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Yep so for the last few months ive been biking 4 or 5 miles every day and ive loved it, but ive always tried to make my bike lighter. Well one thing that was really bugging me was the wheight i was carrying on my body i.e. the helmet and camelback. So i looked around and not finding any reallt good options i decided to get a few teeth taken out haha.

Well not really for that reason but i got my wisdom teeth taken out today and things did not go very well. Ive gotten in much better shape than i was in over the last few months and since my body fat percentage had dropped so much the anesthesia had a really nasty effect on me. When i woke up i couldnt stay awake for more than 10 seconds, and i felt aweful. I ended up up dry heaving since i hadnt been allowed to eat anyting 8 hours in advance and then started puking blood. All in all it was not a pleasant experience but it was ok because i spent the whole day reading cycling magazines and watching the sox win.

I asked the dentists to weight the teeth but unfortunately they drill them and then crush them in half so that wasnt possible. Ill let you guys know how the the weight saving affect the ride :p
 

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I lost couple of teeth in an accident and I'm getting them replaced by dental implants. Not quite as much suffering as you but lemme tell you that is some very expensive Ti bolt tuning in my jaw and I'm not even sure it will save weight!!! :D
 

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Leave those teeth out Boj! It will save weight and improve airflow through your mouth - but most important it will save you some money that can then be used for high zoot bike parts! ;)
 

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Teeth? Chump change. Castration anyone?
 

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madhatter07 said:
Yep so for the last few months ive been biking 4 or 5 miles every day and ive loved it, but ive always tried to make my bike lighter. Well one thing that was really bugging me was the wheight i was carrying on my body i.e. the helmet and camelback. So i looked around and not finding any reallt good options i decided to get a few teeth taken out haha.

Well not really for that reason but i got my wisdom teeth taken out today and things did not go very well. Ive gotten in much better shape than i was in over the last few months and since my body fat percentage had dropped so much the anesthesia had a really nasty effect on me. When i woke up i couldnt stay awake for more than 10 seconds, and i felt aweful. I ended up up dry heaving since i hadnt been allowed to eat anyting 8 hours in advance and then started puking blood. All in all it was not a pleasant experience but it was ok because i spent the whole day reading cycling magazines and watching the sox win.

I asked the dentists to weight the teeth but unfortunately they drill them and then crush them in half so that wasnt possible. Ill let you guys know how the the weight saving affect the ride :p
Your gal bladder and appendix are not needed. Removing them should be worth a few grams. I think I'm gonna schedule voluntary gal bladder and appendix surgery this fall so I'm recovered by next summer. I'll be sure to have the surgeon weigh them and I'll post the results afterwards.

And donate blood before your rides, a pint of blood should be worth about 1/4lb. And it's a good service to those in need.
 

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great, i get mine out in about a week. thanks for the insight. :(
Haha sorry man, i hope your experience isnt as bad as mine but as a positive note i feel much better today almost no pain, no swelling, just akward moving my mouth. good luck man. I am actually getting my appendix out next summer, i cant think of any reason to have one in if its not doing anything and all it can do is cause trouble.
 

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And donate blood before your rides, a pint of blood should be worth about 1/4lb. And it's a good service to those in need.
LOL !!! Actually, I think it'd be much closer to 1 lb wt loss... water weighs 1 ounce per fluid ounce (give or take a tiny bit depending on temp) and I would have to imagine that blood would be comparable (, perhaps slightly heavier, even ???). so a pint of blood given should take a quick pound off, more or less (although that's one drastic way of doing it...hehheh)
 

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LOL !!! Actually, I think it'd be much closer to 1 lb wt loss... water weighs 1 ounce per fluid ounce (give or take a tiny bit depending on temp) and I would have to imagine that blood would be comparable (, perhaps slightly heavier, even ???). so a pint of blood given should take a quick pound off, more or less (although that's one drastic way of doing it...hehheh)
Damn I didn't even think about that. Bloods got all those blood cells and platelets. I'm making my appointment with the blood bank! I might give 2 pints.
 

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I bite my nails...every gram counts.
Kinda difficult when your teeth are gone - another solution could be to just remove your fingertips for even more weightsavings.
 

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Kinda difficult when your teeth are gone - another solution could be to just remove your fingertips for even more weightsavings.
The problem is that you need to leave enough finger length to grab the brake levers, although titanium extensions might be the answer.
 

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Brakes?? Huh?? Who need brakes anyways - they're heavy as hell and their sole purpose is to slow you down! :D
 

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Brakes?? Huh?? Who need brakes anyways - they're heavy as hell and their sole purpose is to slow you down! :D
Brakes?!? Totally overrated Shimano marketing gimmick. Bikes stoped fine Fred Flinstone style for 100s of years before "brakes". Saves you easily 400g, improves airflow over the head tube and seat tube plus frees all that valuable handlebar real estate. The other day on my ride a guy showed up with one of those fancy Specialized bikes with "brakes" and, like, TWO wheels. What a poser!!!! What's next? He'll have his sit post with one of them "saddles" on top just as soon as MBA tells him to. :mad:
 

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Smile, over here...

...the surgeon laughs at the though of full aenesthetic. Two shots of local if you're lucky, three if you scream loud. Yep, European health care.
 
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