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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:41 pm 
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Thanks to the guys on here, I've made a few modifications. I've got the weight down to 13.38 lbs, with cages, garmin mount, pedals, and clinchers, on a 58 size frame! So, that's good. I could save a little more by cutting the new seatpost, as well as make some better tube and tire choices probably. Not sure what else though, so suggestions are most welcome.

Only drawback now is that my bike is not quite as pretty as it once was or as other bikes that get posted here. It's not ugly I don't think, but style tips that don't add weight would be appreciated too!

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S-Works Crankset (forgot weight but was lighter than SRAM Red crankset I bought)
SRAM Red brakes, derailleurs, and shifters
Tagwire cables
Zipp SL Speed Carbon Road Stem (102g)
Zipp Carbon SL Traditional Bend Handlebars (190g I think. Forgot)
Stan's Notubes Alpha 340 Pro Wheel
    Front wheel bare with factory yellow strip (498g)
    Forte light tube (68g)
    S-Works Turbo Tire (200g)
    Zipp Aero Ti Quick Release (26g)
Same wheel in back
    Back wheel with factory yellow strip (702g)
    SRAM Red 11-25 cassette (165g)
    Forte light tube (68g)
    S-Works Turbo Tire (200g)
    Zipp Aero Ti Quick Release (28g)
Specialized S-Works TOUPE CARBON SADDLE 143 mm (115g)
SRAM PC 1091R PowerChain (255g)
Omni Racer Carbon Seatpost (148g uncut for now)
Specialized Rib Cage Carbon Water Bottle Cages (23g x 2)
K-Edge Garmin Mount (45g)
Speedplay Zero Ti Pedals (164g)


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:30 am 
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Nice bike, but lacks something :noidea:


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:00 am 
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kamil1891 wrote:
Nice bike, but lacks something :noidea:


I know. It's too "happy" I think. It is very quick though. I should just be happy with that...


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:05 am 
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Nice ride!

I would suggest ditching the red tires......also, I like matching cockpit and seatpost. So a matching Zipp seatpost would be nice.

The difference between your bike and some of the others on here is the cohesion of the parts. That being said, who cares! If your bike is light and fast that is all that matters.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:19 am 
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btompkins0112 wrote:
Nice ride!

I would suggest ditching the red tires......also, I like matching cockpit and seatpost. So a matching Zipp seatpost would be nice.

The difference between your bike and some of the others on here is the cohesion of the parts. That being said, who cares! If your bike is light and fast that is all that matters.


Good points. The black tires might help. Matching Zipp seatpost would add 40g but look better.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:36 am 
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I would probably go with black cable housing too. In my experience, if the frame is bright and busy, black accessories look best. So black tires, de-stickered rims and black cable housing would go far to make it look more cohesive. Let the frame be the star.

EDIT: black tape and saddle would look good too.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:44 am 
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I'd agree, black out the cockpit (the black/white seat still works for me) and cables, ditch the red tires and wheel decals and it'll look much cleaner.

The post isn't a big deal, but if you can, flip the stem and it'll look a little meaner, more business-like.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:22 am 
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Do you know how much the bare frame weighs?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:52 am 
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Mr. Boots wrote:
Do you know how much the bare frame weighs?

thx

No, sorry, and I lack the skills to get everything off myself...


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:06 pm 
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I love the busy look. It makes your bike more of a "sleeper". If I was on a group ride with you I'd probably think you were riding a 16lbs bike, (without get a close look).


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:03 pm 
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I think your bike would've looked better if you have gone with 60 instead of 58, but there is nothing wrong with your setup either.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:28 pm 
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I'll post a new pic. I've got the decals off the wheels and the tires blacked out. Black bar tape is next. My fitter doesn't want me to flip the stem though due to back and neck pain issues.


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