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    weighed my bike

    36.5# w/ fenders, lights, etc... need to weigh the packed panniers to get a true GVW (gross vehicle weight; bike + load +me). I think I have at least 10# to lose to bring the whole GVW down below 200#.

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    Me + bike + backpack full o' junk ~= 300 pounds.

    245 (me)
    I'd guess about 35 for the bike
    Usually 20 for my lunch, papers, clothes, etc.
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    What kind of tank, er bike, is it?

    My Giant OCR-T is a tad on the hefty side, with fenders, rack, loaded panniers, NiMH halogen system, etc. I have been losing weight gradually since January... would like to drop another 5... will probably still be around 210 GVW.
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    My wet weather bike weighs over 45 pounds with my regular load. Of course my light is powered by a 12volt lead acid battery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phantoj
    What kind of tank, er bike, is it?

    My Giant OCR-T is a tad on the hefty side, with fenders, rack, loaded panniers, NiMH halogen system, etc. I have been losing weight gradually since January... would like to drop another 5... will probably still be around 210 GVW.
    Doesn't have to be a tank, most people don't realize. Back when I commuted (telecommuter now, and the bike is hard to ride to my basement) my GVW was about 340 pounds on a 1991 Trek 1400, bone stock. She held up just fine on 23's at 125 pounds of pressure.
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    Sometimes I ride to the local transfer station and get up on the truck scale. I don't remember what my last weight was, but that's a fun diversion sometimes. It's nice to know people in places like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phantoj
    What kind of tank, er bike, is it?

    My Giant OCR-T is a tad on the hefty side, with fenders, rack, loaded panniers, NiMH halogen system, etc. I have been losing weight gradually since January... would like to drop another 5... will probably still be around 210 GVW.
    Mine's a 17 year old Specialized Stumpjumper hardtail. Largest frame size they made. Now slap on a pair of old steel bar ends, NiMH L&M Solo, PB Freddy HCs with extra long mudflaps, a toolkit, a pump, a couple blinkies, and Voila! 35+ pounds before counting water bottles in the mix.

    I've been losing weight, too. I'm sorta stuck on a plateau at 245 for the last couple weeks, down from 262 at the start of the year. I'm aiming for the upper 220s.
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    My normal commuter weighs 42 lbs in it's normal configuration. (Lights, fenders, rack, panniers, equipment)
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    The non-snow bike is ~20 lbs, and the snow bike is ~25. Both have fenders. The biggest difference I find is the mass of the tires: 250g each vs. 900g each. The non-snow bike accelerates so much better despite having significantly higher gearing. I'm sure that the snow has nothing to do with it...
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    <exaggeration>I think my wheels and tires weigh 30 lbs.</exaggeration>
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    The last weighing of my bike, it came in at a hefty 51 lbs with all the winter gear attached. I have since eliminated or updated to lighter bicycling gear, and hopefully reducing the bike's weight to the mid to low 40 range.

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    My main ride is about 32 pounds all-up, with big fat 1.75" tires, fenders, front and rear racks and various doohickies. Because I seldom carry more than 5-10 lbs in my messenger bag and because I'm pretty small, I doubt that my GVW ever tops 180 while I commute. Of course, this is my touring bike, and I can carry a lot more weight than that! I've carried 20 or 30 pounds of groceries home, and it handled like a champ.

    Weight in the low 30 lb range doesn't bother me too much. I'm used to bikes weighing about that much, and consider that a pretty good weight for a useful, well-equipped bicycle. A light bike is probably not a very useful bike. Besides, my "stripped" SS beater still comes in at 27 pounds or so, and I haven't added the fenders yet! And my road bike is about 24 pounds. I don't have very exacting standards for bicycle weight.

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    My Marin MTB of indeterminate model or age weighs 35.5 lbs on a postal scale witth fenders and rack, but without lock (3.2 lbs) or saddlebags (1?).

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    Me: 215
    Bike: 27
    Bike stuff, water etc: 6
    Pannier contents : 26 on Fridays and Mondays:

    That makes 274.

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    Me: 180
    Bike: 29
    Rear bag and Rack (with tools and tube): 5
    Computer and Headlight (6vdc battery): 5

    Total: 219
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    I weighed my panniers w/ a representative load this morning, 15.5# (incl the bags), so 52# of bike and stuff on it, ~160# of me. Hoping to get myself down to 150# (mostly so I will be under 160 w/ clothes and shoes), does not look like GVW <200# is happening.

    I think I am after all in a similar ballpark w/ my 5 yr old, biomass:bikemass ratio-wise, 40# of kid to ~15# of bike. My chain stays better lubed though.

    I'm going to go and reread that thread in the 'touring' folder about keeping touring kit <20#... (probably does not include 2# of apples I found in my panniers this am)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cerewa
    <exaggeration>I think my wheels and tires weigh 30 lbs.</exaggeration>
    I think I was hauling 30 lbs of slush crammed in my fender wells and stuck to my wheels this morning.
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    Well let's see
    27 lbs bike, Geek lights, fenders, battery + bag, lock, tools , pump, extra reflectant, waterbottle + 2 cages
    10 lbs clothing for ride, waterproof shoes, helmet, day pack, makeup clothing for work
    126 lbs self
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    163lbs oooff no wonder I'm out of breath. When summer comes, the bike will loose about 8lbs

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