Show us your super light road bike

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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby QuangVuong » Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:43 pm

Over 20 years on, Kestrels still weigh the same. Good to see that the original Kestrel brand made some good stuff back when they started.
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby elantra » Fri Sep 19, 2014 5:21 pm

lardass71 wrote:Kestrel legend, 8.4kilos as it sits, all stock 105 components, stock wheels, bar, stem, post and saddle, frame is mechanical and di2 compatable
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Nice looking bike, you have gone to a lot of effort with details such as colour of cable outers and handlebar tape.

BTW, does the kitchen get much use? Or did you just clean it up for the purposes of good bike photography?
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby lardass71 » Fri Sep 19, 2014 5:26 pm

Lol, bike is stock as it came from the shop, all colour scheme parts are factory, built bike before brecky, explains the cleanish kitchen, there's another bench that had the coffee machine doing it's thing


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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby 31991 » Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:07 am

Nick one!

pawnii wrote:5.5kgs

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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby cerb » Fri Oct 10, 2014 3:49 pm

That frame size looks like it's for kids?! No wonder it's light! :P

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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby toolonglegs » Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:18 pm

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N+1 :-) ... Some wheeling and dealing... Young fella has a new stead!
On the cheap scales it's well under 7.

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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby foo on patrol » Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:43 pm

^^ 8) ^^

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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby g-boaf » Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:44 pm

cerb wrote:That frame size looks like it's for kids?! No wonder it's light! :P


At that weight, someone will be taping a spanner or something to the frame to get it up to 6.8kg. :lol:

toolonglegs wrote:N+1 :-) ... Some wheeling and dealing... Young fella has a new stead!


Very nice. :)

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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby toolonglegs » Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:24 pm

foo on patrol wrote:^^ 8) ^^

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Never even ridden ( properly ) a bike with Campag ... his first roadie is one!. Was looking at getting him a kids bike ... but he can already ride this one as it is set up. But I am going to put a shorter stem and flats pedals on for now. Bit expensive for a kids bike ... but only a couple of hundred euros more than you would pay for a proper kids bike weighing 10kgs and bottom of the line components. I can sell it in 2 years for a good price anyway.
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby g-boaf » Thu Nov 20, 2014 6:18 pm

So how did he go with it? :)

I had this arrive at work today - with half the office wanting to have a look at it:

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Fork (the non-Triathlon one) and bars are inside, but the bars look like they might be going back to be replaced due to the recall. Edit: Bars are okay. :)

It arrived from Girona, Spain via Boulder, Colorado in the States. ;) It was a spare frame, never used. Looking at it, the thing is going to be nightmare to keep clean and free of scratches. The entire finish is completely matte - but it does look amazing.
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby jaseyjase » Thu Nov 20, 2014 7:08 pm

bokkeehhhh

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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby g-boaf » Thu Nov 20, 2014 7:15 pm

jaseyjase wrote:bokkeehhhh


Yep - the trusty old battleaxe D3S and 70-200 F/2.8 VRII. :) F/3.5 and 200mm.

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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby QuangVuong » Thu Nov 20, 2014 7:51 pm

Super aero and super light too?!

Is that what you're bringing to the M7/Narellen ride next week Saturday?
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby g-boaf » Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:55 pm

Lot of work to do and lots of parts still to get.

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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby rodneycc » Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:10 pm

^^ you sure that's legal. Looks like you should have a special license to be riding one of those... :-D
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby yanjarra » Sat Nov 29, 2014 11:27 am

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new baby. 6.5kg as pictured

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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby jasonc » Sat Nov 29, 2014 12:54 pm

yanjarra - are the shifters oddly positioned on the bars?
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby yanjarra » Sat Nov 29, 2014 6:16 pm

I didn't think so, but could be wrong. Here's a better angle. What do you think Jason? Maybe a touch higher then normal? I have a pretty large upper body so like the feeling of being locked in securely behind the hoods as when they are lower i feel like i'll slip right over the top of them sometimes when i hit a bumpy patch.

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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby jasonc » Sat Nov 29, 2014 8:30 pm

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if it works, awesome. and it could be the shape of the bars that to me makes it look odd
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby warthog1 » Sun Nov 30, 2014 5:55 pm

It looks like the bars are rotated too far forward to me and the levers are therefore mounted further back on the bar than they should be.
It only matters what's comfortable and works though I guess.

Edit: These from a few posts up look to be fitted more conventionally;


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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby Homo Suburbiensis » Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:09 pm

I would say that the bars on that Scott are fitted very unconventionally. The main thing that dictates optimal bar angle is the position on the drops. If you think about how the hand positions change when the bar is rotated, the tops remain in the same position and the hoods are largely unaffected as you can mount/adjust them independently of the bar. The biggest change is the position of the drops, hence bar rotation is dictated by this. I am not taking a swipe at you, but I think with the development and popularity of compact bars (where they are largely designed so that an optimal drop angle has the top of the bar/shoulder parallel to the ground) everyone now just wrongly assumes that the bar should be rotated so that the top/shoulders of the bars are parallel to the ground. If you look at some older traditional shaped bars, achieving this parallel top section by rotating the bar up and mounting the hoods on the furthest point from the handlebar would result in a ridiculous bar position.

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Look at the angle of the drops behind the brake levers. This angle is around what should be achieved through the rotation of the bar, regardless of shape.
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Here is an example of a very poor bar rotation. The drops behind the levers are basically perpendicular to the ground, you would have to bend your wrists a lot (and uncomfortably) just to ride in the drops.
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Here is an example of a bike of similar handlebars with much better rotation. As you can see it is rotated down and the hoods are mounted higher as a result.
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby singlespeedscott » Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:04 pm

Where do you put your hands if you want to ride in the drops for an hour into a headwind? There is very little extension behind the hooks to rest your palms comfortable.
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby jasonc » Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:27 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:Where do you put your hands if you want to ride in the drops for an hour into a headwind? There is very little extension behind the hooks to rest your palms comfortable.


around a coffee and try again later :lol:
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby jules21 » Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:37 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:Where do you put your hands if you want to ride in the drops for an hour into a headwind? There is very little extension behind the hooks to rest your palms comfortable.

you don't! ride the hoods - it's been shown to be more aero than in the drops. i only use the drops for descending, to get my CoG lower.

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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby singlespeedscott » Wed Dec 10, 2014 2:40 pm

More Aero :?

Not in my experience. You probably need to tell the world tour riders that when their making a break away. Or the guy on the front of the peleton trying to close the gap.
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