Weight Weenie(ish) project - Colnago V2-R 48cm

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LewisK
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by LewisK

rlanger wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:21 am
Following this with interest and enjoying your posts.

I really want to do this to my De Rosa too, but I'm an n=1 guy so I'd be without a bike until I could complete it. Don't really love the thought of that to be honest.

Maybe I'll just start with the fork. and the seat tube. I guess I could do both of those without stripping the bike down, and it would probably look pretty cool once done.

Have you been doing the all the stripping with sandpaper only or have you used a razor blade at all?
Thanks :-) It’s my summer bike, so not being ridden at the moment and it’s a been a nice project! Not sure I’d like to do it and be on a deadline as I think there would be a tendency to rush it and that’s where I could see potentially costly mistakes made. If it takes me 2 months then it doesn’t really matter.

I started with an old set of handlebars, then did my Deda Superzero carbon ones. I also did an old fork from a supersix

I did a bit with a blade, but I wasn’t that brave, so it was mainly just to remove the clearcoat, other than that, all sand paper by hand which I prefer. I think the blade option is quicker, but I reckon it’s easy to ‘nick’ the carbon which puts me off!

It’s time consuming and can’t be rushed,but so far very rewarding.

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Fork has now been polished with a UV protective gloss polish!
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LewisK wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:19 pm
Fork has now been polished with a UV protective gloss polish!
what did you use to get that polish?
His: Specialiez S-Works Tarmac SL5 Disc.
Hers: Cannondale Synapse HM Disc

LewisK
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TLN wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:23 am
LewisK wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:19 pm
Fork has now been polished with a UV protective gloss polish!
what did you use to get that polish?
I use this, its great!
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LewisK
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by LewisK

Bit more this morning, down to 840g!
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rlanger wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:21 am
Following this with interest and enjoying your posts.

I really want to do this to my De Rosa too, but I'm an n=1 guy so I'd be without a bike until I could complete it. Don't really love the thought of that to be honest.

Maybe I'll just start with the fork. and the seat tube. I guess I could do both of those without stripping the bike down, and it would probably look pretty cool once done.

Have you been doing the all the stripping with sandpaper only or have you used a razor blade at all?
we can all learn from you, n=1.

LewisK
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by LewisK

Stamped near the BB, guessing its some kind of frame ID?

Little sanding has taken place in the last 24hrs, other than the non drive seat stay - which had 3g of paint on it!
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rlanger
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by rlanger

mike wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:00 pm
rlanger wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:21 am
Following this with interest and enjoying your posts.

I really want to do this to my De Rosa too, but I'm an n=1 guy so I'd be without a bike until I could complete it. Don't really love the thought of that to be honest.

Maybe I'll just start with the fork. and the seat tube. I guess I could do both of those without stripping the bike down, and it would probably look pretty cool once done.

Have you been doing the all the stripping with sandpaper only or have you used a razor blade at all?
we can all learn from you, n=1.
Not entirely by choice, but thanks. I used have a TT and a road bike when I could afford more than 1, but I made a huge lifestyle change a few years ago, leaving a corporate gig in the big city for a much simpler life as a teacher in a small town.

My goal with my n=1 is to make it the best I possibly can. It's taken me 3 years of saving and little by little upgrading the components to get it to where it's a dream ride, IMHO.

I much prefer that, than having 2 or 3 lower spec'd bikes, and always having the urge, but not the resources to upgrade.

LewisK
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A bit of work done this afternoon! Over 100g gone from the frame!
I dont think it'll dip below 800g! Some more paint still to be removed, but mainly fiddly areas!

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Arm aches! May not get much done now before Saturday!
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very nice, saved over 100 grams! this is an excellent weight for a colnago, which we all know are not WW frames, but you turned it into one. i could see this becoming 11 pound + bike.

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rlanger wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:39 am
mike wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:00 pm
rlanger wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:21 am
Following this with interest and enjoying your posts.

I really want to do this to my De Rosa too, but I'm an n=1 guy so I'd be without a bike until I could complete it. Don't really love the thought of that to be honest.

Maybe I'll just start with the fork. and the seat tube. I guess I could do both of those without stripping the bike down, and it would probably look pretty cool once done.

Have you been doing the all the stripping with sandpaper only or have you used a razor blade at all?
we can all learn from you, n=1.
Not entirely by choice, but thanks. I used have a TT and a road bike when I could afford more than 1, but I made a huge lifestyle change a few years ago, leaving a corporate gig in the big city for a much simpler life as a teacher in a small town.

My goal with my n=1 is to make it the best I possibly can. It's taken me 3 years of saving and little by little upgrading the components to get it to where it's a dream ride, IMHO.

I much prefer that, than having 2 or 3 lower spec'd bikes, and always having the urge, but not the resources to upgrade.

simple is great! good for you becoming a teacher and helping others grow

LewisK
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by LewisK

mike wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:37 pm
very nice, saved over 100 grams! this is an excellent weight for a colnago, which we all know are not WW frames, but you turned it into one. i could see this becoming 11 pound + bike.
Thanks, it's been a lot of work, but fun so far. I have a few very fiddly areas to finish which will be a PITA and also a few micro holes/low spots that will need filling. Then I will work my way through the grit papers. Should be somewhere near finished this weekend.

It's a decent weight, and could probably hit 11lb, but not with the parts that I already have!

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Not a huge amount more of sanding to be done, doesn't look like it'll drop below 800g!

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by LewisK

I doubt working through the grit papers will save 9g!
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