Take a look at the photo below and tell me if you see anything different. So you didn’t memorize the picture of my bike before, that’s okay. I’ll spoil the surprise.
My buddy Jason, who’s going to be racing semi-pro on the mountain bike next year, donated his old mountain bike saddle to me after replacing it with something more comfy. So I removed my 1-1.5-pound brick saddle and replaced it with his old 190-gram sliver. Believe it or not, I’ve actually been scanning eBay for months now looking for just such a seat, so this is a pretty welcome surprise. Now I only hope he gets a new frame to replace that pretty carbon hardtail he’s riding–yeah, right.
Anyway, what are my plans for future weight loss on the Cannondale? The number one priority will be lessening the spinning weight in the drive train–specifically, I’m hoping to get some lighter weight pedals, followed by a compact crank and a new bottom bracket. And of course that involves getting a new front derailleur. All of this will happen when I’m fabulously rich, of course. In the meantime, I can continue scheming …