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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:58 am 
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So I dunno if 15lbs counts a lightweight, but this Ellis I have sits at around there with a complete Dura-Ace Di2 group and EDGE/ENVE carbon tubular wheelset.

Anyways, I'm a little new to these forums, but I'm a fan of steel. And it seems the Ellis pulls off lightness pretty well! But I'm a naive newbie and anything 5lbs or more lighter than my everyday bike, a 1975 63cm Eisentraut limited, is light to me (the Eisentraut comes in at around 27lbs, and in case you are wondering why I have a 56cm Ellis and a 63cm Eisentraut, it's because the Ellis I bought from a friend to sell).

Anyways, I hope this is not a cliche topic, but anyone else got lightweight steel rigs?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:01 am 
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Awesome bike!!! I would ride the mess out of that bad boy.....I have a serious hankerin' for a steel rig. Have been looking longingly at a IF Factory Lightweight...

:welcome: !!!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:02 am 
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Yeah I wish I could ride it too! It's just 7cm smaller than it should be haha!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:13 am 
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It's just my size.......

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:16 am 
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Well, cheers to that! :beerchug:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:13 am 
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Just moved the thread and altered the title a bit, as there's already a thread for steel bikes. Which, as this is Weight Weenies, the aim is (ideally) as light as is possible.

Great looking steed. And excellent weight! I love my steel bike (and steel in general) :thumbup:

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 Post subject: Re: My 15lb steel Ellis
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:55 am 
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Very nice! Is that a custom painted Pro Stealth stem/bar combi?

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 Post subject: Re: My 15lb steel Ellis
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:51 am 
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Like it a lot! I prefer the front wheel's profile.

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 Post subject: Re: My 15lb steel Ellis
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:00 pm 
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I like it!

Here is my custom steel rig.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:43 pm 
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Sweet bike. Did he buy that from NYC Velo? I thought I swathe same bike there last year, grey Ellis with Di2 and painted FSA Plasma setup.


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 Post subject: Re: My 15lb steel Ellis
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very nice understated build , uber cool in certain parts of the world :thumbup:

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 Post subject: Re: My 15lb steel Ellis
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:08 pm 
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Timo wrote:
Very nice! Is that a custom painted Pro Stealth stem/bar combi?



Yes it is.


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 Post subject: Re: My 15lb steel Ellis
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:08 pm 
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Sweet bike. Did he buy that from NYC Velo? I thought I swathe same bike there last year, grey Ellis with Di2 and painted FSA Plasma setup.


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I think he did.


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 Post subject: Re: My 15lb steel Ellis
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:07 pm 
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Beauty. I'd have gone with deda shallows instead, but that's serious business right there.


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 Post subject: Re: My 15lb steel Ellis
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Nothing finer than top-end steel with gorgeous lug work, etc: timeless beauty and flawless function. And 15lbs w/Di and mid-profile wheels meets my criteria for a WW steel steed! Makes me want to get my '91 Reynolds 753 Merckx spruced-up and back on the road...

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