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bencolembencolem Posts: 463
edited June 2013 in Your road bikes
Going for a nice and durable club-ride build. Got an EC90 std crankset and ceramic bb to come, Schwalbe tyres and Antares saddle to complete the build.

Not sure if my scales are under-reading and the new 7900 wheelset weigh like bricks or whether its correct and the ultegra bits are coming in a bit light?

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  • seven7facesseven7faces Posts: 360
    love the frame, great colour scheme
  • Cats EyesCats Eyes Posts: 49
    Careful you don't scratch those rims! Nice looking build!
  • Slow DowncpSlow Downcp Posts: 3,041
    Don't forget to weigh any grease that you use :wink:
    Carlsberg don't make cycle clothing, but if they did it would probably still not be as good as Assos
  • markos1963markos1963 Posts: 3,724
    You wally! You weighed the chain in it's packet! Countless weightweenies will throw themselves off the nearest cliff upon seeing that! :wink:
  • may be cus your weighing them on a cardboard box and it'll flex a bit (dispersing the weight)? try putting the scales on the ground?

    ha, and i have never liked physics 8)
  • marin_maniacmarin_maniac Posts: 513
    Dura Ace wheels weighing in like bricks?

    Are you kidding me?

    At 1400 odd grams I'd be happy with them.

    Nice build. Love the BMC frames.
  • nakita222nakita222 Posts: 341
    I saw this on WW, lovely colour scheme
  • bencolembencolem Posts: 463
    Update, good to see that the Antares was bang on the claimed 145g (inner tubes were inside the tyres). I'm more bothered about this being a solid, durable, work-man-like build than anything else, but having built a Ti Litespeed to 13.4lbs last time I can't help myself but see if this comes in at 15lbs or not (reckon I should be just on it?)

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  • bencolembencolem Posts: 463
    Update:

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  • bencolembencolem Posts: 463
    Rubbish pics of finished build (bar the rear brake - the adjuster barrel was missing!). Just done a 60 miler on it (with front brake only) and surprised how comfortable it was, hubs are awesome, top tube a bit wide when out of the saddle, undecided about the saddle, overall happy!

    Oh, and I know the cages are gopping, just a stop-gap until I decide what I want.

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  • SupergooseSupergoose Posts: 1,089
    bencolem wrote:
    Rubbish pics of finished build (bar the rear brake - the adjuster barrel was missing!). Just done a 60 miler on it (with front brake only) and surprised how comfortable it was, hubs are awesome, top tube a bit wide when out of the saddle, undecided about the saddle, overall happy!

    Oh, and I know the cages are gopping, just a stop-gap until I decide what I want.

    Saddle is win, Tacx Tao black for the cages. Bike looks great.
    Rock 'n' Roule
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    I think you have way too much time on your hands.............nice build BTW. :D
  • hairyleghairyleg Posts: 134
    nice bike........do we need to guess the weight? 16.5lb :D
    This is not a race!!!!But I'm winning
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    Cannondale caadx 9
  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 15,959
    hairyleg wrote:
    nice bike........do we need to guess the weight? 16.5lb :D

    lol - I was just scrolling down for the last 20 minutes thinking "why doesn't he just weigh the finished bike" and lo, he doesn't :lol:

    Nice colour scheme.
    Faster than a tent.......
  • bencolembencolem Posts: 463
    Reassuring legal (without bottle cages) :wink: To be fair, feels more than 1.5lbs heavier than the Litespeed:

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  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 15,959
    But what does the actual bike weigh (ie not the components added together!)
    Faster than a tent.......
  • ZachariahZachariah Posts: 782
    Yeah, don't forget all those grams of sweat and oil from your hands - and dust!

    PS Nice bike there.
  • leonardoAleonardoA Posts: 5
    bencolem wrote:
    Reassuring legal (without bottle cages) :wink: To be fair, feels more than 1.5lbs heavier than the Litespeed:

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    Can you send me your number as I cannot reply to the PM you sent me, Thanks
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