4.9kg road bike wow

mallorcajeff
mallorcajeff Posts: 1,489
edited October 2012 in Road general
just looking through ebay as you do, my god 4.9kilo!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/STORCK-FASCEN ... 4608dce3e8

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  • kleinstroker
    kleinstroker Posts: 2,133
    Crikey!!

    Wonder how much weight it will take??
  • declan1
    declan1 Posts: 2,470
    I'm surprised the chain isn't made out of carbon...

    Road - Dolan Preffisio
    MTB - On-One Inbred

    I have no idea what's going on here.
  • markos1963
    markos1963 Posts: 3,724
    What a load of bo11ocks!
    he obviously doesn't know a thing about real bikes and real racing.

    Quote ' sub 5kg fully raceable bike@

    Since when has the UCI lowered the minimum weight limit for racing?
  • ricky1980
    ricky1980 Posts: 891
    markos1963 wrote:
    What a load of bo11ocks!
    Quote ' sub 5kg fully raceable bike@

    concurred
    Road - Cannondale CAAD 8 - 7.8kg
    Road - Chinese Carbon Diablo - 6.4kg
  • TakeTurns
    TakeTurns Posts: 1,075
    Makes me wonder what will happen to this bike in conditions like this:

    http://youtu.be/H8qgjyqibwY
  • markos1963
    markos1963 Posts: 3,724
    He's probably selling it as he got trashed by a 14yo in a 3/4cat race riding an 16sp Allez.
  • That bikes is absolutely lovely though. Would only want it to have in the garage, couldn't contemplate riding that at my weight on roads of this condition.
  • Ber Nard
    Ber Nard Posts: 827
    200 quid to ship something that weighs less than 5kgs by DHL?!
  • hipshot
    hipshot Posts: 371
    It really is amazing as an example of lightweight engineering.

    Although one has to wonder what it weighs with two full water bottles and a fat Swiss banker sitting on it.
  • nickellis
    nickellis Posts: 239
    markos1963 wrote:
    What a load of bo11ocks!
    he obviously doesn't know a thing about real bikes and real racing.

    Quote ' sub 5kg fully raceable bike@

    Since when has the UCI lowered the minimum weight limit for racing?

    There have already been plenty of pro bikes on BR where the tech writer has stated that teams use lead ballast to make the UCI weight limited. IIRC it may have been Liquigas that were sticking lead shot in the seat tubes to bring the weight up to spec, someone will be along in a moment to correct me on the team probably.
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  • mallorcajeff
    mallorcajeff Posts: 1,489
    Loving that video take turns haha great.
  • napoleond
    napoleond Posts: 5,992
    To be fair, when it says fully raceable, how many of us race in races where there is a uci weight limit?
    There's lighter bikes on the weight weenies forum too.
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  • adr82
    adr82 Posts: 4,002
    Ber Nard wrote:
    200 quid to ship something that weighs less than 5kgs by DHL?!
    Most couriers charge by "volumetric weight", which essentially means "the bigger the box, the more you pay". So in cases like this with something light but large and bulky you really get screwed over.
  • bompington
    bompington Posts: 7,674
    adr82 wrote:
    Ber Nard wrote:
    200 quid to ship something that weighs less than 5kgs by DHL?!
    Most couriers charge by "volumetric weight", which essentially means "the bigger the box, the more you pay". So in cases like this with something light but large and bulky you really get screwed over.
    "Volumetric weight"? So it turns out that I'm really quite tall, if you measure me by "circumferential height"
  • declan1
    declan1 Posts: 2,470
    bompington wrote:
    adr82 wrote:
    Ber Nard wrote:
    200 quid to ship something that weighs less than 5kgs by DHL?!
    Most couriers charge by "volumetric weight", which essentially means "the bigger the box, the more you pay". So in cases like this with something light but large and bulky you really get screwed over.
    "Volumetric weight"? So it turns out that I'm really quite tall, if you measure me by "circumferential height"

    That made my morning :lol:

    Road - Dolan Preffisio
    MTB - On-One Inbred

    I have no idea what's going on here.
  • no wonder it weighs so much He hasnt even cut the steerer down
  • markos1963 wrote:
    What a load of bo11ocks!
    he obviously doesn't know a thing about real bikes and real racing.

    Quote ' sub 5kg fully raceable bike@

    Since when has the UCI lowered the minimum weight limit for racing?

    Since when does the UCI govern all racing? :wink: What the seller means by that is that the bike is still strong enough to be given punishment despite it's low weight.

    He is very wrong about the following description though

    "STORCK FASCENARIO 0.7IS
    The most exclusive, fastest, lightest bike in the world"

    In short - no it's not, no it's not, no it's not

    The lightest bike, to my knowledge, is just a show bike at the moment but was ridden for over 20,000km when it was a little heavier - http://antranik.org/worlds-lightest-road-bike-at-2-7kg/

    The lightest daily ridden bike (AFAIK) is Don Becker's Ruegamer at 3.5 Kg- http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum ... 10&t=96441

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  • adr82
    adr82 Posts: 4,002
    bompington wrote:
    adr82 wrote:
    Ber Nard wrote:
    200 quid to ship something that weighs less than 5kgs by DHL?!
    Most couriers charge by "volumetric weight", which essentially means "the bigger the box, the more you pay". So in cases like this with something light but large and bulky you really get screwed over.
    "Volumetric weight"? So it turns out that I'm really quite tall, if you measure me by "circumferential height"
    Exactly :lol:
  • markos1963
    markos1963 Posts: 3,724
    'Since when does the UCI govern all racing? What the seller means by that is that the bike is still strong enough to be given punishment despite it's low weight.'

    He said 'fully raceable' so inplying that you could race it anywhere. No doubt about the quality and build of the bike just the owners statement is suspect. If you could afford such a nice bike in the first place why on earth sell it?
  • As per http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/pro ... persix-evo

    "The claimed frame weight of 695g is impressively light. In fact, Cannondale love to point out that production bikes are “illegally light”. Team liaison Rory Mason was quick to point out the custom solid steel spindle used on Sagan’s bike to bring it up to the UCI’s minimum weight of 6.8kg (14.99lb)."
  • NewTTer
    NewTTer Posts: 463
    bompington wrote:
    adr82 wrote:
    Ber Nard wrote:
    200 quid to ship something that weighs less than 5kgs by DHL?!
    Most couriers charge by "volumetric weight", which essentially means "the bigger the box, the more you pay". So in cases like this with something light but large and bulky you really get screwed over.
    "Volumetric weight"? So it turns out that I'm really quite tall, if you measure me by "circumferential height"
    Excellent very very funny
  • DavidJB
    DavidJB Posts: 2,019
    markos1963 wrote:
    'Since when does the UCI govern all racing? What the seller means by that is that the bike is still strong enough to be given punishment despite it's low weight.'

    He said 'fully raceable' so inplying that you could race it anywhere. No doubt about the quality and build of the bike just the owners statement is suspect. If you could afford such a nice bike in the first place why on earth sell it?

    Pedantic bear is pendantic.

    My bikes under 6.8kg and so are a lot on the amatuar race scene. Do you think anyone that rides in UCI governed events buys their bikes off of ebay? No they will at least have part of the bike if not all paid for by sponsors.
  • markos1963
    markos1963 Posts: 3,724
    DavidJB wrote:
    markos1963 wrote:
    'Since when does the UCI govern all racing? What the seller means by that is that the bike is still strong enough to be given punishment despite it's low weight.'

    He said 'fully raceable' so inplying that you could race it anywhere. No doubt about the quality and build of the bike just the owners statement is suspect. If you could afford such a nice bike in the first place why on earth sell it?

    Pedantic bear is pendantic.

    My bikes under 6.8kg and so are a lot on the amatuar race scene. Do you think anyone that rides in UCI governed events buys their bikes off of ebay? No they will at least have part of the bike if not all paid for by sponsors.

    Interesting point about your race bike, just for interest I had a good look at the BC handbook re. weight limits and I couldn't find one! I found this amazing but exciting, I might put in a bid then for the Storck :D
  • DavidJB
    DavidJB Posts: 2,019
    markos1963 wrote:
    DavidJB wrote:
    markos1963 wrote:
    'Since when does the UCI govern all racing? What the seller means by that is that the bike is still strong enough to be given punishment despite it's low weight.'

    He said 'fully raceable' so inplying that you could race it anywhere. No doubt about the quality and build of the bike just the owners statement is suspect. If you could afford such a nice bike in the first place why on earth sell it?

    Pedantic bear is pendantic.

    My bikes under 6.8kg and so are a lot on the amatuar race scene. Do you think anyone that rides in UCI governed events buys their bikes off of ebay? No they will at least have part of the bike if not all paid for by sponsors.

    Interesting point about your race bike, just for interest I had a good look at the BC handbook re. weight limits and I couldn't find one! I found this amazing but exciting, I might put in a bid then for the Storck :D

    That being said uber light != good ;)
  • ricky1980
    ricky1980 Posts: 891
    TakeTurns wrote:
    Makes me wonder what will happen to this bike in conditions like this:

    http://youtu.be/H8qgjyqibwY

    love this video, looks like some kind of 60mph cross wind, and the bit when they were all cycling at 20 degree to the vertical to keep going straight and the guy can't mount his bike cos it kept on getting blow away. LOL laughs :mrgreen:
    Road - Cannondale CAAD 8 - 7.8kg
    Road - Chinese Carbon Diablo - 6.4kg
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,391
    markos1963 wrote:
    ' If you could afford such a nice bike in the first place why on earth sell it?

    Genuinely think that for most of these people it's the project that is the fun rather than riding the thing. Same with the people that build up and restore retro bikes (and cars for that matter). I ve got a friend that spends years finding all the old stuff, rides the bike in 1 race and then sells it to make room/cash for the next project.
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver