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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 11:11 pm 
P.o.T.M. Winner / MacRetro Rider
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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
This FRAMESET is on its way to me after Dundonian-stylee haggling a knock down price :wink:

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......and before you all say its not me - may I just say - "Its not really me is it?"

we'll see :twisted:

carboniferous :P - I knew 3 years of geology would come in handy eventually :P


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P.o.T.M. Winner / MacRetro Rider
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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
.................and here's the weenie link to the bike pictured (not mine)

http://www.light-bikes.com/bikegallery/ ... asp?id=314


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Looks well cool mr p what weight is it?


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Superb Kuota are top notch old bud. Will yopu be weenieing it?


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kaiser wrote:
Superb Kuota are top notch old bud. Will yopu be weenieing it?


It would be daft not too, but will need to be in a Budget Weenie fashion so in true Dundonian/Aberdonian manner as befits my heritage I'll have an eye out for good deals 8)

Didn't know carbon seat posts were designed with rider weight limits - will probly get this frame and find a sticker on the BB declaring "Max rider weight 14stone" or similar :lol:

best shed a few Lbs meeself........


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I can give you all budget weenie tips you need :D furinstance SRAM groupos are a good lb lighter than shimano or campag. Don't discount chinese stuff especially wheels and what not. Planet X have a fair sale on at the moment too. I had found that Ritchey WCS is some of the best £ for lb components. KCNC is lighter but more expensive but still relatively cheap.

Did I show you mine :P any excuse!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/28886706@N ... 627080761/

sitting today at 15.45lbs with steerer to trim and bartape to fit. This includes two waterbottle holders. A new set of wheels will hopefully take me to low 14's.


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BTW just cos the frame is carbon disnae mean you need a carbon post! they are not necessarily the lightest option. Thomsons are still a popular WW post and KCNC scandiums are lighter, as I said above the Ritchey hit the price point for me and a wet black ensemble would look good with the carbon!


http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/cyclese ... ey&x=0&y=0


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Inspired me to finish mine off, 15.51lbs as you see it :D

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I have ideas to take it to sub14 but that wouldn't be an everyday build.


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It'll be 2x9 and going to try keep it under 16lbs and under £500 inc all postage costs :shock:

could be tricky, wheels are my main enemy and crankset & bars wont help - they seem pricey.

Planet X sale is good right enough. :P


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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 9:42 pm 
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Can I suggest the SRAM Apex grouppo a seen here

http://www.merlincycles.co.uk/Bike+Shop ... -OFFER.htm


if you need just the cranks the race face ones I have are bargainiferous here

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/RACEFACE-CADENCE- ... _500wt_922

wheels will be the biggest weight saving, but also the highest cost.


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