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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 5:58 am 
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Cheap and ugly, like my ex-wife :lol:

This is first config at 7.24 kg, lightened further along the thread.

A fairly standard (non-ww) build until I really messed up my IT band at the end of 2013 and was forced to replace a serious riding bug with a serious (budget) ww bug. The last 9 months has been spent picking up ideas from this board, picking up 2nd hand parts from friends, ordering various bits of carbon from China, and spending as little money as possible towards achieving the magic 6.8 kg.

As you can see, the saddle is ridiculously low and the stem is the wrong way round, but it's the only way I can ride for now. Once fully recovered they'll be higher and lower respectively. I mainly enjoy climbing minor/mega hills for Strava KOMs though so any un-aeroness of riding position isn't such an issue at the moment.

Also, a recent special offer at BikeHubStore has put a lightweight clincher wheelset within reach, and once the injury is improved further I can swap the 12-30t Ultegra cassette for a much lighter 11-27t Dura-Ace already in the parts bin.

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Frame: CAAD9 2010 54 cm: 1250 g*
Fork: Ritchey WCS (cut): 289 g
Compression wedge + top cap: Cannondale Evo SI KP017: 16 g
Headset bearings/top plate: 45 g
Spacers: no-name carbon x2: 5 g
Stem: Deda Zero100 100 mm: 106 g
Stem bolts: Ti x6: 13 g
Handlebars: Deda Zero100: 250 g*
Bar tape: Fizik Superlight Glossy Black: 70 g*
Bar plugs: Fizik plastic: 8 g*
Front/Rear brakes w/ pads: Planet-X CNC x2: 212 g
Shift levers: 105 5700: 490 g*
Front derailleur: Dura Ace 7900 band-on: 77 g*
Rear derailleur: 105 5700: 232 g*
Cassette: Ultegra 6700 12-30t: 271 g
Chain: KMC X10SL: 238 g
Crankset w/ rings: FSA SL-K BB30 50/34, 172.5mm: 572 g
Bottom bracket: FSA BB30: 57 g
Pedals: 105 5700 Carbon SPD-SL: 276 g
Front wheel: Ultegra 6700 Clincher: 695 g*
Rear wheel: Ultegra 6700 Clincher: 957 g*
Skewers: J&L Titanium: 37 g
Front tyre: Vittoria Open Pave CX 24 mm: 250 g*
Rear tyre: Hutchinson Equinox 23 mm: 230 g
Tubes: Panasonic R'Air 48 mm x2: 132 g
Saddle: no-name carbon Specialized Toupe design w/ padding: 112 g
Seat post: OTA CNC Alu Ultralight (cut): 109 g
Seat post cradle: CarbonCycles carbon: 14 g
Seat post yokes: CarbonCycles: 24 g
Seat post bolts: M5 steel: 16 g
Seat post clamp: Mr. Ride Ti bolt Ultralight: 9 g
Bottle cage: Flyxii carbon CG-013: 27 g
Bottle cage screws: Aluminium x4: 3 g
Cycle computer w/ fittings: Cat Eye Velo 8: 27 g*
Brake/Gear cable inners+outers: Shimano: 140 g*

Also pictured is ww bottle (900 ml sports drink bottle w/ sports cap): 34 g

Almost inevitable changes:
Custom wheel set: Kinlin XR-200 rims, BHS hubs, Sapim Laser spokes: 1260 g* (-392 g)
Cassette: Dura-Ace 7900 11-27t: 181 g (-90 g)
Seat post yokes: J&L yokes: 12 g* (-12 g)
Bar tape: Bike Ribbon Eolo Techno: 39 g (-31 g)

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:33 am 
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RimClencher wrote:
Cheap and ugly, like my ex-wife :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:25 am 
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the stem is upside down.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:19 am 
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Like I mentioned, it's upside down because I'm recovering from an IT band problem. Should be able to right that wrong fairly soon though.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:58 am 
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 2:30 pm 
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what's the deal with the saddle? if it is that comfy, try something else... for aesthetics sake.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:42 am 
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It's homemade cushioning that has since been taken off. I seem to be getting used to the bare carbon with time. New wheels will come soon so I'll update with a new photo when that happens.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:57 pm 
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Oh yeah definately looks terrible. It needs to look dirty too so that the cycle of looking totally F'd up too is complete.


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Not all C'dales look good...


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:20 pm 
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^^ but they should :D

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:40 am 
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Can't say I'm a fan of the aesthetics, but well done on the weight :thumbup:

Mind giving a quick write up of the seatpost? Looks pretty good in terms of grams/$

Hope you have a speedy recovery

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 3:47 am 
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I have one of those OTA seatposts on a cx bike. They're a great deal.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:33 am 
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Thanks! The seatpost was a cheap buy at the time to help with the knee problem. With a metal rail saddle it was fine, but the cradle edges look too narrow for carbon rails. To use my Chinese carbon saddle I got the CarbonCycles carbon cradle, then some J&L yokes (ebay) just recently for more weight saving (also the yokes that came with the OTA post were a bit shit). Bolts are original steel so tuneable with Ti bolts, but since they are M5 not M6 I am a bit wary of that. Post is cut to about 25 cm (I'm 67 kg).

Total weight (price) = 152 g ($54)
OTA seatpost (27.2 mm, cut to 25 cm) = 109 g ($25)
Original yokes = 27 g, replaced with J&L yokes = 13 g ($12)
Original narrow cradle = 16 g, replaced with CarbonCycles carbon cradle = 14 g ($17)
Original bolts = 16 g

Edit: I also put a bit of inner tube around the carbon rails in the hope it protects them a bit.

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New wheels on the bike. Custom job mentioned in the first post. Also broke the spring in my 105 rear mech. Will try and fix it at some point, but in the meanwhile bought an Ultegra RD-6700 replacement. Also put on J&L yokes to save about 10 g. Kalloy Uno stem (save 20 g) is also bought but not on yet. Also upgraded my camera so you can all get properly jealous of this wonder of geometric poise and aesthetic beauty.

Changes from first post:
Front wheel: BHS UL hub, Sapim Laser (20), Kinlin XR-200, Veloplugs: 555 g
Rear wheel: BHS UL hub, Sapim Laser (24), Kinlin XR-200, Veloplugs: 710 g
Front tyre: Vittoria Open Corsa Evo CX, 23 mm (worn): 208 g
Rear tyre: Michelin Pro 4 SC, 23 mm (worn): 195 g
Cassette: Dura-Ace CS-7900 11-27t: 181 g
Seatpost yokes: J&L yokes: 13 g

Current setup below weighs in at 6.67 kg.
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Front BHS UL hub/20 sapim laser/Kinlin XR-200
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Rear BHS UL hub/24 sapim laser/Kinlin XR-200
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Future potential changes I can see are:

Kalloy Uno "7" stem to save ~20 g (bought)
Strip paint off frame to save ~100 g
2nd hand DA ST-7900 shifters to save ~125 g
2nd hand Carbon ZIPP SL bars to save ~80 g
Eolo Techno bar tape to save ~30 g (bought)
Alligator iLink outers to save ~60 g (guesstimate)

This would get down to ~6.3 kg.
Any other suggestions?

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