My new "mongrels"

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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Superlite
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by Superlite

lol

I have something special for the RD, that's why it's off. :twisted:

by Weenie


danielgillett

by danielgillett

Did you get one of those Fibre-lyte carbon cages or a Tiso bolt kit or something?

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Superlite
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by Superlite

Titanium is being put in place of every steel bolt on the RD, not just the cable clamp or pulley bolts, EVERYTHING.

Should be sub 170g. :twisted:

brianwchan
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by brianwchan

Cool.

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Luc
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by Luc

Mongrels or not, cooooool anyway !

:wink: :wink: :wink:
Pollice verso.

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Dr.Dos
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by Dr.Dos

Even the AC front hub sucks. Avoid wet days by any means, I found lots of water inside them after a heavy shower of only 10 minutes...

big fellow
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by big fellow

138 pouunds? you weigh 138 pounds? i reckon i eat that much per week...

interested to see how you go with them - although with 138 pounds, dear me... lol

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marcuss
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by marcuss

@dr.dos: do you have the new version with screw-in endcaps. I have raced in rain with mine and no water.

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drjones96
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by drjones96

Superlite wrote:Bike with new wheels.

Been lightening it up, soon 14lbs. :twisted:


The wheels complement the bike nicely.
Nice "invisachain and RD" lol.

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Dr.Dos
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by Dr.Dos

marcuss wrote:@dr.dos: do you have the new version with screw-in endcaps. I have raced in rain with mine and no water.

I sent back my 2004 set for a full refund quite a time ago.

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Superlite
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by Superlite

My front is a 2005, I'll report if I have problems.

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Tippster
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by Tippster

Superlite wrote:Bike with new wheels.

Been lightening it up, soon 14lbs. :twisted:



Looking at SL's bike reminds me of passage from LA's book.
LA calls over one of the mechanics... "Can you have a look at my bike?"
The mechanic comes back "Whats wrong Lance?".
Lance replies "There's comething wrong with the chain."
The mechanic then probes "Whats wrong with the chain?"
To which Lance replies "It doesn't feel like it's there..."

pro cyclist humour...

if I remember correctly he was trying to raise spritits within the team as one of the guys was struggling.
"Ride it like you've just stolen it!"

Racing Aardvark
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by Racing Aardvark

Tippster wrote:if I remember correctly he was trying to raise spritits within the team as one of the guys was struggling.


*snort* was that around the same time as the "we're all buddies, we all go fly-fishing together"?

brianwchan
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by brianwchan

He said that before?

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seankellyfan
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by seankellyfan

I have a set of wheels that is very simular. I have 2005 Amer. Classic hubs laced to Nimble Spider rims on both wheels. The front is radial laced with bladed spokes. I weigh 180 and these wheels are stiff!! Ive only used them for a few races, but no problems yet.

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