How to give a Litespeed Tanasi som kg weightloss?

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hatv
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by hatv

I've got a Litespeed Tanazi from 2005. It's too heavy. It's XTR - equipment all over and some other standard components delivered from Litespeed. My weight is almost 100 kg... so I can't heave the thinnest materials on everything.., I guess. I hope somebody can give me some advise. HTv from Norway.

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schmiken
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by schmiken

What's your build list? I recently put together a Cervelo for a chap weighing 100 kilos. Still got the weight under 6kg!

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hatv
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by hatv

I'm not good in the teknical descriptions, but I'll try. I guess U understand when U see the "names":

Gear, disc-breakes, wheels, chain: Shimano XTR
Gear...-11-27(32) and in front 46 on top
Stem: FSA XC140 Alloy
Stearing ??? BBB NCA Carbon Fiber
Seatpost: Thomson Elite, 40 cm I think. didn't "open" it
Seat: A guy is making a new seat for me in Carbon righet now. It's 80 gram
Barhands: BBB NCA Carbon
Grip: OURY
Fork: Pace 2,35 titanum Inside
The "rings holding the fork": Chris King "no thread set"
Eggbeaters titanium
Crank: FSA Carbon Pro ISIS drive
Frame: Litespeed Tanasi.

That's what i can find of spec. I hope it's possible to understand this. It's the first time I try to express these "things" in English and I even don't know all the expressions in norwegian....

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Kristina
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by Kristina

What are your tires? Size, brand name, ...

hatv
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by hatv

I'v left home now, but I think its Continental ..something.. 2.0 with tubes. I think the weight is about 300 grams

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Kristina
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by Kristina

Hm, and what is the total weight of your bike? What do you consider as "a heavy bike"?
You can save some weight replacing the stock XTR wheels (they are about 1.500g) for some custom built ones. Then use lighter disc brake rotors.
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hatv
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by hatv

I think it's about 11 kg!!!

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by coureur

Not very light but :

8650 g :

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9150 g :

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8800 g :

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Tanasi frame weight around 1400 g you can build a bike sub 9000 g :wink:

Post a picture and we can help you...

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Kristina
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by Kristina

hatv wrote:I think it's about 11 kg!!!


11kg is too much. With the components spec you stated above it should be lighter than 10kg.

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tortor
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by tortor

hatv wrote:I've got a Litespeed Tanazi from 2005. It's too heavy. It's XTR - equipment all over and some other standard components delivered from Litespeed. My weight is almost 100 kg... so I can't heave the thinnest materials on everything.., I guess. I hope somebody can give me some advise. HTv from Norway.


Mine weight also 8,650 as my friend Coureur's one

build details
Litespeed Tanasi 2005 18"
Sid WC Black OEM + pushlock
Headset Chris King
Rewel Titanium seatpost (optimized)
Tune speedneedle saddle
Xtr Rear Derr. shadow SDS
XTR rapidfires
Aligator Ilink cable housing
BB30 Cannondale crankset SI SL + 128mm spindle (special cnc adapted) + Zipp Vuma Quad external bearings
Seven titanium stem
Use ATom 25.4 handlebar
Magura Marta SL special edition (initialiy OEM version for Scott Limitted)
Ashima 160 08 discs
Chis King ISO Hubs black
Cx-ray spokes
ZTR Alpine rims
Schwalbe RR (with liquid latex and yellow tape)
egg beater 4Ti
Tune Skewers Ac 16+17
King Ti Bottle cage

verified weight : 8kg650


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7 Sola 8.100gr
C59 TSMR
Extreme C PR82

addledmostly
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by addledmostly

hi, that sure is a nicely done bike. have you wired the spokes together where the meet? whats that all about? cheers

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tortor
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by tortor

addledmostly wrote:hi, that sure is a nicely done bike. have you wired the spokes together where the meet? whats that all about? cheers

Thanks

Yes, the spokes are wired together (ligatured).
This is a technical mainly used in cyclo-cross. It avoids a spoke, when broken to disturb the wheel when turning. It has normally no effect on the wheel stiffness.
Emonda SLR
7 Sola 8.100gr
C59 TSMR
Extreme C PR82

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by michel2

hi tortor..
i see u run a bb 30 in a normal bottombracket?
how does that work ?
are they all standard of the shelf parts?
thanks mick

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tortor
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by tortor

michel2 wrote:hi tortor..
i see u run a bb 30 in a normal bottombracket?
how does that work ?
are they all standard of the shelf parts?
thanks mick


You can purchase a special BSA-BB30 kit (including bearings, special spindle (cnc reworked) and zipp tool) at DR.Cannondale (germany)
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http://www.cannondale-parts.de/epages/61764971.sf/en_US/?ObjectPath=/Shops/61764971/Products/KP094

Personnaly, I changed the bearing cups with original Zipp VumaQuad ones.
The systems works perfectly with a BSA Bottom bracket.
Emonda SLR
7 Sola 8.100gr
C59 TSMR
Extreme C PR82

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by michel2

thanks..
i got a colnago and looking for a new cranckset for it...italian bb !(-:

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