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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 2:40 pm 
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The Lightning is coming on nicely! Just needs a CD 34t ring in Silver to finish the RAF Patriot chainset, Brakes now Avid Sl Ti with Venhill Ti Bolts, perfect colour match to the frame! FSA Ti BB, infact all bolts Venhill Ti, wheels could be a bit lighter, but not bad with Parallax hubs and 217 rims DT DB spokes, Ti axles. Mechs- front rare silver XTR 900 and rear Dura ace triple. Pedals are Wellgo Mags, with Ti axles(sub 300g/pr) There's more to shave if needed but 18 pounds is getting light! Can't make my mind up on the Tyres, got some Butterscotch Psychos, but think Grey would be better?

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 4:09 pm 
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Looking fantastic and the weights impressive too :shock: FWIW I reckon the speed kings look great though umma gumma's look the biz with Ti. How weenie are you gonna go? Saddle and fliplock could shed some grams and as you say wheels?


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:24 pm 
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May look for a Campag collar and some lighter wheels, its all down to how retro I wanna stay really. I nearly bought some KCNC V brakes, but the Sram levers are only 145 the pair and the Grit Ships are very light too Bar is 98 grms stem 95grams (90mm Syntace F99 with all Ti bolts) Didn't weigh the forks seperately but they are around 3 pounds


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 9:24 pm 
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Yes, grey tyres would look much better than butterscotch's.

Why not go rigid if this is a Weenie project?


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 9:36 pm 
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18lbs :shock:

My DBR Axis TT weighed in at 21,75lbs with a pretty light (read mainly Ti parts) spec!


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 2:31 am 
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Bars/Stem/Shifters/levers/forks are all very light, very light rear mech & Cassette help too, even the chain is the hollow link perforated lightweight KMC one. Ti Skewers are only 44g the set, its surprising what a lot of small changes can relieve in weight.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 8:36 am 
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18lb as it is in that picture??? surely not...


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 5:50 pm 
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some thoughts:

stem is to high, cut the steerer more. 3 cogs in front? u need 2, Pace on a GT? sell it, get an 98 Sid or a rigid unit. brakes look fine, wheels to but I don't like the blue in the chainset. an xtr 950 unit would be spot on.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 6:21 pm 
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stew-b wrote:
18lb as it is in that picture??? surely not...


Same thoughts from here.

Have you weighed the bike ? I think 18lbs is very optimistic for that build.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:15 pm 
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Okay Wold Ranger, dig out the fishing scales and let us see it hanging :wink:

And maybe you can be the first proper post here:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=47688


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