Long time lurker, thought I'd share my new project!
This is my first attempted WW build, with my goal set at a modest 7kg (15.4lb) incl pedals & cages.
I have come up with this figure as something that should be attainable with my limited budget, that will be solid enough as an everyday ride for my 88kg (194lb).
Now as a bit of background, I'm down in Australia and have been riding an alloy Avanti that comes in around 9.5kg as ridden with loaded saddle bag & cages etc, since I got the road bug in August 2011.
I recently picked up a clean skin carbon chinese frameset quite cheaply (AUD$300)
and when it arrive was quite pleasantly surprised to see a weight of 943.9gm
and the fork only 339gm
and the headset a mere 54.6gm!
After that is was slight dissapointment with the compression plug & top cap totalling 47.2gm
Anyway, I thought this was a good starting point to start putting together a spreadsheet to see what kind of weight I could expect with minimal outlay.
So, this is where I'm at:
You the Current Actual Build
refers to parts I already have or have on order. Some of these are on my current bike, like the shifters & RD.
The weights in yellow are estimates or manufacturer claims, abd will be weighed once received or while transferring from my existing bike.
Weights in Red are items where I expect the actual weight to be less than estimated.Options
, list my proposed build to get below the 7kg.
Items in Blue are items yet to be ordered/decided on, and weights are targets.
The wheels, while not WW are a nice everyday wheel that are a reasonable weight that I picked up second hand for a very nice price.
The Current Actual Build
owes me just over AUD$1300
, and my current estimate has the Options
Build at about AUD$1650
Feel free to make comments/recommendations (critical or favourable
), and I'll add further images & actual weights as I go.
(ps excuse the poor photo's