lighten my Colnago!

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BTM
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by BTM

relatively light cheap wheels with alu brake track? Loving my RS80 C24s. For well under $1000, put the savings to use to a lighter fork perhaps?
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KOGAN
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by KOGAN

thanks, haha not sure i could sacrifice another 3 cogs!!

funny enough i tried a set of my mates RS80s up the Glandon the day after. Was impressed but aesthetically want something matte black to match the rest of the bike.

as for forks, i hadnt thought of that, what could u guys suggest?

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BTM
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Not sure I don't know my forks crazy well. I have had my eye on a Ritchey Carbon WCS fork they list a 325g, which seems pretty light but I'm sure those with more knowledge can chime in.

I would definitely do wheels first though, that's where the most noticeable improvement is. IDK what that saddle weighs either, but maybe start experimenting around there too
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PSM
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by PSM

Change fork to WCS? You must be kidding!?

Change wheels and grouppo. Or keep on riding...

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by SalsaLover

SR11 + Hyperons
Hucken The Fard Up !
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KOGAN
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by KOGAN

yeah not so sure swapping forks will look good with the frame...

SR and Hyperons...anyone wanna give me £4000 and I'll be more than happy to put that on!

Looks like other than getting a pro sportive rider contract...i will just be upgrading wheels to ksyrium slrs for now

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by PSM

The fork is designed for the frame. You do not swap it like that. :shock:

If you don't have the Money. Just ride along and enjoy what you have. :beerchug:

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Lig
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by Lig

Hi Kogan,

Where in the UK are you? I am in West Yorkshire and i have a really good set of R-Sys SLRs which have been sitting in my shed for the last 6 months. They have about 500 miles on them max and are perfect... I would be happy to let them go for a good price but cant be hassled with posting so if you are local, you are welcome to come and have a look....

PM me if you are interested.

Cheers,
Lig.

KOGAN
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by KOGAN

hi Lig

sounds great, although im down in London!!

thanks for offer anyway

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Lig
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by Lig

Thats a real shame but no probs.

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thprice
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by thprice

Go for a good wheelset, possible options include:
  • the new Campy Bora 35 (to match the frame, but tubular only and £££)
  • Campagnolo Shamal (clincher, to match the frame)
  • Dura-ace C24 (clincher, light and popular)
  • custom wheelset (for £1000 you should be able to get a very nice and reliable ~1300g* wheelset)

* dependent on your weight

KOGAN
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by KOGAN

weights not an option (60kg) definitely not in market for carbon wheels or deeps...priority is climbing :)

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by istigatrice

you should be easily able to get under 1300g for that money. Alchemy hubs to Stans ZTR-340 with CX-Ray spokes is around 1250g...
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KOGAN
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by KOGAN

Hi

After riding my Colnago M10 since April this year, I am really enjoying it!
As winter is nearly here, I'm gonna put it into hibernation soon and get the winter bike out.

Before that though am looking to make a few changes to the bike, mainly to make it a bit lighter for next year.

So this is what I've decided so far...Any suggestions of better parts/cheaper ways of doing it would be much appreciated!

bars/stem/seatpost..not sure worth going much lighter as not that heavy atm.

Crankset: Want to go back to Rotor rings & been advised to change to 170mm cranks as well so thought maybe go to these? bit lighter than ultegra crankset as well... http://www.shop-hookedoncycling.co.uk/2 ... 0-bcd.aspx


pedals: thought i could save a few grams here with http://www.evanscycles.com/products/shi ... s-ec028414

Groupset: swap from mechanical Ultegra to Ui2.

Wheels will have to wait for now as cant really afford them atm! Probably looking at ksyrium or r sys slrs.

If anyone has any better suggestions on parts? that would be great!

also is it worth changing B/B for something ceramic? if so any recommendations!?

current set up is 8.2kg so ideal wanna go to 7kg!

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KOGAN
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by KOGAN

heres current setup...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/105852955@N06/

all advice would be much appreciated :D

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