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Old 01-30-2013, 09:43 AM   #9
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Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Durban - East Coast of Africa
Oddometer: 66
The sum of parts is all in the unsprung weight. When I went from a tubed tyre to tubeless and junked the heavy duty tube on the rear wheel on my 1985 R80 monolever I threw away 3.65 lbs of weight. I would rather look at weight savings elsewhere on the bike, it can be done.
R80 Monolever roadbike = 175kg dry with an empty tank (385lbs for you imperial guys) I got another 6kg to go - 169kg no fuel. However I will not be reverse engineering important mechanical bits & pieces I know not much about. If you are obsessed with weight reduction (so am I) lets start with the easy bits.
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