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    My bike just turned into a tank.

    My 16 lb Colnago just grew a wart on her nose.

    I went to the Cyclocross World Party last night.....the new Cannondale team bikes weighed in at a bit over 14 lbs.

    Lust........

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    Well they better add some weight somewhere because the UCI minimum is 6.8k (14.99lbs)

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    So ya think commissars are going to be measuring tires and weighing bicycles next Wednesday?
    Me neither.....
    But I would like to be a fly on the wall watching them figure out 80%

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    Quote Originally Posted by OnTheRivet
    Well they better add some weight somewhere because the UCI minimum is 6.8k (14.99lbs)
    Hence the change in rules to allow disc brakes. A lot more useful in cross than the aero frames/wheels, powermeters, etc. you see on road bikes to get them up to the minimum weight.

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    what size is it ? I am looking for a C50 Cross frame
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    They're just bikes. Ride 'em in the rain, salt, snow and crap to fully appreciate them.
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    The thing about the cold is that you can never tell how cold it is from looking out a kitchen window. You have to dress up, get out training and when you come back, you then know how cold it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salsa_Lover
    what size is it ? I am looking for a C50 Cross frame
    58...ridden very slowly on Saturdays and Sundays by an old man with a FTP of 64 watts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the mayor
    My 16 lb Colnago just grew a wart on her nose.

    I went to the Cyclocross World Party last night.....the new Cannondale team bikes weighed in at a bit over 14 lbs.

    Lust........
    Any pictures . I have a 58cm SuperX RED on order, should be here next week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the mayor
    58...ridden very slowly on Saturdays and Sundays by an old man with a FTP of 64 watts.
    unlucky... I am looking for a 56
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    They're just bikes. Ride 'em in the rain, salt, snow and crap to fully appreciate them.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sean Kelly
    The thing about the cold is that you can never tell how cold it is from looking out a kitchen window. You have to dress up, get out training and when you come back, you then know how cold it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the mayor
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    No, seriously. Regardless of how much of an advantage they represent for CX, you'd have to be pretty thick headed to opt for a 6.8k canti equipped bike with lead weights over an otherwise identical disc equipped bike that also weighed 6.8k. You really think this hasn't crossed the minds of pro racers/team directors?

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    They were weighing bikes at Nittany Cross. Didn't see if they were measuring tire width.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miles E
    No, seriously. Regardless of how much of an advantage they represent for CX, you'd have to be pretty thick headed to opt for a 6.8k canti equipped bike with lead weights over an otherwise identical disc equipped bike that also weighed 6.8k. You really think this hasn't crossed the minds of pro racers/team directors?
    True.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krisdrum
    They were weighing bikes at Nittany Cross. Didn't see if they were measuring tire width.
    Yep, they were measuring tires as well for the UCI events.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the mayor
    58...ridden very slowly on Saturdays and Sundays by an old man with a FTP of 64 watts.
    64 watts! That's superhuman-- you been hanging out with Joe Papp?
    Dr. Cox: Lady, people aren't chocolates. Do you know what they are mostly? Bastards. Bastard-coated bastards with bastard fillings. But I don't find them half as annoying as I find naive bubble-headed optimists who walk around vomiting sunshine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coolhand
    64 watts! That's superhuman-- you been hanging out with Joe Papp?
    SSHHHHHHHH!
    How else would I get to .8 watts per kilo?
    Last edited by the mayor; 09-16-2010 at 06:16 AM.

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    That's pretty rad that they've made bikes so light that they're actually having to ADD heavy parts to get it up to race weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim311
    That's pretty rad that they've made bikes so light that they're actually having to ADD heavy parts to get it up to race weight.
    This guy gets it!
    My first cross bike...a glue and screw 1990ish Guerciotti was around 21 lbs ( and flexy)
    My custom steel 2000 Stevens/SpinArts is 18lbs....and a feather for the time.
    My C50 is 16 lbs....

    Now any Joe with a wallet can buy a bike that the Pro's can't race.
    We live in interesting times!

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    Quote Originally Posted by the mayor
    My 16 lb Colnago just grew a wart on her nose.

    I went to the Cyclocross World Party last night.....the new Cannondale team bikes weighed in at a bit over 14 lbs.

    Lust........

    If your Colnago has a wart, what does my Yeti at 19lbs have??? Elephantitus???

    I could not even imagine where to shave off 5 lbs of my bike, i might be able to get 2 maybe 3 going weight weeny and super lite wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the mayor
    This guy gets it!
    My first cross bike...a glue and screw 1990ish Guerciotti was around 21 lbs ( and flexy)
    My custom steel 2000 Stevens/SpinArts is 18lbs....and a feather for the time.
    My C50 is 16 lbs....

    Now any Joe with a wallet can buy a bike that the Pro's can't race.
    We live in interesting times!
    I just bought a steel cross bike so I have an excuse for riding so slow.
    Dr. Cox: Lady, people aren't chocolates. Do you know what they are mostly? Bastards. Bastard-coated bastards with bastard fillings. But I don't find them half as annoying as I find naive bubble-headed optimists who walk around vomiting sunshine.

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