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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:12 pm 
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Ok, the bike that's just joined slimming club is this rather fine Raleigh Mtrax ti1000

It weighs in at just under 30lbs.

The idea is to spend under £100 but to try and knock it down to around 23lbs


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:16 pm 
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The current specs

Frame.................... Raleigh Mtrax Ti 1000
Forks..................... M trax Cro-mo
Headset................. Dia Comp 1 1/8"
Rear Brake............. Avid 1.9sl V brake
Front Brake............. Deore DX Cantis
Handle bar grips..... Ragley supersoft Lock On
Handlebars............. Bontrager Race Light
Stem..................... FSA 90mm 6 degree
Gear Shifters.......... Alivio all in ones
Front derailer......... Deore DX
Rear derailer......... Deore DX
Crankset.............. Alivio
Chain................... KMC 8speed
Cassette............... Alivio
Rear wheel............ Deore Dx
Front wheel........... Deore DX
Pedals................. Kore Race Platforms
Top cap............... Metal black
Headset spacers... NA
Bottle cage........... NA
Tyre front............. Maxis
Tyre Rear............. WTB Rajin Race
QR skewers.......... No name
Cables ................ Clarks
Seat.................... Gel over Foam
Seat post............. Chrome steel


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:17 pm 
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tubes,tyres,seat,cranks?

maybe pushing it for all that for £100 notes tho?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:19 pm 
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Cranks, chain, cassette & saddle 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:22 pm 
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Tyres are a must I feel


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:30 pm 
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Heres a good start:

needs an ISIS BB though!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RACEFACE-RIDE ... 500wt_1054


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-VP-ISIS-B ... 065wt_1270

saddle:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VETTA-Transve ... 074wt_1270


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:17 pm 
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racer x wrote:
Cranks, chain, cassette & saddle 8)


Cost and possible weight reduction
As far as I know the hollow pin chains save about 40g but cost quite a lot for that saving.
Cassettes yes but cost price reduction ?

Cranks, yes and second hand on here will probably do that bottom bracket to go with it.

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That steel seatpost, no idea what it weighs but it's not going to be light.
PUSH seatpost, or maybe the Tioga/Brand-X on CRC have lots of diameters and should easily be lighter though from what to what I don't know unless someone weighs one.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_trkpa ... p=15&_sc=1


What rims are they, but wheels can drop the weight by a lot or not too much.
Can cost though.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:20 pm 
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That front and rear mech are not Deore DX by the way.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:35 pm 
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Well the rear tyre already weighs under (claimed)500g but it would be worth checking as the figures tend to be 'optomistic.'

You're not likely to save anything on that if you want to keep that amount of tread; I have the Maxxlite 310's on my Explosif but the tread is very shallow.


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FluffyChicken wrote:
That front and rear mech are not Deore DX by the way.


Deore LX :oops:


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