My first post and introduction

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by woody55

Hello fellow WW, long time lurker, first time poster. I had my first bout of weight weenie-ism (is that a word?) and wanted to introduce myself and share with the board.

My bike is a 2011 Specialized Tarmac expert SL3. Size 52, mostly stock with full Ultegra components. Upgrades so far are a custom set of wheels using HED Belgian C2 alloy clincher rims, White H2 front hub with CX-Ray spokes, rear Powertap Pro with CX-Ray spokes.

After lurking on this board and reading all the well informed posts I have been bit by the WW bug and had my first WW upgrade today and wanted to share.

I purchased a Ritchey WCS C260 stem, 110mm, BB Black color. Stock weight is 108g.
Picked up some Ti hardware from Toronto Cycles which brought the weight down to 99.8g. Not a bad weight for a 110mm length. The stock stem is 160.4g so I have a total savings of 60.6g at less than $100 total. I plan to sell the stock stem on evilbay so I will be able to recoup some of the cost.

Here are the pics, with WW required scale shots with weights. I just picked up the scale so I'll start to weigh as much as I can. I do not have a total bike weight at this time. I need to take it to the bike shop or get a bike scale.
Spec tarmac.jpg
spec stem.jpg
stock specialized stem 110mm
ritchey wcs c260.jpg
stock ritchey wcs c260 stem 110mm
ti HW.jpg
ti hardware for c260 stem
ritchey with ti HW.jpg
ritchey wcs c260 stem with ti hardware 110mm

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by legsrburnin

Great to see you've been bitten by the WW bug already!!

Keep us up to date with your progress!
Lefty heaven

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