pm 
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I have (I've about 4 posts in it)
Get it done, you know you want to ;) might hit 32 1/2 lb yet


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:20 pm 
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Just under 30 in current config. Ditched saddle bag. Bottle + toolkit in lightweight rucsac. :lol:

So. I weigh more bike weighs less. Go figure. (Apologies for the Americanism)


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:52 pm 
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:idea: Been browsing and reading discussions re bike weight and other related issues. Whle out with the dogs today have been thinking. My red alloy azonic 2 1/2 inch riser bars came today and are very light. (Needed to raise bar height as 6'3")see bike as below)) the question is this: why do we worry so much about weight of bike, components, tyres etc when once the thing is built and before we ride off on it, we stick on a half kilo water bottle and a bike bag or rucsac or both.

Bearing in mind I weigh 18st plus, does an extra kilo or two of bike really matter at my level of riding and that of most normal people who ride for fitness/leisure. Surely the lighter the bike the further you have to ride for the same calorific value and fitness benefit?

So, when riding should I be in flip flops and a thong or a deep sea diver's suit? (Metaphorically speaking) and does it matter? :?: or are aesthetics more important?

My pet theory is that getting the lightest possible bike is a dead loss for most people as their own weight is likely to be "Sub-optimal" [STEP AWAY FROM THE PORK PIE AND PUT YOUR HANDS IN THE AIR, FAT BOY! Just in case you weren't sure what I meant by Sub-optimal], so spending £60 on a carbon or titanium widget to save 2oz is rarely a good investment. There are cheaper ways to shed 2oz weight from the total rider+bike+baggage combination. However for certain frames I think you can be a bit too light for off road riding. People marvel about the springy ness of Tange Prestige frames, I even saw someone of more "Stature" than me flex his frame just by leaning against it however I find my Stump jumper rigid and unyielding. I can do Stockdale Lane far faster, and comfier, on my plain Tange Marin Muirwoods than I can on the Stumpy. I think I'm not heavy enough to activate the springyness.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:58 pm 
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Since cycling (feb) lost a stone! Try shaving that off your bike! (17st2 from over 18) I rest my case. Probably more efficient too.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:34 am 
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My weight while cycling has ranged from 85-115kg and everywhere in between. I can notice a kilogram off the bike a lot more than a kilogram off the body.

Build your bikes only as heavy as they need to be.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:17 pm 
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Have to agree with that. I spent a lot of my younger days hefting bikes up and down hills and, when in the city, stairs. Nowadays it is in and out of vehicles more than anything else, and a couple of kilos here and there makes a difference. Flicking bikes around, more relevant to hardtails, is much easier with a lighter bike.

Rich is completely right about the rider often needing some weight to them to 'activate' a frame. I am riding an 853 Dragon right now and finding it works really well with sixteen stone on it. I have put bouncy things on the front now and it is just about the perfect set up for me going back from full suss.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:41 pm 
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Well what do you know. Saw this in today's Sunday Times Colour Supplement. :mrgreen:

Would have it as my avatar but love the Grandstand TV video game of my youth.


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