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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:29 am 
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My 1983 56cm c-t Wes Mason 531c weighs 1970g for the frame.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:27 pm 
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Well the object of my original question, a 57.5cm ctc 531p frame weighs in at 1980g and the forks at 690g. Was expecting lighter....


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 Post subject: Weight.
PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:50 am 
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shawnb wrote:
Well the object of my original question, a 57.5cm ctc 531p frame weighs in at 1980g and the forks at 690g. Was expecting lighter....


I have posted on this subject before...can't find the orignal thread.

However, size for size you would not tell the difference in weight between a 531P frameset and a 753R one.

Of course an accurate set of scales is a different matter!

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 Post subject: Frame weights
PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:22 pm 
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Some interesting weights on Columbus and Reynolds Tubing

http://italiancyclingjournal.blogspot.c ... frame.html


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:17 am 
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Me again :lol:

To put the cat amount the pigeons a bit, my new chrome 531pro super f&f's arrived today so out with the scales again :lol:

Chrome plated 59cm (c2c) frame 1860grms.

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Chrome forks 690grms


Painted 57cm (c2c) 2020grms (with one alloy campag bb cup fitted so nearer 2000grms)

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Painted forks 700grms.

The chrome frame is seriously light you can feel the difference between the two. I know chrome is microscopically thin and even with the equally thin copper base layer thats alot of weight difference between the two, especially as the chrome frame is 2cm larger. Is paint really that heavy ? both SBDU frames are 531pro.......


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 Post subject: Weight Conundrum.
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:31 am 
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shawnb wrote:
Me again :lol:

To put the cat amount the pigeons a bit, my new chrome 531pro super f&f's arrived today so out with the scales again :lol:

Chrome plated 59cm (c2c) frame 1860grms.

Image
Chrome forks 690grms


Painted 57cm (c2c) 2020grms (with one alloy campag bb cup fitted so nearer 2000grms)

Image
Painted forks 700grms.

The chrome frame is seriously light you can feel the difference between the two. I know chrome is microscopically thin and even with the equally thin copper base layer thats alot of weight difference between the two, especially as the chrome frame is 2cm larger. Is paint really that heavy ? both SBDU frames are 531pro.......


Interesting Shawn.

I weighed mine years ago, am tempted to weigh again...will have to strip down first...as bearings etc need a service.

Slightly puzzled by the difference in your two framesets - I have a thought though!

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:39 am 
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'Tis very interesting !!
I have checked and double checked my chinese electronic scales and they are very accurate believe it or not :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:01 pm 
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Hi Shawn

Can you give me some details of the Orange/Sunburst frame pictured. It looks very similar to a bike I'm restoring at the moment

Thanks

Ian


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:10 pm 
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IanM wrote:
Hi Shawn

Can you give me some details of the Orange/Sunburst frame pictured. It looks very similar to a bike I'm restoring at the moment

Thanks

Ian


Sure, is yours a Raleigh sbdu frame and forks? Are you a member of the yahoo group? There's recent pics on there.
Shawn.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:41 pm 
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Mine is labeled Phoenix England - do you have a link to the pictures ?

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