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Old 02-27-11, 09:23 PM   #2801
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yea. as my bike sits now it weighs 17.75lb.
for about $375 I can lose 1 lb.

though after that, it starts to get expensive
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Old 02-27-11, 09:46 PM   #2802
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Old 02-27-11, 09:51 PM   #2803
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yea. as my bike sits now it weighs 17.75lb.
for about $375 I can lose 1 lb.

though after that, it starts to get expensive
The thing about weight weenism is that it's absurdly expensive unless you already have a kick ass starter bike.

For example, a $1800(probably less at the store) CAAD 10-4 is 7.7 kilos(17lb flat), so you can get it UCI illegal for less than $1000, that's great at the "beginner" WW level. That's around $2500 for a 6.8kg bike. Impossible to find in a stock bike(they'd be over 7 kilos at $3500-$4000).

If you are getting more radical, you seriously need to sell what you have and do a ground-up ultimate WW build, trying to spend as close to $1 per gram as possible.

With a Scott Addict frame (~800) and fork (~300) for $2600, you could end up with a bike VERY close to 5 kilos (11 pounds) for $5k total.

There's a lot of people here and in the WW forums saving 200 grams off of a 7 kilo bike for hundreds of dollars, when they could scrap everything and build up an addict from the ground up to astonishing weights.
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Old 02-27-11, 09:52 PM   #2804
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The thing about weight weenism is that it's absurdly expensive unless you already have a kick ass starter bike.

For example, a $1800(probably less at the store) CAAD 10-4 is 7.7 kilos, so you can get it UCI illegal for less than $1000, that's great at the "beginner" WW level. That's around $2500 for a 6.8kg bike. Impossible to find in a stock bike(they'd be over 7 kilos at $3500-$4000).

If you are getting more radical, you seriously need to sell what you have and do a ground-up ultimate WW build, trying to spend as close to $1 per gram as possible.

With a Scott Addict frame (~800) and fork (~300) for $2600, you could end up with a bike VERY close to 5 kilos (11 pounds) for $5k total.

There's a lot of people here and in the WW forums saving 200 grams off of a 7 kilo bike for hundreds of dollars, when they could scrap everything and build up an addict from the ground up to astonishing weights.
Truth.

Though give me a S2 frame base and I'd be happy.
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Old 02-27-11, 09:54 PM   #2806
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that makes me so sad my bike is 17.75 lb and it is the new 2011 allez.....if it wasnt for the stupid tapered fork, I could lose an easy 200g+ (the fork weighs 620g)....
keep an eye on Ebay. a lot of tapered forks are showing up. including Tarmac's. if you don't need a lot of steerer, you can get them for dimes on the dollar. that 3T LTD will be more $ than your frame.
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keep an eye on Ebay. a lot of tapered forks are showing up. including Tarmac's. if you don't need a lot of steerer, you can get them for dimes on the dollar. that 3T LTD will be more $ than your frame.
The LTD yeah but the PRO could probably be had for around $300.

A lot of money but low on the dollar-per-gram scale.
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Old 02-27-11, 11:29 PM   #2813
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17.41 lbs.
AHHHHH HOT! I love that bike in that color. I'm a white bar white seat kinda guy too. White spokes just send me over the top.
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Old 02-27-11, 11:38 PM   #2814
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I thought I posted this bike in the thread but did a quick search and didn't see it. If it is a repeat I apologize. This came up in a BD thread thought it'd be fun to show what you can do with a BD bike. Note the cranks.



I love this bike too. This was my first bike. Stock it was like 16-17 lbs. I bet this one is pretty light as force is lighter than the ultegra mine came with. Those are heavy wheels though I had AC420's on mine. until the whole thing got crushed by a uhaul one fateful day.
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Old 02-28-11, 01:03 AM   #2815
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Weird hood placement.
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The thing about weight weenism is that it's absurdly expensive unless you already have a kick ass starter bike.

For example, a $1800(probably less at the store) CAAD 10-4 is 7.7 kilos(17lb flat), so you can get it UCI illegal for less than $1000, that's great at the "beginner" WW level. That's around $2500 for a 6.8kg bike. Impossible to find in a stock bike(they'd be over 7 kilos at $3500-$4000).

If you are getting more radical, you seriously need to sell what you have and do a ground-up ultimate WW build, trying to spend as close to $1 per gram as possible.

With a Scott Addict frame (~800) and fork (~300) for $2600, you could end up with a bike VERY close to 5 kilos (11 pounds) for $5k total.

There's a lot of people here and in the WW forums saving 200 grams off of a 7 kilo bike for hundreds of dollars, when they could scrap everything and build up an addict from the ground up to astonishing weights.
It's become much more affordable. My saddle for example is under 100 grams and cost me $35. My brakes are Planet X CNC brakes and were $150 for 196 grams. That's cheaper than stock brakes. I really don't have too much money in my build. I got the bike NOS about a year ago for $1k and have probably spent much less than another $1k to get it to where it is.
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Old 02-28-11, 06:32 AM   #2818
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Weird hood placement.
That was right after I finished the build and had not adjusted the fit much. I did end up rotating the bars up and moving the shifters up the bar a little.

Btw, the wheels were not that heavy. They were open pro rims laced to White Industry hubs with pretty light spokes.
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I have never seen so many garage doors in my life. Why so many? Why .....Why
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Lol - I know. I need to be more creative. It's just convenient and easy.
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The thing about weight weenism is that it's absurdly expensive unless you already have a kick ass starter bike.

For example, a $1800(probably less at the store) CAAD 10-4 is 7.7 kilos(17lb flat), so you can get it UCI illegal for less than $1000, that's great at the "beginner" WW level. That's around $2500 for a 6.8kg bike. Impossible to find in a stock bike(they'd be over 7 kilos at $3500-$4000).

If you are getting more radical, you seriously need to sell what you have and do a ground-up ultimate WW build, trying to spend as close to $1 per gram as possible.

With a Scott Addict frame (~800) and fork (~300) for $2600, you could end up with a bike VERY close to 5 kilos (11 pounds) for $5k total.

There's a lot of people here and in the WW forums saving 200 grams off of a 7 kilo bike for hundreds of dollars, when they could scrap everything and build up an addict from the ground up to astonishing weights.
Is that what you did?

Maybe you're not familiar with the divide between the real world and search engine daydreaming.

- I have unlimited imaginary funds, but the problem with imaginary funds is that they only buy imaginary goods. Imaginary goods can't be ridden. My real-world funds are considerably more scarce. It's easier, for a number of reasons, to justify $100 here and $300 there, rather than a $3k lump sum.
- In the real world, not everyone wants a Scott Addict. They're fine bikes, I'm sure, but they don't speak to me, so I'm sure that they don't speak to others, as well.
- People usually have an emotional investment in their bikes and for me, at least, it's gratifying to improve something I have, rather than 'scrap' it.

Back on topic, as soon as my friggin' left shifter replacement comes in, I'll take some new photos - she's lookin' good with the new bars, stem and crankset (well, she's lookin' good to me).
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Off topic, but great avatar - it's a shame that more PF "fans" don't know that the album exists. 'One of these days,' rocks, 'Fearless,' is one of my all-time favorite PF songs and there's something stupidly wonderful about 'San Tropez'
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Off topic, but great avatar - it's a shame that more PF "fans" don't know that the album exists. 'One of these days,' rocks, 'Fearless,' is one of my all-time favorite PF songs and there's something stupidly wonderful about 'San Tropez'
Hey thanks... how about the blues man Seamus ? One of my favorites is on there "echoes'. That's masterpiece if there ever was one.
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Got pics? I'd love to see it. Maybe I just missed them. Thanks.
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