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    Weinmann 100mm mods anyone?

    Anybody tried relieving the inner wall of a Weinmann 100 in the style of the old Marge XC? And if so, how much weight did it save?

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    Quote Originally Posted by abovetheclouds View Post
    Anybody tried relieving the inner wall of a Weinmann 100 in the style of the old Marge XC? And if so, how much weight did it save?
    I did not try that, but I did use a paired spoke pattern that allowed drilling HUGE 3" holes. The final result was a 920 gram rim down from 1480 grams. Stiffer than a single rally rim too.

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    3" holes? that's spooky. you should post a pic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abovetheclouds View Post
    3" holes? that's spooky. you should post a pic.
    Seconded.
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    I'll post some photos later, but in the meanwhile, here is a link to the video I made where you can see the size of the holes:

    Snow biking at Kincaid with Aretha on Vimeo

    You'll also note on the video that I'm running Bud and Lou and a full 2x9 speed drivetrain, but that required doing unspeakable things to my aluminum Mukluk frame.

    The whole build was kind of an experiment, and came out pretty dang well! Was a pretty cheap experiment too since the only items I bought new were the Bud and Lou tires and the Carver fork.

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    those are serious holes.

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    Here's an old thread from the days before Clownshoes, Darryls, and Marge Lites. It's wild.
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    How come I couldn't find that thread? That's nice work, but I'm still curious for photos of those 3" holes. That seems a much easier and simpler way to lose some weight if the wheels don't collapse.

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