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. :)
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:
>> 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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