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Bike weights for Clydes?(13 posts)

Bike weights for Clydes?xxl
Jun 21, 2003 7:13 AM
I'm continually marvelling at the flyweight bikes out there, but, since I ride a larger bike (64cm, ctc) than the sizes usually used in advertised curb weights, I am curious as to what some of you bigger riders' bikes actually weigh? FTR, mine came in at a couple ounces over 21 lbs. (105 dbl. on a steel frame, with Ksyrium Elites because the shop practically gave 'em to me).

Believe me, I'm no weight weenie, but it's hard not to be envious of those sub-18 lb. rides. I just wondered if those of us who don't qualify for the six-foot and under leagues could ever get close.
re: Bike weights for Clydes?tmotz
Jun 21, 2003 7:29 AM
My 62 cm. Jamis clocks in at 24 lbs. not the lightest but my old Fuji was 30 lbs.No hills in my area so weight isn't a prime factor but the difference is noticable.
re: Light for me...Mike Prince
Jun 21, 2003 7:44 AM
My Steelman with full D/A, nothing fancy is between 18.5-19 lbs. for a 60 c-c frame. That's with a steel fork AND steel stem. No crazy light stuff, DA/Open Pro wheels 32h.
re: Light for me...xxl
Jun 21, 2003 8:04 AM
A custom steel with full DA is "nothing fancy?"

That sounds like a very nice ride you have there.
re: Light for me...Mike Prince
Jun 21, 2003 8:13 AM
it is very nice. by "nothing fancy" i meant no stupid light stuff, just off the shelf stuff - no carbon or titanium.
re: Bike weights for Clydes?rogue_CT1
Jun 21, 2003 8:04 AM
I'm 6' 4" 210 lbs and I ride a 61 cm Colnago CT-1 with Campy Record, carbon cranks and seat post, SLR saddle and Ksyrium SL wheels that weighs only 16.4 pounds. Over 5000+ miles and no problems at all with the bike.
re: Bike weights for Clydes?aliensporebomb
Jun 21, 2003 2:00 PM
I currently weigh about 218 and my Giant TCR 2 weighs
(according to the LBS scale) about 17 3/4ths pounds.

Removing the reflectors on the wheels brought it down
a tad below that but it's basically very light and very
fast.

That being said, I'll get a bigger increase in performance
than if I lose 10 pounds than if I get lighter parts.

Or even 20 pounds.

Okay, 30 then.
re: Bike weights for Clydes?Kvonnah
Jun 21, 2003 4:16 PM
I'm 6'5" 190 to 195 and ride a 63cm Trek 2300 that weighs in @ 18.7 @ the LBS.
re: Bike weights for Clydes?52-16SS
Jun 22, 2003 12:21 PM
Bike: Cinelli Starlight size XL (compact), full dura-ace, cinelli solido bar/stem, velocity circuit wheels, thomson seatpost = 17.5 lbs.
Me: 6'1" 200-210 lbs
How come you guys don't fold up? And why are your frames...cory
Jun 22, 2003 4:31 PM
...so small?
I've never weighed my 64cm Atlantis (I'm guessing 23-24 pounds with stout wheels and 700x35 tires, but before I put on the Carradice bag). I'm 6'4", almost 230 these days, but even when I weighed 205, I couldn't ride anything less than a 32-spoke wheel, and that was iffy.
I'm pretty sure it's not my crash-and-trash technique--I'm a convert from mountain biking in the old, full-rigid days, and I float lightly over bumps and go around (rather than over) everything I can. Even at that, and with professionally handbuilt, good quality wheels, I break spokes if I go below 36/14ga.
And as long as we're on the subject, how can a 6'4" guy ride a 61cm frame? How much post do you have showing on that thing?
re: Bike weights for Clydes?babyhuey77
Jun 22, 2003 9:09 PM
I'm 6'3" and currently about 225 ride a 62cm Trek 5500 frame, reynolds ouzo pro fork, full D/A, Easton post, SLR, and Ritchey WCS stem/bars, King hubs laced to open pros 32H, 3 cross, 14/15 DB spokes, with brass nips rear and alloy nips front. Bike has over 3k miles and no problems at all. The last time I weighed it was 17.28 lbs according to my scale at work. This bike is awesome, and i love it and would not change a thing except the pedals. I have Impacts and will be getting SPD sl's D/A of course.
re: Bike weights for Clydes?ripper
Jun 22, 2003 10:35 PM
6'2" 240 a real clydesdale. i ride a 60 TST titanium with ultegra D/A mix, ouzo comp fork, ksyrium elite wheels which weighs in at 19.5 lbs. i have actually started looking for places to save weight so i can put on a brooks saddle without breaking the 20lb mark. anyone own the thompson masterpiece seat post? dont bother mentioning loosing my spare tire, im working on it foo.
19-20 lbs depending on wheelsColnagoFE
Jun 23, 2003 6:44 AM
62cm Colnago MXL with a Chorus/Record mix.