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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:22 am 
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Saving weight often comes from the "not so obvious" areas, skewers for instance, most shimano are 150g plus a set, try Control tech Ti Allen bolt, still available as a retro option as have been around for ages and just over 40g.
use a touring roadie 12-26 or 12-28 Cassette in 8s, plenty weigh 200g or less. The stem looks hefty at 186g! pleanty of retro at sub 150g.
Tyres and tubes offer lots of options to save.
Carefull BB and chainset choice and also pedals. Topline cranks are still one of the lightest and full on retro. I have a Cooks Ti bb in full 128mm axle that weighes 175g.
Vee brakes !!! Avid and others are way lighter than Shimano 50-60g per end. Brake levers the same.
Go for a USE alloy post and some nice carbon bars.


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 Post subject: Re: Weight
PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 1:26 pm 
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Wold Ranger wrote:
The stem looks hefty at 186g! pleanty of retro at sub 150g.


I'll bite, which stems do you suggest? I've read around a lot, and can't find anything much lighter from the early 90s? :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: Weight
PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:05 pm 
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My_Teenage_Self wrote:
Wold Ranger wrote:
The stem looks hefty at 186g! pleanty of retro at sub 150g.


I'll bite, which stems do you suggest? I've read around a lot, and can't find anything much lighter from the early 90s? :oops:


Agree with you. I had a Kore light that was close to 150 This was much shorter than your stem.
Perhaps a Spesh ti stem would be lighter??

Good choice of tires 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Weight
PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 5:00 pm 
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tintin40 wrote:
My_Teenage_Self wrote:
Wold Ranger wrote:
The stem looks hefty at 186g! pleanty of retro at sub 150g.


I'll bite, which stems do you suggest? I've read around a lot, and can't find anything much lighter from the early 90s? :oops:


Agree with you. I had a Kore light that was close to 150 This was much shorter than your stem.
Perhaps a Spesh ti stem would be lighter??

Good choice of tires 8)


I could go shorter (not going to though), but I really couldn't find anything below 180ish, without going to unattainable handmade ti exotica. Then the £ vs gram just doesn't add up for me.

I beleive the specialised Ti stems are around 180g too?

Thanks for the tyres, they're a little skinny for my taste, but I thought I'd see what they're like (I'm a light guy anyway).


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 Post subject: Re: Weight
PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 5:08 pm 
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Wold Ranger wrote:
Vee brakes !!! Avid and others are way lighter than Shimano 50-60g per end. Brake levers the same.


V brakes? I think not :D

Brakes front and back should see me at around 350g total. including pads and levers :wink:

Wold Ranger wrote:
Topline cranks are still one of the lightest and full on retro.


My cranks are weighing in at 394g including both arms and spider (110BCD), how does that compare to the toplines? Still on the lookout for a nice BB.

<edit> Pedals are shy of 300g too.


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 Post subject: Re: Weight
PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 5:16 pm 
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My_Teenage_Self wrote:

I beleive the specialised Ti stems are around 180g too?


My 150mm is 148g


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 Post subject: Re: Weight
PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 5:24 pm 
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ameybrook wrote:
My_Teenage_Self wrote:

I beleive the specialised Ti stems are around 180g too?


My 150mm is 148g


Then I stand corrected! Hmm... there was one for sale somewhere recently...

Thanks Ameybrook!


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 Post subject: Re: Weight
PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 5:43 pm 
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ameybrook wrote:
My_Teenage_Self wrote:

I beleive the specialised Ti stems are around 180g too?


My 150mm is 148g


that's really light! in the WW section on here and on the weightweenies site people measured between 160 and 170 grams for 135 mm ones. Maybee difference between the matt version and the polished one?

EDIT: I knew I read somewhere that specialized mentioned a 179 gram weight for this stem. It's in the '95 s-works catalogue (with the Steel frameset description, but isn't that the same stem for all the different frames?)


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 Post subject: Re: Weight
PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:14 pm 
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Rio wrote:
that's really light! in the WW section on here and on the weightweenies site people measured between 160 and 170 grams for 135 mm ones. Maybee difference between the matt version and the polished one?


Think that's where I read it. Like I said, very few sub 170g stems out there.


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