admitting to non-WW behaviour

Questions about bike hire abroad and everything light bike related. No off-topic chat please

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MaaseyRacer
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by MaaseyRacer

Alloy stem, bars, cranks, and bottle cages. King stainless steel cages on the training bikes, and King Ti on the race bike. Ultegra chains on training bikes.
2011 Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL3 (If the insurance allows)
2010 Specialized Tarmac Pro
2008 Custom Columbus XLR8R Frame (Team Branded)
2006 Specialized S-Works E5 Aerotec - Stolen
1995 Pinarello Stelvio (Fixed Gear)

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DocRay
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by DocRay

Ok, since we're all friends here, I leave my valve caps on and my bar tape is 8g heavier than it could be. And my water bottle cages only cost $30.

Great to finally get that off my chest.

Clevor
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by Clevor

- On my C50, I'm using the stock Colnago expander plug for the steerer at a whopping 57 gms. That Star fork is pretty expensive plus it has a WC paint job to match the frame so I ain't taking any chances . . .

- I refuse to spend $80 on a Tufo Elite as a spare so I bought their 260 gm SX33 tire for $34. It's not easy finding cheap tubulars. Problem is it doesn't fold very well. Good thing I use a Camelback when I ride tubulars. I considered the Vittorio Rallys made in Thailand for $17 a pair, but at 300 gms each - I draw the line . . .

- On my TCR Comp I, I'm not going to bother to upgrade the Ultegra shifters and front derailleur that came with the bike, since they work so well. I AM getting rid of the FSA MegaEXO crank though (850 gms). Again, I draw the line . . . Despite this, I do have the bike down to 15.1 lbs.

- I use a 1790 gm SH-W560 and 260 gm Hutchinson Long Distance tire with my trainer. The latter must have the thickest tread area I've ever seen on a road tire.

- I do love my set of Black Shamals - at 1998 gms and all!

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bigskyTi
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by bigskyTi

I carry two big bottles of water for every ride. My tool kit also seems to weigh about three lbs.

Good God, I also have heavy bar tape, and alloy cranks.

I'm still under the UCI limit with pedals though, can I still be in the club?

rustychain
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by rustychain

I replaced the center cogg of my record all ti cassette with steel..oh the guilt, I know people are looking at me on my frankinbike..............I now ride with a paperbag on my head instead of a helmet
WW Velocipedist Gargantuan

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bobbyOCR
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by bobbyOCR

Clevor wrote: Good thing I use a Camelback when I ride tubulars.


???

really.

Sportives?

If it works for you.......
Cyclist turned music producer

Visiting South West Australia? Visit Crank n' Cycles!

Razor
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by Razor

Alloy stem (4 axis), bars (ITM), cranks (Record). I won't use carbon on those areas, hell no. Also cary 2 CO2's, mini pump, spare tube, patches, tire lever.

mic2377
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by mic2377

I am highly anti-WW in my saddle choice (as long as it doesn't pass 325 grams). All of my bikes, even my Klein Q-pro, have Fizik Gobi Ti saddles on them.

Also, I would prefer something that is STIFF. I hate "noodly" bikes!

Lastly, for my winter/cross bike, it weighs somewhere around 25 lbs. But, it is a 60 cm frame, and bulletproof enough to mountain bike on terrain that is challenging on a hardtail. Plus, it has disc brakes, which are fabulous for nasty winter weather.

Ya gotta draw the limits somewhere. I would love to ride a CR1 all the way through winter, but definitely cannot afford, and don't want to hassle with it.

Less bike fixing = more riding time = happier, fitter me....

Cheers~
2007 Nashbar Cross - Campy 10/Discs
2000 Cannondale XR-800 - Coming soon....
2006 Klein Q-Pro
2006 Cannondale F3 Caffeine

"usque ad finem"

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spoke n words
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by spoke n words

Mods: can all the above posters be banned for life?

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Zeed
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by Zeed

alloy stems, bars and a good saddle. Those are things I will never shave weight on. Pedals as well.

Phill P
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by Phill P

The least WW thing on my bike is ME :shock:

My home loan isn't very WW friendly either......

downhill1234
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by downhill1234

I only really care about WW on my race MTB. Even then, durability comes first. A reasonably light and durable hardtail is around 19-20lbs without sacrificing your firstborn.


Most of the winter i ride a 30lb fila from 1990 with cheap $8 cx tires on it, and my road racing bike is almost 18lbs with an ergomo.

sawyer
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by sawyer

DocRay wrote:Ok, since we're all friends here, I leave my valve caps on and my bar tape is 8g heavier than it could be. And my water bottle cages only cost $30.

Great to finally get that off my chest.


WHAT??? :lol:

why the valve caps doc ray? my bottle cages are 21g each which I am ashamed of but have recognised the problem and want to move forward

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DocRay
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by DocRay

sawyer wrote:why the valve caps doc ray? my bottle cages are 21g each which I am ashamed of but have recognised the problem and want to move forward


It's a disorder OK? Normal people get it too, not just actors...

ohh...I'm soo heavy...

BLAAARGGHH.

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