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Update: Ruegamer now 3,640 grams, (8.01 lbs)

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Update: Ruegamer now 3,640 grams, (8.01 lbs)

Postby Donald » Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:48 am

These may not be the best pictures, the scale reads 3,630 but it is more like 3,640.The new dash hubs and saddle did not bring it under 8 lbs. its about 5 grams over. For now I hope to get some 29 gram Eclipse tubes in Aug. and maybe this Fall a much lighter stem and lighter seat post which should bring it to around 7.8 lbs. For those not familiar with this frame, it is a 4 year old 54 cm. custom zen uberlight 86 mm. BB width. 610 grams with F. & R. derailleur hangers and down tube bosses. Next week I will post the things that brought it from 8.2 lbs., to 8.01. The dash saddle is the same as most in size except for the length, basically a saddle with a very short nose.
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Re: Update: Ruegamer now 3,640 grams, (8.01 lbs)

Postby mdeth1313 » Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:41 am

love it- the saddle just looks sooooooooooooo... cute on there! :)
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Re: Update: Ruegamer now 3,640 grams, (8.01 lbs)

Postby über-goober » Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:09 am

Thanks for the update Don~! :applause:

The info that I (selfishly) would like is about the drilling you did on the rim beds. Do you have any photos?
the problem? could be the nut behind the handlebars.
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Re: Update: Ruegamer now 3,640 grams, (8.01 lbs)

Postby über-goober » Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:10 am

And did you drill out that storm grate?!.
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Re: Update: Ruegamer now 3,640 grams, (8.01 lbs)

Postby Fuchs » Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:22 pm

nice :) just 5g more to go under 8. thats cool!
there is a lot of weight to save in your rear deraliuer :D
is the backwheel alright? looks like the rim has a big dent just behind the brake?
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Re: Update: Ruegamer now 3,640 grams, (8.01 lbs)

Postby Donald » Sun Jul 03, 2011 8:20 pm

On making the rims lighter. First, with a hand sander I sand the complete sides just a little less near the top. Then with a dremel tool sanding the lower half of the rim , but not at the spoke hole area, I want as much material around the spoke holes as possible. On rims that I want to be uber light, I drill holes between spoke holes, depending on how light I want the rim, there are more or fewer holes and also the size of the holes. I no longer drill the upper bed. I don't have pictures of that right now.
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