I've been lurking WW for a while and always lusted after the expensive uber-weenie bikes knowing that I couldn't afford anything similar for a while. Now that I have a little pocket of money saved up for this project, I will finally contribute something to weightweenies!
The budget is still very low, so the whole point of this bike is to maximize the bike for as little money as possible. Ideally, I will be building a bike that is as functional as it is light. I won't be cutting too many corners for weight, and I do not intend on bringing a dremel to my parts. To make this happen, I have decided to sell my beloved Cannondale SystemSix and will be scouring the web for good deals and used parts.
So far, I have decided an open mould frame as my starting point, and I chose the Miracle MC066 (FM066 from other vendors). Claimed weight for the frame is 830 +-25 for a 54 cm, fork 370 uncut.
Here is the proposed build sheet. Items marked yellow means I have paid for the items and are waiting for them to come in. Green indicates things I already have. Orange indicates things I have yet to purchase or decide on, prices are estimated based on my budget limitations.
At this point, the weight is entirely speculation. All the weights except for my pedals and carbon top cap expander are estimated based off of claimed weights. I tried overestimating the weights on some parts, but in all likelihood, parts will come in overweight, grease, etc. For now, however, I am content knowing that the estimated weight of my bike is 6046 grams, or 13.33 lbs while only missing a saddle and cables and housing!
I'm undecided on buying a Arione CX Kium that I know for sure will be comfortable, or a carbon saddle that weighs half the arione. I also don't know what cables I plan on using. Nokons, Alligator iLinks, powercordz are all out of my budget. I may just try to nab a set Jagwire Racers since they work fairly well and are inexpensive. I'm open to suggestions on these.
There is definitely room for improvement, and I'm open to suggestions. In the near future, I plan on swapping the chromoly spindles of my speedplays and swap them with Ti spindles, as well as Ti and alloy bolts all around my bike for some cheap weight savings.
I'll be updating this thread with pictures and actual weights as the stuff comes in. Stay tuned.