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by whelmed

Hi All,

Looking for a bit of help - trying to figure out where to cut weight while not spending too much money. I've bought everything, and most of it at a great deal. My frame is still coming in from China, but I have a worst-case weight for that in there. Was wondering if anyone could offer some suggestions as to where to reduce weight for cheap:

Est. Weight Est. Weight Component Make/Model Actual Weight

Frame: 2500g (give or take)
1125g Frame China Carbon (Waiting for arrival)
380g Forks China Carbon (Waiting for arrival)
225g Seatpost China Carbon (Waiting for arrival)
31g Seatpost clamp China (Waiting for arrival)
150g Stem?? TBD - best guess TBD
260g Handle bars China Carbon (Waiting for arrival)
79g Headset China Carbon (Waiting for arrival)
140g Saddle Selle Italia Catopuma Flow Saddle (159g)
70g 2x bottle China Carbon (Waiting for arrival)
50g Bar Tape & plug Ordered

Groupo (2700g give or take)
Athena Group Campag
705g Crankset Campag Athena Carbon (Waiting for arrival)
360g Shifters Campag Athena Carbon (430g but includes cables)
209g Back Derailer Campag Athena (210g)
92g Front Derailer Campag Athena (92g)
255g Chain Campag Athena (242g)
230g Cassette Campag Athena (245g)
306g Brake calibres inc brakes Campag Athena (317g)
25g Tubes Campag Athena (114g)
29g BB Cups ?? Not sure if I need both (TBD)
100g BB Bearing ?? Not sure if I need both (TBD)
325g Pedals Shimano 105 (325g)
70g cleats 6' shimano cleats (70g)

Tyres (2400g give or take)
1827g Wheelset front Campag Vento (1035g)
(inc above) Wheelset back Campag Vento (837g)
360g tyres Schwalbe Ultremo R1 (waiting for delivery)
44g Skewer PlanetX Ti Skewers (43g)
168g inner tube Some Lightweight Skewers (154g)

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