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Weight savings on small parts

Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2004 11:07 pm
by gholl
What's the lightest ( and most practicle ) front derailleur clamp? My Ghisallo frame came with a heavy, ugly Shimano clamp which I want to replace.
I'd also like to replace the Litespeed seat post clamp which seems very heavy-any advice about both these items would be much appreciated.
if anyone knows where these things can be purchased in the US please let me know.

Weight savings on small parts

Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2004 11:07 pm
by Weenie

Re: Weight savings on small parts

Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2004 11:17 pm
by Ye Olde Balde One
gholl wrote:What's the lightest ( and most practicle ) front derailleur clamp? My Ghisallo frame came with a heavy, ugly Shimano clamp which I want to replace.
I'd also like to replace the Litespeed seat post clamp which seems very heavy-any advice about both these items would be much appreciated.
if anyone knows where these things can be purchased in the US please let me know.


I found the best solution is to buy a clamp version of your front derailleur. Any seperate clamp is heavy, because of the extra bolt and material.

Extralite make nice clamps that are among the lightest; www.light-bikes.com imports Extralite.

Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2004 9:23 am
by cadence90
Shimano makes one, ugly, heavy:
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Problem Solvers makes one, still ugly, a little less heavy?:
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I agree with Ye Olde, swap out the derailleur for a clamp-on.

The Extralite seat clamp is 9 gr (ti bolt) or 12 gr, hard to beat.
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Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2004 2:32 pm
by gholl
Thanks for the good advice! The FD has been swapped for the clamp-on type and the new seat clamp is on order! Now if my Zipp 202's would show up I'd be ready to roll!