Jon all good stuff!!
My scalpel is already set up with a double chain ring setup... 29 and
43 ... integrated crankset on the scalpel 4000 .. and that is already pretty light. my low gear is
a 29-34 combo My friend has the scalpel 3000 that does not have the integrated crankset.. and
he switched to a dura-ace cassette and saved some weight... but he is very, very strong .. his
low is 22-25.
I already switched from my seatpost quickrelease back to the fixed bolt clamp.
maybe i can remove the grips and put some sticky stuff in their place?
I also could remove the rear shock lock out mechanism that is on the handlebars ... but i use it
quite a bit as some of these races have a lot of high speed fire roads as part of the course ( like
winding trails). same goes for the computer and heart rate monitor... I need them for lap times and
to keep the HR under control.
another thing i was thinking of is to get rid of the camelback and use a single water bottle and
have someone give me a fresh one after each lap... that would probably be the biggest weight
reduction of anything i've done... but i'm not ready yet to do that either.
On Fri, 06 Jun 2003 02:20:50 GMT, "Jon Bond" <[email protected]
>"Charles Beristain" <[email protected]
> wrote in message
>> On Thu, 05 Jun 2003 02:46:48 GMT, "Jon Bond" <[email protected]
>> >red phoenix or something like that. Not sure how they ride though.
>> that's what i'm now using.. tioga red phoenix's... they seem sticky and sure footed so far...
>> i'll let you know at the end of the race season<G>
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>Well there you go then. One more way to lighten the bike, and get better handling, although its
>going to be expensive as all get out, and might not work with the scalpel:
>Mmmm... 5th Element Air. Beauty.
>Other small things to think about... some VERY small: Chainrings, grips, QR-->Bolt on, carbon
>spacers + top cap, shifter indicators (cover the hole with a cut lizard skins carbon fiber frame
>patch), cable runs (make sure they're short without being TOO short).
>If you really want to cut weight: Put a road cassette on the back, with a road rear derailleur Two
>front chainrings "Extralite" brand chainrings, seatpost collar, stem, seatpost, although some of
>this might be "stupidlight"
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