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    Saving weight on my bike computer

    I'm using a Garmin Edge 1000, and, like all similar technology, it gets occasional updates.

    After the last update I connected up a PC and had a look round and was surprised to see a whole set of manuals in a range of different languages.

    Manuals can be really heavy, some of them are 76 pages, so I've deleted all of them off my computer, even the English one, because I can find that online easily enough if I need it.

    Didn't think to weigh the device before I removed the files, but its now down below 116g. A good start to April I think
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    How about deleting the map of the US and just having a custom map of just your state? That gotta save some.


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    I'm in Europe, so don't have any US maps, but there are European countries I'll never visit, so they could go. Good thinking

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    Drill some holes in it.

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    Taking your picture in a dark cave will also remove some weight!

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    Quote Originally Posted by moefosho View Post
    Drill some holes in it.
    Now the ideas are flowing ... will have to be careful with this one, don't want to cause memory leaks

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    Quote Originally Posted by lRaphl View Post
    Taking your picture in a dark cave will also remove some weight!
    Yes I've heard of that technique. There must be something in that idea, people often talk about light weight, so keeping the bike in near darkness must help. If I keep it away from weighing scales that would probably reduce its weight too?

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    Only when installed on the bike!

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    Removing the battery saves even more weight!

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    Quote Originally Posted by matuchi View Post
    Removing the battery saves even more weight!
    And as an extreme weight weenie, this doesn't have to be practical, it just has to look as though it would work. Maybe I'll just prize the battery out of there when its being weighed, then pop it back when I need it to do something practical

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    Sand the entire outer casing...including the screen. Less material = less weight.

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    Strap it to your arm. This way, you add 0g to your bike and still get your info. 0g bike computer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lRaphl View Post
    Strap it to your arm. This way, you add 0g to your bike and still get your info. 0g bike computer!
    I think there is some good scope for weight saving with that approach, why use grips when I could glue some foam to my gloves instead.

    Will definitely have to give some thought to how to bond a saddle to my shorts ...

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    Why bond a saddle to your short when you can just clip your but to the seat post??

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    Quote Originally Posted by lRaphl View Post
    Why bond a saddle to your short when you can just clip your but to the seat post??

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    I love that video. The cleat looks heavy, so put some carbon fibre on top, problem fixed.

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