the easiest way to shave pounds off my bike is for me to ride it more and lose some weight.
My heaviest bike weighs a whopping 15 pounds more than my father's racing frame; but he's lost 20 pounds riding. Weight really doesn't matter anyway, except for racing or bragging rights: the bicycle would be the most efficient way to move yourself even if it weighed 100 pounds.
Norco Bushpilot (out of commission), Raleigh Delta
Originally Posted by sean565
It seems most of my friends pay heavy money to shave off grams from their bikes yet they could drop 10-15 pounds. I've never figured that out.
Yeah, I wonder about that, you get guys that will say, I paid $500 for a crank that was 2g lighter then a $250 crank. You look at them and think, gee buddy, you could lose that Molson Muscle* for free, it weighs more then the whole freaking bike. For those of you outside Canada, here in Canada Molson is a brand of beer, a beer gut is often called a Molson Muscle. I had a neighbour growing up, where it was the only muscle he had
2001 Giant OCR w/105-10spd, Schwinn High-Plains Built for Commute plus 3 Others in Various Stages of Rebuild/Repair
Not to hijack the thread...
When I was in high schoolI used to always get stuck behind a soccer mom in a range rover who would slow down to about 2 miles an hour because she was afraid of the bumps crossing an old railroad crossing. like come-on lady its a range-rover... it was more or less designed to cross african savana...