This bike went through a reverse diet after some failed and misfit parts.
First I couldn't get the crankset to work, so I went from 561g Lightning to 745g Sram XX - a 184g gain
Then my trusty old 4ti's died on me after several rebuilds, so I went from 168g 4ti to 306g XTR - a 138g gain
Then I had some problems with the FRM expander and the non-bolted topcap, so I went from 4g+3g = 7g to 55g FSA expander + spacer - a 48g gain
So my bike was at a total of 7605g for a while, but now it's time to update it. This is what it looks like right nowIMG_6257
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I bought a new bolt and topcap for the FRM expander, and I'm going to buy a slam that stem topcap or a veloflyte one + cut the steer tube a bit more. New expander weight is 21g + 7g spacers. Trimming the topcap + removing some spacers should bring me down another 8-10g, so a total reduction of around 35g
I will most likely buy some eggbeater 2's and titanium spindles for them, or maybe just a titanium spindle for the XTR. Recommendations appreciated.
I've not been superhappy with the race gold wheels, so I'm upgrading them. Here's the start. I've bought some Light-bicycle rims promised below 360g, and they will be laced most likely with Megalite SS on the high-tension side, and X-tra lite titaniums on the low-tension side. The wheels should weigh around 1240g, and that will shed 70g + add stiffness.Mack superlight front hub
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, on FlickrThe pair
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