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9.19lb Bike - Unreal. Would you want to sit on this??(8 posts)

9.19lb Bike - Unreal. Would you want to sit on this??DannyBoy
Aug 29, 2002 12:00 PM
Just discovered this whilst surfing the web, mad eh!

http://weightweenies.starbike.com/articles.asp?ID=21
Certifiably insane - but in a good way :-) nmOffTheBack
Aug 29, 2002 3:09 PM
Wowjeph
Aug 29, 2002 3:14 PM
Did you see how much the fork weighs? 275G?! No freaking way would I ride that beast, just thinking about the road rash (not to mention the dental bill) when the fork\seatpost\cranks decides to snap...
wowDougSloan
Aug 30, 2002 5:55 AM
I'd bet that one is a real noodle. It seems so "optimized" (i.e., drilled out), that it would probably fold the first time you hammered on it, though. There is almost nothing left of the chainrings except the teeth. Too much (little) of a good thing.

Doug
Perfectly ridablebikedodger
Aug 30, 2002 10:24 AM
by your average 70 Lb rider!
funny the specs dont match the picColnagoFE
Aug 30, 2002 7:44 AM
for instance you can see it has Zipp wheels, but it lists something different on the specs. And what does the "optimized" mean? Did he drill 'em? I mean D/A already has TI bolts and such so how much lighter CAN you make it without sacrificing function?
CLB brakesJimP
Aug 30, 2002 8:41 AM
It is interesting that he used CLB brake levers and calipers. I used CLB on a TT bike about 1988 because they were lighter than anything else available then. I still have the bike and wanted to replace the brake lever hoods but I have been unable to find anyone who has any of the old parts. It seems that Sachs bought CLB and then discontinued the brake product line.

Jim
Stupid peopleIan
Sep 2, 2002 5:31 PM
Now, I'm all for a light bike. I have Look KG381i that comes in right at 17 lbs. I could get it down to 15.5 fairly easily; lighter weight tires and tubes, D/A bottom bracket instead of Ultegra, SLR saddle, USE seatpost instead of Look ergopost. But where does it end, my comfort and the bike's performance would suffer. I might not like the seat, I would flat more often, the bottom bracket would require more upkeep.

Anyway, that is not really what the heading in my message is about. I looked around that site a bit and there is some guy who took an ITM The Stem and because he did not like the color and also wanted to save weight, shaved the gold coating off and painted it black. DUMB! That stem is coated gold for a reason. It is because magnesium corrodes quickly and easily and the gold coating is much like an anodized or irridite finish, it protects the metal. The paint is not going to be able to do the same job. I hope this guy has a plastic surgeon on retainer, he is going to need it when that stem snaps in two.

Ian