1998 OCLV hardware bits

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Chris M, Feb 15, 2006.

  1. Chris M

    Chris M Guest

    I am putting together a 1998 OCLV and I have already updated the fork
    and seatpost collar. I want to get lighter replacements for the steel
    front derailleur hanger and the cable guides. Actually the guides are
    not that heavy but they are kind of crappy. I bet they more recent
    hardware is better though I haven't looked myself. Any Trek dealers out
    there that can advise?
     
    Tags:


  2. >I am putting together a 1998 OCLV and I have already updated the fork
    > and seatpost collar. I want to get lighter replacements for the steel
    > front derailleur hanger and the cable guides. Actually the guides are
    > not that heavy but they are kind of crappy. I bet they more recent
    > hardware is better though I haven't looked myself. Any Trek dealers out
    > there that can advise?


    Sorry, but they're still using the same front derailleur hanger. It's
    difficult (if not impossible) to use a different material than steel and
    have it stiff enough. Any flex badly affects shifting. I'll have to check,
    but I believe even the SSLx has the same hanger (even though it's had other
    parts modified for lighter weight, such as drilled-out headset cups etc).

    --Mike Jacoubowsky
    Chain Reaction Bicycles
    www.ChainReaction.com
    Redwood City & Los Altos, CA USA
     
  3. Chris M

    Chris M Guest

    Wow, that really surprises me (and yet, not as much as it should). As
    an occasional cynic, I have so wonder if some of that development that
    went in to boron on the BB shell, etc. could have gone in to a simple
    magnesium replacement to knock off at least 20 grams for much less cost
    plus it could not just be deployed on every bike they use but on every
    OCLV back to...1992? But that would not really help sales, would it
    since manufacturers don't feel the need to quote frame weights with
    those goodies installed (though some must and a deraillear hanger
    should be included).

    Say Mike, would it make sense to use a derailleur with its own forged
    al clamp? Have you ever weighed that component (the steel hanger)?
    Please post the weight of you have it. BTW, I bought this bike from you
    as an emergency replacement for a stolen custom Klein with Record. It
    was the only bike with either OCLV or Klein butted tubeset (road) with
    Campagnolo (9-speed Veloce though!) Luckily I had considered the then
    new 1992 OCLV when I ordered one of the first Kleins with the new
    butted tudeset (same year though it only shipped in the fall of 93!)
    and it was a close call between the OCLV and the Klain back then.
    Having Campy only on the OCLV (in Feb 1998 when I had to replace it,
    along with the slim chance I might get the Klein back made it an easy
    decision to ge the OCLV back then). I also remember you had a Clark
    Kent straight gauge used titanium bike with Chorus for a decent price
    and I has a hard time getting Veloce over Chorus but I new the frame
    was much better for my needs). I haven't dropped in since I moved up to
    the Sierrs foothills in mid 2002 and injured my back during the move.
    I still can't always walk (like today) but it rarely stops me from
    putting in the time on the saddle. The shops up here are not anywhere
    near the quality of the Bay Area (probably an indication of the
    buyers). I miss guys like you, Tony up in Sausolito, etc. There is a
    promising little LBS down near the community college called iBike, run
    by a pair of good cycling guys. They have a dog in the shop whenever it
    is open and that is a good sign IMO. They also carry some brands hard
    to find in stock, like the Ridleys and some other high-end bikes like
    Felt and similar brands. Cerelo wuold be a nice addition to their
    selection....that is just my opinion.

    Anyhow, thanks Mike. Any help on that or any other suggestions for
    getting the weight down on this frame would be appreciated. I have a
    Record h\s and bb, I got a really light collar from you in 200 or so,
    Ritchey WCS stem, Deda 215 bar (when I can get a CF ergo bar in the 160
    gram range then I will replace it) Record "D" calipers, Brifters, IRD
    alloy ferrule cable housing, Eurus and other Campag wheels, Sell San
    Marco SKN saddle, some fairly light steel allow cages I got from you
    back in 1998 when I went through the first round of upgrades, oh, the
    Record is all 2002 or newer) a collection of seatpins all trimmed to
    length including the Thomson it came with, an American Classic original
    version in black and silver (they go back ad forth on several bikes),
    and a USE Alien with the unfortunately hard to adjust older 2 screw
    clamping system, Speedplay X/2 pedals, some titanium skewers I got from
    you in purple, burgundy and some ti skewers that shipped with Rolf
    wheels. I think that is it. The only thing I can do without getting
    crazy brake calipers, a saddle without padding, or $400 cf handlebars
    are some 38 mm American Classic (ZIPP rims) wheels. Swapping from the
    Eurus wheels I have would drop about a half Kilo and that would be
    sweet for raceday up Mt. Diablo:>) other than that I think I did
    everything I could. Did I miss anythiing?

    Thanks again Mike

    PS - If you think really hard you might remember my frame with the beat
    up paint job (sivler blue and black) similar to my Klein's "UV" paint
    (silver, purple and black). It is now Silver and and one light coar of
    clear over the bare OCLV. I did not do it for weight, but I think that
    saves weight too. That is what they did with the first 5900, isn't it?
    The spray theme is like one of the Look models intended to make some of
    the tubes look less bulky.
     
Loading...
Loading...