Thanks for the ideas, themountaintop.
-Sell your Dura Ace 7800 brakes and buy Sram Red brakes, the Red is cheaper and weigh less (then the 7800 or the 7900) and work fine with no cross over issues with Dura Ace shifters. I ran 7900 shifters and red brakes, work perfect together.
-Switch to compact cranks in front and replace the long cage derailluer with a short cage, sell the 12-25 and buy a 12-27.
I've decided to go for the 7950 setup. That alone should save me close to >400g. I forgot to note this in my earlier posts but my triple setup was a parts exchange from my trusty old Waterford Schwinn Paramount. That bike was heavy but handled like a dream. In the back of my mind, I was always thinking about a compact crank upgrade.
-Sell the Deda stem and replace it with an Easton EA90, The EA90 is close to 9-12 grams lighter (depending on website)in the 100mm range than the Deda and it will match your fork!!!
I looked at both the Easton EC90 and the 3T ARX Team and the Deda Zero100 still wins in the price-to-weight category (although the 3T ARX came close both technically and aesthetically). For the time being, I'll stick with the Deda Zero100 stem ($60)/Supernatural bar ($40) combo since it feels very comfortable with Shimano brake shifters for now.
-Chop some of the drop of the handlebars.
LOL, funny you should mention this...I thought about this during my last ride. Since when am I ever in the flat bottom part of the bars?