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Old 01-21-11, 06:35 PM   #1
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whats your lightest C&V build?

what is the lightest C&V complete bike you have?
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Old 01-21-11, 06:48 PM   #2
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can-o-worms time......possibly.

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Al: 1986 Centurion Facet w/9-sp 105 STI. 22.1 lbs.
CF: 1988 Centurion Dave Scott Ironman Carbon w/9-sp Ultegra STI incl wheelset, and CF fork. 18.9 lbs.
Fe: 1985 Cinelli Centurion Equipe w/8-sp Chorus. 20.9 lbs, could be 20 w/Ksyrium Elites in lieu of Ventos....no way!

I have lighter, but I don't have better.
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Old 01-21-11, 06:54 PM   #3
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early 1980s Guerciotti, all super record, 57 cm
19.1#

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Old 01-21-11, 07:26 PM   #4
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I'm 6'3" and weigh 275 lbs. We don't do "light" on my planet.

But you should see all the gnats that want to be on my wheel in a headwind . . . .
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1986 Raleigh Technium 460 is about 23 lbs.
1986 Schwinn Tempo listed in the Schwinn catalog at 22 lbs. and it feels like it.

I picked up an old aluminum mountain bike that my inlaws bought for my son about 5 years ago. It weighs about as much as both of the above together, I couldn't believe it.
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1928 Raleigh Golden Arrow, "The All Steel Bicycle". 21 lbs.
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Old 01-21-11, 07:46 PM   #7
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That old Raleigh is awesome, I have bike envy on that one!
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early 1980s Guerciotti, all super record, 57 cm
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1928 Raleigh Golden Arrow, "The All Steel Bicycle". 21 lbs.
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That old Raleigh is awesome, I have bike envy on that one!
+1 ON BOTH OF THOSE BIKES... BEAUTIFUL!!

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83 Trek 760 - About 21 Lbs

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nice trek
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'72 PX-10 that some fool drewed the RD hanger off of. So I outfitted it with Shimano 600 RD and FD, 600 brake set, lightweight wheel set, lightweight Ti rail Flite saddle. Original Stronglight crankset to add just a touch of balast. When all is said and done, it weighs in at a hefty 19.6 pounds. Most of my other lightweight C&V rides clock in around 22-ish pounds; the medium weight rides are in the 26-28 pound range. Somewhere along the way I decided to document all of my bike weights down to the ounce. Turns out none of that really matters as much as how much I enjoy the ride quality of the bike.
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1980's Andy Gilmour Team bike, 57/57, mix of Columbus and Reynolds, Columbus Air forks...

Campy Centaur 10s gruppo, Campy Nucleon wheelset, Conti GP4000 23c tires, Fizik Aliante...

19.15#

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Old 01-21-11, 08:38 PM   #13
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My '92 Serotta Colorado II is 19lbs or so without even trying.

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21lbs for the schwinn, 22 for the bianchi
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My Ron Cooper weighs 21.5 pounds with decent kit and should get lighter with the new wheels I am building... it is pretty much the same weight as my 1973 Gran Sport which is a fixed gear.
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it never occurred to me to weigh any of my bikes. Maybe my touring bike when it was fully loaded, but that's about it.
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'84 Trek 760 (a shade over 20)




'76 Raleigh Team Pro (19)

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I'm hoping to come in under 20lbs with my Ellis-Briggs build. I think I should have a pretty good chance if I can find some nice light weight tubular rims. Otherwise my winner for a "complete" bike right now is the Club Fuji. The catalog says it's right on 22lbs.

One question of interest I have since I think I'm going to be getting a newer compact crank-set anyway - Is there actually much weight to be saved with a newer crank-set than the general middle of the road quality aluminum ones that I've always had on my C&V bikes?

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If that's a steel freewheel I'm not buying it. Let's see it on the scale.
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If that's a steel freewheel I'm not buying it. Let's see it on the scale.
Kind of surprising with steel caged pedals.
Maybe CX18 rims... those were pretty light...or GEL280's...
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If that's a steel freewheel I'm not buying it. Let's see it on the scale.
LMAO, ok lets put your bike on the scale.
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Once again, it must be the scales that I am using. Not one of my vintage steel bicycles has ever come in under the twenty pound mark. If I want my vintage iron to come in under twenty, I must change the iron(steel) to aluminum.

I do try to understand how some people can have a bike, that is identical to one that I own, and their bike is almost four pounds lighter than mine.

That is one reason I bought a digital scale so that I could accurately measure the weights of my bicycles. And measure weights, I did. If you are at all interested, have a look a the Actual Bicycle Weights page on MY "TEN SPEEDS". Not many under twenty pounders there...
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Some of these weight claims seems suspect. Robbietunes look legit b/c he has some light wheels and parts, but I don't know about that Guerciotti especially since it's a 57cm frame, some of the parts don't look particularly light like the pedals and seat.
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I have to admit I was surprised when I put it on the scale too, but I knew it was my lightest bike. Occasionally when I jostle it on the scale I get a reading of 20.1 but mostly it comes in at 19.15 when it is hanging and touching nothing around it.


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Using the bathroom scale method, I get 18.5 lbs out of the Legnano.

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