My name is Ruben and I'm a Weight Weenies.

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RubenJ
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by RubenJ

My kids gave me a MTB for X-mas, and I started to work on it today I cut the extra long brake cables and covers and saved 31.9g, I removed the front reflector 34.5g, rear reflector was 33.7g, and two wheel reflectors 36.5g, and four pedal reflectors 18.9g I also found out that drilling a ¼ inch hole in 3.88mm thick aluminum will remove 0.325g of aluminum. I drilled four ¼ holes on my seat clamp and saved 1.3g, I also drilled four holes on my from wheel clamp for a saving of 1.7g. I also changed my steel handle bar for Specialized XC6066. I don’t have a scale to measure this; I also cut 4 inches off my steel set post. what I do know is I saved 158.5g. I wonder what else can put a drill to it.
Mongoose - Masher (X-mas gift from my kids)

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Ruben

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Stylomilo
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by Stylomilo

remove some stickers on your bike will save 15g. If yr specialized handle bar seem to be longer, cut it.
Crashman like crashing, feel the rythem and ride.

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Bruiser
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by Bruiser

What did it start as?

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Florian
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@Bruiser: please update your outdated email-adress in your profile!

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Since I get bombarded by your undeliverable topic notification emails since a few days, I've disabled your account temporarily.
Contact me by email, so that I can update your profile with your new email address.

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Sorry about that, I had an extended holiday (work) but have some $$ to spend on weekend recreation now.

Sorry about the emails.

Brian

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Bruiser wrote:Sorry about the emails.

Brian

No problem. :)

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polaris
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by polaris

drilling is ok until

a) the holes fill up with dirt anyway
b) the component fails because the metal is supposed to be there!
.....but it still has to work!

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by Tippster

Why are you guys taking this joker seriously.

Its an obvious wind up!!!

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by polaris

I thought it couldn't be owing to the complete lack of humour.......
.....but it still has to work!

RubenJ
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by RubenJ

"Why are you guys taking this joker seriously.

Its an obvious wind up!!!"

What do you mean joker? would you like the pictures to prove it.
Mongoose - Masher (X-mas gift from my kids)

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Ruben

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