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Race, NOT "Road"!

meagainmeagain Posts: 2,774
edited June 2008 in The bottom bracket
This is lightest bike I've built for a good while - and not what I'd call a road bike.

8kgs - DA cranks and b/b, Ultegra shifters (thanks Steve928!) and mechs, Aksiums (thanks Neil!) so suppose could shed maybe 1.5 of that with lighter wheels, bars, post/saddle. And Timet frames not lightest titanium but reckoned pretty good a few years ago.

Pity I don't race....should fetch me enough to buy a Brompton in a month or so!

Pretty though IMO.

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  • meagainmeagain Posts: 2,774
    And from the front!

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  • you'll shed a bit more by chopping the excess steerer above the stem off.
    saddle looks pretty heavy, get a spesh toupe they rule and are light.

    don't like the pedals btw, do you not use clipless?
  • redddraggonredddraggon Posts: 10,862
    What frame is that?
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  • meagainmeagain Posts: 2,774
    "you'll shed a bit more by chopping the excess steerer above the stem off."

    Yes, but only a tiny bit and limit the potential buyers!

    "saddle looks pretty heavy,"

    But it's comfy - and spending money on a saddle will not increase likely selling price!

    "don't like the pedals btw, do you not use clipless?"

    Finest pedals money can buy - with toe clips! No, I do NOT use clipless.

    As you'll have guessed I'm not keeping it. Any bike without 'grds is of no real use to me. Nor is a 53/39 race set up. And I don't really like drop bars. Thought I'd use it a couple of fine days over next month or so but family commitments and holidays mean that even that very unlikely - it's on Classifieds and will be off to th'bay as soon as I have time.
    d.j.
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  • meagainmeagain Posts: 2,774
    What frame is that?

    Raleigh Special Products Timet full titanium.
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  • lateraluslateralus Posts: 309
    what size is it?
  • meagainmeagain Posts: 2,774
    Seat tube 21.5" c b/b to c top tube/23" c b/b to top of seat tube. Top tube 22" c to c (that's the measurement given in the Classifieds ad!).
    d.j.
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  • lateraluslateralus Posts: 309
    That's a shame - a bit small for me!
  • meagainmeagain Posts: 2,774
    Shame for me too! Ne'er mind!
    d.j.
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