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Old 03-07-09, 11:15 PM
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how light can i make my bike

i have a fly mosca 2 frame
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Old 03-07-09, 11:30 PM
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stop caring how much it weighs
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Old 03-07-09, 11:36 PM
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im just wondering sheesh...
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Old 03-08-09, 08:51 AM
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Do you have any parts for your frame?
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Speed holes :




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Old 03-08-09, 10:12 AM
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nah not yet, im getting some today, im wondering what parts i should get,
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DON'T DRILL HOLES IN IT. it looks cool, but the miniscule weight savings aren't worth losing the strength
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How much are you spending on your parts?
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Buy race parts to make it uber light, all the kids will be jealous.
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Old 03-08-09, 02:25 PM
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You know what's funny? I didn't really use all racing parts on my bike. My bars, cranks, and wheels could be used on a street/trails bike.
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how much money it takes haha, i got a 19mm bottom bracket today what cranks should i get?
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Originally Posted by pc_1453
DON'T DRILL HOLES IN IT. it looks cool, but the miniscule weight savings aren't worth losing the strength
You kids actually do that?
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You kids actually do that?
ive seen it in small things like brake levers and crap. its definitly not worth it
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Originally Posted by dervish
ive seen it in small things like brake levers and crap. its definitly not worth it
That's stupid. I'm gonna try it on my CF road bike.
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You kids actually do that?
not us that only have the cash for one bike. I know this guy at my High School that has an all black WTP with fingernail sized holes all thru the top tube. looks like a freaking gun, but apparently he has to replace his whole frame like 3 times a year. damn those guys whose parents make 100g+ a year each
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That makes no sense. If a rodie ain't doing it to save weight, it's not worth the time.
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Old 03-11-09, 07:28 PM
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Originally Posted by timmyquest
That makes no sense. If a roadie ain't doing it to save weight, it's not worth the time.
That's a good rule of thumb.
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You can make your bike weigh nothing by selling it.
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Originally Posted by timmyquest
That makes no sense. If a rodie ain't doing it to save weight, it's not worth the time.
Yea but roadies can't do it because it will make them less aerodynamic.
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Lots of roadies in the 70s and 80s did the speed holes thing, especially on brake levers, rear derailleur cages, and sometimes chainrings. Never on frames though, that's just a recipe for disaster.
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I don't think the few grams of weight you're going to save by doing that is worth it.
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Probably not in BMX, no. In that era of road cycling, before the advent of carbon fiber componentry, it was arguably worth it. Since things like derailleurs and brake levers aren't load-bearing, the strength of them doesn't really matter, and those few grams can make a difference when you're going up the side of a mountain.

Even in road cycling it's no longer a popular method of weight reduction, though, since carbon fiber tends to crack and/or break when you put holes in it.
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since carbon fiber tends to crack and/or break when you put holes in it.
... or when its unpainted & the UV light reaks havoc on the resin & clearcoat .

*sniker*

Theres some F1 teams , using a clear with some CF "sublock" ... I'm sure, you *can* get you hands on some of it . It'll porly cost ya 1,000 $ for a model paint glass jar size.

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well so far..
i have a fly mosca 2 frame
fit trail forks
fit trail bars
integral grips
hollowpin chain by kmc
primo bb
colony head set
haro stem
odyssey pcs
profile cranks 180mm i think theyre too long so i added spacers?
no seat or back wheel yet.

i think its prett heavy already around 15-20 pounds.
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Wow, suck it up or go jump off a cliff.
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