best way to lose weight ?

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  1. miater

    miater New Member

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    i've got a lemond tourmalet - 2003 - reynolds 853 , 105 rear , tiagra front and shifters, it weights 23 pounds.

    guys I ride with are buying new bikes that weigh between 16 and 18 pounds.

    how can i keep up without spendning a lot of money on a new bike?
     
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  2. miater

    miater New Member

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    I have matrix aurora wheels i really don't know how much they weigh but I'm sure that would be a good place to start.

    it's just so expensive to get anything worth the change.
     
  3. Hitchy

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    G'day,

    In the 'weight reduction stakes', the best bang for your buck is spent on those items of 'rotating mass'. What that means is that you will get twice the weight benefit on any item that rotates on your bike. Ie: save 100g get 200g in 'actual' benefit. Therefore, the things to look at 1st (I'm assuming your budget isn't unlimited) will be Wheels, pedals, shoes, cranks etc......To paraphrase a line from the originally 'Mad max' movie....weight is just a matter of $$$$...how light do you wanna go?",

    cheers,

    Hitchy
     
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    Get rid of any extra bacon you are dragging around and train harder.
     
  5. miater

    miater New Member

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    that's a given. I 'm looking for advice on what parts to replace on the bike.
     
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