It's been a bit and I have some updates to the family.
First, I went a little nuts and bought a new wheelset in the interest of lighter weight. These cost less than what my theoretical build would have been and are lighter and wider than what I would have built. They are Specialized Roval Traversée EL's, which have DT Swiss hub internals, DT Swiss Pro Comp spokes with Pro-Lock hex head nipples, and a 21mm inside width for the rims. They'll be significantly lighter than what I have now (by 1.2 lb!), and I intend on converting them tubeless with Stan's. Mine were used and I have to do a little work on them, but for the price I thought it was a good move. These wheels are stupid expensive new, so that was never an option.
I also have a new member coming to the family, as shown in the last pic. I finally found a 17" HG4B to replace my 19". I'll be moving all my good parts to that frame, and then what happens after that, I don't know. I don't have the bike yet, as a friend bought it for me locally off his Craigslist (same friend who bought me the 19!), so all I know is what I gleaned from the pictures. I'll be selling off as much as I can to offset costs. I realize I could have bought a Trek Fuel EX8 for the money I have in these Bangers, but that's not nearly as fun or "personal" as hacking away on vintage gear. Since I'll be in a huge teardown anyway, I may decide to take the plunge on a new (used) crankset, headset, etc., and save some weight. We'll see.
Edit: Oops, forgot about my new grips for my birthday. I was misled by online weight estimates - they are 188g each. I thought I had verified a weight source as trustworthy based on my other grips, but it turns out their data was way incorrect. The bar end/grip combo I have now is 150g each, so this flies in the face of my weight save plan. However, the GC-3's feel nice in the hands and I like the bigger bar ends, so I'm going to keep them and use them. The bar ends are also "ergo" shaped for good gripping.
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