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ok weight weenies(10 posts)

ok weight weeniesHank
Mar 16, 2001 10:28 AM
try to beat this:

http://www.mtbr.com/techtalks/weight/messages/127427.shtml
I think he went a bit too far by eliminating ...Humma Hah
Mar 16, 2001 10:36 AM
... the pedals. I mean, I know there are some grams involved, but durn, what's that do to performance.

And what in the world was THAT bike doing at MTBR? I challenge it to a race right now, in Los Penesquitos Canyon Reserve, the cruiser against the flyweight. I'll even let him install pedals, and I'll provide the trash bag so he can pick up the remains of the the bike.
bikes like that aren't meant for ridingDog
Mar 16, 2001 10:45 AM
Pedals would add at least 150 grams. (1/3 pound)

That bike isn't meant for riding. Based upon really lightweight setups I've done, once you start hammering, it would start feeling a little noodley under you. But, it's a nice hobby project.

Doug
hobby is the right wordHank
Mar 16, 2001 10:49 AM
might be okay for a light, smooth rider while seated on a climb. I think it would suck everywhere else and for everyone else.
bikes like that aren't meant for ridingSkip
Mar 16, 2001 11:12 AM
I'm not familliar with this frame, and that probably accounts more than anything for it's integrity/stability/etc., but all the rest of the listed components are top notch stuff. What would make this bike noodley? The frame, the low weight, the combo of components?

Skip
the frame, mostlyDog
Mar 16, 2001 11:25 AM
To get that light, the frame is probably under 2 pounds. Unless it's a really small frame, from my experience it would be noodely. I've read that the Morati crank is pretty flexy, too.

Doug
the frame, mostlySkip
Mar 16, 2001 11:36 AM
Thanks for your insightful wisdom.

Skip
the people on the MTBR weight board...Hank
Mar 16, 2001 10:47 AM
make the weight weenies on this board look like dilettantes.
Where's a feller...Tim
Mar 16, 2001 11:23 AM
...find some o' them MRC pedals? Are they still in production?
Flex or no flex she has to be sweet on a long mountain climb.Campbell
Mar 18, 2001 3:11 PM
Put a dura ace crank on it.But as far as the rest ya'll right