I am on a budget, those options are expensive
I with a little help will be making the frame (it won't be the first). I have spoken with some people from henry james, and taylor bikes, S3 does not normally come with a headtube. There are painted s3 frames that weigh well under 3 pounds. With a nitrate coating (like on some high end mtb supension forks), I am losing 3 ounces right there from the paint. I can only spend another 100 to 200 dollars in upgrades. What is the cheapest way I could shave 200g. I think I will stick with the btp cages. All weight weenie bikes need to have a little bit of german carbon
. What fork should I get? I need to spend under 200.
An ultegra ten basic kit will be roughly 1075, a basic chorus kit is 1550
at gvh bikes and roughly the same at wisecyclebuys. Where can I get campy dirt cheap?
6799 is my dream too, so I understand the desire.
But putting a bike on that severe a diet is not inexpensive, especially given a steel or ti frame.
Perhaps I'm not clear on your budget, but you want a 300g crit-worthy fork for $200? Good luck. Other guys will know more; perhaps the Ritchey WCS is the most economical fork near 300g, but I don't know anything about how it performs.
For good Campa parts at great prices I'm patient on eBay.
Especially recently when people were dumping basically new '03 Record for '04 Record (which they weren't going to ride either, I'm sure.
The cheapest way to save 200g may not be the best. I think the Campa will get you there and be worth it.
If you insist on Ultegra, I'd say spend the $200 toward the best fork you can get and forget the weight goal for it's own sake. A great 6900 bike is a better investment than a lesser 6800 version, IMO.