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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 05-29-11, 07:06 AM   #1
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weight weenie scale

I was tired of using an inaccurate bathroom scale and always forget to order the $50 - $70 bike scale when buying parts online. Found a $30 luggage scale at Brookstone that works great. Dissappointed - I was hoping my Scott CR1 Pro was closer to 14.0 lbs



Scott CR1 Pro: 14.45 lbs as pictured


Cinelli Mash: 18.52 lbs as pictured (heavy wheels and steel track drops)


Motobecane Fantom Cross Uno: 21.72 lbs as pictured


LeMond still in pieces....
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Old 05-29-11, 08:06 AM   #2
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Couldn't resist, just swapped out stem, bars & saddle and weighed this version:
14.08 lbs as pictured:
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Old 05-29-11, 08:28 AM   #3
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For a CF conversion I would have expected lighter.
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Old 05-29-11, 08:42 AM   #4
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For a CF conversion I would have expected lighter.
i know, especially since the Scott CR1 pro frame is one of the lightest: http://weightweenies.starbike.com/li...ype=roadframes

The 105 front brake is about .45 lbs
The wheelset is 28 hole velocity aeroheads with double butted spokes, speedcific front hub and ENO hub rear
Carbon SRAM Force crankset
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Old 05-29-11, 09:09 AM   #5
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The scott (size LG) is listed at 15.5 fully built with force and ksyrium elite wheels.Maybe the scale is bit off.That ENO can't be that heavy .
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If u need a decent scale and do not want to spend bunch of money. U can pick this one up for 20 bucks and digital and has a nylon strap with a clip release

http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/prod...p?SKU=14704795
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DCV great looking bikes! looks like we ride the same kinda bikes. I have you by one pound with my converted Litespeed, at 13.5 lbs. So I know you can shave off more fat there! After I got my park tools scale I have been weighing everything lol.
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Old 05-29-11, 11:27 AM   #8
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get some kinlins.
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Old 05-29-11, 11:30 AM   #9
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nah throw some carbon tubies on there!
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Old 05-29-11, 04:15 PM   #10
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DCV great looking bikes! looks like we ride the same kinda bikes. I have you by one pound with my converted Litespeed, at 13.5 lbs. So I know you can shave off more fat there! After I got my park tools scale I have been weighing everything lol.
Thanks, have been admiring your litespeed. I think I need a titanium frame next.
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that's similar to what i did, but i bought a fish scale. holds up to 50 lbs and even has a memory function
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get some kinlins.
Are kinlins really a lot lighter than the aeroheads? I think I need to go with carbon tubulars like mikeetow to get significant weight savings?
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enough joking around. put the gears back on the scott.
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I doubt gears are going to go back on it. I think it looks pretty good, what bullhorns did you end up putting on it for that 2nd weigh in, they look comfortable.
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I doubt gears are going to go back on it. I think it looks pretty good, what bullhorns did you end up putting on it for that 2nd weigh in, they look comfortable.
thanks, profile design cobrawing - they're really light and comfortable, just got back from 40 mile ride today.

nuggetross - very funny
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Thanks, they looked real comfortable till I saw the price...ouch.
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Are kinlins really a lot lighter than the aeroheads? I think I need to go with carbon tubulars like mikeetow to get significant weight savings?
if you want to drop even more weight, switch to tubulars, either full carbon or a low pro alum rim. also with the eno 28h hub, I actually had a hard time finding a 28h full carbon rim, that did not cost 700$ for one rim. (edge) Most carbon rims are 24 hole. But still prepare to spend some money.
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Also if you are interested in my litespeed frame let me know.
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I bought this one: http://cgi.ebay.com/40kg-88lb-1-410o...item5199745306

Couldn't go wrong for $3.38, it works just fine.
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