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    Modifying the weight of a folding bike (Dahon MU Uno)

    Just wondering where is a good place to start when considering bringing down the weight of my MU Uno.

    I guess switching to a carbon seatpost and handlebars are obvious considerations, but what other options would there be?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Just buy a lighter bike. It will end up cheaper and better. Roger

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    Lighter tires, carbon/titanium pedals/seat/crank/skewers, lighter wheel.

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    Which year model is it?

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    Certainly the post pump could go .. the kickstand away .. biggest weight loss will be wheels and tires.. the Shimano coaster hub is heavy.. you could lose that and run a track hub and cob up a rear caliper brake adapter at the kickstand mount .. I still run a Rolf paired spoke up front , but negated the weight loss by putting a SRAM 2 speed in the rear .. offset the rear wheel weight by lacing 24 to a 24h Velocity rim.. but then I pulled the carbon seatpost out and the post pump back in for convenience as well as the kickstand.. so yea, you can lose a couple of pounds pretty easily, but you have to ask yourself how worthwhile in the long run..

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceMetras View Post
    Certainly the post pump could go .. the kickstand away .. biggest weight loss will be wheels and tires.. the Shimano coaster hub is heavy.. you could lose that and run a track hub and cob up a rear caliper brake adapter at the kickstand mount .. I still run a Rolf paired spoke up front , but negated the weight loss by putting a SRAM 2 speed in the rear .. offset the rear wheel weight by lacing 24 to a 24h Velocity rim.. but then I pulled the carbon seatpost out and the post pump back in for convenience as well as the kickstand.. so yea, you can lose a couple of pounds pretty easily, but you have to ask yourself how worthwhile in the long run..

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    Hi, I just pulled almost 400 grams by replacing the crankset !! I've got a double now !! I started lightening my Tern Link D8 by replacing the seat post and seat, almost a pound savings !, Of course, you should replace the wheels, I have kinetix Pros and about to try Schwalbe Ultreno ZX's, and lighter tubes to save another 300 grams from Kojaks !, Replacing v brakes with KCNC...carbon handle bars, all Dura Ace 10 speed drive train , KMC sl chain.....Lighter pedals...it's going to be cool !!!

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    Unlimited budget ?

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    I single speeded my Dahon Mu XL and gave it some lighter parts. Brought it down to 8kg:

    http://www.faltradforum.de/download/...1047&mode=view

    It is not about beeing worthwhile. Its just a hobby to do it. And plain fun to ride it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    Unlimited budget ?
    I wish!!!, I just had a bunch of lighter stuff for a carbon hard tail I was collecting. I've been selling off stuff to buy new stuff..

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    Quote Originally Posted by chagzuki View Post
    Which year model is it?
    Just bought end of this year, so 2013.

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