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    Diet For My BIke.........

    I juust got a Dk SIx Pack 06' 33 punds.........I want to lighten it up......What is the first thing I shoudl do.....................................................thanks

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    Lay off the cheeseburgers.

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    33lbs isn't at all heavy, [Removed by Moderator]

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    my ride is at about 40lbs. that is heavy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beerman
    33lbs isn't at all heavy,
    My new GT is like 42lbs. [Removed by Moderator]? I heard she moved down there to San Jose, how she doing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishmcmorgan
    I juust got a Dk SIx Pack 06' 33 punds.........I want to lighten it up......What is the first thing I shoudl do.....................................................thanks
    use spellcheck

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    My Kink Empire Revision B with all older kink parts was around 45... 33 is just fine.

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    all right then thanks for the help

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireTeamCharlie
    My new GT is like 42lbs. I heard she moved down there to San Jose, how she doing?
    Haha! Your little BMX bike weighs more than my tandem MTB.


    Oh, 33lbs isn't bad for a BMX. You could waste money making it lighter, but I don't know why you'd want to. If you want light, get a race bike. For anything else, that weight is pretty respectable. Rephrase your question to "How can I make my bike less durable?", and see how that sounds.

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    Haha! Your little BMX bike weighs more than my tandem MTB.


    Oh, 33lbs isn't bad for a BMX. You could waste money making it lighter, but I don't know why you'd want to. If you want light, get a race bike. For anything else, that weight is pretty respectable. Rephrase your question to "How can I make my bike less durable?", and see how that sounds.


    listen to this guy he knows what hes talkin about because i have a hoffman rythem that 48 pounds.........you thnk your bikes heavy? ur bike is extremely light for a street/dirtbike!!! i would love to have a bike that light....then i could go back to my orig. hoppin height of 2 n a half feet........trust me your lucky to have a bike that lite

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    fill your frame and handlebar tubes with helium. you can even try to put helium in your tires for a quick lift.
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    keep riding your bike, and build up the muscle... only a matter of time.
    Last edited by mob; 09-19-05 at 03:55 PM. Reason: memory loss

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    Quote Originally Posted by hffmanRythmRydr
    Haha! Your little BMX bike weighs more than my tandem MTB.


    Oh, 33lbs isn't bad for a BMX. You could waste money making it lighter, but I don't know why you'd want to. If you want light, get a race bike. For anything else, that weight is pretty respectable. Rephrase your question to "How can I make my bike less durable?", and see how that sounds.


    listen to this guy he knows what hes talkin about because i have a hoffman rythem that 48 pounds.........you thnk your bikes heavy? ur bike is extremely light for a street/dirtbike!!! i would love to have a bike that light....then i could go back to my orig. hoppin height of 2 n a half feet........trust me your lucky to have a bike that lite

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    Hey, go edit my comments out of his quote.

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    filling your tires with heliums eh? Thats awsome, i wonder if it would work?
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    No.

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    actually, i think helium particles are much smaller than oxygen and would seep out of your tubes pores (kinda like a helium balloon slowly depleteing of its helium)

    Atomic Diffusion
    This is the process whereby the random thermally activated hopping of atoms in a solid results in the net transport of atoms. For example, helium atoms inside a balloon can diffuse through the wall of the balloon and escape, resulting in the balloon slowly deflating. Other air molecules (e.g. oxygen, nitrogen) have lower mobilities and thus diffuse more slowly through the balloon wall. There is a concentration gradient in the balloon wall because the balloon was filled up with helium, and thus there is plenty of helium on the inside, but there is relatively little helium on the outside, because helium is not a major component of air. The rate of transport is governed by the diffusivity and the concentration gradient.

    See also Kirkendall effect

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    stop worrying about rubish and ride
    bewahret einander vor herzeleid
    denn kurz ist die zeit die ihr beisammen seid
    denn wenn euch auch viele jahre vereinen
    einst werden sie wie minuten euch scheinen

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    lol, i wasnt serious, obviously it wouldnt work, but it would be funny to try it
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    You can fill your tires with nitrogen though.

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    but would it really make a difference?
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    Not in weight, only rolling resistance. In cars, tires can run cooler at high speeds.

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    get creatative with a hacksaw and start sawing away chucks t make it lighter, take off all the stackers, trade your 20 in wheels for your sisters 10 in wheels

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    Just add some carbon fiber headset spacers, they're light.

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    lol i really dont care, im not a weight freak, although those cf spacers do sound nice,haha
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    Cut the seat post just long enough to clamp it, remove brakes, cables, levers, n gyros. cut down the bars. use a slim seat. 3/8" axel 36h rim up front, hollow 14mm in the rear.

    if u have a lot of money buy lighter parts and ti parts.

    remember tho, generally lighter = weaker

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