11 lbs - 5.3 kg focus fixed gear project new pics!

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craciunptr
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by craciunptr

Hi

after long hours and countless experiments i have managed to create what i think is the cheapest per gram bike in the world:))

here are the specs:

focus cayo frame - 60 pounds
full carbon fork - 40 pounds
neco caron headset - 17 pounds
extralite the post - 15 pounds
kcnc seat collar - 10
sram force modded cranks - 30 pounds
stronglight 42 t chainring - 7 pounds
nest titanium pedals - 28 pounds
china 97 g stem - 20 pounds
easton cnt bars - 10 pounds
selle italia slr saddle - 20 pounds
ultremo r 1 tires - 30 pounds
ultra comp tubes 14 pounds
american classic front wheel - 30 pounds
american classic sprint rear rim with neon trials hub - 100 pounds
gussset half link chain - 30 pounds

460 pounds spent.

i think that is the rundown

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i did cut down the riser bars


i want to go lighter so i will take the clear coat off and sand the beauty layer off as well as remove any mounts. maybe drill the bb as well. and advice is welcome.

Thanks!
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craciunptr
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by craciunptr

advice is welcome ! also forgot to add it is a fixed gear bike

sancle1
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by sancle1

Great looking bike, are you going to get a bigger chain ring?

t0ph0id
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by t0ph0id

Nice, I like it!

I really want to lighten my single speed up, but I currently like how rugged it is and that I don't care to lock it up anywhere.
If I spent money on it I'd be concerned about it getting nicked!

DRAGON60
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by DRAGON60

Don't fool yourself----that bike is nick-worthy-----lock it up!

craciunptr
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by craciunptr

managed to shave another 20 grams by removing the cable guiders :) hopefully i will get more weight down by removing the clear coat and beauty layer.

should i drill the rims?

Grill
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by Grill

Needs drop bars. Other than that very nice.

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euan
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by euan

Brakes? Foot retention?

Brakeless and no foot retention is beyond idiotic
"Step forward the climber and all those who worship at the altar of lightness" - R. Millar

craciunptr
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by craciunptr

I will buy some holdfast straps when i will afford it :)

Murphs
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by Murphs

and health insurance?

oldmuthariley
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by oldmuthariley

Murphs wrote:and health insurance?


not needed - NHS will sort out the broken bones :thumbup:

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spOOn1965
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by spOOn1965

In Denmark, a street-legal bike MUST have one(or more) brakes on front wheel, -and minimum one, on rear wheel !
Most normal bicycles have the "pedal-back" rear brake (Works only with intact chain), if chain brakes (or comes of), -the front brake can still stop You (save You).
-Good luck, riding in public with the missing brake/freewheel set-up.
Btw, You sure know where to get the components at low prices ! £60 for the frame...wow, and SRAM cranks £30(incl. BB ?) -I wish I could find these kinda bargains.. -Are they third-hand, or repaired items ?
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-Will Race for food..

craciunptr
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by craciunptr

Well I am doing some work experience at the moment in Bristol and I ride it to work every day and I have no problem stoping even downhill:) I used to ride a 52 14 gearing brake less. This is easy. Yeah I get the parts sh and fix them if neded. Soon I will get this to my goal of 4 kg

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spOOn1965
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by spOOn1965

If You Hacksaw the frame (very hard), -Loose the stem/handlebars/headset, -Removes Rear Wheel (and chain), and buys a bigger saddle, -then The bike will look like this
1968-schwinn-unicycle.jpg

-And the goal is easy reached. :wink:
The standard Torker cx Unicycle 2012 (no photo), is just 4.0Kg and costs £85 total.
-Now the minimalistic limits are : I pedal, I move, -and I stop... -Cycling !.......
-Will Race for food..

craciunptr
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by craciunptr

very funny:)) but really I will do it . and do it cheaply I will.

i actually own the schwinn unicycle in the picture only the chrome got a bit rusty

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