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<span style="font-family:Arial;"><b>There are event wheels, and then there are <i>these</i> wheels:</b> 734 grams (1.64 lbs.) for the pair at a cost of $15,000. The were made using boron by Lew Racing for a 150-pound (68-kg) German roadie named <b>Gunter Mal</b>, whose complete bike weighs 3,195 grams. That's 7.1 pounds, or less than half of what would be UCI-legal for racing. And Mal claims he rides it as many as 1,000 km (620 miles) a week. For details (with photos) on how he made the bike so light -- and even shaved 30 grams from Lew's wheels -- click <a href="http://tinyurl.com/2ac3n5" target="_blank">http://tinyurl.com/2ac3n5</a></span><br><br><br><span style="font-family:Arial;">UCI is the world governing body for cycling.</span>
 

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He must be a pretty competent home machinist to build all that stuff, that's impressive.<br><br>
I was just talking with a guy yesterday who bought a real light new bike and he was of course making fun of the tank that I ride, I told him 23 pound steel road bikes will be the wave of the future, chrome and all--just wait and I'll have the coolest bike on the block.
 

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For 15 grand, they better come with a new car and dvd screen I can watch while I draft behind the car.
 
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