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Old 03-05-10, 01:32 PM   #76
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is it true? does the whole bike including saddle and wheels only 11 lbs?
why isn't 11 lbs light enough?
how much does Lance's bike weight?
because some people become obsessive about things, like seeing how light you can make a bike. I can understand it, but I wouldn't do anything that would make it dangerous to ride either.

Lance's bike has to meet a minimum weight in order to be race legal, the average rider doesn't have to meet this minimum.
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Old 03-05-10, 01:37 PM   #77
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He already took those off because they were too heavy.

He hasn't gone too far until he's drilling .008" holes through his spokes.

In case you were wondering (and I was), if you drilled .008" holes .020" apart on center through .080" steel spokes on a 44 spoke wheelset, you would save:

18.9405 grams

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(edited to leave some material in between holes)

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Old 03-05-10, 01:38 PM   #78
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*snip* I've gotta believe that's more than Tom* saved with his makeshift ocarina.
Yes, but if he blows on it just right, everything around him slows down. Easy win.
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Old 03-05-10, 02:00 PM   #79
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Not to mention that blindly drilling holes into key structural pieces is probably not the best idea...
"Tom" must be a plumbing contractor.
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I would award Tom the Weight Winnie Award for the craziest idea of the 21st century!
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so which BF member is "Tom"? The genius to come up with this bright idea has to be here.
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In this case, riding can cause erectile dysfunction.
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Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
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Incredible, obsessive obsessors judging an obsessive obsessor... incredible!

ps: Tom is a meathead.
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Incredible, obsessive obsessors judging an obsessive obsessor... incredible!

ps: Tom is a meathead.
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I don't really respect the guys who win on such light bikes. If you can win by strength and endurance on a normal race-weight bike then that's something. Making your bike super light seems like cheating.
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Old 03-06-10, 03:29 AM   #86
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I don't really respect the guys who win on such light bikes. If you can win by strength and endurance on a normal race-weight bike then that's something. Making your bike super light seems like cheating.
Yes and No. A light bike doesn't do anything unless you have some skills.
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Monocoque unicycles with internal gear hubs, ridden by extortionists with an excellent sense of balance.

You'll see. Unless you drilled out your eyes because they were too heavy.
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I'm wondering if he did it so he could make scary noises while he's riding. You know, sort of like a Messerschmitt during a bombing run? Or maybe play a tune. Queen's "Another one Bites the Dust", maybe?
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"Tom" must be a plumbing contractor.
hahaha! best yet.
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I'm wondering if he did it so he could make scary noises while he's riding. You know, sort of like a Messerschmitt during a bombing run? Or maybe play a tune. Queen's "Another one Bites the Dust", maybe?
that would be a stuka, ju 87, built by junkers.
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Monocoque unicycles with internal gear hubs, ridden by extortionists with an excellent sense of balance.

You'll see. Unless you drilled out your eyes because they were too heavy.
Contortionists? I'd laugh if someone were trying to coerce me while riding a unicycle.
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Incredible, obsessive obsessors judging an obsessive obsessor... incredible!

ps: Tom is a meathead.
Jury of his peers.
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Contortionists? I'd laugh if someone were trying to coerce me while riding a unicycle.
aw, I was liking the idea of extortionists on unicycles, like riding up to little kids...

"gimme that ice cream or I'm gonna tell yer mom!"

and riding away.
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Quick! Someone report him for racing with a bike under the UCI limit!
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Jury of his peers.
How true, but isn't it sadly weird how manic obsessive about cycling we cyclists get?
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that would be a stuka, ju 87, built by junkers.
Messerschmitt models Bf 162 and ME 264 were both functional bombers
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You guys would be amazed if you knew his profession.
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You guys would be amazed if you knew his profession.
since his name is hidden, tell us if it is so interesting.
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The only way this thread could be better is if it was Tom* himself who posted this, bragging about his lightweight nut-skewer.
I thought this whole thread was about his inevitable lightweight nut-skewer?
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Yup, that's the one.

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that would be a stuka, ju 87, built by junkers.
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