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Old 12-04-2007, 11:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What does YOUR bike weigh?

So it occurred to me about 3 minutes ago that I've never weighed my bike, and therefore I have no clue what it weighs. Being ever the slave to my curiosity, I proceeded to grab my bathroom scale, head out into the garage and get my weigh-in on.

So my previous Wild A$$ Guess as to my bikes weight was somewhere between 25-30 lbs.

So I was nearly giddy when I saw good old Margot weigh in at a svelte 43 lbs.


I gotta quit pampering my bike so much, at 43 lbs. I can pretty much run it over with a Mack truck and not do any damage.


So how much does your ride tip the scales at?

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Old 12-04-2007, 11:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If I'm not mistaken (and I may be... a little foggy on this one), I think my old Pirate Bike is exactly the same weight!
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Old 12-05-2007, 12:08 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Mystical bicycle convergence?

You be the judge!

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Old 12-05-2007, 12:19 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Now I have to go weigh it again. (OK, tomorrow I'll weigh it again.)

I already heap abuse on mine: earlier this fall, it slid down a rocky shoreline (steeply sloping shoreline, thus the problem) and fell about 5 feet into the St Lawrence river. I was sitting on a rock about 10 feet away at the time. I laughed. So did a few other people in the park who saw/heard the descent & watched the retrieval process.

Fortunately I was not on it at the time. Also fortunately there was a way down (and up) to the water, and the water wasn't deep.

The latest abuse: I left it out in the open for the first big snow/ice storm, and next time I rode it, the only lever or handle that wasn't frozen solid was the front brake! (Not my preferred choice on snowy roads.)
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Old 12-05-2007, 12:21 AM   #5 (permalink)
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So it occurred to me about 3 minutes ago that I've never weighed my bike, and therefore I have no clue what it weighs. Being ever the slave to my curiosity, I proceeded to grab my bathroom scale, head out into the garage and get my weigh-in on.

So my previous Wild A$$ Guess as to my bikes weight was somewhere between 25-30 lbs.

So I was nearly giddy when I saw good old Margot weigh in at a svelte 43 lbs.


I gotta quit pampering my bike so much, at 43 lbs. I can pretty much run it over with a Mack truck and not do any damage.


So how much does your ride tip the scales at?
Going up hill won't be much fun but the ride down should be pretty quick.
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Old 12-05-2007, 12:32 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Going up hill won't be much fun but the ride down should be pretty quick.
with a 26 tooth chainring on the front and a 34 tooth cog on the back(114.2-20.9 gear inches), uphill is a lot more fun than with my old lightweight singlespeed (75.6 gear inches).

*Gear inches is the distance that your bike moves with every complete revolution of the cranks*
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My bikes is pretty much a porker at 58cm and 23 pounds! I want it to be sub20 eventually, which I think is decent for a 58cm bike. Oh wellz.
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OK, it's not quite in the same league as your 43 lb porker.

37.5 lbs.
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Old 12-05-2007, 03:54 PM   #9 (permalink)
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My bikes is pretty much a porker at 58cm and 23 pounds! I want it to be sub20 eventually, which I think is decent for a 58cm bike. Oh wellz.
You would probably be better off buying a sub 20# bike then to try and get the weight off that one. It really gets expensive when you try and put your bike on a weight reduction program. If you look hard you might find one for around $500-700.

Mine comes in just under 21. Woot
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The problem for me is I don't know where the weight it right now. I'm going to get a new set of wheels at some point, which should kick 2 pounds off, but other than that I'm guessing it's just in the frame. I really don't care that much about the weight though, and I like the look of my frame more than the newer carbon frames anyway. *shrug*

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