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Old 05-19-19, 04:43 AM
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Insanity...

All you wieght wienies can just give it up, you'll never be diety status, like this guy and his exalted beast. Your dedication pales in comparison. Pure overkill reached only by psychos of high caliber.
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Let's see how long it lasts on the roads.
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Should have went with a set of German MEILENSTEIN OBERMAYER LIGHTWEIGHT SCHWARZ Edition Wheels as they are lighter then what he has on there by almost 100 Grams for the set..

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Head over to Weight Weenies and look at the lightweight threads.

Lots of guys are building 9 lb bikes and putting big miles on them.

Gunter Mai was probably started the whole uber-light movement put 20k miles on a 3.2 kg bike.


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Originally Posted by trekmogul View Post
Should have went with a set of German MEILENSTEIN OBERMAYER LIGHTWEIGHT SCHWARZ Edition Wheels as they are lighter then what he has on there by almost 100 Grams for the set..


uh huh. $8k wheels. I should have guessed.
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Originally Posted by MinnMan View Post
uh huh. $8k wheels. I should have guessed.



Well you do get a wheel bag and skewers..
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I thought Bert Lahr was dead.
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Used TESA tape for bar tape...I can't see that stuff having much cushion at all. It's usually used to loom up wire harnesses in cars. GM likes to use it a lot. Just enough fuzziness to keep stuff from rattling under the dash. It's fairly tough but I can see the fuzz/softness of it coming off on your hands in fairly short order.
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I think it's a pretty cool bike.
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So how many POUNDS does it weigh?
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I thought Bert Lahr was dead.
At least one of us gets it
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So how many POUNDS does it weigh?
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I believe in you. I have confidence you can do the math. Or the online calculator.
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"Hang on tight going downhill." A little noodly, perhaps?

I am glad they didn't list the prices for all those parts. he probably pays more for bolts than I spent on my group set.
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Heavy, strong, expensive, pick two.
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Originally Posted by Maelochs View Post
"Hang on tight going downhill." A little noodly, perhaps?

I am glad they didn't list the prices for all those parts. he probably pays more for bolts than I spent on my group set.
I actually wouldn't mind some carbon fiber bolts for a few grames off my denali build, that actually needs it. Still thinking if I should repaint or not after I strip off the super thick single stage paint.
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Originally Posted by trekmogul View Post


Well you do get a wheel bag and skewers..
Thos wheels are gorgeous and there's no way in hell I could justify those unless they were $free.99
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I believe in you. I have confidence you can do the math. Or the online calculator.
Nope. Too much effort. I'll take a guess at 10lbs, though.
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Originally Posted by BassManNate View Post
Used TESA tape for bar tape...I can't see that stuff having much cushion at all. It's usually used to loom up wire harnesses in cars. GM likes to use it a lot. Just enough fuzziness to keep stuff from rattling under the dash. It's fairly tough but I can see the fuzz/softness of it coming off on your hands in fairly short order.
I'm more.concerned about those... "pedals"...
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Carbon fiber RD limit screws - excellent.
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Carbon fiber RD limit screws - excellent.
+1

Where can I buy these?
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Does this guy ever post anything without showing off how much money he blows? We get it, you have money.
Its just part of his charm here.
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At least one of us gets it
Make that two.

BTW...Are you aware that Buddy Ebsen was originally cast as the Tin Man? Shortly after filming began he developed severe respiratory problems from the aluminum powder used in his makeup. He nearly died. He was quietly replaced with Jack Haley and the makeup changed.

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So how many POUNDS does it weigh?
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i believe the spec sheet says 19 for the SL5

i bought the SL5 for all the reason that have been listed above
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