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cardinalpower119 cardinalpower119
3/3/2008 2:33 PM

anyone got any good ideas on lightening up my bike. its 30lb flat and i need it lighter. wat part should i get to lighten it up most besides the frame?

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ima rider ima rider
3/3/2008 3:22 PM

sprocket.. handle bars..smaller seat post.. lighter cranks

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sundaybmxRR sundaybmxRR
3/3/2008 3:46 PM

definitely the wheels, and smaller sprocket, cranks, and maybe bars, and cut your seat post down for now

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i_tried_(wesley) i_tried_(wesley)
3/3/2008 3:46 PM
ima rider wrote:

sprocket.. handle ...more

yeh... i keep my seat against the collar of the frame, so i cut like 85% of my post off... i dropped like 1.5 lbs i think.... also, get some lighter rims maybe... what kind of bike is it?
its the little things that count...

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i_tried_(wesley) i_tried_(wesley)
3/3/2008 3:46 PM
ima rider wrote:

sprocket.. handle ...more

yeh... i keep my seat against the collar of the frame, so i cut like 85% of my post off... i dropped like 1.5 lbs i think.... also, get some lighter rims maybe... what kind of bike is it?

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Iceman236 Iceman236
3/3/2008 4:03 PM

the dk bikes are beefy as hell, i have an eight pack. I bought a new sprocket, ordered a new stem, and thats it. Its still ike 29-30 pounds. But i like a little wieght, i cant stand a bike that feels like its going to break when i get on it. I don't run a gyro, maybe that would help, you could just get a linear cable, those pedals definately weigh a lot, so maybe find some lighter pedals, but definately go for the sprocket, that iron cross is heavy as hell.

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cardinalpower119 cardinalpower119
3/3/2008 4:13 PM

its a dk cleveland
pretty heavy for my size
and it doesnt have pegs

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Theshadwcnspracy Theshadwcnspracy
3/3/2008 4:17 PM

get some new forks, stock forks are pretty heavy on most bikes and try getting some lighter wheels. but for that price may as well get a lighter frame casue that will take a good 3 or 4 pounds off it

I burn skateboards

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2funny4u 2funny4u
3/3/2008 4:25 PM

Plastic pedals, smaller chainwheel, cut your seat post, new fork, or if u have the money just get a new bike

My refs ?... Nigga just ask about me

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cardinalpower119 cardinalpower119
3/3/2008 4:31 PM
2funny4u wrote:

Plastic pedals, smaller ...more

nah dont have the money 4 a new bike
i think ill try the pedals, smaller sprocket, and cuttin my seatpost down

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JerzeesRidah313 JerzeesRidah313
3/3/2008 4:51 PM

straight cable, plastic pedals, trim ur seat post, or get rid of ur brakes and ride brakeless, like me

eat. sleep. ride.

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i_tried_(wesley) i_tried_(wesley)
3/4/2008 6:30 AM

yeh, i just started bmx, and between my motorcross and rc racing, funding this new hobby was difficult, i have a redline t&t romp. (it was cheep). with s&m bars, forks, and smaller gearing, and a cut down seat post, it went from like 30 pounds, to about 24....

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JunkyardBike JunkyardBike
3/4/2008 6:50 AM

Put some secret Holes in the bike. may be a couple in the drop outs of the fork and frame, Bottom Bottom brakets.

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Ryan_hockwald Ryan_hockwald
3/4/2008 3:05 PM

i have a friend who drilled wholes between every 2 spokes on his rim it got a lil bit lighter

I ride in tight pants and what :]]

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Fitbikeco4life Fitbikeco4life
3/4/2008 3:28 PM

Definitely drill holes in your rims. It is up to you if you drill all the way through though, weakens them quite a bit if you drill through both walls. forks and cranks will make the biggest difference them bitches weigh a lot, I bet buying new forks and cranks will take off about 2 pounds depending one how much you spend.

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team70sbmx team70sbmx
3/4/2008 3:31 PM

saw off your toptube on your frame and handlebar crossbar...it saves like two pounds.

this machine kills fascists

[LINK TO IMAGE]

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sundaybmxRR sundaybmxRR
3/4/2008 3:49 PM

take your grips off, barends, seat/post/clamp, tires & tubes, take out all the bolts except just barely enough to keep things tight, saw your crossbar off and cut your bars so its just enough to get your hands on, seat tube, seat stays, top tupe, shave your axles down, and drill large holes everywhere, that should drop a few pounds off your bike

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sundaybmxRR sundaybmxRR
3/4/2008 3:56 PM

take your grips off, barends, seat/post/clamp, tires & tubes, take out all the bolts except just barely enough to keep things tight, saw your crossbar off and cut your bars so its just enough to get your hands on, seat tube, seat stays, top tupe, shave your axles down, and drill large holes everywhere, that should drop a few pounds off your bike

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Theshadwcnspracy Theshadwcnspracy
3/4/2008 4:02 PM
sundaybmxRR wrote:

take your grips off, ...more

I hope your not serious because if you did all that you couldnt even call that a bike

I burn skateboards

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Theshadwcnspracy Theshadwcnspracy
3/4/2008 4:02 PM
sundaybmxRR wrote:

take your grips off, ...more

I hope your not serious because if you did all that you couldnt even call that a bike

I burn skateboards

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sundaybmxRR sundaybmxRR
3/4/2008 4:28 PM
sundaybmxRR wrote:

take your grips off, ...more

Theshadwcnspracy wrote:

I hope your not serious ...more

yes im dead serious.

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team70sbmx team70sbmx
3/4/2008 5:37 PM
sundaybmxRR wrote:

take your grips off, ...more

Theshadwcnspracy wrote:

I hope your not serious ...more

sundaybmxRR wrote:

yes im dead serious.

yeah he's serious...it was originally my idea. i just hacked off my toptube with a pipecutter and it did wonders. my bike is so light now and nofooted can cans are so easy. i saved like two pounds. you should try it!!!!

this machine kills fascists

[LINK TO IMAGE]

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lulu4bmx lulu4bmx
3/4/2008 5:51 PM

i wouldnt cut or drill holes man u dont kno if it will work on ur bike just well if u have some short ammount of money get a animal pivotal seat combo and like some p-lyte tires and maybe new cranks and u will lose some ammount of weight on ur bike

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subrosa_rider subrosa_rider
3/4/2008 6:12 PM

if your a not hard on your bike you could even go with aq lighter fork too

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woodyridesflow woodyridesflow
3/5/2008 1:06 AM

a pivitol stump post and sim seat will save a fair amount of weight over an old steel post and bulky seat setup

Ride Fast, Fly High
Live, Love, Flow, Die

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McSpanky McSpanky
3/5/2008 1:21 PM
sundaybmxRR wrote:

take your grips off, ...more

lets see you bike kid

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Terribleone024 Terribleone024
3/5/2008 1:35 PM

drill holes in all your parts. That should drop a pound or two.

O_o

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evorider evorider
3/5/2008 2:21 PM

dude dont drill holes in any part of ur bike thats retarded it will make ur bike look and ride like shit. but yeah diff chainwheel/sprocket cut off most of the seat post mayby even just tape it to the frame. and try to geta new back rim. but go breakles!!!!! it will take off bout a pound 1/2 with that gyro.

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foxrider18 foxrider18
3/14/2009 2:37 AM

The easiest things to do is just cut the seatpost, use a 3/8'' front axle.



Haro Steel Reserve 1.1

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MirraCoNA MirraCoNA
11/2/2009 9:25 AM

drill holes in your bars under the grips, it'll void the warranty on em probably but it saves weight
cut down your axles
if you have big bars cut down about an inch off each side
cut the seatpost off your frame
cut down your seatpost(not the one on the frame) to a nub
get plasic pedals
get plastic pegs if you run pegs
get lighter forks

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