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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby adamr » Sun May 05, 2013 9:08 am

Hi all. I am looking for suggestions on accurate and reasonably priced hanging scales. My luggage scales are frustrating me more than anything.
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby pawnii » Sun May 05, 2013 10:50 am

accurate ones aren't cheap so i go to the LBS to use there parktool scales.

at home i use my kitchen scales. They measure up to 5kg so i weigh my wheels separately.
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby __PG__ » Sun May 05, 2013 11:54 am

http://feedbacksports.com/shop/Alpine-D ... e-P12.aspx

Anyway, here is my new light road bike. It's about 7.4 kg so its not 'super light'

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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby pawnii » Sun May 05, 2013 12:08 pm

nice Ti Baum.
that looks like 32/36 spokes, u must b a big boy
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby __PG__ » Sun May 05, 2013 12:11 pm

It's 28/32. I'm 88 kg and 6'3" so I'm not huge, but I wanted a no-stress wheelset for long solo rides.

It's funny how a conventionally spoked wheel looks so out of place these days :lol:
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby pawnii » Sun May 05, 2013 2:00 pm

yeah true dat.
these days you sort of expect 16/20 on 50mm deep rims.
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby aditwahyu » Tue May 07, 2013 8:26 am

nice Ti!! can it be any lighter than 7 kgs?
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby __PG__ » Wed May 08, 2013 11:27 am

You'll find people riding Ti bikes under 7 kgs but they have lighter groupsets, carbon wheelsets and more carbon in general.

It seems that most lightweight Ti bike frames weight about 1200g. You can go lighter but the smaller diameter tubes used to save a bit of weight mean it might flex more if you are a larger rider. Compare that with most carbon frames which are around one 1kg, and some (BH, Cannondale, Parlee) which approach the 800 gram mark IIRC.
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby optiumcarbon » Fri May 17, 2013 5:21 pm

That baum looks sick, was thinking of getting a Ti bike myself, dont think ill be able to get a baum but maybe a van nichols. hopefully get the weight to around 7.4 aswell.
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby flex5150 » Sun May 26, 2013 8:51 am

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Vader weighs 6.3 kg on my fish weighing scale with the zipps and speedplay pedals not looks
comes down to 6.1 with my Farsport 38mm ultralight CC's

Should break 6kg with a lighter seatpost.

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Madone came in at 6.5 with 808 and 303, alloy bars and stem.
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby BrisVegas » Sun May 26, 2013 10:24 am

__PG__ wrote:You'll find people riding Ti bikes under 7 kgs but they have lighter groupsets, carbon wheelsets and more carbon in general.

It seems that most lightweight Ti bike frames weight about 1200g. You can go lighter but the smaller diameter tubes used to save a bit of weight mean it might flex more if you are a larger rider. Compare that with most carbon frames which are around one 1kg, and some (BH, Cannondale, Parlee) which approach the 800 gram mark IIRC.


I'll have to weigh mine properly, but it's under 7.5kg which I'm stoked with for a "big boy build". With some fancy wheels, you could get it under 7kg. The Easton forks andfitout and SRAM Force help offset the heavyish frame and wheels.

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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby Crawf » Tue May 28, 2013 9:27 am

flex5150 wrote:Image

Vader weighs 6.3 kg on my fish weighing scale with the zipps and speedplay pedals not looks
comes down to 6.1 with my Farsport 38mm ultralight CC's



Yeh I'll pay that, very tidy.
But do it some justice and take a nice drive side photo according to the 'guidelines' ;)
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby flex5150 » Tue May 28, 2013 7:05 pm

your wish ......


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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby Mulger bill » Tue May 28, 2013 8:27 pm

flex5150 wrote:your wish ......

That would have to be the prettiest Spesh roadie ever!

You have missed a couple of the bike photography guidelines but I hardly looked at the gear choice, crank position or visible valves. :wink:

One thing I will jump on is the orientation of the tyres on the rims. Fitting tyres with the branding over the valve hole (like your rear wheel) makes checking for penetrations post puncture lots simpler
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby flex5150 » Tue May 28, 2013 8:36 pm

Mulger bill wrote:
flex5150 wrote:your wish ......

That would have to be the prettiest Spesh roadie ever!

You have missed a couple of the bike photography guidelines but I hardly looked at the gear choice, crank position or visible valves. :wink:

One thing I will jump on is the orientation of the tyres on the rims. Fitting tyres with the branding over the valve hole (like your rear wheel) makes checking for penetrations post puncture lots simpler


Thanks for the praise. Where are these guidlines published??

I've been meaning to change the front tyre label position I only recently found out about this.

Also what is the optimum size for photos mine keep getting chopped off?
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby Mulger bill » Tue May 28, 2013 8:45 pm

I don't recall the guidelines ever being put down in one place before, maybe another member has a better memory?

800x600px image size will fit comfortably on most desktop monitors.
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby flex5150 » Tue May 28, 2013 8:56 pm

cheers
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby open roader » Tue May 28, 2013 9:15 pm

flex5150 wrote:your wish ......


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Ultimate uber stealth. Smashingly good looking ride.......... :D
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby HAKS » Tue May 28, 2013 11:18 pm

Different front and rear wheels, surely that is a no no unless in time trail mode :P

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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby Uncle Just » Tue May 28, 2013 11:34 pm

Pictured on the Kew Bvd near the cnr of Walmer?

Re guidelines IIRC they were discussed or referred to in detail on a thread on here some time back. I vaguely remember it being discussed somewhere else but it's late and I CBF googling.

Here's my list:
1) consider your background so it enhances the bike not distracts from it;
2) chain on big ring and a suitable cog at rear;
3) cranks to follow line of chain stay;
4) strip extraneous do-dads from bike such as lights, saddle bags, garmins, valve caps etc;
5) align tyre markings with valves and have both wheels at same position;
6) ensure seat is level;
7) bike is clean and presentable.
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby flex5150 » Wed May 29, 2013 8:59 am

Thanks for the info, yep Blvd near Walmers, opportunistic shot.

Any reason the seat should be level if its not your riding position?


Haks there was a 56 on ebay 2 days ago exactly same as mine but for size, passed in at $1999 ( not that I want you to get in trouble with the missus or anything)
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby Uncle Just » Wed May 29, 2013 11:40 am

Most bike fitters seek to have the rider sitting comfortably on a level seat. This can give in most riders a starting point in regard to all the other touch points that need to be accommodated. They may then adjust the seat incrementally to achieve the best outcome so power and comfort coincide. Seats that slope down at the front often cause the rider to continually fight to get back onto the seat which detracts from the ride. Those that slope back can cause discomfort "downstairs". (As an aside I haven't seen a pro rider's seat or many other racers have seats other than level or pretty close to level. But I'm sure there are some.) The shape of some modern seats can give the impression that they are sloping too when in effect they are right for the rider.

Now for many coming into bikes over recent times and from what I observe out on the road etc some do have their seats at various angles. Maybe it's their physiology or they haven't been setup on the bike. Is it a way for the rider to get comfortable perhaps because the bars, stem, TT length etc are not suitable for that rider? However notwithstanding this and the attendant comfort that must be achieved for the rider, I think aesthetically a level seat looks correct for photographic purposes. That's how I have always set mine up because it suits me. (But of course we are not talking pro peloton standard bikes here but those every day riders who are naturally proud enough of their bike to submit it to forum scrutiny.)
When I look at the previous pics of your bike the seat angle does not look to slope as much. The last pic slightly exaggerates the seat slope I think. If you are comfortable that is all that matters. Enjoy your bike, it's a nice one.
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby rheicel » Wed May 29, 2013 12:17 pm

Uncle Just is right. Majority of a comfortable and properly adjusted saddles will be horizontal or marginally adjusted in reference to its horizontal position. I always post photos of my new build here in BNA as I always love to be criticized. I think the only down side is if you have a mistake on your build, that can sometimes be expensive... like if you cut your rear derailleur cable too short and don't look good in the photo and the shifting is wobbly. I have improved a lot by reading constructive criticism in this forum... :P
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby im_no_pro » Wed May 29, 2013 12:28 pm

Uncle Just wrote:
1) consider your background so it enhances the bike not distracts from it;
5) align tyre markings with valves and have both wheels at same position


1 - IIRC (clean) beige roller doors were the preferred background :lol:
5 - same position ideally being valves at 6 o'clock for mine, although all the wheelsets ive had the logo lined up with the valve. With the Zipps on the spesh I wonder if you could hide the valves behind the frame/fork and still have logo's orientated correctly. Then align tyres to corresponding Zipp logos (although that probably kills the puncture finding benefits)

edit: just to be clear there is a (small) element of tongue in cheek in all this :wink:
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