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#26 2011-01-23 4:18pm

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I look forward to seeing how this bike turns out

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#27 2011-01-23 4:35pm

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So far with the weight given I am at 12.71 pounds.

just a little math for ya. smile

454 grams in a pound

28.3 grams in an ounce I think from memory from my lab days.

This is a cool project.  I remember having a TI Titan mini frame and being astonished how feather lite it was.


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#28 2011-01-23 4:37pm

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Wonder if you can use a 20 inch tube-they did use small tubes BITD for 20's.


LOL Pathetic is having to get a new account because you are afraid of your wife...  Your turn kitten balls ????

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#29 2011-01-31 8:56am

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Trying to shave all the weight I can. Here is a titanium bolt for my Chris King headset that just came today.... from Hong Kong.

http://www.avt.bike/images/Titanium/TiHeadsetBolt-no-washer.jpg

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#30 2011-01-31 9:31am

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Have you looked into Gates Carbon Belt Drive? Supposed to be lighter than chain/cog/sprocket. It requires a special frame set up but it's likely the wave of the future cool

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#31 2011-01-31 9:34am

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Have you looked into Gates Carbon Belt Drive? Supposed to be lighter than chain/cog/sprocket. It requires a special frame set up but it's likely the wave of the future cool

A quick check and an average full set up (belt, cog, sprocket) weighs 8-9 ounces yikes
But it also requires a 8/9 speed cassette hub. So not for BMX yet. sad

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#32 2011-01-31 9:37am

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Have you looked into Gates Carbon Belt Drive? Supposed to be lighter than chain/cog/sprocket. It requires a special frame set up but it's likely the wave of the future cool

I've seen them and talked about them with Davis. He has made a few of them for MT. bikes and road bikes, but never for any BMX application.

I think I'll stick with what I already have sketched out. The belt drive is several hundred $$$ more.  But it would be cool as hell. smile


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#33 2011-01-31 9:46am

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I have heard some bad things about them along with good. They are expensive. I bet in a couple years, we'll start seeing cheaper, better designed ones in BMX racing.

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#34 2011-02-09 9:07pm

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Another small addition. 4 grams worth of valve caps.

http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q661/Smurphy301/039_zps7870a73e.jpg

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#35 2011-02-10 5:15am

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Its always fun to see how far people will go to make the lightest bike.This is an awesome thread.I have made or have had made many custom lightweight parts for my little guy.But to see a full size cruiser being built.its great.post as many pics as you can.


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#36 2011-02-17 9:24pm

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Got my wheels today for this build. Front wheel comes in at 49.9 ounces. Rear wheel is 58.2 ounces. BUT.... I will be switching the tires to Intense MK2's and using super light tubes. That should save several ounces on each wheel. I will re-weigh them when the tires and tubes get here.  These wheels are just insane in person. Some of the lightest wheels I've seen for a full sized cruiser.

FMF Powermoto rims 24 X 1.75

Profile Hubs WITH Titanium axle bolts front & rear.

Profile titanium driver

Titanium spokes

Alloy nips

Mowa valve caps.

Profile chain tensioners

http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q661/Smurphy301/031_zps0088791a.jpg

http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q661/Smurphy301/040_zps04cf1ff7.jpg

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#37 2011-02-17 9:33pm

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Where did you get the wheels from? Dan's?

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#38 2011-02-17 9:47pm

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SMcGill wrote:

Where did you get the wheels from? Dan's?

No, A great new friend sold them to me. He spent the insane $$$$ to have them built, and passed an awesome deal along to me. I can't thank him enough. smile


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#39 2011-02-19 11:15am

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Well, I dropped the hammer on a new seat post last night. I ordered a KCNC Ti Lite 8000. I went with the 27.2 silver color but it only came in 400mm length @ 160 grams.  I will cut it down to around 330mm and it should be approx 140 grams. Super light!!!!

http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q661/Smurphy301/195_zpsec3usvfl.jpg
http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q661/Smurphy301/192_zpst3bj4ltk.jpg

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#40 2011-02-19 11:57am

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big_smile

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#41 2011-02-19 12:05pm

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Legendofjd3 wrote:

Thanks for the info. Just a bike to cruise around town on. No abuse, no jumps, etc... Pretty much a road bike that looks like a BMX.  I was looking at a kmc sl chain. Have one of those now on one of my other bikes. I'll search around for a lighter one if possible.

so what is the point in spending all this money to make it superr light? just for fun? braggin rights?


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#42 2011-02-19 12:12pm

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apocalypse dude wrote:

Legendofjd3 wrote:

Thanks for the info. Just a bike to cruise around town on. No abuse, no jumps, etc... Pretty much a road bike that looks like a BMX.  I was looking at a kmc sl chain. Have one of those now on one of my other bikes. I'll search around for a lighter one if possible.

so what is the point in spending all this money to make it superr light? just for fun? braggin rights?

Pretty much the same reason we all are into bikes.  It's fun.  Plus I've always wanted a super light bike. Might as well go all out.

And "all this money"???  Far from it. This bike will be practically free compared to some of the old school parts people buy for their bikes.  $2500 Hutch cranks, $400 stems, $200 bars, etc...  this bike doesn't even show up on the radar compared to what others spend on this hobby.

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#43 2011-02-19 12:13pm

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Wheres the frame??


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#44 2011-02-19 12:21pm

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LIVE TO RIDE wrote:

Wheres the frame??

It's coming. Takes about 5 or 6 weeks to get it made. Plus, that's why I'm not going super crazy buying all sorts of parts yet. Want to check out the color of the frame and it's downtube decal so I can match colors.

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#45 2011-02-19 12:54pm

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Re: The start of My Custom Titanium Cruiser

wouldnt the wheelset be even lighter without the tensioners and valve caps? just wondering since your building it as light as possible then those parts are really not needed?

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#46 2011-02-19 1:27pm

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No disrespect, I love this type of thread, but wouldn't it be lighter to use 1.5" rims?
Assuming you will not ride it hard the narrower rims wouldn't present a lack of strength issue.
Really looking forward to seeing more of this build.
Thanks for sharing!


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#47 2011-02-19 1:33pm

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Marked big_smile Very nice Thread, Thanks for share!
just wonder what is the pedals?
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#48 2011-02-19 1:50pm

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Re: The start of My Custom Titanium Cruiser

Legendofjd3 wrote:

Crunching some numbers last night. Here's what I came up with.....

Frame- 40 oz-- that's a best guess.
Fork- 27 oz
Headset- 98 grams
Cranks- 441 g
Pedals- 280 g
Chain- 12 oz
Tires- front 410 g rear 340 g
Tubes- 220 g for both
Post- 175 g
Seat clamp- 10 g
Seat- 140 g
Bars- 15 oz.
Grips- ?? 5 oz?
Bottom Bracket- 7 oz
Stem- 8 oz
Brake- 5 oz
Lever- 2.2 oz
Rims, Spokes, hubs, rim strips- Haven't got em yet. But they are... Ti spokes, Profile race hubs with ti bolts and ti cassette, with alloy nips. Weigh em when they get here.

Missing... Brake cable and i think that's it. What did I miss???

so whats that total in american


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#49 2011-02-19 1:53pm

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ouch your not gonna be happy with what i'm about to say, you would have saved some good weight by radial lacing the front wheel


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#50 2011-02-19 2:22pm

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ssdjoey wrote:

wouldnt the wheelset be even lighter without the tensioners and valve caps? just wondering since your building it as light as possible then those parts are really not needed?

You are correct. Although I am trying to make it as light s possible I still want it to look decent.  No plain Jane here.


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