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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby toolonglegs » Sat Jun 05, 2010 7:20 pm

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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.


Thats cause I set everything with a spirit level :lol: .


The most enviable part of your bike is....the location!.
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby toolonglegs » Sat Jun 05, 2010 7:31 pm

I went totally weenie once on my mtb when I was riding at an OK level.I also worked in a motorbike shop so could get a lot of mtb parts at cost thru one of the importers...got my Gary Fisher ProCaliber to 10.5kgs at the time which was light especially for the frame size and the year (2000)...but it only lasted 1 race :lol: .Ok it was 24 race but I only rode it for 6 hours...forks were trashed and so were the wheels.Since then I have tried to find a good middle round on all my bikes...obviously I fail quite often!.My biggest problem is the amount of flex I get out of bikes...always have to back the brakes way off to stop wheels rubbing when the power goes down.I expect that is because I am heavy but also tall so get a lot of leverage.
One day I would like to go totally weenie on a road bike to...over here it is a very common past time...most bikes ridden by the guys in my club are sub 6.5kgs.One is sub 5.5kgs....but I still used to beat 80% of them :D .
Edit...being a weight weenie is much easier when you don't break every thing you touch!....including your body!!!.
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby pawnii » Sun Jun 06, 2010 2:45 am

Wow you must be putting out some serious power to flex parts. I'm not surprised when you say you get wheels rubbing on brake pads when you have the power on. I've never had that problem. Most probably because i'm 55kg and 168cm tall. You must get quite a bit more frame flex compared to someone my size. Unfortunately there's probably nothing you can do about it. Your frame diamonds are always going to be bigger then mine for the same tube size and strength.

You can get super light parts which are just as tough and rigid as the heavy everyday stuff out there but they cost a hell of a lot.
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby mikesbytes » Sun Jun 06, 2010 5:55 am

The weight of the bike is more significant to a 55kg rider. For me its way down the list of performance priorities;
- power delivery
- rider preservation
- aerodynamics

At the UCI world masters track championships, my track bike weighed 8.2kg in race format and 7.9kg in time trail format. A long way above the 6.8kg legal limit. Ironically my road race bike weighs less, despite having gears and brakes.
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby Jean » Sun Jun 06, 2010 12:52 pm

toolonglegs wrote:The most enviable part of your bike is....the location!.


Yeah, gotta say that was the only envy I had going. Nice bike though.
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby stusf » Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:42 am

Here's my Giant TCR Composite, 5.79kg.
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby rustychisel » Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:50 pm

stusf wrote:Here's my Giant TCR Composite, 5.79kg.

Stuart



I believe I see Keywins??
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby deegz » Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:31 am

Nobody wrote:
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?


Thought it mighta been for a flag :)
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby Steve D » Sun Aug 22, 2010 4:15 pm

Around 6 kg, Durace 7900:

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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby Cruiserman » Mon Sep 06, 2010 6:25 pm

Steve D wrote:Around 6 kg, Durace 7900:

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How heavy for one in Adult sizes :lol:
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby pawnii » Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:22 pm

it that the Edge 1.45 clinchers or tubulars?
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby SLH » Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:13 pm

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Just on 6.5 without lights.
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby aeroslave » Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:47 pm

Nice bikes fellas!

I for one appreciate looking at light bikes with rare light parts...AX-lightness anyone?

Very nice indeed! That's the beauty of cycling, wether you are a racing fanatic, a WWeeny or both, it's all good! Performance and racing is a big part of cycling but we also have to understand that some cyclists are fitness enthusiasts and also look at builds as a hobby.

I say keep em' coming!

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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby pawnii » Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:08 am

SLH wrote:Image

Just on 6.5 without lights.


wow what a sexy looking machine.
I'm guessing your next upgrade will be the seatpost?
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby Steve D » Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:47 am

pawnii wrote:it that the Edge 1.45 clinchers or tubulars?


Clinchers on DT190 hubs pawnii
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby Steve D » Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:49 am

Cruiserman wrote:
Steve D wrote:Around 6 kg, Durace 7900:

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How heavy for one in Adult sizes :lol:


Can't help being a short ar*e! :)
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby SLH » Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:25 pm

pawnii wrote:
SLH wrote:Image

Just on 6.5 without lights.


wow what a sexy looking machine.
I'm guessing your next upgrade will be the seatpost?


Ha...nah mate the next upgrade (unfortunately) is a new frame. This one has a crack and I'm waiting on the warranty frame to come in. Why unfortunately? The new frame is a red one.
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby icoz » Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:28 pm

Nice BMC!!
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby Steve D » Wed Sep 08, 2010 4:33 am

SLH wrote:
pawnii wrote:
SLH wrote:Image

Just on 6.5 without lights.


wow what a sexy looking machine.
I'm guessing your next upgrade will be the seatpost?


Ha...nah mate the next upgrade (unfortunately) is a new frame. This one has a crack and I'm waiting on the warranty frame to come in. Why unfortunately? The new frame is a red one.


Very nice looking steed!
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby SLH » Wed Sep 08, 2010 7:39 am

Cheers fellas.
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby Sveky » Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:57 pm

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7.3kg as is not much of a weeny but when your 79kgs sub 7kg wont do much for me.
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby pawnii » Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:48 pm

Steve D wrote:
pawnii wrote:it that the Edge 1.45 clinchers or tubulars?


Clinchers on DT190 hubs pawnii


Gee they look great on your bike. I have the Edge 1.45 clinchers on Tune Mig45/M140 hubs.
I de-badged the rims because the white didn't really suit my bike. I just found a guy that sells the Edge wheel stickers and i've asked for some to be made up in metalic silver.
I'll have to take pictures and post here when they arrive.
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby fail » Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:55 pm

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around 7-7.3kg, will weigh soon for exact weight
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby ejm » Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:54 pm

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Parlee Z4 in Large, LEW Pro VT1 wheelset, Zipp cranks (180mm arms), AX lightness brakes/bar/stem, New Ultimate seatpost, M2Racer seat, pedals and skewers, Sram Red FD/RD/Shifters. Nice little project. Still waiting on some more bits to get it to 4.75 with this frame...

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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby CommuRider » Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:28 pm

I agree with others that I'm enjoying this thread and reading up on the specs. Wondering if anyone can show me their super light, flat-bar road bike + kg so I can drool even more?
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