Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Oregon coast
Bikes: '06 Trek Pilot 5.2 SPA, '07 BikesDirect frame build, '10 GF Wahoo disc
Originally Posted by Spinz@50
After your build up was complete did you get a weight on the bike?
Have you tried double sided auto trim tape on your chain stay prtectors? Stuff is incredible.
Any more pics of your completed CF78 would be appreciated. Best ------- Lane. Lp
My build w/parts from a Trek 1000 weighed about 22#, not real light as the components were heavy.
The re-build a few weeks ago with better components (Ultegra front/rear ders, 105 shifters, a sub 1600 gram wheel set, compact front crank set, lighter bars/stem) is about 18 (on my bathroom scales). I haven't taken it to the shop for weighing on a 'good' scale. Some guys got them down to under 15#.
I think that's all the pics of mine, just that one, but there's others in that thread and I keep thinking there's another thread somewhere that I didn't post in so I can't find it.
I didn't know about the double-side trim tape, but got some Scotch Exterior Mounting Tape #4011T at Walmart and it seems to be working OK so far for my chain drop protector. It's fairly thick and spoungy, so conforms better to the curves in the bottom bracket area.
Mike at BikesDirect has some "group buys" now and then which are basically a pre-order of a bunch of frames by a cut-off date and then he orders them in and ships them out. The ones at Bike Island are probably left-overs from the last group buy or just extras he ordered to have them available after it was over. He had a group buy on the Kestrel frame late last fall that is on a full bike on BikesDirect now.