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My new ride is light(11 posts)

My new ride is lightsiclmn
Jan 6, 2004 10:38 PM
Test picture,more to come.
"light"DougSloan
Jan 7, 2004 7:14 AM
Any more, I think you need to be down around 15 for it to be "light," unless it's a fairly large frame. Sorry, just the weight weenie in me talking...

Keep in mind, and this coming from a weight weenie, that the scales don't mean much on the road. It's a fun hobby to build light, though.

Doug
I have to agreedivve
Jan 7, 2004 8:05 AM
My CAAD7 for instance is 16.3lbs with pretty standard parts. The frame is size 58 c-t. Nothing on it was put on to make it "light".
now "really light"cyclopathic
Jan 7, 2004 10:03 AM
I ran into guy on PBP who rode 13lbs bike (including pedals) It freaked me out my ride was ~27-30lbs
yupDougSloan
Jan 7, 2004 10:19 AM
For the 508 team race, I built my Bianchi EV2 up to 12 pounds, with carbon tubular rims, no rear brake, no front derailleur and 1 chainring. It was a lot of fun to ride.

Doug
LightnessNo_sprint
Jan 7, 2004 1:04 PM
I think most overestimate the actual lightness of their rides too.

I think 17 ish is pretty darn light for a race ready or raced rig, just off the course, as is. I'd say 18/19 is very typical.

My 52cm Quantum Pro with carbon tubies, low spoke count, one Ciussi cage, computer w/cadence, 215 bars, Look 396, Record 10, SLR, Polar unit holder, etc. went to the shop right after a race and came in at 16 on the dot. Going with Speedplay, carbon cranks and carbon bars might drop it down a tad however, this frameset is lighter than most Tis and carbons. It's hard to get this light as it is. It's tough for me to imagine a frameset that would get a rig with clinchers down to 16, fully geared out, just off the course minus water bottle.

12 pound EV2, cool...
But mine is lighter...:-)biknben
Jan 7, 2004 8:48 AM
Sorry, I had the picture and couldn't resist. I sold the wheels since the pic so the bike is no longer that light. I'm a recovering weight weenie. :-)
and that includes the taillight seatpost bracket! ;-) (nm)jtferraro
Jan 7, 2004 9:08 AM
But mine is lighter...:-)NEIL
Jan 7, 2004 9:37 AM
I'd switch to Huggies, if I were you. Pampers don't have a good strength to weight ratio and are all about image and not substance....
AmazingAlex-in-Evanston
Jan 7, 2004 12:15 PM
I weighed my bike in the shop recently and I was very surprised to see that it was about 21lbs. Serotta CSI, Chorus 10spd, Neutrons, Ouzo Pro - not exactly a piece of crap. I even took the saddle bag and bottles off.

Go figure,

Alex
... now if you're talkin' 'bout a 'bent...Akirasho
Jan 7, 2004 12:40 PM
... that'd be super light!

It can also be relative... as already pointed out (and one of the oddities of the UCI's weight restrictions) influenced by things such as frame size (which is one reason why most manufacturers are reluctant to post frame weights... another being vagarities in manufacturing that produce enough weight inconsistencies as to make posting said... dubious).

Currently, my best rig weighs in at around 16.7 for a 59cm... my best TT rig at around 19... my heaviest at round 35... and considering that all save for the last represent less than 10% of the total package... and I'm not a hard core racer or ascender... I'm comfortable with each for their intended rides (time trial... day in the saddle... training ride... etc.)

Be the bike.