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 >> >> -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "RBW Owners Bunch" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to rbw-owners-bunch+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/rbw-owners-bunch. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.