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    Removing Brake Boss Flanges

    I have a Marzzochi Marathon race and the brake boss flanges are quite large. How much weight might I save by the removal and how might I go about it without hackin it up.

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    I hacked the bosses off my SID lowers. I did this for looks because the magnesium weighs close to nothing. I am guessing the weight difference is less than 5g. Removing the powdercoat from the SID lowers is where most of the weight savings came from.

    http://www.mtbcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=134

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    idea...

    Hi !
    I was exploring the possibility of doing exactly this on my SID SL and I was wondering what are the weight savings for the powdercoat removal ?

    Thanks !
    Jean-Sebastien
    2004 Giant XTC Custom
    2001 Giant Boulder HD
    2000 Devinci Chili Pepper (frame only)
    1993 Proflex 853 (frame only)
    1988 Kuwahara ProStar
    1982 Peugeot Record Du Monde (fixed gear)
    1980 Raleigh Sprite (restoration)

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    Stock lowers with steel studs and OEM seals weighed 402g. Current weight is 347g with a clearcoat and no studs or stud mounts. You should save 20-30g by removing the powdercoat and using paint.

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    Thank you very much Bender !

    By the way, I like the way you built your bike. I am myself into free weight savings

    Jean-Seb
    2004 Giant XTC Custom
    2001 Giant Boulder HD
    2000 Devinci Chili Pepper (frame only)
    1993 Proflex 853 (frame only)
    1988 Kuwahara ProStar
    1982 Peugeot Record Du Monde (fixed gear)
    1980 Raleigh Sprite (restoration)

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