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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:15 pm 
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It's moved!

I've just had a quick ride in the streets round the house, feels light and nippy and very agile. Everything the rider wasn't :D

All I need now is to fit the front brake cable and I'm good to go. Hammered over some cobbles and jumped a few kerbs and the rigid forks feel OK and certainly track straighter and more accurately than I would get with 12 year old bounce.

The one worry I had (apart for the gears) was that the bars might be a bit wide so I had a spare set ready to go but they felt good so the pink ones stay on.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:35 pm 
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I'll be starting my build in the morning :)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:39 pm 
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Last minute changes :roll: I have fashioned a tool to use with the lighter bottom bracket, so that will get a go. I'm also going to with the shorter but heavier cranks :x and the potentially heavier singlespeed set up at the back. I did get some ti bolts from tintin though and have saved a whopping 4grams. I also ordered some alloy ones for the brakes but they are not here yet! Hoping to still achieve the 17.XXlbs


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mines is ready to go , i'm hoping the seatpost shim will come through the door tomorrow so i can fit my use post and flite seat :D :D :D


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:38 pm 
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Im ready to go too :D
Mental note on bringing a spare tube.
*If the rims drilled for presta,don't bring shrader :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:42 pm 
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Im ready to go too :D
Mental note on bringing a spare tube.
*If the rims drilled for presta,don't bring shrader :wink:


Yep, I had to change my mind on a different front wheel as I realised it would be 2 spare tubes instead of 1.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:08 pm 
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Made my scales work properly and the bugger is weighing in at about 22lbs.

So much for my theoretical weight calculations. Suffering badly weightwise due to heavy wheels,tubes and tyres I think.

It rides light though if that makes sense.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:19 pm 
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22lb is still light for a fully geared bike take 2lbs off for gears and all that
and its 20 ,tyres and tubes can be as much as another 700 grams or near a pound and a half
good start point for a developing weenie tho


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:00 am 
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Executive decision the bike stays as is. It rides and besides a few niggles its not worth experimenting on the day :) Will continue with a few gram shaving exercises though. I'm wondering if I should eventually 'tune' the LX crank to achieve 450gram, cut off the granny bolts and some reshaping.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:01 am 
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Also would you hack a frame? Cut off cables bosses and stuff?


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