2012 Cervélo R3 Team project 5384g

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Lucendi
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by Lucendi

An Extralite stem (120mm -12°) came in at 89 grams, the Zipp SL Sprint came in at 168 grams. A total of 79 grams saved there! :)
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I'm waiting for an Mcfk handlebar (176 grams), a lightweight PYC chain (231 grams) and some J&L titanium quick release skewers (36 grams). Then the bike will weigh 6600 grams!
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by burglarboycie

That’s the stem I want, length and drop perfect!

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Lucendi
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by Lucendi

burglarboycie wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:55 pm
That’s the stem I want, length and drop perfect!
Thanks! - I like how there is a space (although tiny) between the steerer tube and the handlebar drops when viewed from the side. :)

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Lucendi
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I decided to go a bit more extreme with the weight saving and have started to remove the paintjob on the frame;

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I'm about 4 hrs in to what I expect to be a 20 hr job.

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by jch3n

Seems like you should probably dismantle the bike at this point to do the paint stripping properly...

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by Gary71

it looks like he is still using it while stripping - which I think is hilarious !
love it. :lol:

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Lucendi
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by Lucendi

All done, I lost 156 grams removing the paintwork.

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by Gary71

I like it.
Are you going to put the the logos back on or leave it as a plain Jane?

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Lucendi
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by Lucendi

Gary71 wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:51 pm
I like it.
Are you going to put the the logos back on or leave it as a plain Jane?
I don't know if vinyl decals would look very good or last very long. I think I'll paint something on using water based acrylic paint (I can always scrape it off if I get tired of it).

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Lucendi
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by Lucendi

An Mcfk compact handlebar saved 17 grams over the Zipp Ergo-70;
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by AZR3

Very nice :thumbup:

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Lucendi
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AZR3 wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:44 pm
Very nice :thumbup:
Thank you! :)

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Lucendi
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Some J&L titanium skewers coming in at 38 grams saved 33 grams over the Zipps;
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I used 303 Aerospace Protectant as suggested by member jorisee01;
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It gave the frame a clean glossy finish which looks great!;
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Lucendi
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Here's a quick update on the project.

The bike has now recieved some skeletonized shifters from fellow WW-member 4ibanez's old build. The modifications of the shifters saved around 30 grams;

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Also some Lightweight Standard Gen 2 tubulars has been fitted saving a couple of hundred grams. The wheels weigh significantly more than they ought to so I believe there is a lot of old sealant in the tubes;

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Currently it weighs in at roughly 6,2 kgs.

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by Nixster

Looks great!
What sort of tyre clearance are you getting on this frame?
I see you’re running tubulars so are those 25mm? And how much space to the frame?
I seem to think 23mm is the max but hope I’m wrong, seen one on eBay in my size!

Thanks!

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