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LightWeight Derailleur

Old 03-13-08, 03:23 PM
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LightWeight Derailleur

Has anyone have experience with the LightWeight Rear Derailleur?
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Old 03-13-08, 05:17 PM
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I don't think they're being sold yet.
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Old 03-13-08, 07:21 PM
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This could be true.
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Old 03-13-08, 07:31 PM
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Pretty nice . . .

I actually held one in my hand; it was passed around at a little marketing talk given by the Lightweight guys at Cadence (NYC) a few weeks ago. It's a lovely piece. The main guy said that the cost of the engineering that went into it almost ensured that it's going to be a money-loser. He was very candid and admitted that he grossly underestimated how much engineering was required to create a reliable derailleur, particularly one with as much carbon (and other weight-saving tricks) as Lightweight's. Whatever they charge, I'm sure there's a cadre of more-dollars-than-sense folks out there ready to scoop them up.

Truly impressive, though, are the wheels. Are they worth $5,000 per set? This retro-grouch (who races with self-built, 3x, steel-spoked wheels) thinks they might well be . . .

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Old 03-13-08, 08:07 PM
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that thing weighs less then my freaking seat...wow. just wow.
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here's a pic.

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They're in dire need of a good GRAPHIC designer. That logo and the stickers have to go.
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Oh lord. Gotta, gotta have! I have precious little sense, so by default I have more dollars than sense. Any word one whether there will be 2 versions (Campy/Shimano)?
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Originally Posted by krusty View Post
Oh lord. Gotta, gotta have! I have precious little sense, so by default I have more dollars than sense. Any word one whether there will be 2 versions (Campy/Shimano)?
I think you can get it for either.
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Lovely piece. Anyone have a price estimate?
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Originally Posted by Sirrobinofcoxly View Post
Lovely piece. Anyone have a price estimate?
incorrect.
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$1000 Usd.
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$1000 Usd.
So that's what, 20 euros or so?
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Originally Posted by cslone View Post
$1000 Usd.
Source?
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Originally Posted by cslone View Post
$1000 Usd.
ha, wow. if that's true, only a sucker would pay that.
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Originally Posted by fastfly View Post
Source?

I lied, with the $ now, it's $1150. And SOMEONE here will buy it to mount next to their $1000 Zipp crankset too.

http://www.bellatisport.com/shop/cat...erailleur.html

http://www.light-bikes.de/eng/2007/0...ar-derailleur/

http://forum.slowtwitch.com/gforum.c...eight;#1707882
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Originally Posted by SushiJoe View Post
I think you can get it for either.
Good luck!
It's the same thing, you can clamp the cable on two places.
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