Budget Build: Single Speed 2002 Trek 5500 Conversion Build

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chefczyk
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by chefczyk

Hi all - relatively new to the forum, and this will be my first bike build on WW - haven't built up a bike in a long time (BMX when I was a kid) so this should be interesting.

Goal: Sub 7.5kg (Porky)
Budget: $400
Frame: 2002 Trek 5500 OCLV

Should be fun!

Frame-set / Fork / Headset: acquired for $100 - plan will be to plasti-dip this in pearl burnt orange - Halloween-themed bike

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chefczyk
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by chefczyk

Came in under budget...but a bit overweight...ugh..8.4kg :-O

Looks good though!

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TimmS
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by TimmS

I almost can't believe it is that heavy.
Can you give us a parts list, it should be easy to save some weight.

chefczyk
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by chefczyk

I do not have an exact weight list (forgot to do a few measurements) but here it is roughly - i still cant seem to find the 500g this thing has...appreciate any comments - the wheel set is outrageously heavy - but this bike was 75% "Parts bin"...

the bike actually comes in at 8.4KG

Part Weight
Trek 5500 OCLV Carbon Frame + Fork + Cane Creek Headset 1949
Bontrager Carbon Seatpost 194
Cannondale 110mm 6 degree stem 136
Giant Aero Wheeset with 28mm / 23mm tires 2867
Skewers 116
SRAM Apex Brakes 308
SRAM Aluminum S500 Brake Levers 264
Shimano 105 Hollowtech Octalink Crankset 600
Stronglight CT2 49T Chainring 46
Forte Single Speed Conversion Kit 125
Prologo Ti 2.0 261
Easton EA30 Aero Bars 340
Supercaz Supersticky bar tape 262
Shimano 105 BB500 Bottom Bracket 250
Look Titanium Road Pedal 275
Bottle Cage 54
Cables , Misc? 200ish?

Jowwy
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by Jowwy

I would say the added weight is the nearly 3kg wheelset

chefczyk
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by chefczyk

Jowwy wrote:I would say the added weight is the nearly 3kg wheelset


no doubt - what is my best bet for a sub 1500g clincher wheelset <$150? Won't let myself spend $$ on this build hah!

DvanW
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by DvanW

Check AliExpress for some kinlin XR200 rims on r13 hubs, can be found for around that price and are around 1300g

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