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Old 05-09-2015, 11:08 AM
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Default Re: Aluminum billet covers- any sound difference?

A few grams here, a few grams there- has always been the cycling way. "An ounce off the wheels is like two off the frame" is what Olympic cyclists used to say.

I use titanium allen bolts on the covers. With an aluminum sprocket, bolted directly to a large flange hub with titanium bolts, eliminating the heavy chain tensioner completely, and a 415 Trike Industrial chain at about half the kit chain's weight, the kit weight has really dropped quite a bit. Now if only we could get a smaller plastic frame tank with a lightweight vented cap.

I'm not a souped up kind of builder- you can tell.
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