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Old 02-22-2008, 02:01 AM   #789
tri boy
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rallybug
Indeed not - really 5 kilos? A few more bits like that and it'd be down to a nice weight
I think Davo may be stretching the weight truth just a wee bit there. (Aussies can do that. It's in their genetic make up)
Closer to reality would be a 0.5kg weight for the original cover, but any saving is a good saving.
The wheel assy's are heavy pieces of kit, and some nicely laced alloy rims, on trimmed down hubs would save about 5-8kg between both. But hey, this is a heavy honest bike. A whole lotta Rosie ain't a bad thing to deal with. Like doing a Tango with a fully built woman. A challenge, but if you pull it off,you'll get a standing ovation.
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