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Old 02-08-24, 09:23 PM
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I have no idea. I'm the fat guy on a steel bike and a trunk bag that stops with an extra tube or CO2 cylinders for you because you only brought I 😁.
I have to lose 80 lbs before even thinking about lightening my bike. And I don't mind being able to help someone
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Old 02-08-24, 09:23 PM
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Originally Posted by smd4
No one does either.
You just failed your taking things too literally test.
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Originally Posted by smd4
You get it. It will never be the lightest or the best. But itís mine. Warts and all.
I do get it. I have gotten to the point with my 3 primary bikes that thereís nothing (within a price range I find reasonable) that I want to change on them.
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Originally Posted by howsteepisit
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!
AND make sure that nitrogen is used to inflate the tires --- 'cause >>>

Nitrogen is lighter than air. The weight of pure nitrogen is 3% less than that of air.
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Old 02-08-24, 09:56 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
I bought a titanium spoon to reduce the weight. Did I waste my money?

Did you cut half the handle off your titanium spoon (or is it a SPORK??)? Did you cut half the handle off your toothbrush?
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Old 02-08-24, 10:27 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
I bought a titanium spoon to reduce the weight. Did I waste my money?

If you only ride on your spoon, then, no.
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Old 02-08-24, 10:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Camilo
Did you cut half the handle off your titanium spoon (or is it a SPORK??)? Did you cut half the handle off your toothbrush?
It actually is a spork. Itís purple, which is the lightest color spork.

I carry one of those travel toothbrushes that comes apart and goes in the cover that doubles as the handle when assembled. To offset the weight, I donít carry deodorant.

That thing on the rear rack is not a tent but rather a helium tank, which I use to inflate my tires.

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Old 02-08-24, 10:50 PM
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Personally I've learned to balance the whole weight weenie tenancies but it does appropriately have its place especially if performance is a concern. Until lighter becomes too light to properly function well seeking ways to save weight isn't the worst. Its when you either have to sacrifice strength or the difference is so negligible that you're saving a couple grams that it starts getting questionable.


Originally Posted by Garthr
When you start asking "does this bike make me look fat ?"
I'm already fat, its "does this bike look too spindly under me?"

Originally Posted by indyfabz
I bought a titanium spoon to reduce the weight. Did I waste my money?

Heck no, I love my Ti utensils. Camping equipment is one of those things I really believe is worth the cost to keep light and packable. I just upgraded my tent so I can now fit my tent, sleeping bag, sleeping bag liner and air mattress in my frame bag that sits inside the main triangle. The wife has to carry her own sleeping bag, but the tent and mattress easily accommodate two. Cooking can now fit inside the handlebar bag and using Ti utensils and pots the gas canisters and dish soap are the heaviest things in there but lighter on the bar is much better.

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Old 02-08-24, 11:18 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
It actually is a spork. Itís purple, which is the lightest color spork.

I carry one of those travel toothbrushes that comes apart and goes in the cover that doubles as the handle when assembled. To offset the weight, I donít carry deodorant.

That thing on the rear rack is not a tent but rather a helium tank, which I use to inflate my tires.
Sometimes carrying a travel size "camper's shower" is worth the 42 grams.
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Donít know if itís been said, but itís when you buy carbon fiber water cages
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Originally Posted by Camilo
Sometimes carrying a travel size "camper's shower" is worth the 42 grams.
And you can sue if you get crotch cancer.

I would rather bathe is a stream or lake or warm water with the stove and take a birdbath. Burning fuel lightens the load.
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Old 02-09-24, 05:17 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
It actually is a spork. It’s purple, which is the lightest color spork.
True weight weenies drill holes in the spork bowl to lighten it.

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Originally Posted by Russ Roth
Personally I've learned to balance the whole weight weenie tenancies but it does appropriately have its place especially if performance is a concern. Until lighter becomes too light to properly function well seeking ways to save weight isn't the worst. Itís when you either have to sacrifice strength or the difference is so negligible that you're saving a couple grams that it starts getting questionable.
Donít forget cost too. Sometimes it is simply not worth the £/g saved. The more obsessive weight-weenies have a tendency to ignore this aspect, along with the functionality you mentioned. The end result is often a very expensive and sometimes dysfunctional bike.
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Old 02-09-24, 06:24 AM
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Originally Posted by rsbob
You just failed your taking things too literally test.
No worries. Wouldnít be the first time.
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz
Donít know if itís been said, but itís when you buy carbon fiber water cages
Gotta balance weight with ugly.
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When your bike looks as beautiful and sleek as 5-mph bumpers.
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I only put Lite beverages in my water bottles.
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Originally Posted by Jughed
I only put Lite beverages in my water bottles.
And you can fit more in each bottle because it is less filling.
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Originally Posted by Maelochs
And you can fit more in each bottle because it is less filling.
HA! That relieved me of some heartburn!
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
And you can sue if you get crotch cancer.

I would rather bathe is a stream or lake or warm water with the stove and take a birdbath. Burning fuel lightens the load.
Yea, get rid of that toxic stuff. Corn starch works just as well.
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Originally Posted by RH Clark
Yea, get rid of that toxic stuff. Corn starch works just as well.
I suggest using powdered sugar.
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Originally Posted by RH Clark
Yea, get rid of that toxic stuff. Corn starch works just as well.
And if you sweat enough, you can make oobleck!
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Originally Posted by OldTryGuy
AND make sure that nitrogen is used to inflate the tires --- 'cause >>>

Nitrogen is lighter than air. The weight of pure nitrogen is 3% less than that of air.
Why stop there? I say go full Hindenburg....
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TBH, I didn't really expect this thread to take off the way it has. Thank goodness I asked the question. I was concerned about possibly needing therapy. But, Hindenburg wheels are something I never even considered. Imagine the assplosion thrust!

The jury is still out on therapy. But at least weight-weenieism won't be the primary reason.

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Originally Posted by wheelreason
Why stop there? I say go full Hindenburg....
hydrogen isnít nearly as flammable as they would have you believe. Airships take no fuel to stay afloat and are better for the environment. They just had to have one dude go ďooh the humanity!Ē and it tanked the entire industry. The Hindenburg was a false flag/psyop, even in the official narrative only a third of the passengers died. They also severely understate the carrying capacity of the ships. They are huge, you could fit a velodrome up there, and they claim modern aircrafts can fit more people.
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