My 15lb steel Ellis NAHBS show bike

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toosahn
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by toosahn

So I dunno if 15lbs counts a lightweight, but this Ellis I have sits at around there with a complete Dura-Ace Di2 group and EDGE/ENVE carbon tubular wheelset.

Anyways, I'm a little new to these forums, but I'm a fan of steel. And it seems the Ellis pulls off lightness pretty well! But I'm a naive newbie and anything 5lbs or more lighter than my everyday bike, a 1975 63cm Eisentraut limited, is light to me (the Eisentraut comes in at around 27lbs, and in case you are wondering why I have a 56cm Ellis and a 63cm Eisentraut, it's because the Ellis I bought from a friend to sell).

Anyways, I hope this is not a cliche topic, but anyone else got lightweight steel rigs?

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btompkins0112
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by btompkins0112

Awesome bike!!! I would ride the mess out of that bad boy.....I have a serious hankerin' for a steel rig. Have been looking longingly at a IF Factory Lightweight...

:welcome: !!!

toosahn
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by toosahn

Yeah I wish I could ride it too! It's just 7cm smaller than it should be haha!


toosahn
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by toosahn

Well, cheers to that! :beerchug:

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Just moved the thread and altered the title a bit, as there's already a thread for steel bikes. Which, as this is Weight Weenies, the aim is (ideally) as light as is possible.

Great looking steed. And excellent weight! I love my steel bike (and steel in general) :thumbup:

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by Timo

Very nice! Is that a custom painted Pro Stealth stem/bar combi?
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by kgt

Like it a lot! I prefer the front wheel's profile.

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by xnavalav8r

I like it!

Here is my custom steel rig.

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by HaroldC

Sweet bike. Did he buy that from NYC Velo? I thought I swathe same bike there last year, grey Ellis with Di2 and painted FSA Plasma setup.


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very nice understated build , uber cool in certain parts of the world :thumbup:
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toosahn
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by toosahn

Timo wrote:Very nice! Is that a custom painted Pro Stealth stem/bar combi?



Yes it is.

toosahn
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by toosahn

HaroldC wrote:Sweet bike. Did he buy that from NYC Velo? I thought I swathe same bike there last year, grey Ellis with Di2 and painted FSA Plasma setup.


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I think he did.

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Beauty. I'd have gone with deda shallows instead, but that's serious business right there.

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Fourthbook
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by Fourthbook

Nothing finer than top-end steel with gorgeous lug work, etc: timeless beauty and flawless function. And 15lbs w/Di and mid-profile wheels meets my criteria for a WW steel steed! Makes me want to get my '91 Reynolds 753 Merckx spruced-up and back on the road...
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13.10 lbs (5.95 kgs) w/Enve 3.4-Tune 70/170 & Conti Competitions tubulars
12.53 lbs (5.68 kgs) w/FarSports 24-Extralite & Vittoria CX EVO II tubulars

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