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    Senior Member bruce19's Avatar
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    Can this be done?

    Yesterday, I went out on a 18 mi. ride for the specific purpose of riding one of the better training hills around here (eastern CT). The hill is close to 1 mi. long and I rode a loop so I could do it three times. Anyway, since my Masi Gran Criterium S is in the shop, I took my MAZA TSX (circa '89 Columbus TSX w/chromed fork & rear triangle and Athena friction shifter grupo). I am usually pretty slow on the hills and this bike has the standard Athena crankset with 13X23 cogs. In comparison my Masi has a compact crankset with 14X23 cogs. Anyway, the ride of steel was amazing. It felt smooth and solid, like every pedal stroke was going into forward motion. I absolutely loved riding it. And, I really felt strong on the hills. But, the fork and rear chrome are really badly pitted. The result of my poor storage for 7 yrs. I'm sure. So, my question is this: Can this frame be fitted with CF forks and rear in an effort to clean it up and lose some weight? Right now it weighs 22-23 lbs road ready. My Masi weighs 17 lbs but without pedals, pump, etc. TIA

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    Senior Member DannoXYZ's Avatar
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    Sure, you can shave off about 0.5-1.0 lb by going to a CF fork & threadless stem. But the rear-triangle doesn't weigh that much and you won't save anything by using a bolt-on CF rear. In addition to the hassle of brazing on the brackets for it and re-painting.

    I'd suggest doing an Excel spreadsheet comparing the weight of every single component between the Masi vs. Maza. The differnece in weight is not all in the frame.

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    Senior Member cyclotoine's Avatar
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    plus you will be ruining a perfectly good steel frame!
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