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Carbon footprint
To reduce the weight as much as possible, I've fitted the following carbon parts: FRM Feather hubs with Dura-Ace titanium freehub. FSA K-Force Compact handlebar. Isaac Monocoque seat post. Gipiemme Stealth 2000 saddle. The bike weighs 19.6 lbs as shown.
Posted by davepalk on November 12, 2013 Full Size|

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7 Comments

Reply Raleigh Twenty
10:39 AM on September 9, 2015 
Carbon fibre and steel finally meet on a single bicycle! I never thought that I'd see the day!
Reply Bikemad
2:14 PM on April 27, 2014 
Awesome upgrade!
How do you find the bike handles, does it compare well to other bikes you have ridden? Any issues?
I'm 6'5" tall. Looks like you must be a similar height.
Must start my project soon.
Reply davepalk
6:17 PM on November 14, 2013 
jibble69 says...
Nice work as always - good to see the 'Palk strut' still in use on the refurb projects

I've always been rather envious of Dan Gurney having a bubble and a flap named after him. I'm claiming the strut!
Reply jibble69
3:46 PM on November 14, 2013 
Nice work as always - good to see the 'Palk strut' still in use on the refurb projects
Reply davepalk
7:06 PM on November 12, 2013 
enfield_bullet says...
This is really, really very nice. It's making me rethink selling my latest BSA20 as I have rims & front hub already.... Is the seatpost clamp original on this vintage model, or did you modify? Have you treated the rust spots on the frame with something, or just 'oil'?

Rust is just oiled. Very early Twenty frames have the RSW-type welded-on seat clamp. I've discarded the original bolt and made a replacement with two recessed brake bolts.
Reply melofelo
5:46 PM on November 12, 2013 
Top notch work :o)
...if you didn't use the lower part of the handlebars(below the brake levers) you could always chop those too and shave a few grammes off.. :o)
Reply enfield_bullet
5:01 PM on November 12, 2013 
This is really, really very nice. It's making me rethink selling my latest BSA20 as I have rims & front hub already.... Is the seatpost clamp original on this vintage model, or did you modify? Have you treated the rust spots on the frame with something, or just 'oil'?