My 04 Scattante XRL

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MackDaddy
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by MackDaddy

Latest build configuration:

Component ....................................................Grams

Bar Tape: Forte Gel Cok ................................................72
Bottle & Pump Mounting Bolts: Stainless Steel *** ............40
Bottom Bracket: Shimano Ultegra 68mm x109.5mm ........221.5
Brakes: Shimano Ultegra 6500 Dual Pivot .......................334.5
Cable & Housing Set: Shimano Ultegra *** .....................120
Cassette: Shimano Ultegra CS-6500 12-25 ......................220
Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace CN-7701 116 Link ..................304
Computer: Topeak Comp 150 Wireless *** .....................70
Control Levers: Shimano Ultegra ST-6510 Flight Deck .....485
Crankset: Shimano Ultegra 172.5mm *** ......................643
Derailleur Front: Shimano Ultegra 6500 ..........................81
Derailleur Rear: Shimano Ultegra 6500 SS .....................221
Fork: Weyless CF-Alum Steerer *** ..............................425
Frame: Scattante XRL 54cm 7005 Aluminum .................1452
Handlebar: ITM Millennium 42cm 7075 31.8 OS ..............240
Headlight: Cateye EL400 Opticube 3 LED
Headset: Cane Creek AheadSet ....................................65
Heaset Spacers: Nashbar CF 40mm ...............................12
Misc: Grease-Tape-Dirt-Whatever!! ***..........................30
Pedals: MKS Touring ...................................................385
Pump: Barbieri CarbOne CF Mini ...................................59
Saddle: Forte Mens Contour .........................................372
Seatpost Clamp: Nashbar ............................................22
Seatpost: Thompson Elite 27.2mm x 250mm .................189
Stem: Weyless Forged Aluminum 80mm -7deg rise ........145
Tires: Vittoria Rubino Pro Kevlar 700x23 .......................460
Tubes: ???? *** .........................................................140
Waterbottle Cage: Weyless CF .....................................30
Wheel Skewers: Mavic Composite ................................110
Wheelset: Mavic Ksyrium SSC-SL 700c ........................1530

Total .....................................................................8478 ......18.691-lbs .......$1792

*** = best guess.

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Lots of fun building this up to where it's at today. Got a little carried away with the $$$ (moreso than I thought til I did the spreadsheet!) Oh well, I made a killer deal on the wheelset and made it all worth while. :D Not really worried about the exact weight, but I think I'm close. It sure rides nice.
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Tippster
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by Tippster

do you have medical undercarrage problems, requiring you to put a boat anchor of a saddle? At the very least, bless this ride with an SRL!

lose the dust caps too!

cutting your steerer tube down will cost you nothing too!

40g is a tad high as an estimate for 4 steel bolts in your bottle cage!
should be more like 8g to 10g.

Hope you enjoy the ride!
"Ride it like you've just stolen it!"

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by saletel

Ditch the pedals! :shock:

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Tippster wrote:do you have medical undercarrage problems, requiring you to put a boat anchor of a saddle? At the very least, bless this ride with an SRL!

lose the dust caps too!

cutting your steerer tube down will cost you nothing too!

40g is a tad high as an estimate for 4 steel bolts in your bottle cage!
should be more like 8g to 10g.

Hope you enjoy the ride!


Swapping the saddle with my Specialized BG Pro Gel 295 gram unit tonight.

Dust caps stay, not worrined about a gram or two there.

Planning on cutting the steerer down as soon as I get the cockpit where I want it... hopefully soon.

I adjusted my speadsheet to reflect 20 grams for the braze on bolts. You're right, this is a more realistic figure.

I'm now down to 8381gr or 18.477lbs

Thanks! :D

Jim
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saletel wrote:Ditch the pedals! :shock:


Pedals stay for now. I need to get more ride time in on them to really appreciate how much I should go "click in." Probably not anytime soon as winter is on the way.
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by gandini

Go for it--lose those bmx pedals and try some clip-ins. Have you ever skied? If so you'll feel at home. Might be one or two awkward moments the first day, but after that you'll never look back, or down. This ride deserves it.
And just out of curiosity, what kind of dust do you think you're keeping out of the presta valves? The caps don't stop air leaking out, and I've never had dust get in, or water, or any other substance in 25 years of riding (only ever presta valves.) They look gumby.

enjoy the ride!
cheers,

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gandini wrote:Go for it--lose those bmx pedals and try some clip-ins. Have you ever skied? If so you'll feel at home. Might be one or two awkward moments the first day, but after that you'll never look back, or down. This ride deserves it.
And just out of curiosity, what kind of dust do you think you're keeping out of the presta valves? The caps don't stop air leaking out, and I've never had dust get in, or water, or any other substance in 25 years of riding (only ever presta valves.) They look gumby.

enjoy the ride!
cheers,


I'm 42 and haven't skied in 20 years or so. Probably try a nice set of clipless pedals next season. For now, the MKS jobbers work for me.

I didn't realize the valve caps were such a big deal with the weenie crowd (but obviously should have by the very nature of the site name!) :D

Off they come......

Take care,
Jim
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by ottodog

Lose the valve stem nuts also. They are completely useless weight.

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ottodog wrote:Lose the valve stem nuts also. They are completely useless weight.


I realize they're added weight, but it won't hurt by not having them? No chance of tube slippage?

If that be the case they're gone too.
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by cadence90

ottodog wrote:Lose the valve stem nuts also. They are completely useless weight.

Actually, they're bad, creating unnecessary stress especially on lighter rims. They do nothing really, since the valve isn't going anywhere anyway when the tube is inflated.
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cadence90 wrote:
ottodog wrote:Lose the valve stem nuts also. They are completely useless weight.

Actually, they're bad, creating unnecessary stress especially on lighter rims. They do nothing really, since the valve isn't going anywhere anyway when the tube is inflated.


All I needed to hear... they're gone.

Thanks!
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by cadence90

Valve cap too: outta there! :)
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cadence90 wrote:Valve cap too: outta there! :)


Already there! :D
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by cadence90

OK, next pedals/saddle; then seatpost; later on fork; then bar/stem. Later later drivetrain: when it wears, upgrade to lighter components. At least you started with good wheels, that was smart. But you should try clipless pedals, it's not just weight, it's pedaling technique: those you have only lead to further mashing; it's the tricycle stroke we all have in body memory that one needs to change.
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Phat Wookie
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by Phat Wookie

Is this a joke? :shock:
I may not be very good at what I do... But at least I'm slow!

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