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WILLIAMDENYS
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by WILLIAMDENYS

r3m wrote:Expandeur !
Stock expandeur are heavy....
Which are the lightest


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r3m
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by r3m

I dont know if it's the lightest but the Expandeur Extralite Ultrastar 3 weight 5.9g

WILLIAMDENYS
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by WILLIAMDENYS

r3m wrote:I dont know if it's the lightest but the Expandeur Extralite Ultrastar 3 weight 5.9g
Yeah think that will be one of the lightest for sure... maybe schmolke is lighter i dont know


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morrisond
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by morrisond

Cut your seatpost - it can easily save 30-50 grams on most bikes - and it's free!

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Lewn777 wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:30 am
  • Titanium cleat bolts 30-50g?
  • Changing stem bolts to titanium and various brake bolts 20g-40g

Changing to Ti cleat bolts and washers for Look saved (if I remember correctly) less than 10g. But weight savings wasn't the reason I did it- it was because the Ti fittings don't rust, and cleat bolts are highly subject to rust.

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Best way is to sand off paint (frame + fork) and even logos if you are extreme.
I sanded Easton EC90 handlebar (this was red from Easton), it was more than i thought in weight saving.
I don't remember exactly, but i think it was 25-35 grams.

Some carbon stems can be sanded internally.
Bikes:

Ax Lightness Vial EVO Race (2018.12.21)
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Paduano Racing Fidia (kind of shelved)
Open *UP* (2016.04.14)


Ex bike; Vial EVO D

WILLIAMDENYS
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by WILLIAMDENYS

morrisond wrote:Cut your seatpost - it can easily save 30-50 grams on most bikes - and it's free!
Can only do something like 2cm off so dont think i will save much with that


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- sworks tarmac sl 5 r8050 di2 - vision tc 24 wheels = 7,1kg

WILLIAMDENYS
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by WILLIAMDENYS

wheelsONfire wrote:Best way is to sand off paint (frame + fork) and even logos if you are extreme.
I sanded Easton EC90 handlebar (this was red from Easton), it was more than i thought in weight saving.
I don't remember exactly, but i think it was 25-35 grams.

Some carbon stems can be sanded internally.
My handlebar now is a vision metron 4d what is pretty heavy with a 242 gram and i’m also thinking about sanding it... do you spray a clearcoat over it then?


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BTW, i sanded a Zipp stem to. A crankset and a 3T Rigida fork.
Clearcoat, there are different opinions if that is needed, but to be honest, i did not.
I currently run this handlebar and will move it over to my new bike to.
As mentioned, no clearcoat on mine. Only the fork has a thin layer of clearcoat.
Bikes:

Ax Lightness Vial EVO Race (2018.12.21)
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=156137
Paduano Racing Fidia (kind of shelved)
Open *UP* (2016.04.14)


Ex bike; Vial EVO D

WILLIAMDENYS
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by WILLIAMDENYS

wheelsONfire wrote:BTW, i sanded a Zipp stem to. A crankset and a 3T Rigida fork.
Clearcoat, there are different opinions if that is needed, but to be honest, i did not.
I currently run this handlebar and will move it over to my new bike to.
As mentioned, no clearcoat on mine. Only the fork has a thin layer of clearcoat.
Yeah bur my vision handlebar is only wrapped until the bend after my shifters so the tops are not wrapped...


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I think this is only an idea you can decide yourself if you want to do. I used Fizik Antares 00 as a project. I cleaned it in to bare carbon and made a cut out.
Then i order some impact proof gel and wrapped it with. Quite heavy material, but nice to sit on.
I don't remember what i did last time, but now it's kind of shelved :-D
Bikes:

Ax Lightness Vial EVO Race (2018.12.21)
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=156137
Paduano Racing Fidia (kind of shelved)
Open *UP* (2016.04.14)


Ex bike; Vial EVO D

WILLIAMDENYS
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by WILLIAMDENYS

wheelsONfire wrote:I think this is only an idea you can decide yourself if you want to do. I used Fizik Antares 00 as a project. I cleaned it in to bare carbon and made a cut out.
Then i order some impact proof gel and wrapped it with. Quite heavy material, but nice to sit on.
I don't remember what i did last time, but now it's kind of shelved :-D
How much weight is off? How you mean cut out?


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Do you mean the saddles weight saving?
Well, alot. I have no idea right now if we talk numbers.
Cut out is what you see at saddles which have a cut out in the them.
You see lots of them here
https://www.selleitalia.com/en/saddles/

The stiffest saddle with cut out i have tried is Selle San Marco Mantra. Otherwise ISM PN 3.0
Many saddles sag when they have cut out. Sag = dipping in the middle from body weight.
Generally manufacturers like to say "comfortable flex"
I don't like that. But i like the open channel for relief of perineum.
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Bikes:

Ax Lightness Vial EVO Race (2018.12.21)
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=156137
Paduano Racing Fidia (kind of shelved)
Open *UP* (2016.04.14)


Ex bike; Vial EVO D

WILLIAMDENYS
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by WILLIAMDENYS

wheelsONfire wrote:Do you mean the saddles weight saving?
Well, alot. I have no idea right now if we talk numbers.
Cut out is what you see at saddles which have a cut out in the them.
You see lots of them here
https://www.selleitalia.com/en/saddles/
Oooh you made the cut out in a saddle without one?


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wheelsONfire
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by wheelsONfire

Exactly!
Bikes:

Ax Lightness Vial EVO Race (2018.12.21)
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=156137
Paduano Racing Fidia (kind of shelved)
Open *UP* (2016.04.14)


Ex bike; Vial EVO D

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