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The give and take (mostly give) world of C&V weight weenie.....

Old 03-11-19, 07:23 PM
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Methinks you could probably drop more weight from your body than from the bike. I know I could stand to lose a few pounds of "table muscle" mineself. Sure glad I'm not a weight-weenie. I'm just sayin'........
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Old 03-11-19, 07:44 PM
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Saddle-shmaddle... real C&V weight weenies ride "out of the saddle", all the time!
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Originally Posted by jyl View Post
Was there ever a French alloy cluster?
Sure. Maillard 700 was available with either steel or aluminum sprockets:

VeloBase.com - Component: Maillard 700 Service Course Professionnel (5 speed)
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Old 03-11-19, 10:10 PM
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These have been floundering on E-Bay for quite some time.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Campagnolo-...e/273663058018


I thought they were carbon rims, but I guess they're carbon spokes.
First I've seen. I'm surprised no one has snapped them up (pun).

The posted pics should be snagged and preserved on the C&V esoteric thread.
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That's a swell bike, but the other reason my bikes have ladies' names is because you don't ask a woman about her weight.
And it cost so much to keep them painted up.
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Take out every other spoke.
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Originally Posted by crank_addict View Post
First I've seen. I'm surprised no one has snapped them up (pun).

The posted pics should be snagged and preserved on the C&V esoteric thread.
Those have been up for at least a year. Now 20% off... but, I'm not sure that they aren't priced 20% higher than they were a year ago.

They would be a fun set of wheels, but rather impractical for regular use. And, what if you ever managed to break a spoke?
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Ti stem expander bolt and alloy expander?
The thin Fizik tape and overlap less?
Hollow pin chain for sure.
I always think about cutting stem and post but never do.
I think 16.4999 is doable. If you found the Ti BB, then I'd almost want to do whatever it takes to get to 15.9999. Ti chainring bolts, shifter bolts,
etc.
I've never had a bike under 16 lbs!
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Rubber hood covers? Bar tape? Paint? Decals? So much unnecessary weight.

Seriously, that's a good looking bike. Just about perfect without getting weird and drilling holes everywhere.
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I've never had a bike under 16 lbs!
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I have. I'm sure it made my butt look bigger.
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