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 Post subject: New here Klein Aura V
PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:20 am 
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Hi,
I am John i am from Northampton, England. I have just started getting back into bikes. I have a Klein Aura V which is quite a nice bike for an oldie (2004).

The spec is as follows

Klein Carbon forks
Klein Aluminium frame with Carbon rear stays
Bontrager select aero wheels
Bontrager select stem
Bontrager select seat post
Shimano 105 octalink crank
Shimano 105 front and rear derallieur
Shimano Tiagra brakes
Shimano brake & gear levers
Shimano md-520 xc pedals
Bontrager select handlebars
cane

UPGRADES:

Specialized saddle 210g
New tyres 220g each compared to the old bontrager select tyres

WEIGHT 9.5kg not weighed since upgrades above but expect 9.4kg or 9.3kg

PLANNED UPGRADES

KCNC stem & seat post
3T ErgoNova Ltd Carbon Road Handlebars or other lighter bars
Shimano 7800 Dura Ace gears & brakes
Wheels not sure on which wheels are nice light, strong and decently priced.

Thanks

John


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:57 am 
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Hello John and welcome to Weight Weenies. We love pictures so don't hesitate to post up. Any plans for upgrades in the future?

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:05 pm 
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not really got any pictures of it yet, will take some and put them on.

Planned upgrades really are gonna be to get more free spinning hubs and lighter weight from handlebars, stem, seatpost etc also wanna upgrade the gears & brakes was thinking shimano dura ace 7800 for cheap but been looking on poshbikes website and quite like the stuff there.

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http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=7 ... =514414446 hope that works


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:10 pm 
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thanks for that! That is the picture before i replaced the saddle and tyres, 2 cheap mods to make it lighter!

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 6:27 pm 
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Some more pics as i know you guys like them!!

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:19 pm 
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got my dura ace 7800 front mech/derralieur so i thought i would add some pics. It is a braze on model but so is my 105 currently, it has a bracket to mount the braze on mech/derralieur to so should be easy.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:47 pm 
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:welcome:

As most here I have always had a soft spot for Kleins, keep the pics coming as you upgrade.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:27 pm 
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Thanks i will keep the thread updated when i get and fit new bits.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:15 pm 
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Well my Dura Ace RD-7800 Read Derralier arrived and it looks great. Still need to get 10 speed cassette and shifters.

I am also on the hunt for a decently priced set of kcnc c7 brakes.

Here is the pic of the derralieur, it says on the ww listings that one of the 7800's is 9/10 speed compatible, how can i tell?

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:47 pm 
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Just ordered my KCNC seat post, weighs in at 158grams compared to the 380grams of the current version!!

Gonna go to my mates when done and see how it compares to his cinelli willin sl, his was 8.8kgs to my 9.5kgs. i reckon it should be about 9.1 - 9.0 kgs now.


http://www.readytoridecycles.co.uk/316- ... -140-p.asp this is the item i bought if your interested.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:52 pm 
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seat post is here and fitted

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The old seat post weighed 380g!!

i must say the old post was easier to adjust.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 5:22 pm 
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just ordered my kcnc chain, ultegra 11-23t cassette and payed for my 7800 shifters so 10 speed here i come. Hopefully without any weight gain.

Should shift well too i hope. What do you think of parts i have chosen?

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:22 pm 
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some bits turned up today, and also went to the lbs and got some new pedals and bib tights!

PEDALS
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Cassette - didnt realise i had to put it together lol
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KCNC Chain!!
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Now my lbs says that i need a new crankset as the one on my bike is for a 9 speed so will not fit, is this true as the chain says 9/10 speed?

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