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weight weenie oath!(15 posts)

weight weenie oath!Spokeman
Nov 15, 2001 9:18 AM
Join hands with me brothers and sisters and take the pledge to no longer be weight weenies.

"I no longer will stress over minute weight differences on components. My weight weenie days are over. I'll ride my "heavy" 20lb bike and enjoy it. I'll train harder and smarter and use my money to ride/race more, not buy more parts."

I feel liberated.

Nov 15, 2001 9:21 AM
No Cinelli Ram? No Speedplay Ti X/1's? No Conti Supersonics? No SLR?

Resistance is futile.

Nov 15, 2001 9:23 AM
The wanks here would rather spend the extra cash than abstain from the 4th and 5th donut!
ram isnt that lightstr8dum1
Nov 15, 2001 9:45 AM
at 350g the RAM is heavy esp for 400$

u can get a 100g stem (Deda ITM) for under $150. then add in a 180g -200g bar (easton to anythinng Prima 199 shaped) for 60 to 160 $

so u can have a bar stem combo thats 70g lighter for more than 100$ cheaper!
I give up!Spokeman
Nov 15, 2001 10:16 AM
Interlopers in my weight weenie thread. :)
Not a chance!PaulCL
Nov 15, 2001 11:15 AM
What other justification could I ever have to buy new parts? God knows, I don't want to go on a diet and lose that 10lbs around my gut. I'd rather spend $200 bucks to save 50 grams.

OK, I'll take the oath - but only becuase my bike already weighs under 16lbs! Can't go much lower.....
Nov 15, 2001 11:51 AM
I once watched a woman in my lbs agonizing over the weight of everything on her new Cannondale. I passed her on the rode a few weeks later and she was wearing several gold chains, a bracelet on each hand, and more than one ring. At first it appeared contradictory!
ONCE director Manolo SaizJS
Nov 15, 2001 3:21 PM
who is known for his meticulous bike and component choices once yelled at a rider for wearing a bunch of gold jewelry to the start of a TT after he just spent a ton of money to lighten the team bikes.
re: weight weenie oath!cioccman
Nov 15, 2001 12:00 PM
No can do. I just might rip the leather cover off my SLR to save 25 grams.

Gotta get those CX-7s now too. Awfully pricey, but that doesn't matter.

Just got a catalog in the mail yesterday. The Record carbon cranks listed at $799.99. Hmmmmm.....
Record Carbon crank @ 800$ !Record Carbon crank 800$ !
Nov 15, 2001 12:58 PM
Now I'm happy to have Shim components ! So I'm sure that I won't buy this 800$ crank (is it possible to put such a high margin?)
does this mean:Rusty McNasty
Nov 15, 2001 12:55 PM
No titanium water bottle bolts?
No CF skewers?
No lightweight rim tape?
No going without handlebar tape?
Titanium water bottle bolts !!! LOLRecord Carbon crank 800$ !
Nov 15, 2001 1:00 PM
I didn't knew that one !, how about changing the stainless bolts on derrailleurs to Ti ones ?

how about Aluminum?Dog
Nov 15, 2001 2:16 PM
You kidding? Those Ti bottle cage bolts are pig iron! Gotta get aluminum - weighs half of Ti.

For Dura Ace parts, you can darn near replace everything with titanium or aluminum - including those hefty rear derailleur pivot bolts.

how about Aluminum?weiwentg
Nov 16, 2001 8:21 PM
i'm going to strip the handlebar tape off, take those silver plugs out of the ends of the handlebars, go without the cyclecomp and rear brake (they all tell us to rely on the front brake, don't they), get carbon fiber handlebars and skewers, titanium bolts for everything, one of those nice Campy Record carbon rear derailleurs and carbon fiber cranks. i'll do without seat and seat post: I'm man enough to stand the whole way! I'll take 4 links off my chain (and stay the hell out of the big gears). I'll drill holes in my frame, my chain and my handlebars. I'll get rid of my pedals, and glue my feet to thin but stiff metal plates. I'll under-inflate the tires. I'll take 8 spokes out of my shimano r535 wheels (they have 16 spokes, i'll just take alternating pairs of spokes out and make sure not hit any potholes). I'll shave my legs, arms, chest and head, ditch the watch and sunglasses, and lose 10 pounds (i'm 5'5" and 125 pounds).
BUT I'm getting a depleted uranium derailleur hangar. I'm sick of the damn thing getting bent.

re: weight weenie oath!daerider
Nov 15, 2001 8:35 PM
As your weight weenie days come to their bitter sweet end, regretably, mine are just beginning. You see, I never obsessed over the weight of my bike. What was the point, at 230lbs, a few hundred(heck who am I kidding) a few thousand grams just never really impacted my riding all that much. After wading through some feedback on really attacking the hills I decided my time had come. I was tired of being left in the dust on the really big climbs. It was time for me to shed some serious weight. So the diet and meticulous training regimen insued. From march to November I dropped 45lbs and now maintaining a healthy 185lbs @ 5% bodyfat. I feel great and have reserves of power I never thought possible to unleash on the serious climbs.

But this is where my story begins. I can't shed anymore weight on body, so now I have looked to my bike to lighten the load. Is there any hope for me? Or am I destined to be a slave to my machine?