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    Quote Originally Posted by spade2you
    It's still a Corvette with a VW engine. At clyde weights, any weight savings is minimally felt.
    I don't agree - I'm 216 lbs and don't race - just a weekend warrior with a weight weenie interest. My bike weight varies from 5.8kg to 6.8kg depending upon what components are on it - I am firmly of the opinion that the bike feels very different (and much better) below 6kg. Whether this translates to actual difference in performance I cannot confirm but it definitely translates into more riding enjoyment.

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    When I dropped 1 lb. off y Infinito at the rim thnaks to changing over to Campy Neutron Ultras, it felt the same. However, on the hills feeling the same meant pushing up the hills in the next taller gear. I could not say that I picked up any speed on the flats.

    BTW, I am currently 58 years old, weigh 155 lbs. and the Infinito has a 16.8 lb. curb weight as set up (without fluid in the water bottle).
    Infinito - a bike without limits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spade2you
    I've been racing a while.
    Awesome!

    Quote Originally Posted by spade2you
    I've had countless clydes tell me how strong they are, but they usually vanish after the first hill. Ok, so hills aren't their thing, but I still get them in TTs, too.
    I honestly have no idea how much power I make as I've never seen the numbers and I really dont care. I can sprint pretty damn well and do really like TT's too even if I'm not the best at them. I will agree that I suck at climbing. However, I dont really train to climb or TT or race, in fact I dont really train at all other than for fitness & fun, when I did train I could climb well enough to get me to a sprint finish and was pretty damn good at TT'ing also but, that was 15 years ago.


    Quote Originally Posted by spade2you
    If you really feel that you have that much power, you're often much better suited to getting stronger frames and components for efficiency. Sprinters do this to avoid losing any power from flex.
    Exactly why my bike will probably never get under 15.5lbs. My Aluminum wcs bars are as light as I can go without flexing them alot and wheels, well 1450+ for regular group rides and 1650 for when I want to hammer. Cant get much lighter for me to be reliable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spade2you
    It's still a Corvette with a VW engine. At clyde weights, any weight savings is minimally felt.
    Gee there superfly wt. Iv been to enough professional national races to notice that there sure are a lot of 180- 190 lb guys in the front of the peleton coming up to the mountain top.
    Not to mention that Iv noticed most of the superfly wt were the stragglers.
    So your analogy of the corvette with a VW engine dont hold water. I ride with guys that are 55 yrs old and 190 lbs that would be glad to leave you in the dust. They regularly race 100 miles for a joy ride and had several national titles. Just saying.

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    220lbs 6'1, im scared i'll crack my fp quattro

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    Me: 57kg (about 125lbs) 184cm (just over 6')

    Bike: 8.6kg (19lbs)

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    Quote Originally Posted by apoint
    Gee there superfly wt. Iv been to enough professional national races to notice that there sure are a lot of 180- 190 lb guys in the front of the peleton coming up to the mountain top.
    Not to mention that Iv noticed most of the superfly wt were the stragglers.
    So your analogy of the corvette with a VW engine dont hold water. I ride with guys that are 55 yrs old and 190 lbs that would be glad to leave you in the dust. They regularly race 100 miles for a joy ride and had several national titles. Just saying.
    Yeah, but you're not them and they're not fussing over saving a few grams here and there. They also have the muscle to back up the "ohhh, I'm so powerful and strong" debates that most local clydes simply do not have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spade2you
    Yeah, but you're not them and they're not fussing over saving a few grams here and there. They also have the muscle to back up the "ohhh, I'm so powerful and strong" debates that most local clydes simply do not have.
    Very interesting Spade, first you tell me Iv got a corvette bike with a VW engine but You don't know me or my racing friends, Now your telling me how strong a rider me an my buddies are and what we think. Next thing you will be telling us is your so lite you can walk on water. Racing is a year round thing where I live so we stay in racing shape. As I said before, in a race , the fly weights are usually the stragglers.

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    As you see in this race there are no fly weights, only winners.
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    Quote Originally Posted by apoint
    As you see in this race there are no fly weights, only winners.
    So, which one are you in the picture?

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    Quote Originally Posted by apoint
    Very interesting Spade, first you tell me Iv got a corvette bike with a VW engine but You don't know me or my racing friends, Now your telling me how strong a rider me an my buddies are and what we think. Next thing you will be telling us is your so lite you can walk on water. Racing is a year round thing where I live so we stay in racing shape. As I said before, in a race , the fly weights are usually the stragglers.
    Racing year round is a nice way to plateau. Of course you knew that. Otherwise, no racers would live in Colorado.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spade2you
    Racing year round is a nice way to plateau. Of course you knew that. Otherwise, no racers would live in Colorado.
    Oh yea Plateau, he's the one that said ," De plane De plane", on fantacy Island? Colorado is in Italy or France?
    Last edited by apoint; 01-21-2011 at 04:28 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apoint
    Oh yea Plateau, he's the one that said ," De plane De plane", on fantacy Island?
    Not quite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PINAMAN83
    220lbs 6'1, im scared i'll crack my fp quattro
    That frame is designed for guys like you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spade2you
    So, which one are you in the picture?
    Im the same weight as any of them on the front row

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    Quote Originally Posted by apoint
    Im the same weight as any of them on the front row
    Doesn't make you a power sprinter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spade2you
    Doesn't make you a power sprinter.
    How do you know? I have won many a race in the last 1500 ft. Bring your canary butt to Atlanta and find out. Actually thats my stratagy. About the last 5 miles I pour on the power and the last 1500 ft Im standing WFO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apoint
    How do you know? I have won many a race in the last 1500 ft. Bring your canary butt to Atlanta and find out. Actually thats my stratagy. About the last 5 miles I pour on the power and the last 1500 ft Im standing WFO.
    LOL, interwebz tough guy!!! I'll race where I race. Canary butt. LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spade2you
    LOL, interwebz tough guy!!! I'll race where I race. Canary butt. LOL.
    Actually Im somewhere in between VW and tough guy. Who knows you might even win.

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    bike.a 7.2 kg bike.b 8 kg, me 60-62 , 1.72 cm

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    Quote Originally Posted by apoint
    Actually Im somewhere in between VW and tough guy. Who knows you might even win.
    Unfortunately, my travel budget is the true weenie. I think the Joe Martin and possibly the Cascade Classic will be about my limit for this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spade2you
    What rider weighs 85lbs?! At my ~120lbs with a 14lb bike, I'm generally about as light as it gets.
    120lb fn lbs? Are you friggin kidding me? Look, by the picture, it appears that you're a fairly tall fellow. I'm 5'5 and I'm 7lbs heavier than you are. Eat something will you!!! Thanks for making feel like Baron Harkonnen from the movie Dune.

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    I am not of Harkonnen blood.

    I thinking ~122 is going to be my ideal race weight, but it's a legitimately healthy weight for me. Perhaps I might get closer to 120 by race day, but I'm really feeling great at 122 and appear to have gained some muscle mass.

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    I'm 74kgs (163 pounds) 5'11.5"

    The bike is 7.2 Kgs (15.9 pounds)

    Had to use the conversion app on the iPhone!

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    ~160lbs. 5'8", riding 54cm, 18.2lb. bike (without spares, ~19.5lb. with spares [not including water bottles])

    (if it's not spinning, the weight of it doesn't matter all that much)
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