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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:09 pm 
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for anthony's benefit, i popped the BB out today, and without the UN51 (hello fatty!) it's about 4.85lb


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So 4.7-4.75 without headset cups, still on your possibly unkind scales. You wouldn't expect it to be as light as the Kilauea, as the tubeset isn't heat-treated and it has longer tubes. Is it a 19" c-c, with 23.4 top tube? The beautiful paint may add a fraction too.

I don't think weight matters in itself, I just like to understand what a bike is, and the weight tells us something about the frame, that's all.


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it is indeed 19" C-C.

i dont think 4.7-4.8lb is at all bad for a big steel frame, especially since Bontragers were never built light (it has a gusset under the headtube-downtube join etc)

My diamond back WCF came in at 4lb dead. its a 16in c-c but as long in the top tube as an 18in fire mountain/hahanna

now that would make for a light bike...


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there seems to be a dearth of black LX stuff for sale at the moment, but i have a line on a few bits

things i need

rear der
chainset


non LX bits required
1" aheadsetem ~110 mm ~10 degree. polished.
1" headset spacers
something to make the judys spring again (they only have one stack!) - probably gonna go ebay coils for this
some brown grips


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I have brown grips you can have mate.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:18 pm 
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Plenty of 1" ahead spacers and cable stoppers ( for cantis if you need them ).


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today.


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Very agreeable indeed.


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more agreeableness


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That's looking lush mate!


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