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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:21 am 
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02gf74 wrote:
why did you not fit disc brakes/wheels?


Because this is Retrobike?! :) Well I suppose this one's not retro but I think of it/myself as retro in spirit, hence the weight weenie angle, excessive use of ano bolts, Manitou Mars and I suppose, V-brakes. To be honest I don't have a lot of experience with discs. Basically I have 2 good sets of original Crossmaxes that I feel I should make use of while I've still got frames that can take V's. If I could find a good set of superlight and moderately prices disc wheels I'd consider going for it - but I haven't seen too many of them.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:48 pm 
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Well put, eveyone seems disc obsessed at the moment. People forget that less than a year ago, simple pads on rims was all Wiggins needed to win the tour de France, even in the mountains. If they can stop him when needed, they sure are good enough for me!


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:55 pm 
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yes, but wiggi as I like to call him does not take his TDF bike through 6 inches of mud that wear rims in not ime plus if he did, he would get new wheels pronto.

i am seeing discs on road bikes, still not sure if it is a great idea but if they weigh simlar and give equal or better perfromance, how can it be a bad thing?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:50 pm 
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02gf74 wrote:
yes, but wiggi as I like to call him does not take his TDF bike through 6 inches of mud that wear rims in not ime plus if he did, he would get new wheels pronto.


I eventually took the plunge into discs after a particularly wet ride on gravelly tracks with a set of expensive wheels I'd recently got. All I could here all day was the sound of my lovely new rims being ground away.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:46 pm 
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Another quick update for anyone following the weight reduction/ano-blinging on this thread... replaced the seatpost with a nice new Hylix carbon one (156g) off ebay that comes with a nice red clamp section. Got it for £35 delivered.

Also now got hold of what's probably the lightest Shimano front mech, an M952, tuned down to 107g.

Waiting for some Ti bolts for the F99 stem, but I'm close to calling it a day at that point. The only possible changes I have at the back of my mind are a very fancy set of disc wheels and an XTR M970 chainset (which I think would save about 80g over the XT Octalinnk setup)


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:59 pm 
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whats the current weight??


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:48 am 
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BobCatMax wrote:
whats the current weight??

Based on every part meticulously digitally weighed (see first post for all) I'm currently at 8.721kg (19.20lb). Without the 'optional' bar ends that would be 8.656kg (19.07lb). An old analog spring scale seems to bear this out, but I'll be getting it on a set of digital scales soon!

Still a bit tempted to put my Trigon carbon fork on to take it down to 7.865kg (17.32lb) / 7.800kg (17.18lb) without bar ends, but need to keep telling myself this is a bike to be ridden, not weighed... :)


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:18 am 
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nice.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:53 pm 
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I looked at a brand new top end titanium Lynskey today. It was a hardtail with Sram red 10 speed groupo and top end bits and for £5,000 weighed a massive 9.5kg, thats nearly a full kilo more than yours! :oops:


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 5:05 pm 
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I haven't done much to this bike for a while, but on goes an uber-rare set of Whitewall Continental Race King Supersonics. Shame they're not that light but they should offer a bit more in perfomance than the Kenda Klimax.

I thought these would look amazing, but now I've fitted them the jury's out... the 2.2s just feels a bit too fat for me. Hmmm


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