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    elitist jerk daytonian's Avatar
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    Take all money and common sense PLEASE

    Shimano Dura Ace rear der. circa 2007 - 180 grams / $119.99 @Performance


    Lightweight full carbon rear der. - 120 grams. / $1000.00 @ Lightweight?



    Thats a 60 gram difference = $881.00 difference

    881/60= $14.68 a friggin gram.

    Complete with Lightweight sticker to reinforce all the money you wasted.
    I feel like a soiled kleenex dropped in the gutter in the red-light district of Paris.

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    its a show piece, your average person isnt buying that to save a few grams.

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    But it will last LONGER than Dura Ace, right?



    Oh wait.... nevermind

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    Quote Originally Posted by daytonian View Post
    $14.68 a friggin gram.
    [Enter drug joke here]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Racer Ex View Post
    [Enter drug joke here]
    I've copped sensimilia for less per/g when I was I punk 8th grader in the eighties
    I feel like a soiled kleenex dropped in the gutter in the red-light district of Paris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by esammuli View Post
    But it will last LONGER than Dura Ace, right?



    Oh wait.... nevermind
    Yep, you aren't actually supposed to ride with it.

    That would get it dirty.
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    elitist jerk daytonian's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ratebeer View Post
    Yep, you aren't actually supposed to ride with it.

    That would get it dirty.
    ...and the sticker would fall off.
    I feel like a soiled kleenex dropped in the gutter in the red-light district of Paris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daytonian View Post
    ...and the sticker would fall off.
    That would save even more weight.
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    This is even stupider than the Drillium craze of the 70s.
    Cyclists of the world, unite! You have nothing to lube but your chains!

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    Just combine those with your $1200 Clavicula cranks



    and $1300 AX Lightness brakes


    And you've got the worlds most idiotic bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by caloso View Post
    This is even stupider than the Drillium craze of the 70s.
    Incorrect. I was there, and NOTHING can really top that for stupidity. The Lightweight components won't snap apart because there are too many holes in them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daytonian View Post
    ...and the sticker would fall off.
    I couldn't bear losing a $50 dollar sticker
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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    Incorrect. I was there, and NOTHING can really top that for stupidity. The Lightweight components won't snap apart because there are too many holes in them.
    They snap apart by design, and cost 100 times as much, yep we are definitly getting smarter

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    What's wrong with drug jokes? Anyone who thinks drugs aren't a laughing matter hasn't heard Denis Leary's routines on the topic. Never were truer words spoken.

    Very, very, very few things aren't laughing matters. Just ask botto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    Incorrect. I was there, and NOTHING can really top that for stupidity. The Lightweight components won't snap apart because there are too many holes in them.
    Onlookers must have laughed a lot then.

    I can only imagine the bemused locals kicking back on their porches watching the local criterium and placing beer wagers on the collapse of various bikes.

    "Cletus, I got a sixer-o-Coors on that yella Eyetalian Beeyonchee there with all the holes in it."
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    To finance it you can sell a kidney... and save another 150g!

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    Quote Originally Posted by esammuli View Post

    And you've got the worlds most idiotic bike!
    hahaha, and the most idiotic bike rider too
    hi

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    How do you calculate how much faster you can go for each gram less that you weigh? I ask because for us it'd do nothing. But if you were riding 2100 miles and it made a 3 minute difference, that could be worth $800+ to a pro. So...how do you calculate it?

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    The funny thing is to the non-cyclist we all look idiotic on how we spend money.

    I guess the line where prices are outrageous for certain componants is a personal one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donrhummy View Post
    How do you calculate how much faster you can go for each gram less that you weigh? I ask because for us it'd do nothing. But if you were riding 2100 miles and it made a 3 minute difference, that could be worth $800+ to a pro. So...how do you calculate it?
    i did all of the math last year after a hillclimb race (16 mile climb) and it was around 1 min per lb (of course thats the first lb, every pound is worth less and less and gets more and more expensive)

    so thats .132 seconds per gram in that situation.
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    I'll just empty my water bottle by 10%

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    Quote Originally Posted by donrhummy View Post
    How do you calculate how much faster you can go for each gram less that you weigh? I ask because for us it'd do nothing. But if you were riding 2100 miles and it made a 3 minute difference, that could be worth $800+ to a pro. So...how do you calculate it?
    It would be a moot point. A pro would never ride it. Those guys count on their gear to not fail. This piece is OCP all the way.
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    I'm buying 2 of them today! One, so I can lighten my 21 lb bike by 60 grams, and the other I'll keep in my saddle bag just in case I need it. Might have to buy one more and wear it around my neck on a gold chain.

    Shayne

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    Quote Originally Posted by daytonian View Post
    ...and the sticker would fall off.
    I was going to say that it looks like a cheap applique courtesy of your next-door neighbor's inkjet printer and budget clear Avery labels from Office Depot or something... Doesn't look classy to the tune of $1K...

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    Incorrect. I was there, and NOTHING can really top that for stupidity. The Lightweight components won't snap apart because there are too many holes in them.
    What's the "drillium craze" you speak of? Is it just what it sounds like: people drilling holes in components to shave weight?

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