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Also, after reading a number of posts elsewhere on the forum, shiny new parts aren't always the lightest ! Ive actually weighed (for curiosity sake) a number of carbon bits against their older alloy counterparts and found that often time the alloy stuff is indeed lighter. Add a bit of drillium to the mix and the weight goes down even more. Of course it begs the question...Do you have the tools, skills, knowledge and time to piece it together ? Many great bargains are out there for the older stuff ! Experience counts. Ride as many different bikes as your friends will let you. Get a feel for steel, aluminum, scandium, carbon and the many derivations in between ! Some are light, but will beat you to death, some weigh in a bit more but provide all day comfort....I know what I'd choose !

Good luck in your quest,

Joe

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