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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:19 pm 
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It was from 90s


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:22 pm 
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Trek 470 fast track


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:23 pm 
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Yep, also, my friend has a 531 framed MKM Ultimate which comes in at 19.4lb without too much Weight Weenie kit, but a much smaller and shorter frame than mine.

I believe it was generally the aim to get most mid 70s TT bikes below the magic 20lb, hence the use of extensive "Drillium" parts, although I'm not sure that made much difference!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:31 pm 
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Hm I see,

well I hope it will be <12kg at least


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:34 pm 
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How do you all weigh your bikes ?

Have I got to go into the bathroom and get onto the scales with a bike on my shoulder ? :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:44 pm 
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My oldest bike - Harry Quinn from mid 70's weighs in 8.65kg - 531SL tubing - that's 0.2kg heavier than my 2009 carbon Ribble that has carbon wheels & seatpost & the saddle has a a carbon base which in turn is 0.1kg heavier than my Colnago which is Aluminium - go figure!

Does show that 531 in it's various guises is still up there with the modern weights. To the original post - bike sounds o.k. if it's in decent running order it wouldn't take much to get the weight down. There's a thread here from RB a few years back - states 10kg...viewtopic.php?f=23&t=155806


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:47 pm 
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FINNEY1973 wrote:
My oldest bike - Harry Quinn from mid 70's weighs in 8.65kg - 531SL tubing - that's 0.2kg heavier than my 2009 carbon Ribble that has carbon wheels & seatpost & the saddle has a a carbon base which in turn is 0.1kg heavier than my Colnago which is Aluminium - go figure!

Does show that 531 in it's various guises is still up there with the modern weights. To the original post - bike sounds o.k. if it's in decent running order it wouldn't take much to get the weight down. There's a thread here from RB a few years back - states 10kg...viewtopic.php?f=23&t=155806


Interesting indeed, maybe there is some life in my 531 Clubman and the Carbon bike can wait :)


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:47 pm 
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FINNEY1973 wrote:
My oldest bike - Harry Quinn from mid 70's weighs in 8.65kg - 531SL tubing - that's 0.2kg heavier than my 2009 carbon Ribble that has carbon wheels & seatpost & the saddle has a a carbon base which in turn is 0.1kg heavier than my Colnago which is Aluminium - go figure!

Does show that 531 in it's various guises is still up there with the modern weights. To the original post - bike sounds o.k. if it's in decent running order it wouldn't take much to get the weight down. There's a thread here from RB a few years back - states 10kg...viewtopic.php?f=23&t=155806

Yeah I saw that, but it states: " rx 100 shimano groupset" I don't know much about bikes, but I'm assuming that will weigh lighter than my bikes groupset (whatever that is :p).


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:56 pm 
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Stick with the Clubman Widowmaker - low end carbon bikes are vastly overrated!

RX100 was a decent enough groupset but was at the low end of Shimano's range - one below 105 if I recall correctly. So I don't think that will be the deal breaker on the weight front - I suspect the wheels will be your main opportunity but this is where it can get expensive as you buy the bike for X price and can pay the same again for another set of wheels.

No opportunity to test ride the bike before you buy or is it an ebay job?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:58 pm 
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FINNEY1973 wrote:
Stick with the Clubman Widowmaker - low end carbon bikes are vastly overrated!

RX100 was a decent enough groupset but was at the low end of Shimano's range - one below 105 if I recall correctly. So I don't think that will be the deal breaker on the weight front - I suspect the wheels will be your main opportunity but this is where it can get expensive as you buy the bike for X price and can pay the same again for another set of wheels.

No opportunity to test ride the bike before you buy or is it an ebay job?

Ebay, I've already bought it at £110. Should be here Friday.

I'd most certainly consider upgrading the wheels, but not right away - just hope it's light enough for right away use.


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