Weight weenie parts that actually worked!!!

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

UNO stem showed marks on my EC70 carbon bars but not on my E100 bars. I think it was the softer clear grip clamp area that deformed, not the actual carbon.

Squashednuts
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by Squashednuts

Fuji SL Frame
EE brakes
DBop cassette
Lightning Crank
Berk saddles
Extralite Ultrastar expander
deCADENce tubular wheels
Continental Supersonic inner tubes

And a weightweenie ish part

Wren stem 120mm, 101g and reasonable price...no clamp marks
Fuji SL 5.5kg tubs/5.9kg viewtopic.php?f=10&t=157704

Sold -
Focus Izalco Max Disc - Final Weight 6.7kg - http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum ... o+Max+disc

by Weenie


Wingnut
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by Wingnut

Worked:
UNO Stem
Zero Gravity Brakes
SMUD Seatpost Yoke
Corima Wheels & their red brake pads.

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wheelsONfire
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by wheelsONfire

Wingnut wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:55 pm
Worked:
UNO Stem
Zero Gravity Brakes
SMUD Seatpost Yoke
Corima Wheels & their red brake pads.
Corima wheels as WW option???
Corimas rims are pretty heavy compared to ex: Ax Lightness, Schmolke etc
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

ooo
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by ooo

Lewn777 wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:51 pm
What works:
-Ti cassette lockring.
Why not alloy lockring? I think it is lighter and cheaper
'

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C36
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by C36

wheelsONfire wrote:
Wingnut wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:55 pm
Worked:
UNO Stem
Zero Gravity Brakes
SMUD Seatpost Yoke
Corima Wheels & their red brake pads.
Corima wheels as WW option???
Corimas rims are pretty heavy compared to ex: Ax Lightness, Schmolke etc
But they are not rubishly flexible :) 290g for the 32mm (and 320-330 for the wide version) is good and available in any spoke counts.


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alanyu
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by alanyu

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EE brakes;
Uno stem for non-sprinters;
Ti cables for shifters and rear brake;
Jagwire elite link for brake;
Fouriers legion sp alu-steel derailleur housing;
Fouriers ti + carbon QR;
Xpro 15;
Ti and alu bolts;
chinese XXX bottle cages;

-:
>100mm deda superleggera stem, which I, 56kg without much strength, feel soft;
Powercordz derailleur cable, bad handle feeling and bad performance;
Ti cables for front brake, stretched too much under force thus lack of braking power;

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C36
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by C36

alanyu wrote:+:
Ti cables for shifters and rear brake;
-:
Ti cables for front brake, stretched too much under force thus lack of braking power;
Bizarre that you report poor perf with the front, being 3 or 4 times shorter than rear, it will stretch 3-4 times less under the same force. Sure there was not another factor (housing, brakes...)?
Did you face any cable breakage as reported by someone else? Seeing the cost that would be “unite annoying”!


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alanyu
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by alanyu

C36 wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:21 pm
alanyu wrote:+:
Ti cables for shifters and rear brake;
-:
Ti cables for front brake, stretched too much under force thus lack of braking power;
Bizarre that you report poor perf with the front, being 3 or 4 times shorter than rear, it will stretch 3-4 times less under the same force. Sure there was not another factor (housing, brakes...)?
Did you face any cable breakage as reported by someone else? Seeing the cost that would be “unite annoying”!


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Forgot to mention that my Ti cables are not KCNC ones, but some much cheaper ones from an OEM factory.

It's easier to be break than the steel cable when clamping, but better than power cordz.

I mainly use the front brake for both "stopping" and "slowing down", the rear one for only "slowing down", thus much more power and much more frequently on the front lever. Under that power, the Ti cable on the front doesn't give me confidence for descending and emergency, while on the rear, OK, it still can slow me down, but slower.

reedplayer
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by reedplayer

good:

-ciamillo micro sl
-carbonschmiede-5gr-seatpost clamp
-selle italia slr tekno saddle
-look keo carbon ti pedals
-sram red cassettes
-fouriers july 21

bad:

-zipp 202 tubular , front hub cracked (yes, it was changed within the hub recall some time ago. did not help!)
-sram red rear derailleur mech., two cracked ones!

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Dr.Dos
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by Dr.Dos

SRP ti-bolts back in the very early 90ies when it was actually hot to be a weight-weenie.

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kgt
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by kgt

LW Gipfelsturm
SMP composit carbon
Selle Italia SLR carbonio

maxxevv
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by maxxevv

Titanium brifter clamps by Shimano.

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mortirolo
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Location: EU

by mortirolo

88g DT SWISS RSW Tiitanium QR
120g Selle Italia SLR kit Carbonio (very old, I mean about 15 year)
178g 3T Ergonova LTD
FSA SuperLight Headset bearings
112g AX lightness Daedalus Premium Seatpost
89g Mcfk Stem
6g J&L EXTRALITE UltraStar 3 clone Expander
16g (old version) Campagnolo Record bottle cages
230g TRP R970SL Magnesium Brakes
Marco Pantani - Momenti Di Gloria

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wheelsONfire
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by wheelsONfire

C36 wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:54 pm
wheelsONfire wrote:
Wingnut wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:55 pm
Worked:
UNO Stem
Zero Gravity Brakes
SMUD Seatpost Yoke
Corima Wheels & their red brake pads.
Corima wheels as WW option???
Corimas rims are pretty heavy compared to ex: Ax Lightness, Schmolke etc
But they are not rubishly flexible :) 290g for the 32mm (and 320-330 for the wide version) is good and available in any spoke counts.


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It's a huge difference between clincher and tubular rims.
Part from that, you mention a rim weight of a rim that is only 22.6mm wide. No-one will use that anymore.
Further more, the rims weight more than the spec says (ask someone to put a rim on a scale and you'll see)

Specs:

https://www.corima.com/rims.html?isorc=1
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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