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Gone Sillium with Drillium

Old 12-12-22, 09:22 AM
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Gone Sillium with Drillium

https://www.cyclist.co.uk/in-depth/11080/drillium-bikes

That derailleur is also good for straining pasta. Hey, it is Italian after all.

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Old 12-12-22, 09:54 AM
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Wow, that actually made me gasp when I clicked on it!
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Old 12-12-22, 11:06 AM
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Where's the Regina Record S drilled chain?
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Old 12-12-22, 11:58 AM
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Over the top and absolutely gorgeous - bike, RD, the works.

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Old 12-12-22, 12:37 PM
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How to uglify perfect components, Chaper 10.
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Old 12-12-22, 12:46 PM
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It's an acquired taste

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Old 12-12-22, 01:23 PM
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If he really has one of the world biggest Campagnolo part collection as he claims, every now and then some finishing touches to complient the Vicenza handwork can't hurt. It's awesome....
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Old 12-12-22, 01:52 PM
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I appreciate the the article acknowledges that this level of swiss cheesiness likely has some aerodynamic trade offs, and it can make some bikes impossibly delicate. It's pretty, though.
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Old 12-12-22, 02:17 PM
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One of the nicer jobs I've seen, but how much weight did he actually subtract? The article says that the bike is under 7 kg, but nothing about what it was when it was unholy.
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Old 12-12-22, 02:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Moe Zhoost View Post
One of the nicer jobs I've seen, but how much weight did he actually subtract? The article says that the bike is under 7 kg, but nothing about what it was when it was unholy.
This guy is an interesting follow on Instagram @thecampagkid he journals all sorts of drillium sillium. Often reduces brake calipers and rear changers to about two-thirds of stock weight using not only drillium reduction but substitution of steel bolts for alloy etc.

I have no doubt whatsoever the bicycle weight is correct on the basis of what Iíve seen.
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Old 12-12-22, 03:25 PM
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I like it. Can't make it shift much worse than it already does, right?
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Old 12-12-22, 07:45 PM
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The Drillium is just psychological boost, as it really being a time saver? Doubtful.

also a psych weapon against the competition.
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Old 12-13-22, 01:43 AM
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All I can think of when I see this is this person must live in California or something. If they lived in the UK they would spend more time trying to clean that than actually riding it.

The thought of riding through some puddles and mud is too traumatic to think about, I think I'd only be able to ride it once, get it home and look at the mess, cry and put the whole thing as is on eBay.
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Old 12-13-22, 08:36 AM
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Looks carefully done, at least.
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Old 12-13-22, 08:37 AM
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I'd worry about it whistling at speed.

Originally Posted by Moe Zhoost View Post
how much weight did he actually subtract?.
Presumably he could have saved all the shavings, and weighed them.
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"the drilling is done for function and weight reduction. if drilling is slightly off a rider would never be ble to feel it. you ride a bike with your legs, not your eyes. noone has ever won a Tour De France using their eyes. this is not for old men trying to create a museum type bike that they always wanted. this is for a person to need to reduce weight and to be FAST!"



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Originally Posted by seagrade View Post
This guy is an interesting follow on Instagram @thecampagkid he journals all sorts of drillium sillium. Often reduces brake calipers and rear changers to about two-thirds of stock weight using not only drillium reduction but substitution of steel bolts for alloy etc.

I have no doubt whatsoever the bicycle weight is correct on the basis of what Iíve seen.

I wonder if the 7 kg is as pictured -- without front brake, without brake cables or housing, without FD or front shifter, without pedals? Lightweight regardless, and pretty, but not really rideable, even for a lightweight. Neat wall hanger, though.
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this is for a person to need to reduce weight and to be FAST!
I wonder if simply bolting on a Huret Jubilee would be not only easier, but lighter? And that's before drilling the Jubilee.

That said, I wish I had that skill level...
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Old 12-13-22, 11:19 AM
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It looks like this bicycle remains a work in progress. Just days ago he posted photos of seat post hardware reduced 70gm by replacement of Nuovo Record steel with Super Record alloy brackets, more drillium, and OMAS alloy bolts.

It certainly seems his goal is to complete the bicycle at sub 7kg. Time will tell.
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Old 12-13-22, 12:12 PM
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Originally Posted by tiger1964 View Post
I'd worry about it whistling at speed.
I thought the same thing. I also thought the same thing about Della Santa's Osso Buco chainstays.

At my size/weight, drillium is the last thing I need on my bikes. Sure is fun to look at, though.
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How about a drillium Porsche 911

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That seatpost is so sexy. Maybe impractical, drillium looks cool and in the end this is more art than bike.
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