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Does anyone still drill out their chainrings to shave weight(10 posts)

Does anyone still drill out their chainrings to shave weightXTR
Sep 30, 2002 3:54 AM
or did this practice die out in the eighties.

Gaer.
I won't say nobody does it anymore.Spoke Wrench
Sep 30, 2002 5:13 AM
but it sure isn't as common as it was in the 60's and 70's.
Not reallygrzy
Sep 30, 2002 7:49 AM
You're flirting with failure and possibly disaster given that chainrings can already fail under the legs of strong riders.

It's kind of a losing proposition - if you total up the volume of the material saved by the holes and multiply by the density you realize that you're only saving a few grams, but you've significantly weakened the structure. With the wide spread availability of CAD tools most higher end stuff is a lot closer to it's design limit. You're much more likely to assure yourself of a failure than any *reliable* performance increase.
I Drill Holes in My Socks to Save Weight n/mjromack
Sep 30, 2002 7:51 AM
Hey, I go commando to save weight! -nmgrzy
Sep 30, 2002 8:02 AM
I cut off the back end of my soles - saves rotating weight. nmdzrider
Sep 30, 2002 10:05 AM
Cut my left nut off - you only need one - ask Lance! -nmgrzy
Sep 30, 2002 10:35 AM
Do you veer to the right now? nmMike Prince
Sep 30, 2002 10:42 AM
Just skew saddle to the right, more room over there! nmSpunout
Sep 30, 2002 4:45 PM
Cut my left nut off - you only need one - ask Lance! -nmNoam
Sep 30, 2002 5:20 PM
Have you topped the sperm bank first.