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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:37 pm 
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think laterally - 6lb of body weight loss is easily acheivable by not drinking for four weeks. And that way, it works on ALL your bikes at once...


But can you get that nicely machined and anodised in blue...?


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Well I'm £25 into the budget, Went to pick up a cable for my gears and the local bike shop sold me these. Ritchey hubs and skwers on WTB speed MAster rims, apear to be in very good condition. :D

Not really too much clue if these are light but they seem lighter to hold than the current wheels.

Front 796grams

Rear 1047grams

Lovely Ritchey Skewers but heavy? 114grams as a pair


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You will be able to find lighter skewers, but for the money its not a very effective place to save weight. The Halo's in my link will save some weight for little money.


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how does the wheel weight compare to the ones you removed? and GET A SEATPOST!


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this is a very odd weight loss method...


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Well I'm £25 into the budget, Went to pick up a cable for my gears and the local bike shop sold me these. Ritchey hubs and skwers on WTB speed MAster rims, apear to be in very good condition. :D

Not really too much clue if these are light but they seem lighter to hold than the current wheels.

Front 796grams

Rear 1047grams

Lovely Ritchey Skewers but heavy? 114grams as a pair


Not weenie light, but a good sensible weight I'd suggest :) More importantly though - what a bloomin' bargain! Top work there, they really are very nice indeed 8)

So £75 to go, saddle & wheels sorted, seatpost and cranks next I guess?


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Struggling a little with the post as it's a 27.0 and I want a layback post :?


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spike3 wrote:
Struggling a little with the post as it's a 27.0 and I want a layback post :?


Thomson layback, either hunt for a 27.0 or reem your frame out to 27.2 (if possible) and get a 27.2 one. Lighter then most carbon posts.


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spike3 wrote:
Struggling a little with the post as it's a 27.0 and I want a layback post :?


Thomson layback, either hunt for a 27.0 or reem your frame out to 27.2 (if possible) and get a 27.2 one. Lighter then most carbon posts.


They're not cheap though though ;)

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Black and Silver. Weight unknown but lighter than what you have probably (weight what you have though) and see if anyone knows the weight/message the seller


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Not particularly light either!

Don't think I'd be reaming anything - 27.0 come up on here pretty regular :)


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