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dura-ace vs. liposuction

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:52 pm
by ohexploitable
my bike has shimano sora and so i was thinking of upgrading to dura-ace to make it lighter

but i realised that i could get liposuction which doesn't cost too much more and it would probably save more weight

what do you guys think?

Re: dura-ace vs. liposuction

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:56 pm
by Mrfenejeans
Go the Lipsuction.

Re: dura-ace vs. liposuction

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:10 am
by kunalraiker
I have a Sora Groupset, to be frank, I think riding a SORA would make you a better rider then a Dura Ace. May be 5 yrs from now the SORA would get as light as the Dura Ace and then everyone's happy :)

Re: dura-ace vs. liposuction

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:59 am
by sogood
Both. You can't have Dura Ace without a lipo-tuck!

Re: dura-ace vs. liposuction

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:23 am
by you cannot be sirrus
Turn the bike into a fixie, consider it liposuction for the bike.

Re: dura-ace vs. liposuction

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:55 am
by Mulger bill
A new groupset leaves less scarring.

Re: dura-ace vs. liposuction

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:43 am
by scotto
lipo- have medicare fund your upgrade !!!

Re: dura-ace vs. liposuction

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:36 am
by Jesmol
What about a leg amputation. Probably more weight saving there and you would also develop a good pedal technique.

Re: dura-ace vs. liposuction

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:48 am
by jules21
get the dura-ace. the problem with liposuction is that you will just put the weight back on. dura-ace doesn't get heavier.

Re: dura-ace vs. liposuction

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:24 pm
by Xplora
If you have considered lipo as an option, get lipo. LOL

Re: dura-ace vs. liposuction

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:59 pm
by sb944
Is lipo really going to reduce much weight for you? What weight/cost are we talking about? How much time off the bike to recover from the surgery?

Re: dura-ace vs. liposuction

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:59 pm
by winstonw
I understand lipo usually removes less than 2kg of fat.
Most can lose that with 3-4 weeks of dieting.
It amazes me people go through the operation, rather than eat appropriately for a month.

Re: dura-ace vs. liposuction

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:22 am
by ohexploitable
well i'm already pretty fit and have little body fat (like 5-10% body fat)

but dura ace saves what like 500g over sora?

i figured if i were to pay for dura ace to save a measly 500g then i might as well get lipo and save more weight for almost the same price

Re: dura-ace vs. liposuction

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:22 am
by ohexploitable
177cm, 65kg

Re: dura-ace vs. liposuction

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:24 am
by ftssjk
if you get the dura ace you wont get looked down on by the 10 crew.
cyclists on $10k bikes riding 10kms drinking their $10 lattes.

Re: dura-ace vs. liposuction

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:46 am
by Dan
ftssjk wrote:cyclists on $10k bikes riding 10kms drinking their $10 lattes.


I call them the Venge Boys.

Re: dura-ace vs. liposuction

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:32 am
by Xplora
ohexploitable wrote:177cm, 65kg

Sweet Jesus, if you were joking around, then well played. I laughed. If you aren't joking, book in the psychologist ASAP. You can't operate your way to fat loss... Dura Ace will definitely be around longer than the operation.

Re: dura-ace vs. liposuction

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:35 am
by im_no_pro
I hope you arent serious..... I really do.

Re: dura-ace vs. liposuction

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:37 am
by Mulger bill
ohexploitable wrote:well i'm already pretty fit and have little body fat (like 5-10% body fat)

177cm, 65kg

but dura ace saves what like 500g over sora?

i figured if i were to pay for dura ace to save a measly 500g then i might as well get lipo and save more weight for almost the same price

Without seeing a pic, IMHO you don't need to lose weight...
There's also the ego benefit of DIY not having someone else taking weight off you...
Not to mention the performance benefit of pretty much any groupsan over Sora...

Finally, as mentioned previously, the only scarring DA will leave you with is if you muff the crankset instal. :oops:

Re: dura-ace vs. liposuction

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:54 am
by Eleri
If you get lipo and keep eating and exercising at the same rate as you do now, you will put the weight back somewhere ese.

You could get really fat knees.

And that would disguise your nicely toned VMOs.

Or - you could just take a credit card and buy a banana at your destination instead of riding around with it in your jersey pocket. That would save a few hundred grams.