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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby jaseyjase » Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:34 am

good buyin nick, for some reason i thought the frame would be too small for you ?
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby PawPaw » Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:34 am

nickobec wrote:Or stick to the original plan and build a solid 7.2kg crit racer


Go the cheapest....and budget for replacement frame +/- wheels every 20 crits.

ghrist....if I hear another erection anytime advert (during TdF), I'm going to vomit. I am not your target audience, as I presume most cyclists who can stay up late at night.
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Show us your super light road bike

Postby pawnii » Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:17 am

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stinhambo wrote:Totally out of subject but hello Nic! It's Steven from Port80 that went to Cairns.

Hi Steven, knew it was you, unlikely somebody else would use your handle and also live in Cairns.

Back on topic, should I build my new crit frame to be under 7kg (using parts I put aside for my climbing bike), so I can take photos to post in this thread, so we get a nice alloy bike here.

Or stick to the original plan and build a solid 7.2kg crit racer

build it Nick. We need an alloy weenie


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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby nickobec » Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:10 pm

jaseyjase wrote:good buyin nick, for some reason i thought the frame would be too small for you ?

I started out with a 58cm (C to C TT) steel frame and end up buying a few slightly smaller one, 1st by accident, then by choice, as found out I ride 54 & 55cm framed bikes faster, ie more aero with bigger seat to bar drop and I corner more aggressively, so a 54cm frame is perfect for a crit bike for me. Instead of the 57cm frame that somebody my height is expected to ride.

PawPaw wrote:Go the cheapest....and budget for replacement frame +/- wheels every 20 crits.

Ooops! just bought a very well looked after, quaility frame that just spent it's 1st night outside of a house ever, in my shed (at least it had friends).

Wheel wise, racing the farsports 38mm chinese carbon clinchers, training and maybe some races with heavy powertap elite+ and mavic open pro rim + matching front. Wet weather racing have a nice alloy Shimano Ultegra wheelset with wet weather tires.

Strong believer in "Never race on Sunday what you can't replace on Monday". While I would be pissed if I destroyed my Fuji, Canyon or even my Giessauf (none can be replaced like for like). It is a risk I understand and take and why I will never race the Flanders (plus it is 57cm). Wheels and other components I consider consumables with a limited lifespan. If I destroyed my 38mm carbon clinchers this week, I would be a little annoyed, if the lasted two years of abuse I would be very happy.

pawnii wrote:build it Nick. We need an alloy weenie

As it a few months to crit season, the FM066 climbing frame at least a month away. I will have a go, 7kg easily achievable target, 6.6kg will be the challenge.
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Show us your super light road bike

Postby le_quiet_uno » Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:41 pm

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My old light weight mountain goat - 6.8kg as is.

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My new porky road rocket - 7.4kg with pedals and bottle cages.
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Postby le_quiet_uno » Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:26 pm

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Minister of Finance & War's ride - 7.6kg without the saddle bag and water bottle
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby rabobank89 » Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:04 pm

Now at 6.7kg with zipps and new sram gruppo

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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby wkchoong » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:04 pm

rabobank89 wrote:Now at 6.7kg with zipps and new sram gruppo

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that is cleaner than the bikes showcased in LBS.
does it come with the dog as well? :mrgreen:
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby rabobank89 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:18 pm

wkchoong wrote:
rabobank89 wrote:Now at 6.7kg with zipps and new sram gruppo

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that is cleaner than the bikes showcased in LBS.
does it come with the dog as well? :mrgreen:


:lol:

I'll take that as a compliment =)

I'm a clean freak..

The dog always likes being in the shot for some reason...
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby Secret Squirrel » Tue Dec 25, 2012 4:54 pm

When I can work out photo bucket I will put some picys up. Colnago Ace 58cm slopping frame,with saddle bag with spare tube,two empty water bottles = 6.7kg. :D
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby Wal42 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:15 pm

2 totally different bikes out of my fleet.

Number 1 is a 2005 Trek 5200 Superlight (aluminium not UCLV) US Postal Service team bike, I didn't watch weight when I built it, Ultegra gruppo with Fulcrum 5 wheels but only weighs 7.5kgs, which was why they used them as their 'climbing' bikes.

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Number 2 is a 80's Repco Vertex CR1 (Guy Leech signature series), again not too focused on saving weight, 7700 D/T 9 speed gruppo & Mavic CXP 22 wheels, all steel frame, but respectable for a steelie, 10.9 kgs (photo was with my previous gruppo, Suntour Edge 8 speed bike was 11.6 kgs).


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Will post a photo of my Benotto Ottimo when it's built, only a frame at present, early 90's bonded aluminium down tube shifting race bike, under 1300 grams frame & fork. Should be between 7 & 8 kgs finished, shouldn't be too shabby for an old D/T shifter.
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby schroeds » Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:34 pm

posted before but hey I love it so much I have to again :lol:

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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby drb » Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:32 pm

heres my rides not sure on the exact wieght will have to wiegh them
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby pawnii » Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:49 am

wow. serious wheels :shock:
I reckon my next bike will be a Time with Campy
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby rpmspinman » Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:05 am

that TIME bike is sex. :o
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby Nikolai » Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:57 pm

Bella Bici :-)
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby Wal42 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:00 pm

rpmspinman wrote:that TIME bike is sex. :o




Geez I'm such a luddite, those 'new' bikes all look the same to me, guess I'm getting old (or is that too old). :lol:
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby joewrcompositi » Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:49 pm

My WR COMPOSITI 6.3kg as is.
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby stinhambo » Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:49 pm

I thought it was the law to photograph your bike in the big ring?
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby joewrcompositi » Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:06 pm

stinhambo wrote:I thought it was the law to photograph your bike in the big ring?

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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby Mulger bill » Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:52 pm

joewrcompositi wrote:Happy now :D

Valve stems aren't vertical :P

Naah, sweet looking ride mate.
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby schroeds » Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:51 pm

Not mine (not sure if there is one in Aus yet) but I wish it was!
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby singlespeedscott » Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:33 am

I liked the "LOOK" of their older frames. The new ones, meh. Have to say those white AC wheels look a bit naff.
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby HAKS » Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:41 pm

Love the Look 695 in general, but that version is awful. Running Ultegra Di2 and white AC wheels. There are much better spec'd versions out there
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby pawnii » Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:13 pm

looks busy
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