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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:12 pm 
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Here's my Klein i've been building over the last few years. The plan was it to be as light as possible and i'm well happy with the results, just under 14 pounds.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:29 pm 
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A stunning bike and a seriously impressive weight, but I'd have to go with some fatter rubber from a looks perspective.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:19 am 
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That is silly light. It basically looks like a road bike at this point. haha. I would throw some rocket rons on there, they dont weigh that much and then itll still look like a MTB :-)


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:23 am 
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Location: Salt Lake City Utah USA
Wow that is crazy light, how did you achieve it..??

Mine is almost 20pounds, with very light parts..
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:45 am 
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When I was sourcing the parts I was purely looking from a weight perspective. Now it's finished I need to change the tyres as you say they're only good for the road at the moment. I should have weighed each part before fitting but didn't so don't know what the big differences would be. Probably the loss of gears is the main one.

Never seen a bike rack for a motorbike before, that's cool.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:54 am 
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I have some Maxxlite 310s that are super light (about 310g) and work OK for light off road. I bet a pair of those wouldn't put the weight of the bike up by much more than half a pound.

(not for sale, btw)


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:46 am 
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Location: As far from the city as you can be ....
Is that a weight with pedals?

I'm struggling to break the 16lb barrier with a build centered around a frame weighing 1020g.

Re the 310's ...... They make good road tyres when used as a pair. If you want them for anything more than light offroad think about a different front tyre .... unless you really don't like your teeth ..... :wink:

Weight weenie supremeo TinTin40 has a similar weight geared bike (Trimble) and IIRC is running 1.7'' Geax Gato(?) tyres - circa 400g.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:51 am 
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what qr's are they? they look nice 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:06 pm 
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attitude91 wrote:
Here's my Klein ...

wow! 13.13 is really incredible.

Can you please list the parts (BB, hubs, rims, brakes and the levers) ...thanks :D


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:15 pm 
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paddlingpool wrote:
what qr's are they? they look nice 8)


They are J&L (or equivalent) titanium QR's. loads on eBay for around £20.


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