Kids Road Bike

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.

by Weenie

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by HammerTime2

In Action - pictures !, CarpetFibre wrote:Image
CarpetFibre wrote:Just built up a new bike for my little brother. He's just moved from his 650c bike. Total bike weighs 6.5kg - 34cm short reach/drop Salsa bars and 165mm Rotor 3D cranks were perfect for his small size.

We're gonna swap the stem for a -17 one and get an in-line seatpost - also the steerer needs cutting of course.


So what's the deal? Obermayers good enough for you, but not for your little brother?

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by CarpetFibre

If he's really careful he can borrow them. That's part of the reason he specifically asked for Campagnolo 10 speed. :wink:

It's psychological gain for him more than anything else - the placebo effect works on him an absolute treat. I remember when we were out for a ride when he was just 8 - he was flagging and moaning a bit, so I lent him my aero time trial helmet. After that, he absolutely flew home! :lol:

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