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The Paul Mach Blog - Weight Saving Tip #6.8kg
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Weight Saving Tip #6.8kg
Saturday, September 20, 2008 - General
No Screw This tip is for those of you who spent the extra $40 for the SRAM Force Brakes instead of the Rival just to save the 7 grams.

This tip is not for those of you who got the Force just so the brakes would say "Force" instead of "Rival."

Anyway, I learned from experience this last weekend that you don't actually need those little screws that hold in the brake pads. Those things are literally holding you back. Without them you save about 2 grams of uselessness.

You can also save your worn out brake pads to use during hill climbs. Some smart thinking is all it takes to put yourself another 5 grams ahead of the competition. No fitness necessary.

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Saturday, September 20, 2008, 10:25 am
your bike has brakes not breaks

Saturday, September 20, 2008, 12:14 pm

But I was only blogging at 85% last night. So...

Sunday, September 21, 2008, 10:00 am
Don't worry Paul. I was accused that I
don't peddle a bike. I pedal a bike.
But that Ok, because when you start getting
things in the mail from AARP, you are allowed
to have days like that.
Good luck at Mt.Tam

Sunday, September 21, 2008, 8:26 pm
thinner pads gotta mean improved aerodynamics. Zipp and Cervelo probably spent millions on tunnel time to test this.

Chaz Michael Michael's Dad
Monday, September 22, 2008, 10:06 am
Yeah, Fred, Alan peddles bikes...he's a peddle-phile. Paul and you, you're just pedal-philes.

And Paul, what does pound6.8kg mean? Why mix the units and why put pound first?

You're nitpicky freinds, Learn English or I'll go nucular on you! Give me a brake!

Chazz'zs Daddzz'zs

Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 10:08 am
Good grief.