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    Raleigh RX 1.0 upgrade and diet

    Just updated my stock RX 1.0 from 9 speed Sora to 10 Speed SRAM Rival brifters and rear derailleur, Force cassette, Ultegra 10sp chain (had a new one laying around) and tubular wheels/tires. Overall, the bike lost exactly 2lbs and I am loving the feel of the tubulars. Probably would have been cheaper to buy a higher end model but I have had this one for a few years and was itching to fiddle with it.

    Got in finished just in time for a cold snap
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    what year is your Raleigh? i went 1x for a while with mine and lost nearly a pound that way. got to love a good diet.
    where's my two dollars...

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    Mine is a 2012: Raleigh Bicycles RX - 2012 Cyclocross

    Replacing the Weinmann rims was most of the weight. I used those boat anchors to do a 700c conversion on my old GT Timberline.

    Oh, and the new shifter style really cleaned up the cockpit cables. No more cables swinging out by my thumbs.

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    i like the paint on that one. i have the 2011 rx1, which goes by "the general." mine came stock with 105, and the clean cockpit is definitely a nice thing, even if it's just an aesthetic appreciation.

    those wheels are definitely a weak point of the bike. i replaced mine this season with a sturdier set, all though not necessarily any lighter. that being said, my goal for next season is to get it under 20#
    where's my two dollars...

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    Quote Originally Posted by justin1138 View Post
    i like the paint on that one. i have the 2011 rx1, which goes by "the general." mine came stock with 105, and the clean cockpit is definitely a nice thing, even if it's just an aesthetic appreciation.

    those wheels are definitely a weak point of the bike. i replaced mine this season with a sturdier set, all though not necessarily any lighter. that being said, my goal for next season is to get it under 20#
    I really like the Chicom green paint job.
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    I have 2015 raleigh rx 2.0 on order

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