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Old 02-13-10, 09:30 PM   #1
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Bicycle Weight Budget

I'm just curious- out of a bicycle's weight, how much does each part weigh? What are the differences between, for instance, a mid-80s bike boomer versus a modern CF bike? How much weight does each item weigh?

Frame
Fork
Headset
Handlebars
Brake Levers
Shifters (if not integrated with brakes)
Front Wheel
Rear Wheel
Rear Cogs/Cassette
Tires
Tubes
Brakes
Cables & Housing
Seatpost
Seat
Bottom Bracket
Crankset
Chain
did I miss anything?
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Not what I'm looking for. I'm more interested in typical mid-80s bike boom stuff. The only thing in that list that approaches that is a 1988 531 Raleigh (there are other 1980 era bikes in there, but no brands I've heard of). I'm more interested in "typical" bikes from the 80s, not extreme weight-diet bikes.
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Not what I'm looking for. I'm more interested in typical mid-80s bike boom stuff. The only thing in that list that approaches that is a 1988 531 Raleigh (there are other 1980 era bikes in there, but no brands I've heard of). I'm more interested in "typical" bikes from the 80s, not extreme weight-diet bikes.
I must've misunderstood the "versus a modern CF bike" part of your post.
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Well, okay, that gives part of it. But it has virtually no info about the old stuff.

Maybe I shoulda posted this in C&V.
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Some of the info can be found here

http://www.velobase.com/
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