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What does your bike weigh?(36 posts)

What does your bike weigh?Live Steam
Oct 2, 2001 7:17 PM
I just thought I would weigh in on this subject :-) I calculated the weights of both of my bikes based on the posted weights from Damon Rinard's Bicycle Tech Site I plan on weighing them tomorrow and will post a follow up on my findings. But what do you know/think your bike weighs? Weenies weigh in!

Colnago Crystal with Record Gruppo, Xaeros, Reynolds Ouzo Pro 19.04lbs

Giant TCR 2 with Shimano 105 Gruppo, Mavic Open Pro, TCR Aero fork 17.14lbs
Trek 5200 with tweaks, about 18.75 (on my scale) (nm)Elefantino
Oct 2, 2001 7:58 PM
Oct 2, 2001 8:21 PM
TCR 0, Full Carbon Fork (yes the one that has been recalled), Bebop pedals (lighter than speedplays), K's, SLR, WCS Stem, Easton Carbon Bars. Soon to be lighter with some Zipp 303 rims and american classic hubs. American Classic claims that they can build these @ 1000g.
Your riding a recalled product? why?JS
Oct 2, 2001 8:57 PM
Or do you not ride the bike.
Gasp and swoon, he has smelled the vaporszoom
Oct 2, 2001 9:18 PM
Ah, interesting you should mention that. Do you know why they were recalled? The obvious anwser was because they were breaking, duh? But why were they breaking? I happen to work at a shop where we sell Giant and the recall was because they forks were being installed improperly. Boo... to the halfa$$ed bike shops. The "starnut" as it were in the Giant fork has two pieces and if not installed properly the steer tube will crack. It will also crack if the stem is overtorqued, surprise. Yet reason Numero dos that they were recalled. To many were being installed w/o a torque wrench. When you follow manufacturer directions AND recomindations, 99% of time stuff won't eat it. So. Yes I ride a Recalled product (the galley Gasps) but it was installed with a torque wrench for the stem and fork spechs and the "starnut" is far enought in the fork. There you have it, how to ride a dangrous product. HA
By the way............zoom
Oct 2, 2001 9:22 PM
I happen to ride a little. I'm a cat II raser and tend to dabble in MTB raceing, not near as fun, but a nice break from the road. Would you perfer that I said it was a wall queen and chills in the apartment all the time?
Maybe you should watch ZOOM instead?bike_junkie
Oct 3, 2001 8:14 AM
You know, the children's program on TV. This way you wouldn't be a "cat II" racer that can not spell "racer" or "racing". More money than ability? Light parts don't make you fast.
Your rightzoom
Oct 3, 2001 8:24 AM
light parts don't make you fast, good call. However the topic of the post was how much your bike weighs. So I posted my bike's weight and get blasted for using an unsafe product, and get accused of not riding at all on top of that. So, I felt the need to say that I was a cat II racer to explain that the bike does indeed get ridden and is not a wall queen, and secondly to show that the fork is safe as long as it is set up correctly, how would you have responded bike_junkie? Oh I spell checked for you.
you mean You're rightChris Zeller
Oct 3, 2001 10:27 AM
as in you _are_ right. "Your" is possisive as in _your_ bike.
your right as your right not as you're rightcyclopathic
Oct 3, 2001 11:14 AM
his right and your bad spelling nazi
Dude,Woof the dog
Oct 4, 2001 6:25 AM
There are some individuals here who like picking on spelling and other stuff. I am completely on your side dude. Don't pay attention to those weirdos.


Woof the dog.

P.S. To all you stupid god damn mother****ers: WHY DO YOU HAVE TO BE SUCH PRICKS? The guy knows what he is talking about. Lets see if you pick on me too. Bring it on....will see if you can yank my chain HAHA. Don't waste your time.
are you sure your fork recalled?cyclopathic
Oct 3, 2001 11:06 AM
here's recall info
~19.5 LS Ultimate w/ Dura Acefredfal
Oct 2, 2001 9:02 PM
re: What does your bike weigh?dsc
Oct 2, 2001 9:26 PM
'99 Lemond Zurich: full Dura Ace, Rolf Vector Pros, Reynolds Ouzo Pro carbon fork, Look pedals = 17.2 lbs.
20 lbs. Specialized Comp 2001 60cm with...Bruno S
Oct 2, 2001 9:29 PM
Ultegra, SPD road pedals, 2 water bottles cages and Giant carbon seatpost.

Add a toolkit of 1 pound, 2 water bottles (3 pounds) and myself (180 pounds with shoes and helmet) and you have a 204 pound package going down the road.
15.75 lb Giant Team Once anodized Dura Ace, Dave Wheels (nm)sharky
Oct 3, 2001 1:31 AM
how do you guys weigh your bikes?bianchi boy
Oct 3, 2001 4:09 AM
Just curious. My bathroom scale is at best accurate to +/- 5 lbs so I wouldn't bother weighing my bike on it. Is there a simple way to accurately weigh a bike?
beware of cheap fish scalesTig
Oct 3, 2001 9:38 AM
I tried using my cheap mechanical fish scale (yes, I love to saltwater fish) on my bike, and it read a little over 1 pound heavier than a digital one I later borrowed from a friend. They are about as accurate as an old bathroom scale. I rarely weigh fish OR bicycles. It's fun to see if new, lighter parts show any difference though.
One of the businesses I own is a LaundromatLive Steam
Oct 3, 2001 12:32 PM
There is a scale there that is accurate to .1lb. Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to check my calcs against reality. By the way I figured for cables, housing, brake pads, bolts, cages, rim tape, tires, tubes and bar cork along with all of the frame parts and components. I didn't include the small saddle bag and it's contents however. Sometimes I don't use it and just carry the neccessary items in my jersey. All the info is on the site I posted.
re: What does your bike weigh?zero1
Oct 3, 2001 4:29 AM
50cm colnago mxl with campy chorus and mavic open pro...
19 1/2 lbs
re: What does your bike weigh?morey
Oct 3, 2001 4:30 AM
My Cannondale r 4000 si weighs 17lb 2oz.
21-22lbs at leastScott H
Oct 3, 2001 5:29 AM
89-90 C'Dale Criterium series with 7sp index shifters including the original heavy steel cassette.
Less than 16lbs !!PaulCL
Oct 3, 2001 5:45 AM
58cm Colnago Bititan, Campy Record 10spd, Speeddream wheels, Campy profit pedals.

How did I weigh it?? With a fish scale - the type you hook onto the fish (or bike) and lift it off the ground. I tested it's accuracy first by hooking up 10lbs of barbels. My best guess is about 15.5 - 16lbs.

Does this qualify me as a weight weenie????
Oct 3, 2001 6:17 AM
with aerobars, rack, lights etc It will be pushing 30 after I swap tires :^P
I haven't the foggiest idea old bean. (nm)9WorCP
Oct 3, 2001 7:12 AM
Don't know..don't care nm4bykn
Oct 3, 2001 8:01 AM
Serotta Legend 18.2 lbs.grzy
Oct 3, 2001 8:23 AM
K's, Ouzo Pro, Ultegra/DA 9, Campy Pro Fit - measured at LBS on their quality scale.
Seven Odonata: 16lb 10oz, including bar tape...MikeC
Oct 3, 2001 8:32 AM
55cm Odonata with Seven fork and seatpost, Record 10 (incl. pedals), Koobi Tri saddle, Campy Moskva rims on Record hubs with 32 DT stainless spokes and nipples/wheel. Ritchey WCS bar & stem, Chris King headset. Axial Pro tires and off-the-shelf tubes.
I was going for quality and usability, not just low weight. I could certainly save weight with a different wheelset.
Including Bar Tape?Chris Zeller
Oct 3, 2001 10:12 AM
It always amazes me the creativity that this kind of weight discussion brings out. I'll be that half the people here list their bike weights without pedals, without computer.....without half of the stuff they ride their bikes with. Who doesn't ride with bar tape? Why not kust say. "frame and shifters included." It's nice to have a light bike but quoting weights that aren't realistic is just ridiculious.

Nice bike by the way.
Including Bar Tape?MikeC
Oct 3, 2001 10:40 AM
I agree with you, which is why I was a little sarcastic. I've seen people listing their dream bike's weight on this site and forgetting that it needs a fork to hold the front wheel on!
14, 16, 21, 29, 45Dog
Oct 3, 2001 10:16 AM
Bianchi EV2, C-40, old Bianchi, Milano, KHS tandem

Particular configurations of each vary substantially, though

P.S. Including paint :-) nmDog
Oct 3, 2001 10:17 AM
Schwinn Fastback Limited: 17.2lbsWannabe
Oct 3, 2001 10:16 AM
2001 Fastback Limited, Dura-Ace, Velomax Orions, Thompson Seat Post, Look 357s and Time Carbon Fork. Got it all for under $100/pound!

And the best part? NO POSER FACTOR!!! Pull up amongst a bunch of bike snobs and they all snub their nose! And then drop their heads has I drop them on the climbs! Bye-bye now! But then again, I weigh 140, and that helps on the climbs too! :)

Andy - Wannabe
19 lbs. Touring Triple fully equipped as I ride itChris Zeller
Oct 3, 2001 10:21 AM
Airborne Carpe Diem Ultegra Triple. Wound Up Cf cyclocross fork, Dura Ace Mavic OP wheels, XT cassette, XTR derailer, XTR brakes. Record Cf seatpost Max-Trans Am seat. Speedplay pedals, Flightdeck computer. Not bad for a complete bike with braze-ons in a touring triple. It handles almost like a racebike but slap on some rear racks and it's ready for light touring (25-30 lbs load should be enough for self-supported overnighters or longer credit-card tours.)
19 lbs. Touring Triple fully equipped as I ride itMikeC
Oct 3, 2001 10:46 AM
That's an awesome weight for a real-world bike. Probably the lightest tourer I've heard of!
Zaphros ride Schwinn roadsterZAPHROS
Oct 3, 2001 11:07 AM
with dynamo (Zaphros like alternating current!), chrome headlight, 2-tone saddle, paperboy baskets, fenders and chain guard. Zaphros bike have 3-speed Bendix hub, coaster brake, balloon tires with whitewalls. Bike weigh 58 lbs. Zaphros happy.