This thread shall be for the admiration of the members brave enough to handle a drill on a $700 pair of levers etc etc...
So brave, noble and true Weight Weenies, you now have a place to show off your adventures, be they failed attempts, or raving successes! I want to see them!
Tuned Sram Red Rear Derailleur, 11 hours worth of work on it, final weight = 104.67 Grams. Saving of just over 40 grams. Have ridden over 5000km on it with no major failures (bar jockey wheels, see "AFC Pulley Wheel Review" Thread). Light and functional, and i think its pretty too... Plans to go under 95 Grams yet!
Tuned Sram Red Levers, 18 hours work in the pair, with continual research on hoods underway, waiting on some Clamps from Berk, Final weight will be under 210 Grams, originally weighed 298 Grams, so saving of around 90 Grams all up! Put 3000km on them with absolutely no worries at all!
Tuned Pedals that i will not say the name of (see "Tuned Pedals called PlaySpeed if you reversed the name..." thread for more info), 30 hours work in these, took a standard pair of Chromoly PlaySpeeds and took them down to 117.80 Grams from 208 Grams, 80 Grams gone, Handbuilt all of the alloy parts in it, and tuned the Ti axle, (boring and milling it), Second version plans are underway!
Custom Built Barrel adjuster and Nut, made out of Delrin, for the rear derailleur and down-tube adjuster as well, functions perfectly, and significantly lighter than what i've seen available for purchase here in NZ.
Home Made Areolite Pedals, on a Stainless Axle for my first Generation versions, have devised a system that can fit these to any existing axle (Titanium, Steel, Stanless... etc), Delrin barrels, lightest version i built (Stainless Steel Axle) = 65.6 Grams a pair!
I've also built ISP seat clamps and Toppers, my current version i ride now weighs a total of <20 Grams. All custom built Yokes, Thru Rod and Cradles! Pics to come!
Now Show me what you have all built! Hopefully im not the only one!!
First pic is of Campy record carbon brake levers that I put on my hillclimb bike.
I think they're about 150 grams from the 220 start point.
Levers were shortened on account of no drops. Aluminum pins machined, cable pull replaced w/ 7075 alum. Excess hood rubber removed. All 4 pcs. of lever housing bodies were
epoxied together and then hollowed out as 1 unit, not to extreme measures.
Lever bodeis were epoxied to the carbon bars. You've heard of bar stem combos, well this is a bar lever combo. And then the lever bodies/bar received a carbon tape wrap sort of
like a clamp, but a wrap.
1/4 way up the 1 st. race. So rather than redesign a newer better, heavier shift boss with more contact area... I came up with this. Brake shifting w/ a down tube shifter.
The area where the shifter housing is mounted was cosiderably thinned a would have broken
with repeated shifter flexing. So first it received a carbon cap reinforcement. Then the housing
was epoxied and riveted in place. Then the shifter boss stud was threaded in and locked in place
with a ti pin from a spoke. Complete assembly is 18-19 grams. Cable housing comes out of
the rear side of brake lever housing.
for a carbon peice of eye candy. It is NEEDED. It may help to inspire some of the newer,
younger members on this forum to come up with ideas/projects of their own.
AND... we won't see posts like:What colour handlebar tape should I use? Or... Help me spend
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