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Weight-Weenieism

Old 02-08-24, 05:23 PM
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*glances to 40 lb fat bike*

....a what now?
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Old 02-08-24, 05:26 PM
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Originally Posted by smd4
Iím sure Iíll regret this, but whatís ďCrr?Ē
Coffee Republic Race Ride?
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Old 02-08-24, 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Eric F
I'm not sure what the C means, but the rest is Rolling Resistance.

EDIT: Found it...Crr = Coefficient of Rolling Resistance.
Thanks!
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I have heard it said that 1 pound of bike weight is equivalent to 20 pounds of body weight. Further, 1 pound of rotating weight is worth 30 pounds of body weight. So I think I should buy some CF wheels and to hell with the diet!
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Originally Posted by base2
The C stands for coefficient. It's the number by which RR (rolling resistance) is multiplied to arrive at the total amount of energy lost.
Thanks. Sometimes I canít keep my acronyms straight. ADD. Acronym Deficit Disorder.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
Does it give food a smooth and lively taste?
My meals are vertically stiff but laterally compliant. Or is it the other way around?

Either way, itís the best spoon material.
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Old 02-08-24, 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
My meals are vertically stiff but laterally compliant. Or is it the other way around?

Either way, itís the best spoon material.
Hmmm...I might need to upgrade. Crap. Now I have camping spoon GAS*.


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Originally Posted by smd4
I've got a postage scale too, which I used to precisely weigh my boys' pinewood derby cars.
no chance of winning if not at fully allowable weight......we melted lead and poured in in holes drilled in the bottom of the car
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Finally! An ism beginning with weenie!

How about when you spend $15K to get a bike that's only six pounds lighter than Eddy Merckx's gas-pipe garbage scow with the cables flapping in the breeze?

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Originally Posted by base2
At what point does the bottomless descent in to the black abyss of weight weenie madness begin?

Asking for a friend.
At some point, the bike gets so light you cannot get to the bottom. (Think blimps.) So weight weenie madness is never achieved. (Never stopped anybody from trying though.)
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When you commission a full carbon monocoque Mixte. And not a gram before that.
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The difference in Crr between a Conti 4000 and Conti 5000 is equivalent to a mass difference of about 500g on a 7% hill. It's equivalent to a 150g mass difference on a 25% hill.
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Originally Posted by 79pmooney
At some point, the bike gets so light you cannot get to the bottom.
This is true. Iíve replaced so many parts on my bike that at this point, there isnít much moreóor maybe anythingó left to change.
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Originally Posted by squirtdad
no chance of winning if not at fully allowable weight......we melted lead and poured in in holes drilled in the bottom of the car
We went in just short of the weight limit, er, he went in, and adjusted final weight based on the official scale.
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Originally Posted by BTinNYC
We went in just short of the weight limit, er, he went in, and adjusted final weight based on the official scale.
luckily the official scale was calibrated the same as our home scaleÖ
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When you use titanium bolts to install a water bottle cage while eating a donut.

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When you use titanium bolts to install a water bottle cage while eating a donut.
Titanium is too heavy; use aluminum.
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Originally Posted by 70sSanO
When you use titanium bolts to install a water bottle cage while eating a donut.

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A real WW would use CF bolts.... somehow....
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Originally Posted by CrimsonEclipse
A real WW would use CF bolts.... somehow....
And maybe just a donut hole.

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Originally Posted by rsbob
When you take a second mortgage on your house to fund your marginal gains.

Edit: And stock up on enemas.
No one does either.
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Originally Posted by smd4
This is true. Iíve replaced so many parts on my bike that at this point, there isnít much moreóor maybe anythingó left to change.
In related newsÖI bought a gravel bike a little over a year ago, and immediately started swapping parts to suit my preferences and trim some weight. A couple of months ago, I got a new frame and swapped the parts from the first frame, plus a couple of additional upgrades. Iím pretty sure I can rebuild the original bike with all of its original parts, just as I bought it.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
In related newsÖI bought a gravel bike a little over a year ago, and immediately started swapping parts to suit my preferences and trim some weight. A couple of months ago, I got a new frame and swapped the parts from the first frame, plus a couple of additional upgrades. Iím pretty sure I can rebuild the original bike with all of its original parts, just as I bought it.
Thing is, Iím not changing my frame. Ever.
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Originally Posted by smd4
Thing is, Iím not changing my frame. Ever.
Understood. When you have a grail frame, you build it to your personal version of perfect.
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Understood. When you have a grail frame, you build it to your personal version of perfect.
You get it. It will never be the lightest or the best. But itís mine. Warts and all.
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Originally Posted by crimsoneclipse
a real ww would use cf baby bike bolts.... Somehow....
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