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my four new bikes(25 posts)

my four new bikesJS Haiku Shop
Mar 17, 2003 11:39 AM
since everybody else seems to be posting pics of their shiny new steeds, i didn't want my handsome baby-poop-green bike getting all jealous. it's not even a year old yet, but has several thousand miles on it, including some dirt, gravel, mud, snow, ice, salt, rain, "freezing precipitation", and a cyclocross season (not to mention a few nice, sunny, warm days). it's a bit hefty, but comfy as all get-out. i've cleaned it up a few times, mostly the moving parts, touched-up a few nicks and scrapes with "wet-n-wild" clear nail polish (wow, that stuff smells really great), and re-applied frame saver already.

as it will certainly serve all the following purposes and more this year, here are a few pics of my new race, crit, rando, and ultra-light climbing bikes...
my new road race bikeJS Haiku Shop
Mar 17, 2003 11:39 AM
wonder if they'll allow fenders in a circuit road race?
what the heck do you carry in the bag?DougSloan
Mar 17, 2003 2:14 PM
I think I could live for a week out of that bag. Got a spare everything in there? Simply remove that and there's your time trial bike, climbing bike, etc.

my mom, for moral support. ;-) nmJS Haiku Shop
Mar 17, 2003 2:15 PM
my new criterium bikeJS Haiku Shop
Mar 17, 2003 11:40 AM
corners like she's on rails. stiff, too.
and where is your new TT bike? nmcyclopathic
Mar 17, 2003 12:48 PM
new randonneuring bikeJS Haiku Shop
Mar 17, 2003 11:41 AM
have to get it dirtied-up before the rides, though.
new ultra-light climbing bikeJS Haiku Shop
Mar 17, 2003 11:42 AM
I just installed the Ti bolt kit. any ideas on how i could shave a few more grams?
Cut the stoppers out of your water bottles.Spoke Wrench
Mar 17, 2003 11:58 AM
That will save at least a gram or so per bottle - actually a bit more since some of the water will splash out. Otherwise I can't think of any weight saveing measures that would be appropriate for this bike.
well, that's at least three grams saved (3rd btl in the bag) nmJS Haiku Shop
Mar 17, 2003 12:02 PM
Drill huge holes in your bottles and put plastic bags inside 'emMB1
Mar 17, 2003 2:01 PM
Saw it done way back in the 60's when drilling your parts was the rage.
wow, hadn't thought of that one...JS Haiku Shop
Mar 17, 2003 2:13 PM
...but the weight saved here will stop me just short of a full-body shave. i also considered having the fillings removed from my (remaining) teeth. LOL.
fill up the seatbag with helium balloonstarwheel
Mar 17, 2003 12:06 PM
If you're trying to lose weight off your body, though, fill it up with rocks.
rocksJS Haiku Shop
Mar 17, 2003 12:09 PM
you've read my mind.

riding my merckx from time to time (shorter rides or longer supported ones) sure feels strange. so light it's like i'm gonna break it (but not). ~23 pounds with a tiny seatpack, 1 tube, patch kit, 2x co2 cartridges, inflator, 2x 16 oz bottles, profile airstryke aerobar. that thing's really fast. :)
on second thought ...tarwheel
Mar 17, 2003 12:17 PM
If you filled up that Carradice bag with helium balloons, your bike might float away.
Save a few more grams by...wasabekid
Mar 17, 2003 12:08 PM
replacing the wooden clothes pins with ultra light clear tape.

time trial and x bikes? nmDougSloan
Mar 17, 2003 1:30 PM
oh, sorry. here's my x bike...JS Haiku Shop
Mar 17, 2003 1:56 PM
and yes, that's "belly breathing". LOL!
ok, there have been two requests for pic of my TT bike...JS Haiku Shop
Mar 17, 2003 1:59 PM
after doing the math, i reasoned that aerobars weighing about a pound would make this bike far too heavy. i do have a carbon frame at home waiting for a TT kit, but it'll be awhile. still, i have the feeling that a TT bike without the benefit of full fenders is only really "half a bike". so, i'm thinking about some kent peterson colorplast fenders for the new CF rig.


btw, an all-black CF monococque frame with all-black finishing kit and red/white/blue colorplast fenders looks just fine with white tube socks.
one more pound??cyclopathic
Mar 18, 2003 6:30 AM
Airstryke 2k are more like 1 1/4!
LOL :-) (nm)Horace Greeley
Mar 17, 2003 12:03 PM
Do I see spacers? How much do they weigh?OldEdScott
Mar 17, 2003 12:07 PM
-11 grams so farJS Haiku Shop
Mar 17, 2003 12:11 PM
spacers = not much, but that extra 2 cm steerer tube might save a few more grams. let's say 9 grams. ok, we're up to 12 grams off the bike, plus helium balloons in the carradice bag, plus adhesive tape instead of wood & metal safety pins. let's round that up to 11 grams, so far.
As "spuncrazy" illustrates below in "Balance II"Scot_Gore
Mar 17, 2003 12:28 PM
You only need one pedal, no handlebars or headsets, and apparently you can cut off one leg and both arms.

: )

Irregardless, its ironic (funny post JS Haiku) nmmwood
Mar 17, 2003 1:23 PM