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    Light frame

    I would like to build a very light bike. Could you recommend a frame? Have Giant, Scott, Litespeed, or any other well-known companies produced certain models in the past that were exceptionally light in weight? Strength and stiffness are not a concern because the bike will only be used for easy recreational riding. Many thanks for your suggestions. <bob.ibold@verizon.net>

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    try a norco frame i have one and it is verylight and exstreamly strong

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    What material are you looking at - Ti, steel, carbon fiber, aluminum, etc.? Also what price range?

    If you have a budget, aluminum is probably the lightest.
    You're just trying to start an argument to show how smart you are.

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    Light Frame

    Thanks for the suggestions. What I'm looking for is a VERY light-weight frame. Someone told me that Scott once made a composite frame that was under 800 grams. I'd like to know the year and model, and any other ideas you may have. Then I can start looking for specific used frames on eBay.
    Bob

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    So you are looking for carbon fibre?

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    I am looking for carbon fiber or any other material that allows for an ultra-light-weight frame. Based on my limited knowledge, the lightest weight bikes have been carbon fiber. Do you agree? If so, can you tell me which brand/model/year were the lightest?
    Thanks, Bob

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    the website: http://weightweenies.starbike.com/ has a good listing of both frame and component weights. Probably the best resource you're going to find for putting together the lightest bike possible. Don't forget that 90's brake levers + friction downtube shifters weigh less than any modern shifter/brake lever combo.
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