Well here are a couple pics of the fd I have been working on. I think I have a solid 3.5 hours into it with alot of the work down by hand via files and sand paper though I did attack w/ the Dremel here and there to get off the larger portions of material. I think it still has a long way to go. It started out at 115g w/ all bolts. I ended up pulling the bolts of course and have two alumium replacement screws for the throw adjusters but will need to get a new ti clamp bolt and cable pinch bolt for it.
I was and to a degree still am frustrated with the over all weight of it though I have gotten it down to 99g (w/ no bolts on it) but the reality is that I have only shaved about 4-5g from my grinding thus far. I'm sure it doesn't help that I started with an over built fd but it has been fun practice none the less.
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On a side note I stripped the clear coat on the bars and levers. I am quite bumbed over all. I was already irritated to be on Centaur levers since the prior owner can't seem to find the V2 records that were originally on the bike. Now when stripping them using the razor blad technique, I found that they are actually wrapped aluminum! How frickn cheesey is that? I basically scraped a little too far and hit aluminum. Then when i tried to drill it out to lighten them up a little bit I broke a bit trying to drill thru it! Just ridiculous!
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