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Old 08-29-07, 01:29 PM   #1
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How to lighten my bike

I have a Trek 2300 that weights in at 24 pounds. Any suggestions on what I can do to lighten it up say to 20 or less pounds! Thanks!
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Old 08-29-07, 02:57 PM   #2
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If you don't mind my asking, what's your weight/height?
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Old 08-29-07, 03:11 PM   #3
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Wrong sub-forum, try asking in the Roadbike sub-forum.
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Old 08-29-07, 05:04 PM   #4
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5'9'' 170ish
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Old 08-30-07, 02:52 AM   #5
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drill holes in everything. lots of holes about 3-4mm wide, about 6mm spacing. stop when it breaks. should be much lighter if you remove about 50% of the metal.

spend about $5,000 bucks on really light carbon tubular wheels. you can make another 2 lbs difference there.

OR, come over to the roadbike forum and ask there. you may get a real answer there.

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Old 08-30-07, 07:37 AM   #6
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strip everything off the frame, buy new parts including wheelsets or build new hubs and rims yerself. after about 2000 bucks you can be there.

a quick way is get a titanium cluster, carbon stem and handlebars and crankset. that might do it.
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Easton EC90 SLX fork.
Alien Carbon seatpost.
Zipp 303 tubular wheelset.
SRAM Red group.
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Old 08-30-07, 09:05 AM   #8
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In the training and Nutrition section: I can't beleive you haven't been told to just lose 4lbs of your own weight.

SO,

Why don't you just lose 4lbs of body weight?
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there is a lot of weight hidden in the bottom bracket and crank. after upgrading to lighter wheels, you might want to look there
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Old 08-30-07, 11:18 AM   #10
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Chop off your arm below your elbow.
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He just needs lighter shoes. Rotating weight is worth 10x.

Cut off his feet!
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Old 08-30-07, 12:18 PM   #12
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Paint it white.
Either that or loose a few lbs.
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Old 09-03-07, 10:27 AM   #13
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just the other day I saw some hot on a madone get passed by a 70+guy on an old steel touring bike that had to weigh at least 25lbs, its not the bike its the engine, put down your soft drink and geta pedalin.
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Old 10-08-07, 05:12 AM   #14
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Some truth in that! Pushing a heavy bike will make you stronger. BUT it is more fun on a lighter one
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