I just want to get this off my chest: One thing I keep reading on bike forums that annoys me the most is this comment that if you are an overweight rider (whatever that is) then you don´t deserve a light bike and should not even think about buying any lighter components.
but I would like to point out:
1) no one yet seems to have produced a table of rider weight vs allowed bike weight or seems to be able to enlighten me as to which particular bike models I (93 kg body weight) deserve so such comments are unhelpful and moronic.
2) Also just for example if I weigh 5 kg more than my riding buddies then I have to drag 5kg more up every hill period. This is harder than dragging 5kg less up every hill (duh). One way to fix this is to eat less pizza and lose 5kg. Another equally effective way is to lose 5kg of bicycle weight. Both have exactly the same effect on cycling ability apart from one being more expensive and one involving more will power. Buying a heavier bike will definitely not help.
3) If I want to spend my hard earned cash on buying bikes and light bike bits I will and don´t need anybodys opinions on whether I should do or not.
So will everyone please think before posting these stupid comments.
What they amount to in my opinion (since they are usually posted by thin people) is people just saying I can´t understand why everyone can´t be nice and thin like me.
Well I can´t understand why everybody is not a rich and glamourous film star like me but I don´t go around reminding you of it all the time do I.