Ok — I took the bike apart yesterday. Today: put it back together!
Well, It’s 99% together at this point. I have to wrap the handle bars and screw in the pedals. Other than that it’s all together and tuned correctly. (Pictures tomorrow)
The part that caused me the most angst, the bottom bracket, turned out to be one of the easiest parts of the build. The portion that took the longest time was arranging how the cables are going to get routed — I couldn’t use the old ones as a template since things. Measure a dozen times and cut once.
Tomorrow I think I’ll take it for a quick shake-down around the neighborhood.
So — here’s the numbers for the weight difference from old to new (all weights in grams):
In total I hacked off around 1.4 pounds from the weight of the bike. Likely a tad more since I have lighter cables as well… but that’s water under the bridge at this point.