Stripping the paint of my TCR Advanced

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
danbjpa
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by danbjpa

nice job!
black bar tape for a true stealth look.

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jorisee01
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jorisee01
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mimason
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by mimason

This is pretty cool. You may want to hit some of the cable hanger areas, read drop out and saddle clamp with some matte black paint. I run carbon DA pedals so that would stealth it up a bit more too and then those boat anchor(albeit awesome) DA skewers. Hmmmm strip the carbon cages too.

jorisee01
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by jorisee01

I ran really light skewers but they kept failing on me. I will certainly strip the cage. The front one is plastic...


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addictR1
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by addictR1

Which light skewers are you using? I have Tune and one from Farsport Ti and they all works great.


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jorisee01
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by jorisee01

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Multebear
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by Multebear

jorisee01 wrote:Image


Would you mind doing a step by step guide for dummies on how you stripped the frame from paint?

jorisee01
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by jorisee01

Sure!

Grab some sanding paper and some scotchbright and give the frame a good rub!

What exactly do you want to know?


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KB
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by KB

That's a very nice job you've done there. Congrats.

Multebear
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by Multebear

jorisee01 wrote:Sure!

Grab some sanding paper and some scotchbright and give the frame a good rub!

What exactly do you want to know?


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Well, I'd love to know the whole process from first to last. I have no clue how to start and what to do next and for how long. Did you start with paintstripper? Or did you start with sanding paper? And which kind? When did you know when to stop. You know... A step by step guide for others to use.

jorisee01
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by jorisee01

The current bike is weighing in just under 6,4kg. I obviously want to go under the 6kg. Any potential weight losses adviced? What would be the cheapest way to lose weight? I dont want to go 1x.

Current heavy parts:
Easton EC90SL 110 stem
3T Aeronova Team
SEAT MAST TOPPER (this weighs a ton but i cant find a lighter solution)
Ultegra Casette 11-28
Ultegra 6870 Rear mech
Ultegra 6870 Front mech

Anything else?


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rlanger
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by rlanger

jorisee01 wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:35 pm
The current bike is weighing in just under 6,4kg. I obviously want to go under the 6kg. Any potential weight losses adviced? What would be the cheapest way to lose weight? I dont want to go 1x.

Current heavy parts:
Easton EC90SL 110 stem
3T Aeronova Team
SEAT MAST TOPPER (this weighs a ton but i cant find a lighter solution)
Ultegra Casette 11-28
You could pick up a ZTTO cassette on sale on 11/11 from AliExpress. Will drop nearly a 100 grams on your current cassette:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3296188 ... 2632ndnpBG

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