Weight weenie parts that actually worked!!!

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
jmagoulas
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Location: Connecticut USA

by jmagoulas

Worked: Parlee Carbon front deraillieur clamp.

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mkentik
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Location: Athens,Greece
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by mkentik

We are going good

Points Given as per times of appearance basis on work, functionality and durability as follows

1)AX lightness saddles
2)Bontrager xxx saddle
3)Darimo loop seatpost
4)Cane creek EE brakes
5)Extralite Ultrastar expander
6)J&L Ti Speedplay spindles
7)MCFK handlebars 
8)MCFK seatpost
9)Sram Red cassettes
10)Tune wassertrager bottle cages


up to now parts that didnt worked and appearing many time are:

1)Extralite Streeters
2)UNO Stems
3)Schmolke seatpost


Keep them going guys!!! :welcome: :welcome: :welcome:
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[Pinarello Dogma F8 Disc](https://i.imgur.com/Hua8Tb2.jpg?1)
[Colnago Master Oval Titanium](https://i.imgur.com/6rbtutG.jpg)
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tabl10s
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by tabl10s

Extralite rings, THM Tibia/Clavicula, Schmolke TLO bar, Mcfk stem, Selle Italia C-59, Gelu P1, Tubolito's, Jagwire Elite, Look Keo Blade 2 Ti, KCNC DMD chain, Carbonworks bottle holders, Cane Creek ee's/AER II/110, Rotor Quarbon rings/Uno cassette.
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2015 Pinarello F8: 13.05lbs/5.915kg
2016 Rca: 11.07lbs/5.048kg
2018 Rca
2018 S-Works SL6 Ultralight: 12.03lbs

Beancouter
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Joined: Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:04 pm

by Beancouter

Eecycleworks brakes
Ec90 saddle (Ali express) - unpadded carbon ‘power’ shape
Sram exogram cranks - bb30 uber light
Ward Ti spindles for speedplay pedals
Tubolito inner tubes
Cannondale SL compression plug (headset)


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RocketRacing
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Joined: Thu May 10, 2018 2:43 am

by RocketRacing

Ee brakes
Darimo t1 post
Darimo loop saddle loops
Berk saddle
Darimo subzero seatpost clamp
Wren stems (even for a fatbike)
Darimo mtb and road bars
Tri rig aero skewers
Garmin 130
Raceware garim mount
Cane creek aer headset bearings
Carbonwerks bottle cages
Elite superfly bottles
Carbon ti xhubs

robertbb
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Location: Melbourne, Australia

by robertbb

What are the issues with the UNO stem?

dereksmalls
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Joined: Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:20 pm
Location: New Zealand

by dereksmalls

Wert skewers
Dario T1 loop seatpost
Berk saddle
THM Clavicula SE
Darimo Eclipse road bar
EE brakes
Carbonwerks cages
Ward Industries ti spindles
Vredestein latex tubes

alcatraz
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by alcatraz

robertbb wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:38 am
What are the issues with the UNO stem?
Seems its not a widespread issue but just a personal issue to me.

It's that the clamping surface is relatively small with possibly sharp edges or something, causing the pressure onto the bars to be higher at a given torque on the bolts. Add vibrations and potholes that over time cause the bars to delaminate around the clamp area. Just use as much torque as you need and take note if you need to tighten the bolts after a while. It could be the beginning of delamination.

I have had several uno6/7 stems and I still use one today with a handlebar that isn't ultralight. With that it seems to hold up fine. Take care with ultralight bars however.

robertbb
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by robertbb

alcatraz wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:25 am
robertbb wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:38 am
What are the issues with the UNO stem?
Seems its not a widespread issue but just a personal issue to me.

It's that the clamping surface is relatively small with possibly sharp edges or something, causing the pressure onto the bars to be higher at a given torque on the bolts. Add vibrations and potholes that over time cause the bars to delaminate around the clamp area. Just use as much torque as you need and take note if you need to tighten the bolts after a while. It could be the beginning of delamination.

I have had several uno6/7 stems and I still use one today with a handlebar that isn't ultralight. With that it seems to hold up fine. Take care with ultralight bars however.
Thanks alcatraz. I refuse to use carbon bars anyhow - all alloy here, have been for some time :)

NiFTY
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by NiFTY

Worked
Mcfk stem
Thm ulna bars
Darimo t2 setback post
Ee brakes
Extralite streeters skewers ( but have had to replace cam plates)
Kcnc skewers(old version)
Extralite ultrastar
Ax ultra 25t
Tune wassertrager uni cages
Segmented housings (ilink, mini ilink, elite link, powercordz swift)
Kcnc ti brake cables
Extralite pulleys mostly
Tune carbon shifter clamps
Fsa sl headset bearings

Not worked
Carbonice seatpost - saddle kept coming loose at clamp
Extralite pulleys for lower pulley wheel (thrown chain with 10 and 11t - nil issues w 12t narrow wide)
Tune skyline skewers(alloy axle) - never felt secure enough
Kcnc ti shift - multiple snapped cables
Newer kcnc skewers w polymer cam - they crack
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StevenH72
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by StevenH72

What Worked:

Schmolke TLO Seatpost
EE Brakes
4iiii Power Meter
Carbonworks Bottle Cages

burglarboycie
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Location: Northamptonshire UK

by burglarboycie

What's worked for me:
eBay Bontrager xxx replica cages
J&L thru axle
Hylix seatpost (27.2 & 25.4)

What's not worked:
J&L alloy bottle cage bolts - had some good sets but the last ones I bought were badly made and couldn't fit an allen key in the head. Had 1 snap on me too once.

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LouisN
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by LouisN

Kayrehn wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:31 am
alcatraz wrote:I'd like to issue a warning on uno stems. They can dig into carbon bars. I used carbon paste and gentle torque, but it was still inevitable. Sure they were cheap bars but still take care. If you find having to tighten the stem bolts after a few months that's the first sign.
There was a thread on carbon bars that get indentations previously - even my heavy Zipp bars get those marks from a Zipp stem, while my light weight Haero carbon bars were removed from its Uno stem without any marks at all after 3000km.

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Yep, exactly. Uno stem is fine. The "didn't work" should have been about those cheap bars ;) .

Louis :)

Etienne
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Location: France

by Etienne

Not a big fan of superlight parts in general, but I used those with success

Carbonworks bottle cages
BTP bottle cages, now discontinued
Ward and J&L titanium spindles for Speedplay pedals
Kalloy Uno stems

Also tried superlight seatpost clamps, always had problems and went back to heavy Thomson seat clamps ... security and peace of mind first :wink:

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Lewn777
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by Lewn777

What works:
-Ti or alloy bolts in as many places as possible. Steel is heavy. Particularly on seat post bolts can be huge.
-K-Alloy Uno stem.
-Alloy brake and shifter housings, but only in straegic places like RD loop, frame into rear brake and front brake because they can creak.
-DT Swiss Ti skewers (not ultra weenie but safe).
-'welterweight' 70g butyl tubes, again not mega weenie, but strong enough to do the job and light enough.
-Carbon saddles like Arione 00.
-Bikes with rim brakes, as they are a cheap way to stay light - trying to weenie some disk brake bikes is a headache.
-SRAM Force 22 or RED groupsets, athlough not sure about SRAM brakes and GXP cranks. Maybe run DA brakes and cranks.
-Ti cassette lockring.
-Ti cleat bolts.
-Slamming stem.

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