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Old 12-27-12, 04:12 AM   #1
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Dropped just under 11kg with my changes.

It's been a long time coming but I just slipped under 11 kg with my hybrid.
I don't want to start the old boring weight weenie debate because it's far from weight weenie status.
Anyway, my changes have made my Cannondale so blooming fantastic to ride. It feels like I'm flying.
I know many of you don't believe that reducing bicycle weight achieves much, but I'm convinced it has with the combination of the right equipment. BTW I'm only 62kg so reducing body weight first isn't an issue.

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Ok. So what were the changes?
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Ok. So what were the changes?
Tyres, tubes, stem and pedals.


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Tyres, tubes, stem and pedals.

Nice ride! But those tube angles are unlike any Cannondale I'm familiar with. What year and model are we looking at?
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Around here that is just usable in August, maybe September, when the rain holds off.. .
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Nice ride! But those tube angles are unlike any Cannondale I'm familiar with. What year and model are we looking at?

It's a 2007 Bad Boy Disc si (pre Dorel take over)

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Around here that is just usable in August, maybe September, when the rain holds off.. .
Lucky here in Kyoto. Our rain is usually July (during summer) although in winter the mountain roads have snow and ice so it's flat roads only until spring for this bike. (>_<)
My MTB is my snow / rain bike. (^o^)/
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It's a 2007 Bad Boy Disc si (pre Dorel take over)

Aha! See - I looked at that and really liked it! The new Bad Boys don't do anything for me - I actually opted for the very similar Giant Seek 1 instead.
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HaHa! Weight Weenie ........................................Kidding
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Aha! See - I looked at that and really liked it! The new Bad Boys don't do anything for me - I actually opted for the very similar Giant Seek 1 instead.
Yes the Seek is very similar and lovely looking frame. They have caught my eye a few times around here.
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And what's your JBC ? 8/9ish kg? lol
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Loving the Bad Boy. I'm currently building a 2001 Bad Boy Ultra, all with light parts, from my racing MTB. It will get 700c carbon disc wheels, and a 46-38 Cyclocross crankset, for a final weight of around 7kg/15 pounds. Pictures coming soon.....
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hah, and when I weighed my hybrid the other day, it was 15.2kg (33.5 lbs). but thats with fenders, rack, lights, speedo, water bottle(empty), and a kryptonite cable lock. and rack top bag. 700x32 tires.

after *I* lose 10kg or so more, THEN I'll consider putting my bike on a diet.
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Loving the Bad Boy. I'm currently building a 2001 Bad Boy Ultra, all with light parts, from my racing MTB. It will get 700c carbon disc wheels, and a 46-38 Cyclocross crankset, for a final weight of around 7kg/15 pounds. Pictures coming soon.....
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hah, and when I weighed my hybrid the other day, it was 15.2kg (33.5 lbs). but thats with fenders, rack, lights, speedo, water bottle(empty), and a kryptonite cable lock. and rack top bag. 700x32 tires.

after *I* lose 10kg or so more, THEN I'll consider putting my bike on a diet.
LOL And I'm thinking about putting mine on steroids - DH hubs, 26" rims and 2" road slicks. Closer to a city ATB able to deal easily with cobblestones at speed.

But I really like that BadBoy he posted!!
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LOL And I'm thinking about putting mine on steroids - DH hubs, 26" rims and 2" road slicks. Closer to a city ATB able to deal easily with cobblestones at speed.

But I really like that BadBoy he posted!!
wanna do that concept right? start with a Surly Karate Monkey, which is a 29er ridgid ... put some 700x50 (29x2") high thread count slicks on it, and it would ride /sweet/.
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wanna do that concept right? start with a Surly Karate Monkey, which is a 29er ridgid ... put some 700x50 (29x2") high thread count slicks on it, and it would ride /sweet/.
Ya mean I wasted puttin' those 700x50's on that A719/XT combination on the tourong rig ???
I was lookin' to do something a little more SA friendly this time around! Hopefully this one will e headed for Colombia next year!
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SA? all I'm comnig up with is Sturmey Archer, which I'm sure isn't what you mean.
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SA? all I'm comnig up with is Sturmey Archer, which I'm sure isn't what you mean.
South America - Cali, Colombia - home to great coffee, amazing arepas de choclo, tropical flowers and salsa dancing. OK - I have family there too!
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