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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:04 pm 
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... Having Scooped this nice retro Carbon Frame on here recently, I felt I needed to do a WW project, so today it begins...

The frame's a transition 97/98 model year, and I've decided to put it in the '98 section as there's more weightweenie interest in these here parts, I feel.. 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:15 pm 
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gonna use this space for spec/weight updates...

Based on a mathematical calculation of parts on hand, and some to come, I'm gonna be looking at a start weight of circa 8kgs.



Then the fun starts with some tuning.. 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:46 pm 
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Can you change the seat post clamp for a lighter version? Have you weighed the frame?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:52 pm 
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ah, yes, this is the picture from the former keeper, I've already put a Tune QR on there which is about 25g.

I know I can get lighter, but I'm trying to mix parts I have on hand, with some parts I can buy off the shelf.

Im aiming for a sub £500 build... 8) :shock:


Sorry no idea on the frame-only weight just now, but I've estimated 1.7kgs on paper.. :)


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8Kg is quite a target. I've recently built a bike that had a 1.3Kg frame and 1.3Kg suspension forks, I predicted about 10Kg and ended up at about 11.1Kg.

I'd forgotten to include little details like the chain, cables and pedals to my sums. I think the biggest issue was not having any light wheels and tyres.


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Kg???? What's this??? sign language. Please some are old school :lol: lb and oz please


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tintin40 wrote:
Kg???? What's this??? sign language. Please some are old school :lol: lb and oz please


He started i!!

I was aiming for about 22lb and ended up at around 24lb ish.


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Tazio wrote:

I was aiming for about 22lb and ended up at around 24lb ish.


ANy pictures? You haven't a gallery? Not to hijack this thread :oops:


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Nah, it ain't pretty and I'm getting rid of it as I've had to admit it's too small for me. Shame as it was fun to ride but I couldn't get a decent riding position if I wanted to be in the saddle for any time as the toptube is too short.


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tintin40 wrote:
Kg???? What's this??? sign language. Please some are old school :lol: lb and oz please


I learned both at school... :P and my whole working life has been metric...

However I do still like imperial so I'll try and do both to keep all the people happy all of the time... :lol:


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