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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:45 pm 
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I don't think i've seen and Motobecane's on this forum so this may be the first. I am fairly new to cycling and this is my first bike, I got it in perfect condition for $200 (Not a bad price at all eh?)

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Shimano Sora
and other cheap parts :thumbup:


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Couple of months later, Slammed stem, New Saddle
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And a new dog :D :beerchug:
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:11 am 
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Not bad for a first bike. Now, you have to tell us what you plan to do to make it lighter (this is Weight Weenies, after all) :D

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:14 am 
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I actually dont know how to make it lighter while not spend much $$$, maybe some of you guys can give me some instruction on how to make it lighter while on a budget, This bike isnt even close to being light, I believe it weight 20+ pounds but im not exactly sure.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:16 am 
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how much does the doggie weigh?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:59 am 
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Thats funny, the only weight weenies in this topic is the pup at maybe 2-4 pounds :D


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:19 am 
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:welcome: I've never seen a Motobecane before but that looks pretty nice, I like your dog too btw :thumbup: Is it a puppy or is it fully grown? I'd say lighter tyres/tubes, lighter wheels and lighter crank...

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:09 pm 
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Specs.

2009 Motobecane Record - 7005 Aluminum Frame With Carbon Fork/Aluminum Steerer. Size 50 cm.
Shimano Sora group set with triple crank.
Truvative Isoflow road cranks.
Skye brand seatpost.
Easton EA 70 Compact bars.
Nashbar Stem.
Forte saddle.
Wheels are A Class DA 22's
Tires - Front Hutchinson Fusion 3, Rear Kenda Kontender.

I guess i should get a real seatpost clamp as a start :oops:

As for the dog its a pup, and a crazy one.


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I wouldn't worry too much about upgrading that frame; just ride it until you are able to afford a better platform to build off of (or until the bike falls apart, whichever comes first :) )

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