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put the bike on scale...20lbs

Old 07-17-11, 05:25 AM
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put the bike on scale...20lbs

decided to weigh my new 105 onix 57cm.With pro3 tyres, computer, alloy bottle holders and cateye headlight mount(just the bracket no light) weight is exactly 20lbs on a fish scale.No other comment just an real world fyi
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Old 07-17-11, 05:37 AM
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Your bike is too fat for this sport.
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Old 07-17-11, 05:47 AM
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Originally Posted by staplemachine View Post
weight is exactly 20lbs on a fish scale



Seriously, I don't see any reason to worry about weight unless you are a) in a super-competitive group, b) are at optimal weight, c) are at optimal fitness and d) plan to climb all day.
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Old 07-17-11, 05:58 AM
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My bike is also 20lbs ...
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Old 07-17-11, 06:32 AM
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weight weenism is a hobby unto its self. Welcome to the dark side.
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Old 07-17-11, 06:49 AM
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Mine's 22.5 but I'm losing another pound around the waistline this week
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Old 07-17-11, 07:16 AM
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I could stand to lose 15 lbs but I have carbon bottle cages because they look cool.

Yesterday I upgraded my multi-tool to a fancy Topeak model that weighs 1/2 as much. Not sure why but I can't wait to get out today and see how it feels in my seat pack.
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Old 07-17-11, 08:00 AM
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Oh no, this is how it starts!!

My CF weighs in around 17 lbs while both steel bikes are in the 20-21 lb range. I notice the heavier wheels on the steel bikes more than anything. Of course when I hit the mountains I notice every bit of weight and the CF bike is the ride of choice!
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Old 07-17-11, 08:15 AM
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Twice in the last week I've been talking to people about my vintage Panasonic and they've reached over to pick it up. Both times they were amazed with what it weighs. Not because it's so light, but because it weighs about 30 pounds. And I've got it down from the 33 pounds it originally weighed when I purchased it.

Doesn't matter to me. It rides like a Cadillac and it gets me from point A to point B quick enough to satisfy me.

I've got lighter bikes for when I'm in the mood.
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Damn, you guys have heavy bikes...
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Old 07-17-11, 08:29 AM
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That's heavy. I don't think I've had a bike that weight for 10 years.

Even my 56cm alloy roadie/commuter with entry level parts is less than that.
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Old 07-17-11, 08:33 AM
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You Sir, are about to descend a slippery, expensive slope......................
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sucks for you...20lbs sounds like riding a dumb bell...good reason to burn it and start over
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Originally Posted by jamesdak View Post
Oh no, this is how it starts!!

My CF weighs in around 17 lbs while both steel bikes are in the 20-21 lb range. I notice the heavier wheels on the steel bikes more than anything. Of course when I hit the mountains I notice every bit of weight and the CF bike is the ride of choice!
Would you go for an 18.5 lbs bike with a 53/39 over a 21.5lbs bike with 50/34 for climbs?
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Old 07-17-11, 10:02 AM
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Originally Posted by pcfxer View Post
Would you go for an 18.5 lbs bike with a 53/39 over a 21.5lbs bike with 50/34 for climbs?
No. HTFU and climb harder.

Seriously though ... a 39 should be perfect for almost every climb so I'll take the lighter bike
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Old 07-17-11, 10:10 AM
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My Jamis Dragon- 853 FRAME- cromo fork- weighs 24 lbs with a side stand 26" wheels-Kozmik Lite tires(which are a bit thin walled and tend to tear).
I'm 60 now-and still weigh bike stuff-
It is a sickness- but I can't help it.
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Old 07-17-11, 10:21 AM
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vomiting.
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Old 07-17-11, 11:19 AM
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When will it end ? It never does !!!!!
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Old 07-17-11, 12:00 PM
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20lbs is light enough.
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Old 07-17-11, 12:06 PM
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To put everything into perspective just remember a pint of water is a pound.
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Old 07-17-11, 12:14 PM
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A friend of mine and I just weighed three relatively high end bikes using a Park tool scale. We didn't take bottle holders, saddle bags or pedals off (there were no bottles in holders). Here are the results:

One was a very high end titanium bike, small size with dura ace groupe, zipp 404 clinchers PowerTap hub, speedplay pedals, alpha q fork with cf steerer I believe, and fsa cf bars. The bike weighed just over 19 lbs.

The other bike was a CF frame with SRAM Red groupe, aluminum bars, custom wheels with older PowerTap Pro+ hub, two plastic bottle holders, look keo pedals, frame pump and saddle bag with a tube and co2 pump. The bike weighed just under 19 lbs.

The third bike was a very high end cf frame (60 or 62 size), cf cranks, full ultra, zipp 404 clinchers with high end power tap hub - I don't recall model, full ultra - latest model, cf bars stem and seat post, leyzne frame pump, small saddle bag with one or two tubes and two cf bottle cages. I believe it weighed slightly over 19 lbs but let's say 19 lbs. This is a '10 top of the line frame from a major bike company.

I was surprised by the weights but not too much. These bikes were weighed with pedals, bottle holders and saddle bags. The way typical cyclists ride their bikes. Typical BF wankers probably take everything off their bikes including tires, pedals and bar tape, and brag about their 15lb. Bike to their loser friends, but most people ride their bikes with pedals and a small saddle bag with a spare tube. A pound difference in bike weight isn't going to mean much to 99% of the cyclists on this site. Weighing your bike with no pedals, saddle bag or bottle cages is of little value if the bike can't be ridden.

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Old 07-17-11, 12:22 PM
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My 2 CF bikes with two cages and pedals weight 19lbs and the other 17. The 19 lb is 61cm and the 17lb is a 59. The 19lb bike has a compact and the 17 a standard double. There is no difference in either bike I can see riding around here but maybe in some mountains it would add up a little.
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Old 07-17-11, 01:03 PM
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My old, heavy steel '92 Davidson Impulse with old, heavy stock Wolber wheels and 18-year-old, heavy Look pedals; alloy stem and Cinelli bars weighs in at 22 lbs. My buddy, who has a brand CF Bottecchia, picked up my bike yesterday after a ride and said, "Wow, your bike sure is heavy." His bike probably weighs 19-20 lb...
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Old 07-17-11, 01:14 PM
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I weighed my steel 1984 Trek 420 today at the LBS. 23.1 pounds. How much do those 20 pound bikes cost these days anyway??*


*Actually, the reason I was in the LBS in the first place was to test ride a CAAD10 and a Super Six. Honestly, as nice as they were to ride, especially the improved shifting, I don't think I can justify the price of a new bike!

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Old 07-17-11, 01:23 PM
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My Synapse with pedals and cages: 15.8

Pretty cheap to get it to that point with Craigslist searching. I dropped about 2lbs for under $500 after selling the old stuff.
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