It’s been a slow news week over here, so all I can muster today is a photo of my new Tubolito stem. I haven’t even tried the new tubes out yet because it started raining as I was about to go out this afternoon. I can tell you that they are holding air and have added a little color to an otherwise stealth-black bike.
For those interested in weight, I put one on the kitchen scales today and it comes in at 41 grams, compared with the 97 grams of whatever I had been using before. Times that by 2 and I’ve just saved 112 grams without going into debt.
I am running out of things I can upgrade that won’t break the bank though, so for those bored to tears by my little project, it’s only a matter of time before I’m out of money. Hang in there.
11 thoughts on “Splash of Color”
A little dose of colour on a bike is not a bad thing–a little red on a black bike is a good choice.
Even if I’m the only one who notices!
Is this sort of thin allowed by the Velominati?
I think the stem may be pushing their length limits.
Where is it at on the scale, Gerry?
You mean the tube or the whole bike, Jim? Or something else?
The bike, I got the weights of the tubes, I was just curious what your bike is down to after the upgrades. Sorry for not being more clear.
I haven’t actually stepped on the scales with it yet, probably because I don’t want to know what MY weight is! I’ll do that soon though…
LOL! I know your pain, man. Food has been tasting mighty good lately!
I now know the answer to your question, Jim. 6.9 kg (15.2 lb). I’m 100 grams from being UCI illegal!
Freakin’ NICE, brother. 👍