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weights - Steelman/IF 853 vs. Litespeed(5 posts)

weights - Steelman/IF 853 vs. Litespeedgtx
Jan 5, 2002 7:06 PM
The most recent IF post and the rash of LS posts got me curious about current frame weights. Here are some from company web pages:

56 c-c Steelman SR 853: 3.5 pounds
56 c-c IF Crown Jewel: 3.57 pounds
57 c-t Litespeed Tuscany: 3.51 pounds
57 c-t Litespeed Classic: 3.5 pounds
57 c-t Litespeed Vortex: 3.2 pounds

Steelman and IF steel forks are about exactly half a pound heavier than the Reynolds Ouzo Pro carbon fork.
Add some more weight to the Ti frames...Dog Breath
Jan 5, 2002 11:39 PM
if you go for the paint option, around .2lbs or so.
Doesn't seem like much, but it probably means alot to the weight dinkies who insist on the lightest possible frame.

btw - advertised weight for the plated, chromed, lugged and painted 55cm c-t Tommasini Techno Nemo frame only is a whopping 3.527lbs. It can me mailordered out of Europe for around $800 including Genius fork (1/4 the price of the Vortex). Too bad its so darn heavy. Seems like the best frames are also among the least expensive.

man, what a boat anchorgtx
Jan 6, 2002 11:03 AM
3.527lbs! Jeez that's heavy. :)

btw, who in Europe sells those to US customers for $800 frame and fork? I assume this frame is considered one or two notches up (in price, anyway) from the Sintesi which Colorado Cyclist sells for $1000?
man, what a boat anchorkoala
Jan 6, 2002 11:49 AM
Why is it a bike frame that is a half pound heavier than another is a boat anchor but ten extra pounds on the gut is a work in progress?
no boat anchor, baby..... just honest to goodness chrome..naf geezer
Jan 6, 2002 5:35 PM
can you please spill the beans on how to get one to the US for $800. is that for the frame and the fork?

im saving allready.

and ill christen it with a bottle of champagne in honor of dog breath..... oh.... thats right its no boat anchor

in that case i shall call her gina lollobrigida as she was not dereft of heft but all the more sexy for it. who could say no...huh?