Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Here I am weighing the left side bottom part to see how much lighter the carbon/Kevlar part is than the glass part. This part ended up weighing 2300g with a saving of 1160g. There is still some potential for a bit less weight maybe 100-200g but that would have to be done carefully after seeing how this laminate works out. The other two shell parts were a bit lighter with all three weighing in at 6.7 kg (14.74 lbs).
I have made the other major parts and the total weight saving is going to end up around 4 kg. This will mean a finished weight of around 26-27 kg(57-59lbs) when equiped with 70 mm drum brakes and the lighter rims and tires.