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Raccooningtanuki
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by Raccooningtanuki

I started serious cycling last year on a folding bike that was near 16kg I bought for 250$. This year upgraded to a 13kg Chinese steel road bike with a tourney triple for 100$. Bought a di2 propel as an art/race bike which has been shaved from 8.2kg to just under 7kg without bottle cages but with pedals. First race was a 2 hour team enduro at suzuka. Extreme measures were taken for weight weenieism. Bike shoes pinch my toes too much so I shaved a pair of Skechers gobionic2s' down to 370g. Currently attempting to develop an alternative seat post topper from a used croc. Removable parts of the seat post topper and a Chinese carbon saddle together weigh about 190g. A triathlon/tt style saddle fashioned from a croc and attached to the new topper should together weigh 100-120g.
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Saddle is 40g... no seat topper
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juuzo
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by juuzo

What? Have you ridden that bike with that tennis ball in your ass?

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by caballero

Haha

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by peted76

What the... !?
This is a wind up right.......right?

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by dudemanppl

Literally what the actual *f##k*.

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by F45

Crocs are known for their vertical compliance but they are lacking in lateral stiffness. Might I suggest a shaved down Ledella Club?

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by jimaizumi

or this with the heels faced up and inserted for maximum support. If there is any way that you wont slide off your saddle, this would be it.

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In an all out honest question, how does that tennis ball really feel?

I noticed that you are in Japan.
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Raccooningtanuki
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by Raccooningtanuki

juuzo wrote:What? Have you ridden that bike with that tennis ball in your ass?

7 laps straight of suzuka. Out of the saddle probably 75% of the time. More or less just for corners so the rear doesn't slide. Sit on it more Tt style than road.
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Raccooningtanuki
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by Raccooningtanuki

jimaizumi wrote:or this with the heels faced up and inserted for maximum support. If there is any way that you wont slide off your saddle, this would be it.

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In an all out honest question, how does that tennis ball really feel?

I noticed that you are in Japan.

Depends how you sit on it.
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Raccooningtanuki
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by Raccooningtanuki

peted76 wrote:What the... !?
This is a wind up right.......right?

Nope. 38km in a team enduro. Train on a bike that weighs twice as much though. I'd throw the saddle and post out all together but you need weight on the rear wheel in turns.
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Raccooningtanuki
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by Raccooningtanuki

F45 wrote:Crocs are known for their vertical compliance but they are lacking in lateral stiffness. Might I suggest a shaved down Ledella Club?

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Too heavy. Saddle cut from the sole of a croc should weigh about 60g.
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Kayrehn
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by Kayrehn

You should post a closeup video and one of your sitting position on it. That's genius (the comments here as well)

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by FilmAt11

Top of the podium certainly looks possible.

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by Stolichnaya

You mean "tip" of the podium? Yea, just the tip.

That tennis ball is at "40-Love" and preparing for an ace to go "Game, set and match!"

Do you also wear gloves when riding? No glove, no love...

And you could do a better job of matching the saddle and bar tape colors.

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by peted76

Please tell me thats your race outfit in the pic above?

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