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Old 03-07-2013, 07:49 AM   #2341
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sorry, pretty yes; but i can't help but think "Ribbed for his/her (riding) pleasure"?


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That is an excellent application of a little fancy work
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:33 AM   #2342
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He can stand to lose a few pounds. There's a shop here in the DC area that got one down to 11# without compromising rideability.



It was on bikerumor a few months (?6?) ago

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Totally unreal.. I picked his bike up and my heart literally stopped for a second..

It was like holding unobtanium. So foreign and beyond words, like how is this so light and yet feels so solid..

One of the coolest things I've ever seen or touched..every bit equivalent to a million dollar car... but more pure in it's simplicity as a Bike..

I'll get pictures of his actual bike and post back.. Weird our fondness to Two Wheels...something in the symmetry, balance and function...It's why we're riders.
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Old 03-07-2013, 02:27 PM   #2343
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Lightest bike I own right now is 15.6#* with the light wheels on it. Giant TCR Advanced SL with a mix of Red and Rival on it. I *could* make it lighter, but I've still got a roll round my middle.

Easier to save # off of me than it is off the bike.

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* The other 2 are 17.X# (Full Tilt Boogie) and 22-ish# (Gunnar Crosshairs)
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:05 AM   #2344
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Lightest bike I own right now is 15.6#* with the light wheels on it. Giant TCR Advanced SL with a mix of Red and Rival on it. I *could* make it lighter, but I've still got a roll round my middle.

Easier to save # off of me than it is off the bike.

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* The other 2 are 17.X# (Full Tilt Boogie) and 22-ish# (Gunnar Crosshairs)
When I built up my Litespeed nine or ten years ago it was 16.5 with my race wheels.

I tried really hard to get over 200 to race my local Clydesdale class and no matter what I ate I couldn't put on that extra 5 pounds
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:18 AM   #2345
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Woohoo! Speaking of Ti...look what the cat dragged in! :)





Needs a little love...



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Old 03-08-2013, 05:36 AM   #2346
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:21 AM   #2347
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Woohoo! Speaking of Ti...look what the cat dragged in! :)

Needs a little love...
Who does that to such a bike?
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:23 AM   #2348
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Who does that to such a bike?
That is the very first thing that came to mind.
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:07 AM   #2349
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Totally unreal.. I picked his bike up and my heart literally stopped for a second..

It was like holding unobtanium. So foreign and beyond words, like how is this so light and yet feels so solid..
the most extreme example of that sensation i've personally experienced was with a Calfee tandem. imagine picking up a bike the size of a tandem that was built to deal with the forces applied to it be 2 people, yet still weighs less than many singles; kinda' mind-bending.


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Lightest bike I own right now is 15.6#* with the light wheels on it. Giant TCR Advanced SL with a mix of Red and Rival on it. I *could* make it lighter, but I've still got a roll round my middle.

Easier to save # off of me than it is off the bike.
can't agree; it's *so* much easier to write a check,... hence all the fat old guys rolling around on wunderbikes.
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:19 AM   #2350
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Lightest bike I own right now is 15.6#* with the light wheels on it. Giant TCR Advanced SL with a mix of Red and Rival on it. I *could* make it lighter, but I've still got a roll round my middle.

Easier to save # off of me than it is off the bike.

M

* The other 2 are 17.X# (Full Tilt Boogie) and 22-ish# (Gunnar Crosshairs)


My MTB weighs in at about 31-32 pounds

I don't care, I could stand to loose 40! That would be like having a zero gravity bike if I lost all that weight
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:30 AM   #2351
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Who does that to such a bike?
a very sick person, with much bigger fish to fry. :( It is, after all, just a bike. A Tom Kellogg spec'd Merlin-welded, titanium-cranked, internally-cable-routed, butted titanium feather of a bike.
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:03 AM   #2352
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My MTB weighs in at about 31-32 pounds

I don't care, I could stand to loose 40! That would be like having a zero gravity bike if I lost all that weight
My hardtail 29er weighs 29 pounds. It's the lighest MTB I've owned in a long time. I rode 40+ pound bikes for years! So to me, a 29 pound bike feels light! It would make a lot more sense for me to drop 40 pounds, then to try and make my bikes lighter...and it would be cheaper!

My 24" Mongoose BMX feels like a feather compared to my MTB! And my kids racing BMX weighs about 13 pounds, it's crazy light.

I saw a roadbike in the shop a few months back, all carbon, electronic shifting, etc. It was 13 pounds too, but also $13,000. No thanks.
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:31 AM   #2353
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My hardtail 29er weighs 29 pounds.
May be what I have, or at least very similar. I have a Trek Marlin; its a hard-tail 29er.
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:46 AM   #2354
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Who does that to such a bike?
Friend of a neighbor of mine. Rode the snot out of his Litespeed. Never bothered to clean it.

Sad. Very sad. That poor bike picked the wrong owner.

Me? I'm not quite 'break out the q-tip and clean it every ride' kind of guy, but cleaner = lasts longer and works better. I'll go thru mine every other week or so unless its been wet/muddy. The bike gets cleaned and re-lubed EVERY wet/muddy ride.

My first mtn bike (87 Rockhopper) was 27# before I put the Manitou 2 on it. Went up to 30# after that. ...but man oh man! was that inch of travel worth it!

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Old 03-08-2013, 12:14 PM   #2355
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a very sick person, with much bigger fish to fry. :( It is, after all, just a bike. A Tom Kellogg spec'd Merlin-welded, titanium-cranked, internally-cable-routed, butted titanium feather of a bike.
Looks like a nice beater to me.

Nothing a few sheets of scotch brite and a rag full of pledge won't fix. That's going to clean up to a nice ride!
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