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A acceptable bike weight(2 posts)

A acceptable bike weightWittybebop
Jul 7, 2001 11:50 PM
HI, I'm considering building a bike from scratch, and already have a old carbon tubed frame with alu ends on it which I'd like to keep for now, it's been some years since I took a interest in parts and weight.
What is a acceptable weight for a full bike nowadays??
Whats the weight of your bike, whats best to get to measure the weight.

Thanks all.
re: A acceptable bike weightroadcyclist
Jul 8, 2001 10:19 AM
How old is old? Your first consideration should be rear hub spacing as today's hubs are 130s to accomodate 9 & 10 speed spacing. I don't think you can just spread the chainstays apart but I may be wrong.
Next, what kind of riding are you doing that you're concerned about the weight? No one wants a "heavy" bike but it's easy to get carried away, too. In answer to your question - it should be relatively easy and inexpensive to build a carbon frame into a 18-20 pound bike.