Being a trials weight weenie, I would like to know where I could possibly get some ti hardware for my unicycle. Any bolt that can be replaced, I’m interested in, even axle haha, though I don’t think they make those. Thanks for the help.
Btw, I’m not interested in ti parts like spokes and such. I’m also using Koxx seat post clamps, a kh o8 frame, and regular kh style seats.
you’re going to be more specific about exactly which parts you want to swap, if bolts count but spokes don’t it’s not terribly clear. Also why Ti? It’s certainly not the lightest material out there, for a fixed sized component like a bolt Al will be lighter.
There are 8 bolts on a unicycle - 4 on the bearing holders, 2 on the clamp, and 2 on the cranks.
If you do replace all 6 normal bolts on the unicycle with aluminium bolts, you’ll save about 16g. You can also save 15g by changing the crank bolts.
Although weightweenies suggests to use titanium bolts for the scary bits - seatpost clamps etc. Which probably includes the crank bolts, but might not matter about the bearing holders. That’d reduce your weight savings to something more like 20g total.
It’d probably be much easier to cut some foam out of your seat for that amount of weight loss - KH seats have tons of padding in. Also, have you got lightweight pedals (something that takes a TI axle probably).
Or just go for a dump before you go riding / lose some weight.
In terms of axle, obviously unicycle axles are not usually removable / replaceable, but you can get the titanium hub. Which would save you 200g. Probably on a money per gram saved basis that’d be more than the dodgy bolts. For example 2 crank bolts @ £10 each save you 12g that’s 0.6g per £, whereas the hub is £225 saving 200g = 0.8g per £.
Actually, if you are a true trials weight weennie, just remove the seat. That’ll save a ton of weight. Most trials riders hop seat out. You could replace the seat with a lightweight carbon fiber handle.
Use a light weight tube. Don’t waste your time doing any of the other things. Using a light tube can save 200g, all those toher things put together are unlikely to save 100g. Anyway, a few hundred grams is really insignificant, especially for trials.