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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2003 5:29 pm 
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Remember the bike speedplay owner Richard Byrne created in 2001 that weighed 4800g (10.5lbs)? Well, it got some heat. OK, it got alot of heat. Heres whats left of a $15K bike after a fire in his 3 story house burned down. All that remains is charred titanium and melted carbon fiber. Lets have a moment of silence, for one of the lightest bikes in the world is no longer with us. :cry:


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2003 5:36 pm 
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Heres the specs to this beast, in case you wann build a 4800g bike. Seems like a bit of weight could be taken off to!

Chassis
Frame: Holland Chem-milled 6Al/4V titanium frame (861g)
Fork: Reynolds Ouzo Pro carbon
Headset: Cane Creek Ultralight


Wheels
Front hub: American Classic micro 18 hole
Rear hub: Tune MAG 24 hole
Rims: Zipp 650 carbon
Spokes: Marwi Titanium
Nipples: DT Swiss aluminium
Tires: Tufo (122g)
Sprockets: Custom made alloy
Sprocket lockring: Action Tec 11 tooth
Skewers: Control Tech titanium
Rear wheel: Total weight without skewer, tire or cogs: 466g
Front wheel: Total weight without skewer or tire: 305g

Transmission
Bottom bracket axle: American Classic
Bottom bracket cups: Ultimate Machine
Bottom bracket lockrings: Topline
Cranks: Cat Cheetah carbon, 172.5 mm
Crank bolts: Alloy
Chainring bolts: Alloy
Outer chainring: Shimano Dura Ace 53 tooth
Inner chainring: Shimano Ultegra 42 tooth
Rear derailleur: Campagnolo Record 10 rear derailleur (187g)
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace
Chain: Campagnolo 10
Derailleur cables: Gore ultralight
Pedals: Speedplay Titanium

Brakes
Brake levers/Shifters: Campagnolo Record 10 levers
Brakes: Cane Creek calipers
Brake cable housing: Alloy
Brakes: Cane Creek calipers

Contact points
Saddle: AX Lightness (87g)
Seat post: Moots chem. milled
Brake shoes: Weinmann with titanium studs
Stem: Holland titanium, 140mm
Handlebar tape: Cinelli Cork
Handlebar plugs: Plastic
Handlebar: Smolke carbon

Other: Titanium and alloy fasteners throughout

Total bike weight: 10.5 pounds

Link to the page

http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech/2001/10lb_bike.shtml


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I think its lighter than ever :twisted:


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2003 6:23 pm 
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Zipp 650? Never heard of it? Weight? Or is this just a typo.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2003 6:34 pm 
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Joel wrote:
Zipp 650? Never heard of it? Weight? Or is this just a typo.

I guess those are 650C ZIPPs.
Oh, and I won't loose a word about the stem... :lol:


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Yes, indeed 650c. This stem is quite ugly. 140° degrees or something :roll:


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I had a conversation with Richard at the 2004 show. For the record this bike was not his but a friend he rides with.

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