I am back after a long hiatus. I moved, got a new job, got injured, lost enthusiasm for riding, and just got lazy in general. I was at least smart enough not to sell any of my bikes during my dormant time.
After building the original Mr. Black (Click here to view
) I knew eventually I would want to rebuild it lighter and better and so that brings us to now. I am reusing some of the parts from that build and others will be all new. I will be using some old school weight weenie techniques to achieve my goal. The goal for total weight is less than 4535g or 9.99999lbs (I want single digits really bad haha) and since this is a budget build I hope to stay under $5k. Based on my current spreadsheet I will be really close on both of the goals, should be a nail biter until the end. When I finally get around to building the wheels that will be the make it or break it component I think.
A couple years ago I bought the frame for this build, a used Cannondale Evo HM with a local team paint job. Since most people don't want to ride a bike with some local teams name and graphics on it I got a good deal on the frame set. The paint didn't bother me since I knew all the paint was coming off. It sat in my basement for a while until I finally got motivated to work on it earlier this year.Now some pictures to get us started:
Painted frame 58cm (No RD hanger, cable guide, etc)
Fork still has Crown Race installed so ~8-10 grams heavier than actual
BB Cable Guide (4g)
Derailleur Hanger (9.5g)
Headset - Complete (62.5g)And now through the magic of the internet the frame is stripped and weighed:
Bare frame 58cm (No RD hanger, cable guide, etc) - 765.5g
Bare Fork (Trimmed to 240mm and Crown race removed) - 295.5g