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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2004 7:04 am 
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My kids gave me a MTB for X-mas, and I started to work on it today I cut the extra long brake cables and covers and saved 31.9g, I removed the front reflector 34.5g, rear reflector was 33.7g, and two wheel reflectors 36.5g, and four pedal reflectors 18.9g I also found out that drilling a ¼ inch hole in 3.88mm thick aluminum will remove 0.325g of aluminum. I drilled four ¼ holes on my seat clamp and saved 1.3g, I also drilled four holes on my from wheel clamp for a saving of 1.7g. I also changed my steel handle bar for Specialized XC6066. I don’t have a scale to measure this; I also cut 4 inches off my steel set post. what I do know is I saved 158.5g. I wonder what else can put a drill to it.

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remove some stickers on your bike will save 15g. If yr specialized handle bar seem to be longer, cut it.

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What did it start as?

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@Bruiser: please update your outdated email-adress in your profile!

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Since I get bombarded by your undeliverable topic notification emails since a few days, I've disabled your account temporarily.
Contact me by email, so that I can update your profile with your new email address.


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Sorry about that, I had an extended holiday (work) but have some $$ to spend on weekend recreation now.

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Bruiser wrote:
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2004 1:27 pm 
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drilling is ok until

a) the holes fill up with dirt anyway
b) the component fails because the metal is supposed to be there!

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Why are you guys taking this joker seriously.

Its an obvious wind up!!!


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I thought it couldn't be owing to the complete lack of humour.......

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"Why are you guys taking this joker seriously.

Its an obvious wind up!!!"

What do you mean joker? would you like the pictures to prove it.

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