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Old 09-05-06, 08:52 PM   #1
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Turner Nitrous - - - Built and ready to race!

I thought I would make a new thread to show my "completed" Turner Nitrous. I still have a couple of parts I need to swap out for lighter ones, but it is pretty much done.

Here is what it looked like a couple of hours ago.




Here is what it looks like now, I even took the time to get a model for the picture. This is just a quick shot, I'll get some "glamour shots" of it later including some more detailed pictures.



As of right now it weighs in at 22.2 pounds. The build is very sound, no sacrifices of durability or safety in order to make it light. I do plan on getting it down below 22 pounds though.

Oh, on paper it's already 21.75 pounds. Too bad that doesn't count in the real world.
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Very Nice !!!!!!

Stupid lite would be finding the correct seat height and cutting off the extra.
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There is no extra, it's already 1/4" from the max insertion point. I may be ordering a new seatpost after my first ride on it.
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hey, nice scale, we have one just like that in our kitchen, great for small parts. oh, that bike is nice too I guess.
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As of right now it weighs in at 22.2 pounds.
No focking way. My "light" Schwinn Homegrown hardtail weighs in at 21.5 with my light wheels and the disc brakes. And that frame weighs 2 lbs. I call schenanigans.
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BEAUTIFUL! have you taken a ride on it yet? just a quick spin ?
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I'm thinking UST wheel, semi-slick race tire, disc rims, 4.5 pound frame, SID, Juicy 7 [Carbon?], Turner post + stem, carbon bar, SRAM stuff, ti eggbeaters, light seat, light cranks, etc. It's possible to get to 21.75 pounds using XTR 970-series, but then you have to add in cables, which will put you over 22 pounds. So yeah, it's doable, but the cost for parts is around $3500 at full retail, with the frame on top of that. LowCel, does that sound about right?

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how much do YOU weigh? i know that frame is for riders 160 lbs and under ONLY.
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very nice...you must be tall
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No focking way. My "light" Schwinn Homegrown hardtail weighs in at 21.5 with my light wheels and the disc brakes. And that frame weighs 2 lbs. I call schenanigans.
Yea, but when was the last time a homegrown frame was even produced? Times have changed, man. Welcome to the world of lightweight parts and empty wallets. There is even a sub 16 lb full suspension bike being pimped at interbike this year too.

Yo, lowcel. Whats up with that diagonal stay brace?

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No focking way. My "light" Schwinn Homegrown hardtail weighs in at 21.5 with my light wheels and the disc brakes. And that frame weighs 2 lbs. I call schenanigans.
If you have a two pounds homegrown frame you have the lightest homegrown frame ever produced. Shoot, it would almost qualify as the lightest road frame ever produced. You may want to check your scale. The lightest homegrown frame I have seen proof of is 1361 grams, yet it was claimed to be 1315 grams. That is a 2001 Homegrown Pro. The Factory and the Limited weigh more. Here is a link to them. Just so you know 1,361 grams is three pounds even.

Oh, here's a pretty picture. I changed a couple bolts and took out a couple extra links of chain.

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Beautiful. Make sure to take the appropriate Homer pictures and post it over at the Turner forum:
- one of the bike on a couch (i think should have been done with frame only)
- one of the bike leaning against a garage door
- one of the bike in its natural element

You then become an official homer.
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very pretty, congrats! i hope this bike brings you good luck and gets you that number one podium finish soon, and then again n again, often n often!
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BEAUTIFUL! have you taken a ride on it yet? just a quick spin ?
Nope, hoping to take it out tomorrow or Friday. Tonight I have a group hammerfest on the roadie. I'm hoping to get time to adjust sag on the nitrous once I get home. Then just play around with settings a little before I take it out.
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I'm thinking UST wheel, semi-slick race tire, disc rims, 4.5 pound frame, SID, Juicy 7 [Carbon?], Turner post + stem, carbon bar, SRAM stuff, ti eggbeaters, light seat, light cranks, etc. It's possible to get to 21.75 pounds using XTR 970-series, but then you have to add in cables, which will put you over 22 pounds. So yeah, it's doable, but the cost for parts is around $3500 at full retail, with the frame on top of that. LowCel, does that sound about right?

Nice bike, BTW...
I just did a quick add up. From what I can tell it looks like retail would be right around $5,800 total for everything including ti / aluminum bolts.
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how much do YOU weigh? i know that frame is for riders 160 lbs and under ONLY.
I still have three pounds to lose before I get to the 165 pound weight limit. Almost there.
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Nope, just 5' 10.5".
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Yea, but when was the last time a homegrown frame was even produced? Times have changed, man. Welcome to the world of lightweight parts and empty wallets. There is even a sub 16 lb full suspension bike being pimped at interbike this year too.

Yo, lowcel. Whats up with that diagonal stay brace?
The assymetrical chainstays allow more tire / mud clearance. They also allow the chainstays to be stiffer yet lighter than traditional.
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nice lowcel, nice. can't wait to see it rolled out at Barboursville.
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That is pretty light considering how much my bike weighs. Congrats Lowcel is looks beautiful. Now get out there and ride it.
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The lightest homegrown frame I have seen proof of is 1361 grams, yet it was claimed to be 1315 grams. That is a 2001 Homegrown Pro.
That's the one I got, 2001 Homegrown Pro, Blue powdercoat, and HIGHLY modified. Apparently it's still a boat anchor compared to your new sled. CONGRATS!
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