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Old 11-23-08, 10:25 PM   #1
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All bikes are 40 pounds. A 40 pound bike doesn't need a lock. A 15 pound bike needs 2

All bikes are 40 pounds. A 40 pound bike doesn't need a lock. A 15 pound bike needs 25 pounds of locks.

Observe:

bike weight guesstimated at 25 pounds....lock and chain at 15, equals a 40 pound bike
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Big blue is smart and uses a lighter U lock, mebbe 7.5 lbs

However, big blue eats junk food and weighs about 32.5 pounds, most of it in ugly bar tapes. Hence, again, we have ourselves a 40 pound bike on our hands.
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your estimates, as well as your 40lb rule, suck....
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However, big blue eats junk food and weighs about 32.5 pounds, most of it in ugly bar tapes. Hence, again, we have ourselves a 40 pound bike on our hands.
cheezits?
nom nom nom
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You don't need no bike lock in Chester pal.
tell me about it
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I mean, tellmeaboudit
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your estimates, as well as your 40lb rule, suck....
yeah yeah...c'mon, work with me here
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Cause no one rides a bike?
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There have been attempts to question - nay, to illegitimize the veracity of my claims as to the perpetual truth of constancy in bike weight. Hence i offer yet another example of this sublime law of nature. behold:



Jungle girl here would weigh a good 40 pounds on her best day, rolled straight out the Nottingham factory from whenst she came. But naysayers would have us believe otherwise. Let us be generous and give them their say for the time being.


True, the lock required for poor worthless bikes like this do not weigh nearly so much as those seen on her sleeker brethren above; and yet,note the several small friends she has picked up along her urban treks. Do they not also add to the total weight? "but surely" say those rebukers "an Elephant, Rhino and hippo can only weigh so much, best beloved!" Again, I implore, let us show lenience and cede this point. But look more closely:

Does not the common penguin in and of itself weigh somewhere in the vicinity of 40 pounds? I believe it must.
If the giraffe and the great cats of our world do not add to the total heft, certainly 10 coats of zebra striped and leopard spotted paint do.


I rest my case...
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Old 11-23-08, 10:56 PM   #11
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Not to mention the spoke-giraffe and the rust.
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wow, that last one took a lot outta me. This one will be shorter:

very cool vintage bike belonging to famous messenger. more here

PS: with lock, 40 lbs.
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Not to mention the spoke-giraffe and the rust.
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always wanted one of these...they change colors every year, as you know. I liked the BRown (pic from 2001).

This was often parked near a really good baked potato truck....maybe it should be in ehidle's tater thread.



It always bothered me that their chain was so loose...i may have left a note complaining about this with blue cheese potato dressing on it for the owner....


Oh, yeah...I'm pretty sure the bike and the lock weighed together would give us something in the neighborhood of like exactly 40 lbs.
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Old 11-23-08, 11:01 PM   #16
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heh....I do thank you, but that may weigh 40 lbs without the baskets

Is that mom's bike?
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heh....I do thank you, but that may weigh 40 lbs without the baskets

Is that mom's bike?
That's "The Rig." Rear baskets are big enough to hold a mandolin case. Also holds 3 packed-to-the-gills grocery bags.
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finally another favorite of mine, especially for x136, who inspired this thread.





I dunno why, I just love this so much...I do like blorange bikes.
Pics are from many yrs ago but I still see the young lady who rides this thing messengering around Chelsea on occasion...it looks about the same, exceptn' maybe a plastic fender on rear now.

this bike doesn't look to weigh 40 pounds but just the heaviosity of my covetous staring at lends sufficient gravity to increase its weight by a conservative estimate of 83%. By my laborious calculations I claim with great confidence this would place Lady Blorange at 640 oz.; that is, to say, 40 lbs.

I have lots of my own sloppy bikes (all weighing in at 40 lbs.), and am putting pics of them in my profile page album if anyone actually wants to see. extra effort on your part, but bonus is there will be none of my stupid captions to read.
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That's "The Rig." Rear baskets are big enough to hold a mandolin case. Also holds 3 packed-to-the-gills grocery bags.
Are those the Wald baskets, really heavy duty? I had a bike with the same setup front and rear (oh good god, we really are separated at birth)

I used to do month's worth of food shopping, huge loads of library books, gardening (that thing hauled big 40 lb bags of topsoil!), etc. Great baskets.
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That looks a lot like my Raleigh



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Are those the Wald baskets, really heavy duty? I had a bike with the same setup front and rear (oh good god, we really are separated at birth)

I used to do month's worth of food shopping, huge loads of library books, gardening (that thing hauled big 40 lb bags of topsoil!), etc. Great baskets.
Wald, like a tank! I have some Raleigh fenders that I added. I picked them up for 8 bucks, so who cares if the color and and names don't match.
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Bikes like those are wonderful.

Richard Ballantine in his books always advocates having a fleet of bikes for every purpose, according to one's needs and pocket book. I had a small but efficient collection yrs ago and it was so great. If we ever move and have a garage again I'm so getting a old basket bearer like these again.
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My rig is getting a SA 3 speed that I'm building up. She's gonna be frankensteined out...
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I just realized you are actually using the pump pegs - now that is old school
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