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How do I find out how much the bike wheels weigh?

Old 02-22-11, 01:38 AM
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How do I find out how much the bike wheels weigh?

I got this Kilo TT and I'm wondering how much weight I can start shaving off. I want to keep the frame. I'm thinking cranks and wheels. I just bought new handlebars, saddle and pedals/straps, so I'm not going to change those. Ooh and a fork, too.

I like these but I can't tell how much they weigh! https://www.junkyrustybikes.net/produ...roducts_id=268

This is hard!

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Old 02-22-11, 01:47 AM
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Wheels like that are not gonna save you weight.
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Oh.. well my bike is light enough I guess.. but, is there anything I can do to make it noticeably lighter? For under $200?

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Realistically, not really, no. Just ride it.
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Carbon seat post?
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look at the wabi wheelset, hella light for $150
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You can go remove your seat and seat post to save a lot of weight and also get killer legs.
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Originally Posted by i_am_you
Oh.. well my bike is light enough I guess.. but, is there anything I can do to make it noticeably lighter? For under $200?
You can always upgrade your crankset....
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Originally Posted by BuddingKubrick
You can go remove your seat and seat post to save a lot of weight and also get killer legs.


While you're at it, do you really need handlebars?

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what's so super about those deep v's?
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Originally Posted by BuddingKubrick
You can go remove your seat and seat post to save a lot of weight and also get killer legs.
Wow! Interesting, I'm going to try that! Wait.. is this a joke?
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No, it wasn't. Being completely serious I used to do that but then I decided one day that I really didn't need two wheels so I actually just ended up selling my bike and getting a unicycle (true fixed gear).
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thats direct drive, not fixed gear.
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Keep buying overpriced crap from Junky Rusty Bikes and your wallet certainly won't weigh you down.
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Dude seriously... Adjust your saddle. Or get a bike that fits you if yours doesn't. You'll be a lot faster, I promise.
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Originally Posted by Northwestrider
KCNC seat post?
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Though you'll notice rotational weight WAY more. A set of Kinlin 27mm rims with 28r and 20 or 24f spokes will make a world of difference, though you'll probably be closer to $300 for those.
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Old 02-22-11, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by FastJake
Dude seriously... Adjust your saddle. Or get a bike that fits you if yours doesn't. You'll be a lot faster, I promise.
Seriously! Regardless of whatever excuses you've made up in your head about how that saddle angle keeps your back straight or whatever it is you said in another thread, you're NOT comfortable riding that thing.
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Old 02-22-11, 12:39 PM
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Lighter for $200?

1. Schwalbe Ultremo tires with light tubes (not Schwalbe tubes...too fragile).

2. Some clipless pedals in that price range will save you a few grams.

3. I can't identify your saddle, but $200 might get you a lighter saddle.

However, all the above represents money thrown away.

When you start chasing weight, you spend a lot of money and components start breaking.

Concentrate instead on what works well.

For example, I don't like changing flats and arriving late for appointments, so I spend my money on NOT the lightest tire, but, rather, on flat-resistant tires that don't weigh too much.

Conti 4 Seasons (as flat-resistant as Gatorskins), Panaracer T-Serv Protex, Conti Top Contact.

Also, start studying bike fit.

Every bike shop has different ideas about fit; not necessarily bad ideas; just different.

Get advice, but, in the end, make it your responsibility.

Consider it a four year study to learn about fit, like going to college.

Forget about what looks cool.

Find out what works best for you.

Not easy.
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Originally Posted by FastJake
Dude seriously... Adjust your saddle. Or get a bike that fits you if yours doesn't. You'll be a lot faster, I promise.

+1. Everyone on here knows that bike does not fit you and is not comfortable to ride. Its you who is slow, not the bike. We have told you this in two threads now.
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Old 02-22-11, 01:21 PM
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And two threads we've told you this in are now closed.
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