Weight weenie choices that went too far?

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

ancker wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 6:16 pm
Raccooningtanuki wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 11:36 am
Swapping my saddle and seatpost topper for a tennis ball. Haven’t swapped it back and longest ride at 170km but I’m guessing most people would call it a mistake
Wut.
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Wookski
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by Wookski

bilwit wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 8:19 pm
61kgs

Berk Lupina (Round Rails) The flex felt amazing in terms of comfort but the rails snapped after a week. Oval rails from here on out.
Same experience with Berk, have broken the saddles pretty much every way possible. On to my 5th saddle (can’t complaint about the warranty :lol: ). I weigh 64kg

Ultralight TT tyres with zero puncture belt, have moved on to slightly more sensible options.

Super light front and rear lights attached with Velcro strips. A wonderful solution until you encounter potholes/ bumpy roads. Also not using lights to save weight/ clutter is obviously not a great idea.

by Weenie


Wookski
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by Wookski

Raccooningtanuki wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:21 am
ancker wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 6:16 pm
Raccooningtanuki wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 11:36 am
Swapping my saddle and seatpost topper for a tennis ball. Haven’t swapped it back and longest ride at 170km but I’m guessing most people would call it a mistake
Wut.
Why?

Raccooningtanuki
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by Raccooningtanuki

Wookski wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:14 am
Raccooningtanuki wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:21 am
ancker wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 6:16 pm
Raccooningtanuki wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 11:36 am
Swapping my saddle and seatpost topper for a tennis ball. Haven’t swapped it back and longest ride at 170km but I’m guessing most people would call it a mistake
Wut.
Why?
Because I don’t need it?
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UpFromOne
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by UpFromOne

Raccooningtanuki wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:21 am
Raccooningtanuki wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 11:36 am
Swapping my saddle and seatpost topper for a tennis ball. Haven’t swapped it back and longest ride at 170km but I’m guessing most people would call it a mistake
Awesome mod! Slazenger or Penn?

:lol:

Raccooningtanuki
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by Raccooningtanuki

UpFromOne wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:40 am
Raccooningtanuki wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:21 am
Raccooningtanuki wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 11:36 am
Swapping my saddle and seatpost topper for a tennis ball. Haven’t swapped it back and longest ride at 170km but I’m guessing most people would call it a mistake
Awesome mod! Slazenger or Penn?

:lol:
Not that high end. Bought a single from a dollar store. Tried to shave some of the hair stuff off for more weight savings
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AGB
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by AGB

Bought a Tune carbon saddle (weighed like 90grams?) allegedly off a Trek Emonda SLR10 off eBay.
It silently ripped a hole in every bib-short I wore over a few weeks after installation.......saddle promptly removed and a visit to a local seamstress fixed that problem.

Never again..
2017 Giant TCR SL1 | 6.80kg sans
2019 Giant Propel SL0 | 7.35kg sans

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Lelandjt
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by Lelandjt

No compression plug on my XC bike.
On my WW road bike I use a compression plug to set the headset preload, then remove it and cover the top of the stem with a circular piece of Gorilla gape. Saves whatever the weight of a J&L expander is and has worked fine for 3 years. I tried it on my XC bike and it worked for a month but on a long rough ride the headet loosened up a little so I bit the bullet and put the J&L back in. That got me scary close to 20lbs but still a hair under.

RocketRacing
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by RocketRacing

I swapped a proper rim strip for electrical tape for my clincher rims. That coste me some latex tubes. Too soft. They give in time... and that time is less than 100k as 65psi

Djakninn
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by Djakninn

Raccooningtanuki wrote:
UpFromOne wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:40 am
Raccooningtanuki wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:21 am
Raccooningtanuki wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 11:36 am
Swapping my saddle and seatpost topper for a tennis ball. Haven’t swapped it back and longest ride at 170km but I’m guessing most people would call it a mistake
Awesome mod! Slazenger or Penn?

Image
Not that high end. Bought a single from a dollar store. Tried to shave some of the hair stuff off for more weight savings
Pure quality Image

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Thanos
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by Thanos

Wookski wrote:
bilwit wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 8:19 pm
61kgs

Berk Lupina (Round Rails) The flex felt amazing in terms of comfort but the rails snapped after a week. Oval rails from here on out.
Same experience with Berk, have broken the saddles pretty much every way possible. On to my 5th saddle (can’t complaint about the warranty Image ). I weigh 64kg

Ultralight TT tyres with zero puncture belt, have moved on to slightly more sensible options.

Super light front and rear lights attached with Velcro strips. A wonderful solution until you encounter potholes/ bumpy roads. Also not using lights to save weight/ clutter is obviously not a great idea.
I've had the round rails Lupina padded saddle for 3 years, also weigh 64KG. Had no issues until recently when the saddle came away from the base. Some Gorilla glue later and it's fixed. What the hell are you doing to break 4 so far?

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spdntrxi
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by spdntrxi

I'm riding normal stuff... even raise my arse over speedbumps. Liberally appied JB weld has been working so far.

alanyu
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by alanyu

55kg, bike now weight @ 6.64kg, can be reduced to 6.6kg if I swap 28c to 25c.

Well Satisfied with:
1, EE direct-mount brakes: about half weight as DAs, better performance and handling than UTs;
2, Time Xpro 15: easy to click-in, nice appearance, wide platform, durable iclic2 cleats;
3, Fourier Legion SP shift housing: similar to Power Cordz Prime housing, but 4g/m lighter (21g/m vs 25g/m), lower friction, much cheaper ( ~4 usd/m );
4, Carbon bottle cage made in China and Taiwan: 16g XXX and 10g HLYIX, durable, hold bottles well;
5, Carbonice cap: second-hand one, nice appereance;
6, QR with Ti axle and carbon lever: 40g, axle is not butted, stiff enough for me;

Less Satisfied with:
1, Guee dual sl bar tape: 56g, very nice appearance, but not so comfortable without gloves.
2, Could Trail hand-built wheels: wide U-shaped decent rim (F38 R50), tubeless (no need for tape), CX-ray spokes, R51 hubs (285g). Total 1271g and stiff enough. The total weight of the rims is no more than Schmolke SL 45 pair, but much cheaper as they are made in China. Brake performance can not be compared to the normal-weight rims, especially in rainy days. The geometry of the hub is not good enough.
3, Cane Creek AER norglide: spend much time to find a sweet point, hold my fork well but sometimes I feel a little strange while riding. Maybe just in mind.

Regret:
1, Power Cordz fiber shift cables: slower response and less precision with FD compared with steel cables. Now both are ultra-polished stainless steel cables.
2, Deda superleggero stem: feel soft during sprint. Now I'm using s-works sl. I do prefer syntce F109, but after one crash on my shoulder I can't hold that aggressive setup.

Wookski
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by Wookski

Thanos wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:24 pm
Wookski wrote:
bilwit wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 8:19 pm
61kgs

Berk Lupina (Round Rails) The flex felt amazing in terms of comfort but the rails snapped after a week. Oval rails from here on out.
Same experience with Berk, have broken the saddles pretty much every way possible. On to my 5th saddle (can’t complaint about the warranty Image ). I weigh 64kg
I've had the round rails Lupina padded saddle for 3 years, also weigh 64KG. Had no issues until recently when the saddle came away from the base. Some Gorilla glue later and it's fixed. What the hell are you doing to break 4 so far?

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No idea? Have never broken Tune Komm-Vor, Komm-Vor plus, San Marco Superleggera, I even have a 68g WR compositi that’s over 3 years old. If only the Berk’s weren’t so damn comfortable!

alcatraz
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by alcatraz

Raccooningtanuki wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:21 am
ancker wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 6:16 pm
Raccooningtanuki wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 11:36 am
Swapping my saddle and seatpost topper for a tennis ball. Haven’t swapped it back and longest ride at 170km but I’m guessing most people would call it a mistake
Wut.
Nice bike! :thumbup: :D

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