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    how light can i make my bike

    i have a fly mosca 2 frame

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    stop caring how much it weighs
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    im just wondering sheesh...

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    Do you have any parts for your frame?

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    Speed holes :




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    Bend the knees, watch the trees ... 5 $ please .

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    nah not yet, im getting some today, im wondering what parts i should get,

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    DON'T DRILL HOLES IN IT. it looks cool, but the miniscule weight savings aren't worth losing the strength
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    How much are you spending on your parts?

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    Buy race parts to make it uber light, all the kids will be jealous.

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    You know what's funny? I didn't really use all racing parts on my bike. My bars, cranks, and wheels could be used on a street/trails bike.

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    how much money it takes haha, i got a 19mm bottom bracket today what cranks should i get?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pc_1453 View Post
    DON'T DRILL HOLES IN IT. it looks cool, but the miniscule weight savings aren't worth losing the strength
    You kids actually do that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by timmyquest View Post
    You kids actually do that?
    ive seen it in small things like brake levers and crap. its definitly not worth it
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    Quote Originally Posted by dervish View Post
    ive seen it in small things like brake levers and crap. its definitly not worth it
    That's stupid. I'm gonna try it on my CF road bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timmyquest View Post
    You kids actually do that?
    not us that only have the cash for one bike. I know this guy at my High School that has an all black WTP with fingernail sized holes all thru the top tube. looks like a freaking ***, but apparently he has to replace his whole frame like 3 times a year. damn those guys whose parents make 100g+ a year each
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    That makes no sense. If a rodie ain't doing it to save weight, it's not worth the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timmyquest View Post
    That makes no sense. If a roadie ain't doing it to save weight, it's not worth the time.
    That's a good rule of thumb.

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    You can make your bike weigh nothing by selling it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timmyquest View Post
    That makes no sense. If a rodie ain't doing it to save weight, it's not worth the time.
    Yea but roadies can't do it because it will make them less aerodynamic.

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    Lots of roadies in the 70s and 80s did the speed holes thing, especially on brake levers, rear derailleur cages, and sometimes chainrings. Never on frames though, that's just a recipe for disaster.
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    I don't think the few grams of weight you're going to save by doing that is worth it.

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    Probably not in BMX, no. In that era of road cycling, before the advent of carbon fiber componentry, it was arguably worth it. Since things like derailleurs and brake levers aren't load-bearing, the strength of them doesn't really matter, and those few grams can make a difference when you're going up the side of a mountain.

    Even in road cycling it's no longer a popular method of weight reduction, though, since carbon fiber tends to crack and/or break when you put holes in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Exit. View Post
    since carbon fiber tends to crack and/or break when you put holes in it.
    ... or when its unpainted & the UV light reaks havoc on the resin & clearcoat .

    *sniker*

    Theres some F1 teams , using a clear with some CF "sublock" ... I'm sure, you *can* get you hands on some of it . It'll porly cost ya 1,000 $ for a model paint glass jar size.

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    well so far..
    i have a fly mosca 2 frame
    fit trail forks
    fit trail bars
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    profile cranks 180mm i think theyre too long so i added spacers?
    no seat or back wheel yet.

    i think its prett heavy already around 15-20 pounds.

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    Wow, suck it up or go jump off a cliff.

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