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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:38 am 
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hi
here's my version of a similar frame. different year. good luck with yours. i'm curious to see how it turns out.
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... light=9800
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:25 pm 
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Thanks for the comments Guys.

So, Frame weights:

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Bare, with seat clamp.

And a few more pics of parts:
VGC Suntour XC pro shortcage rear mech:
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NOS 35.0 XC pro Front mech:
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These will be accompanied by my MOS (My old stock) XC Pro thumbies.

NOS Ritchey Forcelite stem:
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not exactly setting the world on fire with the stem, but it's quite light for a retro stem!


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:58 pm 
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Sorry to be a buzzkill, but that's a pretty heavy frame as a the foundation of a sub-20 lb bike.

My old Epic Ultimate was 1300g and this complete bike with rigid DD fork was still 21lb.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:40 pm 
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ameybrook wrote:
Sorry to be a buzzkill, but that's a pretty heavy frame as a the foundation of a sub-20 lb bike.

My old Epic Ultimate was 1300g and this complete bike with rigid DD fork was still 21lb.


Yeah, Like I said, I was told it'd be optimistic! Doesn't bother me really, I just like to have an idea of where I'm going with it really.

Nice Specialised.


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Thanks. Just a suggestion, but you can save up a massive amount of weight in your wheel and tire choice. Almost a pound per wheel if you spend for it.


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ameybrook wrote:
Thanks. Just a suggestion, but you can save up a massive amount of weight in your wheel and tire choice. Almost a pound per wheel if you spend for it.


I've got the wheels already...

Haven't weighed the front yet, but the rear is around 950g. It's not an massive budget TBH, so I'll be a bit limited. I'm contemplating getting them re-built with DB spokes and Alloy nipples, but it's added £££.

I wish I'd never mentioned the 20lb idea! :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:02 pm 
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Yeah, I think you're headed for more like 23lb.

Take a look at what other people have done with 20lb hardtails and set some new goals.

http://weightweenies.starbike.com/artic ... ry=htbikes

Budget and WW are rarely featured in the same sentence :)


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:11 pm 
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Like I said in my first post:

My_Teenage_Self wrote:
The aim is to see how light I can get a front sus early 90s bike, without going crazy or resorting to drillium.


I casually mentioned the 20lb thing in another thread a while back, and knew from the start that I wouldn't make it.

23lb would be nice - still the lightest bike i've ever owned by a WIDE margin!

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Interesting... and aspirational... http://weightweenies.starbike.com/articles.php?ID=18


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:29 pm 
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It´s not that difficult to get the Trek down to 20lb , tubes and tires have a big weight reduction in total, the other parts are pretty easy to find to a fair price.

My bike in heavy setup weighs 21lb, with light tires and no tubes 20lb easy, when I got the bike I made it weigh around 18.5lb but parts just flexed to much.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:50 pm 
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Tires:

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Got a NOS pair of these. Trying to fight the temptation to fit Lightweight non-retro tubes! :oops:


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