That is a fact.  Dremel is a weight savings tool.  I did cut off the 
seatpost to 2.5" of sunk depth and that saved me 22g.  I celebrated the 52g 
of chain I got to cut off, thanks to my 1x drivetrain and SHORT 
chainstays.  The steertube weight reduction was 49g.  

Maybe I'll do some skids to lighten up the tires.  :)

Bill

On Friday, April 13, 2018 at 11:19:15 AM UTC-7, Jim M. wrote:
>
> Great looking Legolas! But you could shave off a little more weight if you 
> did like P Moore and Dremel'ed off the rack eyelets.
>
> jim m
> walnut creek, ca
>
>
> On Friday, April 13, 2018 at 11:11:52 AM UTC-7, Bill Lindsay wrote:
>>
>>
>> On January 30th I asserted that it should be straightforward to build a 
>> sub-20 pound, off-road ready Legolas.  Here it is:
>>
>>
>> <https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-9NF0E1WB5Sc/WtDynGrJU6I/AAAAAAAAD00/BmDyGpGVh20e-sFo7j-SMvbiTEj_sIUiACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_0352.jpg>
>>
>> It's confirmed at 19.3lb, saddle and pedals included.  All it needs is 
>> handlebar tape and a water bottle cage.  
>>
>>
>> Bill Lindsay 
>>
>> El Cerrito, CA
>>
>>
>> On Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 7:15:15 AM UTC-8, Bill Lindsay wrote:
>>>
>>> RJM is right that anybody endeavoring to build the lightest possible 
>>> bike won’t choose a steel frame. That said, there are still plenty of 
>>> people who want a steel frame AND want it to weigh under 20 pounds.   
>>>
>>> A sub 20 pound off-road ready Legolas should be straightforward. A sub 
>>> 19 pound Roadeo with nothing dumb on it should also be straightforward. You 
>>> just need to decide to do it, or not. Rackless, fenderless and lightless 
>>> makes it much easier. 
>>>
>>> Contemplating your 26 pound road bike and wishing it was <20 pounds is a 
>>> little more complicated and costly:   
>>>
>>> Take it completely apart 
>>> Weigh every single thing 
>>> Make sure the sum of the weights makes sense 
>>> Eliminate stuff and replace parts with lighter choices until the sum is 
>>> where you want it to be 
>>> Put it back together 
>>>
>>> Bill Lindsay 
>>> El Cerrito Ca
>>
>>

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