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y2kota
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by y2kota

Hey everyone. I'm Don.

My current ride and 1st and only road bike I've owned is a Bertin frame with Campy components(1st photo from the 70's). The crank and BB is TA. Other than tires, tubes, seat chain and handle bar tape all is from the 70's. Did up grade the Campy pedals couple years ago to Speedplay.

New bike is a Trek Project One Madone 6.5. Just waiting for my tax refund to get it. Dealer is holding till then. It weighs in at 16 lbs 3 oz with my pedals. Looking to keep the weight low if not lower. Like to learn how to be a Weight Weenie at a minimal coast.
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NGMN
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by NGMN

Awesome, congrats on the new bike!

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by Juanmoretime

:welcome: Welcome to the forum. The best way to accomplish it on the cheap is to look at lighter tires and tubes since most OEM are heavy. This is also after you have worn them out. Same with the chain, bar tape and cable and housing. Also the stock saddle and bars may not agree with you and if you do have to change them look for lighter options. If you replace as things wear out it was have less impact since you have to replace components anyway.

Last words, replace rotating parts first and the largest on down. Tires, tubes and lighter wheels will have the greatest impact on your bike.

Good Luck!

Juan
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y2kota
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by y2kota

Great ideas. I'll keep them in mind. The seat will be looked at after a few miles of riding. As well as the tires & tubes.

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