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theosaurus
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by theosaurus

Nice Alan,
I'm currently stripping my Prolite Cuneo (going for the raw finish maybe with a moots style logo) might start a thread on it...
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yes, but how much does it weigh?

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theosaurus
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by theosaurus

I've bloody run out of paint stripper
anyone got a better suggestion than Nitromors available in the UK
yes, but how much does it weigh?

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Wouldn't it have been faster (and cheaper) to take it to a professional to have it media blasted, then finished the way you want, assuming there is a service in your area?

I calculated the cost & time to strip a frame I have and it worked out to come out basically even between DIY and handing it to a professional, only the professional would guarantee a perfect job.
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ridley86 wrote:here's my alan
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i raced criteriums with one of these early 80's

flexible as hell, but turned cobbles into tarmac and because of that, great in the wet through the many, many corners

i now regret having sold it (as some other bikes i owned during my first cycling career)

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by theosaurus

oh yes it's much faster and easier (not cheaper unfortunately) but where's the fun it that? ;)
I'm not looking to do much to the finish of the aluminum though I want it just how it was before the paint went on, but blasting cause a slight polishing.
yes, but how much does it weigh?

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by FilmAt11

Having had my Cuneo blasted and more recently having sanded a carbon frame/fork by hand, I'd say that blasting is the way to go. You can better spend your time on assembly and tuning. I found a deal when I lived in Georgia, USA - US$85 for blasting + single color powdercoat. Good luck either way!

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by theosaurus

gave in to pressure and dropped it of for shot blasting...
yes, but how much does it weigh?

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Look forward to seeing it done.
"Marginal gains are the only gains when all that's left to gain is in the margins."

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by digiadaamore

Just stole this 2012 felt FA frameset on ebay, these are super rare felt didnt even list them in the catalog but if you knew what it was you could order one. super excited, thinking chorus and hollowgrams from my system six!
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What was weight on FA frameset?
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just bought this dedacciai-frame with a cannondale-fork. its a real weight weenie: frame weighs 1201 gramm, with all screws, integrated headset-cups, adjusting-screws for the shift cables, replaceable derailleur-hanger. frameset with "everything" ca 1570 gramm.

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theosaurus
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by theosaurus

That's a cheeky little build you got there Krull, how much does the whole thing weigh
yes, but how much does it weigh?

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by Krull

Thank you!
the whole bike as pictured, but without edge 500 and frame-tire pump, weighs 7,6 kg (16,7 Lbs).
but there are plenty of possibilitys for weight-saving! ;-)
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by digiadaamore

53x12 wrote:What was weight on FA frameset?


not 100% sure for the anodized frame like this but based on painted frames ive seen, itll be between 1200-1250 8)

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by Apileoftile

Not too many Mountain bikes, Some Beautiful Road Bikes...I sold my Bianchi Champione D'Itallia last year, but wish I would have kept it.

2001 Gary Fisher 22.3lbs....nothing stock, not even the paint :P

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01 Gary Fisher Sugar 1, 98 Schwinn Mesa GSX, 04 Ventana El Chamuco, 07 Navara Bliss

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