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Postby pawnii » Mon May 31, 2010 3:16 am

Ok ppl. Give us some pics and weights of your pride and joy
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby The Womble » Mon May 31, 2010 6:55 am

I like this thread and hope it keeps going. Mine will have to wait till Ive replaced the 1.8!kg aluminium frame and Aksiums though. 7.8kg hand built so far. Gimee' six months :(
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby toolonglegs » Mon May 31, 2010 7:37 am

Come on pawnii...we know you want to show :wink: .
Mines not in the "light" realm... 8kgs (with powertap wheel).
But it is a 63cm and will take anything you can throw at it...I could take a kilo off it but then I would break it :oops: .
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby sogood » Mon May 31, 2010 8:13 am

The Womble wrote:... 7.8kg hand built so far.

I am not aware of any road bike that's not hand built (apart from portions of the wheel build). :roll:
Bianchi, Ridley, Montague, GT, Garmin and All things Apple :)
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby JV911 » Mon May 31, 2010 9:54 am

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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby sogood » Mon May 31, 2010 9:58 am

JV911 wrote:interesting site

Carbon cassette. Cardboard next? :shock:
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby The Womble » Mon May 31, 2010 10:03 am

sogood wrote:
JV911 wrote:interesting site

Carbon cassette. Cardboard next? :shock:



Fine Mr La de da Smartypants. Hand assembled over time, minus frame building and fork contruction and milling/machining/ engineering parts of any description and wheel building etc. So as to cut you off at the pass, hand assembled means i used spanners bla bla and refreigned from employing the use of robots or cheap mexican labour
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby The Womble » Mon May 31, 2010 10:04 am

Crap. Wrong quote!
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby sogood » Mon May 31, 2010 10:21 am

The Womble wrote:Crap. Wrong quote!

That says a lot within this context... Poorly assembled by hand. ;) :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby toolonglegs » Mon May 31, 2010 5:08 pm

What no 5.9kgs bikes up yet :shock: .
Does no one take cycling seriously in Oz!.
My tank is about 8% of my body weight...at 65kgs I would need a 5 kilo bike :lol: .
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby pawnii » Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:07 am

5.5kgs

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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby pawnii » Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:09 am

toolonglegs your bike is huge! Mine is only 49cm haha
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby toolonglegs » Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:13 am

Yeah it is pretty big but so am I :wink: .
Nice ride...what are the brakes and cranks?...and is that a bad reflection or rim on the front!.
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby pawnii » Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:30 am

toolonglegs.. you'd make a good wind block mate :)

Cranks are THM Clavicula.
Brakes are Ciamillo Gravity Zero

The rims are Edge 1.45 with the stickers taken off. Yeah the reflection from the camera flash really highlights the unidirectional carbon weave.
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby Nobody » Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:18 pm

toolonglegs wrote:What no 5.9kgs bikes up yet :shock:

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Mine's great value. More than twice the bike for the less than half the cost. ~13Kg.
Oh the pain of being a weight weenie. :lol:
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby alchemist » Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:21 pm

Not super-light, but at 7.2kg without trying I was happy.

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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby Scuba23 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:26 pm

Nobody wrote:
toolonglegs wrote:What no 5.9kgs bikes up yet :shock:

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Mine's great value. More than twice the bike for the less than half the cost. ~13Kg.
Oh the pain of being a weight weenie. :lol:


the saddle and mud guards would weigh 5.9kgs... :wink:
I have to ride early in the morning, before my brain figures out what I'm doing...
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby pawnii » Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:44 pm

Mine's great value. More than twice the bike for the less than half the cost. ~13Kg.
Oh the pain of being a weight weenie.


haha Nice ride!
I have a Surly LHT which weights about 13kgs too.
To be honest it's been more of a pain building the Surly LHT then it has been with the Scott Addict. Probably because there are so many options with touring add ons.
Being a weight weenies just costs a hell of a lot more :oops: :( :oops:
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby toolonglegs » Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:16 pm

So are you going to dish the dirt on what it has cost you?.

The crazy thing for me is that you could probably take close to another kilo off it if money was no object...and it would still be a pretty safe light weight bike :shock: .
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby pawnii » Fri Jun 04, 2010 2:54 am

ah it's hard to say because i compiled parts from several bikes onto this frameset which i brought used and then built the wheels.
As my girlfriend said...it would have been a hell of a lot cheaper to get a proper pen!s extension :shock:

The crazy thing for me is that you could probably take close to another kilo off it if money was no object...and it would still be a pretty safe light weight bike .

tell me about it. I built my bike while i was single. If i was still single i would have probably got it down to under 5kg 8) now that's freakin light lol
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby pawnii » Fri Jun 04, 2010 2:59 am

Scuba23 wrote:
Nobody wrote:
toolonglegs wrote:What no 5.9kgs bikes up yet :shock:

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Mine's great value. More than twice the bike for the less than half the cost. ~13Kg.
Oh the pain of being a weight weenie. :lol:


the saddle and mud guards would weigh 5.9kgs... :wink:


Scuba23 what is on your rear fender other then the rear tail light?
It looks like some sort of mounting point for something else.
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby Nobody » Fri Jun 04, 2010 6:11 pm

pawnii wrote:Scuba23 what is on your rear fender other then the rear tail light?
It looks like some sort of mounting point for something else.
It's designed to mount two Cateye TL LD610 lights.

Back on topic:

Where are all the superlight road bikes and where have all the weight weenies gone?
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby ft_critical » Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:48 pm

As you are the first weight weenie I have met, what are you weenieing for Pawnii? What drives your weenieness? Sit down on the couch and explain it to us please?

My lightest bike, measured on my bathroom scales is a Carbon Colnago Cristallo, Chorus, Carbon ITM and Neutrons. It is a made by Krauss Maffi (who make tanks). I swear it is 8.9kg.

I will have to take it to a shop for a proper weigh in. Then I will put it on some fork control program I think.
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby ft_critical » Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:51 pm

toolonglegs wrote:Image


The most enviable part of your bike is....

How on earth did you achieve such a magnificent flat bar to hood position? You couldn't fault that with a spirit level even.
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby pawnii » Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:10 pm

ft_critical wrote:As you are the first weight weenie I have met, what are you weenieing for Pawnii? What drives your weenieness? Sit down on the couch and explain it to us please?

My lightest bike, measured on my bathroom scales is a Carbon Colnago Cristallo, Chorus, Carbon ITM and Neutrons. It is a made by Krauss Maffi (who make tanks). I swear it is 8.9kg.

I will have to take it to a shop for a proper weigh in. Then I will put it on some fork control program I think.


Hi ft_critical.
To answer your question i have no idea where my weenieness comes from. It just got out of hand. I started with the lightest frameset you could buy then decided to do it justice i had to source the lightest parts for it. I also love climbing up mountains so having a light bike disappearing under me makes it more of a pleasure. It has nothing to do with going faster or having an advantage over anyone as i don't race at all. I just really enjoy building bikes and having exotic parts. It's an expensive obsession but i think it's worth doing once in your life.
It helps that i'm a complete show off too :)
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