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Bike Gallery?

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:16 pm
by gtxizang
Hi I am wondering why are the so few bikes listed in the bike gallery under http://weightweenies.starbike.com/articles.php
Am I missing something? I mean is there another place where those bikes are posted. I would've thought with so many WWs there would be a lot more members willing to show off their gear. If wanted to post my bike where do I sent the details and photos? Is it still weightweenies at starbike dot com.
Thanks a lot.

Re: Bike Gallery?

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:53 pm
by 5 8 5
Lots in the "Introduce Yourself / Gallery" section
http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=10

Re: Bike Gallery?

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:56 pm
by deltree
Too much time involved in listing them manually perhaps?

I mean the great thing about the forum style is anybody can post, update and edit their own rides. Also on the plus side, people can view, search and comment on them really easily.

Re: Bike Gallery?

Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:57 pm
by gtxizang
Thanks I understand, but I still reckon it would be nice to see a full-ranking of the bikes- lightest to heaviest- just to see what's out there in a single gallery...will try to put my xizang up soon and add a post on the forum too! m

Re: Bike Gallery?

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:28 pm
by fitty4
Maybe someone could make a sub 6 kg thread, sub 5 kg, sub 4 kg an so on

Re: Bike Gallery?

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 6:40 am
by elviento
I believe the record is at 2.XXkg right now. I built a bike at 4.6kg and apparently that's 2kg over, so what's the point of posting it?

Re: Bike Gallery?

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:06 pm
by TimmS
It is a source of inspiration and it keeps bikes findable of which the topics are died long ago.

An example could be gumgardners bike...

Re: Bike Gallery?

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:21 pm
by Frankie - B
yes, this could be something to think about. thanks for the imput. Do you guys have more thoughts?

Re: Bike Gallery?

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:24 pm
by Powerful Pete
@elviento, well, I still find a sub 5kg bike pretty darn impressive and would love to learn more!

Re: Bike Gallery?

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:55 pm
by carbon2329
:goodpost:

I agree, How many sub 5 kg bikes are there...really.
We've all "seen them" but only a few.

Look at Gum's. He spent $20,000+ (in retail terms) for his build and it was just about what...4.6-4.8-ish.
So there arent' too many out there.. Just look at the gallery, how many in the most recent 10 pages are sub 5kg....possibly, none. (at best 1 or 2).

So I think a sub 5 thread is very inspiring and helpful.

(I ride a 56 size frame and almost have practically all the WW stuff there is...and I can't get a bike 5.3kg without using paper towels for tires (ie. Tufo superlights) and cutting post and bars shorter etc...
(I've got the spreadsheets :D on multiple builds)

So, a sub 5kg thread would be great...I think.
(maybe a sub 6 too)...its a great reference.

I'd love to see your 4.6 build. :thumbup:

Re: Bike Gallery?

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:02 pm
by Beancouter
I find the lightweight bike builds a useful reference tool, for example regarding component compatibility (as well as gram saving).

They are also a good benchmark of how current tech is moving on, particularly on 'over the counter, (ie not custom) parts. Some parts, like extralite, have evolved but not necessarily had any more recent revolutionary, and are still a key part of a WW build.

Re: Bike Gallery?

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:14 am
by elviento
This was built in 2012. From recollection the weights are approx. the following:

Frame w ISP 810g
Fork 305g(cut)
Topper 110g
Headset 95g
Red+THM+Gravitas+Recon 1500g?
12 spoke Obies 925g
skewers 25?
tires 350
cables 150?
seat 105
bar 180
stem 95
tape 50 ish

Total was 4.69kg.

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Re: Bike Gallery?

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:58 am
by austke
Yes please. A thread for each.
2.xx
3.xx
4.xx
5.xx
Heck. I'd almost kill to see the contents of a 2.xx thread. :)
Great idea!!!

Re: Bike Gallery?

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:13 am
by aerozy
Sub 5kg thread would definetely be ace! I vote YES :beerchug:

Re: Bike Gallery?

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:58 pm
by prendrefeu
austke wrote:Yes please. A thread for each.
2.xx
3.xx
4.xx
5.xx
Heck. I'd almost kill to see the contents of a 2.xx thread. :)
Great idea!!!


Definitely agree, however can it be moderated in some way?

It's too often we see threads about one person's build and someone else will come in, post their own bicycle or something else, and it gets mucky like mud.

In my opinion, a proper thread/gallery like that would have one picture of each build that qualifies in that category with a link to that build's thread, maybe a build list along with it, but not much else...