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PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2002 5:51 pm 
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What kind of bike do you ride? :-)

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Are you sure you want to know that? :wink:


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Oh yeah... Maybe I can get some ideas?! :oops:

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Ideas from me? I don't think so. :wink:

My hardtail weighs about 11.5 kg, the only real lightweight part on the bike is the front wheel with CX-Ray spokes.
More interesting is perhaps my fathers 700C Trekking/Commuting bike:
weight varies between 11.7 kg in pure road config and 13.5 kg in touring/offroad config
You should keep in mind that these weights include such heavy things like a rear carrier and a 450 g saddle (a.k.a. the Foam Monster).

If someone is interested, I can post the specs.


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Almost complete shimano XT group... looks like a nice and stabil bike! :D

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Oops.... and Crank Brothers pedals!!!! the more I look the more impressed I get 8)
C'ya on the track!!!

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It has a very light drivetrain and light wheels, especially the road wheel config puts your energy directly in pure acceleration:

Rims are good ol' Mavic T217 (470 g each), tyres are Continental Ultra Gatorskin (622-28, 320 g each) and tubes are Vittoria Latex (75 g each).
For long distance non-pavement tours the Contis are replaced by flat-resistant and durable Schwalbe Marathon XR's (in 622-35 600 g per tyre) and Schwalbe Trekking Butyl tubes (130 g per tube).
Latex tubes would be nice for the offroad config, but they aren't available in such big sizes. :(

The '01 Egg Beaters have a very smooth and intelligent design, but aren't performing very well. Much play in the bearings and bad sealing.
But as far as I heard these issues were improved with the 2002 models.


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That was a scary bike...not because it looks heavy--It was just surprising...alot. I had just been viewing the under 20lbs bikes on this site.
Mike :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: scary
PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2003 3:01 pm 
Mike Merlin wrote:
That was a scary bike...not because it looks heavy--It was just surprising...alot. I had just been viewing the under 20lbs bikes on this site.
Mike :twisted:


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You know...
...what touring bikes are?
...that usually these bikes weigh more than 15 kg?
...that the bike above could easily be transformed into a sub 20 lbs bike?

Michael


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....its still a rather unconventional choice for a weight weenie!

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polaris wrote:
....its still a rather unconventional choice for a weight weenie!


Well, my father wanted a light and versatile commuting bike, so I built him one. :wink:


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But Florian, How about your bike? What do you ride? :?:

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