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Help me make my bike lighter?!

Discussion in 'BMX & Dirt Jumping' started by wadly_1001, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. wadly_1001

    wadly_1001 Chimp

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    Hey guys, could you guys think of any way to make my bike lighter than it already is?

    Well my Specs are

    Frame: Custom Ti frame, 1.65kg, made by XCAD in china, intergrated seat clamp
    Fork:Fox float RLC 06
    Bar: Protaper 2" uncut
    stem:black markey 08, i grinded a bit of it off
    Grips:Odsy team, cut flanges
    Bar ends: Flys, will drill them soon
    Brakes: none
    Tires:SB8 1.95s
    Rims:pimplites
    Spokes: Dt comps
    Hubs: pro II and proII trials rear
    Seatpost: animal 110mm,thinking of cutting and drilling it
    Seat: Kink pivitol, thinking of drill it and cutting the bolt down
    cranks:profile minis,165mm, ti spindle,euro bb, also trying to use a mechaik mini bolt for the crank bolt
    headset:Ritchey intergrated
    pedals: eastern plastic
    chain: KHE hollow halflink
    Sprocket: profile imperial 25tooth
     

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  2. swerve76

    swerve76 Monkey

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    Speed holes? Whats the total weight now? Already seems light.
     
  3. Arkayne

    Arkayne I come bearing GIFs

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    I must have misread

     
  4. wadly_1001

    wadly_1001 Chimp

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    yeah, its about 9+kgs? I haven't got a chance to weight it yet, but i'll put it here when i do weigh it.
     
  5. Pesling

    Pesling Chimp

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    Fork:Fox float RLC 06 - Rock Shox Revelation or Reba
    Bar: Protaper 2" uncut - Syntace Vector DH
    stem:black markey 08, i grinded a bit of it off - Syntace Superforce with ti-bolts
    Grips:Odsy team, cut flanges - Racebikes Griptape
    Bar ends: Flys, will drill them soon - none
    Brakes: none
    Tires:SB8 1.95s - Schwalbe TableTop
    Rims:pimplites - Sun Rims SOS, Mavic XM719
    Spokes: Dt comps - Ti-spokes
    Hubs: pro II and proII trials rear - Tune
    Seatpost: animal 110mm,thinking of cutting and drilling it - cut down to 60mm
    Seat: Kink pivitol, thinking of drill it and cutting the bolt down - strip it
    cranks:profile minis,165mm, ti spindle,euro bb, also trying to use a mechaik mini bolt for the crank bolt - Eastern Titanium Crank
    headset:Ritchey intergrated - Tube Bobo
    pedals: eastern plastic - Leafcycles Magnesium
    chain: KHE hollow halflink - KMC 10SL
    Sprocket: profile imperial 25tooth - St Martin Ringo Sprocket


    There's a lot of potential - and it's getting even lighter than my changes...
     
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    Changleen Paranoid Member

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  7. wadly_1001

    wadly_1001 Chimp

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    Thanks for that!!Will look into it!
     
  8. Stoked

    Stoked Turbo Monkey

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    ftw :twitch:
     
  9. Leethal

    Leethal Turbo Monkey

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    second that Stoked...
     
  10. eaterofdog

    eaterofdog ass grabber

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    Wow, you're just totally geeking out there. Could you fill the frame with hydrogen?

     
  11. urbaindk

    urbaindk The Real Dr. Science

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    No bad idea. Hydrogen causes imbrittlement in titanium alloys. Better just suck it up and use helium, or just seal the tubes and draw a good vacuum.:banghead:
     
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    eaterofdog ass grabber

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  13. untitledsince89

    untitledsince89 Turbo Monkey

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    Stop being a bitch
    jk, but not really
    sounds like you already have a light bike
    go out and ride
     
  14. Cru Jones

    Cru Jones Turbo Monkey

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    You totally should go chainless, it's the new rad. Then you could also take the sprocket off. And take out every other spoke.

    You won't be cool unless you do it.
     
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    ServeEm Turbo Monkey

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    I like the, "It's the new Rad" statement.
     
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    Stoked Turbo Monkey

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    eaterofdog ass grabber

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    It's the new rad.

     
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    Every time I worry about weight on my jump bike, I just go out and pedal my dh bike for a couple days. Then my little bike feels so light. Or just set your scale back so it reads lighter than it is.
     
  19. Cru Jones

    Cru Jones Turbo Monkey

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    Yeah, I've seen him ride and saw that bike check, that's why I posted that. It really does look kinda clean. I think it's silly for street riding, though. Actually, I could see some trail riders doing that... 90% of the riding I do these days doesn't require any pedaling. All of our spots have a roll in and/or are downhill. It would just feel weird without the chain tension being there.

    Can I coin that phrase? Copyright? Trademark? Something? I need some greens, bills, dividends...
     
  20. wadly_1001

    wadly_1001 Chimp

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    Yeah, guys, i can't use chainless or a freecoaster, i have tried it i might say and i don't like it, but it is a good idea.

    Thanks for the replies anyway!
     
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    PatBranch Turbo Monkey

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    Get a custom frame made of air! You can start 'The new New Rad'.
     
  22. t1maglio

    t1maglio Monkey

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    How much do YOU weigh? The easiest way, and cheapest way, to lighten things up is to just shed a few pounds yourself, or go dig some trails and get stronger. Personally I would rather ride a 27lb bike that I can trust not to break when I actually ride it then a 22lb that is really neat to pick up or to let other people pick up, but when you case your first jump or drop off your first curb the whole thing implodes.
     
  23. ThePriceSeliger

    ThePriceSeliger Mushhead

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    Jesus!!! You ride that bike in a skate park? Just suck it up princess and go ride. Shouldn't a park bike be strong? I mean, my Dobermann is light, but this is just getting silly.