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Old 06-13-03, 07:41 PM
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hey , i got quite the crappy bike but im gettin the new Kona Scrap but not until september fer some odd reason. Any ways is there anything i can do to change my bike around just make its lighter andything i can remove? its a raleigh ambush
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You can usually save a lot of weight in the tires. Maybe dump the front shifter and only run one chainring...Cut the seatpost if you have a lot of the post burried in the seattube. Those are the only ones that popped into my head.
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You could convert to a fixed-gear or single-speed (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/fixed-conversion.html). I dropped SOOO much weight.
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Get a new set of wheels and tires. I recommend pre-built Mavic 517 rims with Shimano XT hubs and some quality kevlar tires of your choice. You'll feel the difference after the first pedal stroke. Other than that I wouldn't pour another cent into your old bike.
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