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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 10-02-12, 09:15 AM   #1
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What is the effective weight of your bike? :D

You know how people say that it's more efficient for the rider to lose weight than it is to lighten up the bike? Well here in C&A, we put that into practice (right?)



My bike is down to 10 pounds. Not bad for a 1983 Raleigh Super Course.

It still weighs 30 lb., but the net system weight, with rider, is down 20 lb. because I've been losing weight



For those of you who've lost weight and are still riding the same bike, what is the effective weight of your bike (the bike weight minus how much weight you've lost)? I bet we've got a few "lighter than air" bikes out there!
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Old 10-02-12, 09:31 AM   #2
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The 30lbs Hybrid I bought in July weighs -2 as of this morning.

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No idea. Manufacturer doesn't publish weights and I've never weighed it, so I don't have a basis to go from.
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Old 10-02-12, 09:37 AM   #4
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Looking at your weight loss, CraigB, I'm confident you're bike is lighter than air, since you've already lost two British Rod Brake Roadsters worth of weight.
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hum... ~30, -20 is... 10.

Why don't I just fly up the hills? Oh right, I'm still trying to move 245 pounds against gravity.

I'll check back in here in 20 pounds or so.
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No idea. Manufacturer doesn't publish weights and I've never weighed it, so I don't have a basis to go from.

Same here, and I really don't care about the weight of the bike precisely for the reason the OP mentions.

OP: According to your formula, if you lose another 30 lbs., the effective weight of your bike will be -20 lbs. Does that mean it will weigh more than it did before you lost weight?
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funny as it seems, I DO care about the bike weight and effectiveness of the parts. The static weight is a # of lbs less I have to carry up no matter what I weigh in for the day. And I'll take ANY advantage I can to keep up in teh hills w/ friends or the group on our club rides.

My riding has been good lately, got NBS (new bike syndrome) and lost 9lbs in sept (4.4% of my body weight).
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My Jamis now weighs negative 42 lbs.!
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To get the maximum benefit from this thread, you should all gain 200 pounds, and several years later you can claim very light bikes that are inexpensive for their effective weight.
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To get the maximum benefit from this thread, you should all gain 200 pounds, and several years later you can claim very light bikes that are inexpensive for their effective weight.
not. going. to. happen....
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not. going. to. happen....
Wow, we're in a virtual dead heat, weight-loss-wise:







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Wow, we're in a virtual dead heat, weight-loss-wise:







indeed... although I think you're in the process of dropping me on a hill
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This thread made me curious, so I had to weight my hybrid last night.

38 lbs of steel freded goodness. Barends, one fender, rack, computer, light, tools, pump and water
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My bike weighs about 16 pounds.
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Bike weights roughly 10kg. Over the last twelve months I've lost a little over 20kg. So, -10kg.
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This thread made me curious, so I had to weight my hybrid last night.

38 lbs of steel freded goodness. Barends, one fender, rack, computer, light, tools, pump and water
Beastly... I thought my ~30 was heavy.
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Wow, we're in a virtual dead heat, weight-loss-wise:







Now we need pics to determine Who is the most ugly.
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