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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 9:04 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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drill everything!

i used to use 24" inner tubes


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 9:08 pm 
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FluffyChicken wrote:
Well there are many much lighter now, Air-B's are ~130g
Panaracer R-Air's are the closest to the Air-B Butyl/Latex mix. (about 150g)


So what is a good lightweight but practical innnertube these days?

The Air-Bs hardly ever punctured on me.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:51 pm 
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Don't know how they will last :lol:

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:12 pm 
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Not light to start with and not done to save weight (that's a bonus ;-)), done to be different, but relevant for this topic :lol:

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:34 pm 
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kaiser wrote:
Give us your best BITD


Buy a Klein Adroit


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:48 pm 
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-Drill everything
-Leccy tape rim tapes
-Double butted spokes & Alloy nipples
-Cut down the handle bars by an inch
-Cut the seat post and stem off (yeah, at the right angle for the expander wedge!) so there is only the minimum 2" required insert in the frame
-Drill out the inner wall of double skinned rims (so a 32 hole Mavic 231CD has 64 holes around the inside wall where the innertune sits)
-Racing bike bartape for grips.
-Smaller frame and longer seat post (though this was usually accidental due to growing!!)
-1.5" nobbly tyres (specialized hard packs)
-Utterly ridiculous spoke lacings, Radial front, 2x drive side & radial rear.

Umm, that's all the stupid things I did to poor un-suspecting bikes BITD!!! :oops:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:01 am 
98+ BoTM Winner / Gold Trader
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Much of the above, I weighed 200+ lbs and rode a 28 spoke front wheel radial laced with Revolution sopokes in alloy nips on a 370gr rim. And Panaracer Greenlite PolyUrethane innertubes, see through thin. And don't forget coloured anodised aluminium bolts everywhere except the stem and seatpost.

Pre load the A-head set with a steel bolt, then bolt up the stem clamp bolts and replace stem cap pre-load bolt with aluminium.

Enjoy!!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:34 am 
retrobike rider
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Gripshifters, lightest shifters ever and cheap as chips.
Take the biggest cog off your 8 speed cassette.
Use downtube shifters instead of STIs.
Use double chainsets instead of tripled.
Foam grips.
Bike Jumbles instead of Ebay.
Shorten your chain.


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98+ BoTM Winner / Gold Trader
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IbocProSX wrote:
Much of the above, I weighed 200+ lbs and rode a 28 spoke front wheel radial laced with Revolutions and alloy nips on a 370gr rim. And Panaracer Greenlite PolyUrethane innertubes, see-through thin. And don't forget coloured anodised aluminium bolts everywhere except the stem and seatpost.

Pre load the A-head set with a steel bolt, then bolt up the stem clamp bolts and replace stem cap pre-load bolt with aluminium.

Enjoy!!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:22 am 
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:D lots to go on! This is the build I've started.

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... cannondale

more updates soon!


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