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15 lbs bike under 1000$

Old 10-26-17, 05:12 PM
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15 lbs bike under 1000$

how is this possible , he had help , what is a take off ???
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Old 10-26-17, 05:42 PM
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A "new take-off" is an unused part that was taken off and swapped out from a new bicycle. I suppose one could also have a used take-off too.

I didn't see in the film where he actually weighed the final product, or gave an actual weight. Still, one can assemble a nice fairly light weight bike on a budget.
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Old 10-26-17, 06:17 PM
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It's possible. Totally. But for someone who knows what he's doing.
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Old 10-26-17, 06:57 PM
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Scrounging the classified ads will get you most of what you need for a decent light weight build.
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Old 10-28-17, 06:05 PM
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That video is funny.
he repeatedly states it isnt a sub1000 bike and he doesnt discuss saddle weight and cost since so many cyclosts change saddles. Well...yeah, but whats used still needs to be discussed.
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Old 10-28-17, 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
That video is funny.
he repeatedly states it isnt a sub1000 bike and he doesnt discuss saddle weight and cost since so many cyclosts change saddles. Well...yeah, but whats used still needs to be discussed.
Well, you can leave off the seat, pedals, and any of those other unnecessary items when one weighs the bike.

When a pro racer rolls up to an inspection booth, the bike has to be ready to roll, except for water bottles.
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I’d like to see the final weight of the final bike build; I doubt he hit 15lbs.

The Diamond Podium Equipe complete bike weighs 14lbs with SRAM Red22 and 1381gm tubulars.

Even if the same frame, 105 group adds 1.5lbs (call it 1.3lbs with the Force brake swap), the wheelset 100gm, and tires (if we comp Schwalbe One) ~110gm per wheel (with a 67gm tube).

By my figurin’ that right there is an additional 910gm (2lbs), which would make it 16lbs. Sure maybe trimmed some weight from bars and seat post, but what, 50-70gm (.1lbs)?

No doubt it’s light, but he set the goal to do 15lbs or less, not me!
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Here is the second part of the video. A little over $1000, a little over 15. It is a good lesson in scrounging to get something really good, if not exactly what you might want.

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i ride a 60cm frame with 175 cranks and 13-14cm stems; Are those the sizes under test?

On the flip side, cloth tape (not padded or gel) is ok by me.
And no gizmo toys on my bars or elsewhere.
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If I had three years and unlimited patience, I might be able to assemble enough parts to build a bike for under $1000 which weighed less than 15 lbs.

I doubt it.

Where do the wheels come from? I suppose I could take the wheels of another one of my bikes and call them "used take-offs. however, i would still have to count them at full purchase price if I were honest.

I look online for wrecked bikes for parts. It seems (not a scientifically rigorous result) that most people who know enough about bikes to have really good, really light parts, know what they have and chose them and paid for them, and sell them fro good money when the frame breaks.

I have tried to by some good parts cheap ... but usually there are other folks out there who do the same thing, and at least a few start an EBay bidding war ... and there goes the budget.

I suppose it is Possible ... if someone had the patience and the luck (or a huge store of old bikes to pick through.) For most people I am pretty sure it wouldn't be worth the effort. I could save up enough money to buy the stuff new in the time it would take me to find it used, NOS, or new-take-off.

IMO.
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I trolled buy/sell forums for a few months and cobbled together a 15.00 lb bike full of used parts for about $900

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