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A weight question.....Bianchi Ti
Jun 11, 2002 1:12 PM
I have a Bianchi Ti-mega roadbike setup with Campy 8-speed record. The front fork is steel threaded. How much weight would I save if I changed the shifter/brakelever, brakes, f/r derailleurs, crankset, bb, and chain to Dura-ace 9 speed? How `bout Campy Record 10 speed?

How much weight would I save with an all carbon fork, threadless headset and stem? ie HSC-3, Chris King, Cinelli Solido.

BTW if you know of good source for this info please tell me. I'm trying to decide if I should upgrade the components or sell the bike and buy new. I will post a pic when I get my camera tonight.

Full bike specs-
Frame : Bianchi Ti Mega 53" c-t Celeste
Fork: Columbus Steel
Headset: Campy Record Threaded 1" 130mm
Stem: TTT Threaded
Bars: TTT Prima 220
Shifter/Brakelever: Campy Record Ti 8-speed
F DR: Campy Record 8 speed braze-on
R DR: Campy Record 8 speed
BB: Campy Record
Crankset: Campy Record 52/39
Chain: Sachs
Cassette: Record 11-23
Wheels: Shamal HPW
Tire: Michelin Bisynergistic 700x20
Pedal: Time Mag
Seat: Trans Am
Seat post: Campy Record
Cables: Ride-on
Skewers: Campy
Try a fork firstNessism
Jun 11, 2002 2:07 PM
If you go threadless with a full carbon fork you can save upwards of a full pound of weight. I would go that route since your frame is first rate. Their may be lighter frames on the market, but they will be flexier as well.

For a good price, check out the classified section of this site and look for wise cycle buys. He offered to sell me an Ozuo Pro full carbon for $235 shipped. If you want a Look, there are some new ones on ebay.

Good luck.

Ed
re: A weight question.....Charlie - Empire Cycle Craft
Jun 12, 2002 7:35 PM
I agree, A full carbon fork would make a big difference. Although since you through out the option of Record ten speed then that would be the obvious choice, but obviously spendier as well. An Ouzo Pro or an Alpha Q are both good choices. I spec them both on my frames and people love them.

Charlie Weisel
www.empirebicycles.com