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255 grams=?(9 posts)

255 grams=?DINOSAUR
Jun 25, 2001 9:59 PM
O.K. I'm lazy. I just swapped my Brooks Team Pro to to a Giro Fizik Pave. A weight reduction of a whooping 255 grams. How much weight did I shave off in pounds approximately? Sorry I'm a dumb old road dog and this gram stuff is greek to me. I'm trying to lighten my bike up and the first thing to go was the Brooks saddle, then all the junk I carried with me I never use. Sorry math is not my strong point...
454 grams to a pound. You saved +/- 9oz. (nm)shmoo
Jun 25, 2001 10:12 PM
The mother of all online conversion sites...JamesT.Kirk
Jun 26, 2001 3:49 PM
http://www.onlineconversion.com/

"Over 5,000 units, and 30,000 conversions"
Try thismike mcmahon
Jun 25, 2001 10:20 PM
Like you, math is not my strong suit. I found this site, which will do conversions for you. It is from a brewery, so you can't quibble with the source:

http://www.hbd.org/brewery/cm3/recs/convert.html
Only 8.93 ounces? Feels like a couple of pounds...NMDINOSAUR
Jun 25, 2001 10:34 PM
At least it did until you ran the conversion ;-) (nm)mike mcmahon
Jun 25, 2001 10:36 PM
nm
over half a pound, but the real question is...lonefrontranger
Jun 25, 2001 11:27 PM
... is your butt happy with the switch?

good on ditching the spare tonnage. Did you really need to carry that crank extractor anyway? :)
over half a pound, but the real question is...DINOSAUR
Jun 26, 2001 12:11 AM
Yes, my butt is happy. The Fizik has shorter rails so I'm a little more stretched out with my position. It's easier to get out of the saddle and stand when I asscend, the Brooks was a wide sucker, and I felt like I was dragging an anchor. It would be my choice for a cross country trek. My Klein feels more balanced now. Maybe it's in my head, but my bike feels a lot lighter. I passed on desert tonight, maybe I'm getting serious about this stuff. Bascon Robbins might go broke...
This-to-ThatCima Coppi
Jun 26, 2001 7:03 AM
I found this conversion application (windows based) on the web. It will do many metric to US measurement conversions, and I have found it very useful.

http://www.pangolin.co.nz/free_stuff.html