Would be interesting to compare weight of frames: aluminum to steel.
Just weighed a steel frame and trussrod fork, similar to that of the bike shown below, ~12.5lbs.
This bike gets on ~20mile rides fairly often, not just "cruising":
1950s Monark "Special Cruiser" (middle-weight) frame and original Monark spring fork.
Bike weighs 34lbs on the nose as you see it. Doesn't sound light but it's ~1/2 of stock :lol:
Rims are 36h Campagnolo Mirox, Sachs 2spd Duomatic, cartridge front, DT 15g, alloy nipples, Continental Top Touring 2000 tires.
Weight savings over stock wheels/tires is nearly 6lbs, with the addition of a second gear :thumb:
AutoBike Voyage, electronic-controlled automatic-shifting NuVinci N360 CVT, fenders, etc., weighs in at 34-35 pounds and has Bluetooth capabilities that let you set cadence, track distance and monitor speed,cadence, calories burned, etc., from your Smartphone.
This is my Walmart Kent Del Rio. $129.99. Weighed in at 34 pounds stock. Of course the rack and basket added weight but needed them as this is my grocery runner.