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    New bike porn...(x post from custom builders)

    I recently sold my Id to get a light racing bike. I think I've achieved what I was looking for. I went with the cheap Airborne Liberator frame and just swapped the parts over. I figure that if I like this, I can ride it for a few months and then go for a Ti version. So far, she's a bueaty. I don't have an exact scale but just from the ol' trusty bathroom one, she comes in 24-25 lbs. (We all know how reliable cheap bathroom scales are so it must be true.) Anyway, I think I can easily lose 2-3 lbs. by swapping the disc brakes to V-brakes, swapping wheels to my superlight Mavic 517's, using my Sugino rings, slapping on my EC90 carbon bar on and by using my Maxxis Minotaurs racing tires.

    So tell me what you think. Good looking? Is it possible to lose 2-3 lbs. by swapping all that stuff over for races? I also plan on upgrading to a XTR rear derailler soon.
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    thats a really beautifull frame, i saw one live and was very surprised by the quality. but dont you think that fork have too much travel for the frame? the front end looks too tall.

    about the upgrades, i would change only the wheelset and brakes. your parts looks to be top quality and i dont think its worthy to change parts just to save weight.
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