Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Blog NEW Galleries NEW FAQ Contact About Impressum
It is currently Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:49 pm

All times are UTC+01:00





Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:47 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:11 am
Posts: 1
Howdy!

Over the past 6 months I've built up and converted my bike to something lighter. Started off as an Alu Giant Defy, and wound up (after a couple of years) as what you see here.

Weight isn't the only factor when I was choosing parts, but it was certainly a consideration. I've upgraded or converted nearly every part, and I'm almost finished. Here are some pictures and comments, and at the bottom, some questions on shaving those last few grams.

On the trainer:
Image

Rear end:
Image

Front end:
Image

Giant carbon stem, carbon top cap, and steerer tube that needs to be cut:
Image

Saddle, Seat Post which is being replaced, and Ti seat post clamp:
Image

Carbon cages:
Image

Ultra lightweight skewers:
Image

OK, so I have done the obvious stuff. Skewers, carbon headset spacers, carbon cages, carbon top cap, Ti seat post clamp.

On order: Carbon seat post (I was sold what I thought was carbon, turned out to be Alu with a weave sticker!), and 2012 SRAM Red compact crank.

The last thing I'm looking at is little things like replacing the bolts with lighter weight components. Things like the cage bolts and the headset bolt. Little odds and ends that are $20 here and $40 there. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Yeah, I could lose a buttload by replacing the wheels, but I just love them...


Top
   
PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:55 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:15 am
Posts: 106
djtodd242 wrote:
Yeah, I could lose a buttload by replacing the wheels, but I just love them...


Then don't ride them on the trainer :!:


Top
   
Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:55 pm 


Top
   
 
PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:08 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:25 am
Posts: 1463
Location: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Nice bike.


Top
   
PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 8:13 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:35 pm
Posts: 126
Cut your steerer tube down and remove those sapcers. That'll save you some weight for free.

Is it even safe to ride it with that many spacers?


Top
   
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Guide me to the best open mould frame (super light and super stiff)

in Road

KOMwannabe

8

1180

Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:11 pm

KOMwannabe View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. SRM Origin : real specs??

in Road

Delorre

5

1301

Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:28 pm

rmba View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Looking for a specific road handlebar ( by specs )

in Road

LouisN

5

657

Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:23 am

MisterMuncher View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Attachment(s) Canyon Ultimate AL slx Photos?

in Road

nevikte

11

2644

Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:01 am

arnoldagdagan View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. PAIN Cave Set Up. What's Yours? Photos Please!

[ Go to page: 1 2 3 ]

in Training

MomentumR5

41

3975

Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:07 pm

Skylark View the latest post


All times are UTC+01:00


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 15 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited