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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 9:11 am 
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I don't know what's happening to me. I ordered this Pinarello Prince frame and after I received it I was looking for parts that I needed to have to finish my build. But then the weightweenie virus struck me. I ordered a Parlee clamp instead of a cheap FSA clamp which saves about 20 gram.
Then I looked at the BTP carbon shifterclamps that saves another 12 gram but costs me around EUR 40. And there are also the titanium and alu bolts with which you can save another 7 gram or so.
I'm talking about 150 grams of weightsaving for a lot of bucks. If I try to explain this rationally there is really no answer to justify my purchases.
The weight of the bike will be around 5.7 kg but I live in the flatlands. So I really don't need an ultralight bike.
Am I going nuts or something :shock:


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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 9:23 am 
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No - you're just a WW - congratz! :D

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5.7! That's a bit porky isn't it?

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You're only doing it to impress people you don't know, on this website. Just pretend you have it all, they'll be impressed and you will still have a nice bike. :wink:

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If you can afford it who cares? Its better than a drug habit. Well weight weenism is sort of a drug habit. :shock:

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Alloy and Titanium bolts, go for the real WW Nylon bolts 8) Hehe, I asked the same question the other day to myself, I don't really see the point of having a uber light bike here in Holland but why not. If it brings me join then, I will spend 50 Euro on a Btp bottle cage. I don't drink or smoke so gotta spend the money some how :P

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Sprinter wrote:
5.7! That's a bit porky isn't it?


:lol:

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Sprinter wrote:
5.7! That's a bit porky isn't it?


For a Pina Prince in size 56 it ain't ;-)

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Alloy and Titanium bolts, go for the real WW Nylon bolts 8) Hehe, I asked the same question the other day to myself, I don't really see the point of having a uber light bike here in Holland but why not. If it brings me join then, I will spend 50 Euro on a Btp bottle cage. I don't drink or smoke so gotta spend the money some how :P


Yeah that's the other side of the medal : joy. But does it ever end after I tuned everything that can be tuned :?: Btw I did buy the BTP carbon clamps and the Schmolke aheadcap today hehe 8)

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My dad said that being a WW is being lazy :)

Either get fitter or get lighter.

I think he's just envious that they didn't have stuff anywhere near this light when he was riding.


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dmirrer wrote:
But does it ever end after I tuned everything that can be tuned


Then you buy a new frame and start the whole process over again.

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Welcome. I know many people who doesn't understand why I want to lighten my bikes so but it's very fun and a good way to spend money on something.

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On my roadbike it doesn't even make sense, my shopping list brings it down to 7,8kg... still I can't help myself :D


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Living in the Netherlands, there is an easy cure. Go out and choose your flattest course, go flat out for about an hour and you'll be wanting 808's instead. :twinkle:

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jvs wrote:
Living in the Netherlands, there is an easy cure. Go out and choose your flattest course, go flat out for about an hour and you'll be wanting 808's instead. :twinkle:


And what about Lews ;)

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OMG dutch invasion :D


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