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Re: Britain's Biggest Weight Weenie

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:51 am
by Kayrehn
Nice article, I like that tip about half-charging the batteries 🀣

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Re: Britain's Biggest Weight Weenie

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:04 am
by wheelsONfire
I don't notice any difference in speed on lighter vs more heavy bike.
Acceleration clear win to light bike.
Nervous, nimble goes to light bike.
Vibrations, feedback is boosted crazy on light bike.
Light bike feels faster.
At first switch A/B heavy bike feel like a tractor.
Also, more smooth.

Re: Britain's Biggest Weight Weenie

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:04 am
by Weenie

Re: Britain's Biggest Weight Weenie

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:28 pm
by wingguy
Kayrehn wrote: ↑
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:51 am
Nice article, I like that tip about half-charging the batteries 🀣
Awesome isn’t it. I swear I’ve heard that before, being said with all seriousness :P

Re: Britain's Biggest Weight Weenie

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:49 pm
by Boshk
ride1970 wrote: ↑
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:13 am
Well to kick this off, my Colnago C64 is 5.74kg. Am sure others will have lighter bikes.
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Beautiful!
how on earth did you get it down to 5.7kg?
My C60 is 7.5kg....I guess your eTap helps alot right?

Re: Britain's Biggest Weight Weenie

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:13 pm
by Zakalwe
eTap is heavier than Red, but I’d imagine the Lightweights and small C64 frame size helps

Re: Britain's Biggest Weight Weenie

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:53 pm
by ride1970
Thm kit, C59 saddle, it all added/subtracted up. I just wanted a light bike that was an everyday rider. So not too light.

Re: Britain's Biggest Weight Weenie

Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:44 am
by Boshk
ride1970 wrote: ↑
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:53 pm
Thm kit, C59 saddle, it all added/subtracted up. I just wanted a light bike that was an everyday rider. So not too light.
wow, I thought the Fabric one was light...that C59 saddle is only 63g!!
Those THM cranks are light!

Re: Britain's Biggest Weight Weenie

Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:20 am
by tabl10s
Boshk wrote: ↑
Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:44 am
ride1970 wrote: ↑
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:53 pm
Thm kit, C59 saddle, it all added/subtracted up. I just wanted a light bike that was an everyday rider. So not too light.
wow, I thought the Fabric one was light...that C59 saddle is only 63g!!
Those THM cranks are light!
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The C59's are hard to get and I had to wait a month and a half while mine literally traveled on a boat from Italy(1-15 in North America).

Re: Britain's Biggest Weight Weenie

Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:59 am
by dmp
wingguy wrote: ↑
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:43 pm
Remember to check out the hillclimb scene too. When you boil it down to a bike that only needs to do one job, you tend to get slightly more bonkers results. Someone like the author of this article may be worth a shout.

https://cyclinguphill.com/marginal-gain ... limb-bike/
you know, one can drop an additional 150 grams or so by donating one kidney. And there is a societal benefit to that as well!

Re: Britain's Biggest Weight Weenie

Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:18 am
by ride1970
tabl10s wrote: ↑
Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:20 am
Boshk wrote: ↑
Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:44 am
ride1970 wrote: ↑
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:53 pm
Thm kit, C59 saddle, it all added/subtracted up. I just wanted a light bike that was an everyday rider. So not too light.
wow, I thought the Fabric one was light...that C59 saddle is only 63g!!
Those THM cranks are light!
[/quote

The C59's are hard to get and I had to wait a month and a half while mine literally traveled on a boat from Italy(1-15 in North America).
Officially mine wasn’t available, but my lbs called in some favours and it magically appeared

Re: Britain's Biggest Weight Weenie

Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:22 am
by NickJHP
You should at examine the rider to bike weight ratio. 120kg rider on 5kg bike is more impressive than 50kg rider on 4kg bike.

Re: Britain's Biggest Weight Weenie

Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:11 am
by ride1970
NickJHP wrote: ↑
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:22 am
You should at examine the rider to bike weight ratio. 120kg rider on 5kg bike is more impressive than 50kg rider on 4kg bike.
120kg rider. *f##k* no :D

Re: Britain's Biggest Weight Weenie

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:08 am
by RTW
jay cee wrote: ↑
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:02 am
Hi All

for a feature we are aiming to do, who is Britain's biggest weight weenie?
Please let me know πŸ‘‡
thanks!
Jon
Is that you Cannings?

Re: Britain's Biggest Weight Weenie

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:05 pm
by bm0p700f
My lightest is the purple weenie at just under 6kg now. It cheap though using a eBay alloy frame and dressed in eBay finds. It's rides fine and wholley in practical given the cirrus ultra pedals. You can clip eventually but not unclip when you want to without lots of practice which I'm not willing to do as I don't want to fall off.

Re: Britain's Biggest Weight Weenie

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:05 pm
by Weenie

Re: Britain's Biggest Weight Weenie

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:34 pm
by andreas
Relevant thread with custom hacks : viewtopic.php?f=3&t=109794

World's lightest road bike @ 2.7 kg : https://www.redbull.com/gb-en/check-out ... -road-bike