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Guestimate of Serotta frame/fork weight?(13 posts)

Guestimate of Serotta frame/fork weight?Mutual
Dec 15, 2002 3:41 PM
I am looking for the approx. weight for a 56 cm Legend Ti frame and Serotta's F1 fork.

Thanks, Daniel
re: Guestimate of Serotta frame/fork weight?koala
Dec 15, 2002 4:00 PM
I would guess the frame around 3.0lbs and I was on Serottas messageboard and read that a poster there weighed his F1 in at 630 grams(1.387lbs) which seems very heavy. People on that board who have an F1 rave about the performance of it, though.
Guestimate of Serotta frame/fork weight?gogene
Dec 15, 2002 8:22 PM
The F1 weighed in at 632 grams, on a commercial electronic gram scale. I was there when it was weighed. Frame and fork weight aren't quite as important as fashion would have it. The F1 is an absolute stellar performer!
Guestimate of Serotta frame/fork weight?koala
Dec 16, 2002 4:22 AM
Tell me why Serotta has turned to Reynolds to make their new forks and discontinued their F1?
Guestimate of Serotta frame/fork weight?Mutual
Dec 16, 2002 10:20 AM
Damn, that is one heavy fork... I just bought a Serotta off of ebay(F1, Dura Ace) for 1700. I think I will try to sell the fork and pick up a Ouzo Pro or something similar. there is 9+ oz of difference between the two forks, not to mention by switch to aheadset with a different stem will save another 4 or so... Any one want to buy a F1 fork?:)

Daniel
Sell it on the Serotta Forum.Len J
Dec 16, 2002 10:51 AM
Since they discontinued that fork, regular riders who have the F1 have been clamboring for them. Those that have them rave about the ride. It has been referred to as the closest a Carbon fork can get to the ride of steel.

Len

BTW, you will lose more than 9 ounces if you just take a dump before you ride.
Want to sell me the fork? I'm a buyer!gogene
Dec 16, 2002 3:03 PM
Post your e-mail addy.
Want to sell me the fork? I'm a buyer! Better yet........gogene
Dec 16, 2002 3:07 PM
....e-mail me direct! gogene@hotmail.com
Carbon steerer......Len J
Dec 16, 2002 10:37 AM
F2 fork has a carbon Steerer and is available in 1 1/8 compared to the F1 that has a steel steerer in 1".

FWIW I just had a new Legend Ti built up with an F2, full Dura Ace triple, Open Pros w Conti Grand Prix, Nitto Bars, Speedpaly X2's, Nitto Cages and a Rithey stem in a 58 X 57 Half Paint & Half Polished and it weighs just shy of 18 pounds. I'm not a weight weinnie & went with sturdy over light & still came in at a respectible weight. The F2 is way overpriced but aledgedly is slightly stiffer than the Normal Ouzo Pro. Frankly I bought it to match the paint and to spend some of the settlement.

WTH you only live once.

Len
PS. 9 ounces is .3% of the combined weight of a 175 pound rider and an 18 pound bike. Outside of bragging rights I don't get it.
Carbon steerer......Mutual
Dec 16, 2002 2:32 PM
9 ounces is approx. .6 percent for my weight/bike-on a 2k hill with my wattage at LT it makes about a 1.5 sec difference or 8 meters-enough of a to win or lose a race. Daniel
Yea but.....Len J
Dec 16, 2002 3:17 PM
How many races that you do end on a 2K hill?

How many races (even at the TDF level) do you see people "dropped" on a climb bridge back up to the leader on the descent?

While I think you have to play every advantage, in a race you could make up that 8 meters just on shere willpower. I think your energy is better spent (With a better payback) on increasing your Power at LT.

Just My Oponion though.

Len
Yea but.....Mutual
Dec 16, 2002 3:58 PM
I can think 5 local races that end in significant hills this year and many more where they will have a significant outcome on the result of the race.

In a stage race like the TDF often times people are able to bridge back up to the leaders is because they were simply going for points, as opposed to staying away for the rest of the stage.

Obviously ones bike is a small part of whether or not one does well at a race-training, strategy, your team and luck play a much more important role. In a race 8 meters can be a lot-some gaps cannot be closed on will power alone.
Guestimate of Serotta frame/fork weight..real close to 4.5# nmgogene
Dec 15, 2002 5:32 PM