Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Ffld Cnty Connecticut
Bikes: Old Steelies I made, Old Cannondales
A top-of-the-line old school racing bike weighed about 20 pounds. Using the absolute lightest components might get you down to 19 pounds.
Modern middle quality road bikes weigh 18 pounds without even trying, and if you can afford it, you can get a bike below 15 pounds. They also have more gearing options and integrated shifting, so no more reaching to the downtube to shift.
Bikes: Old steel race bikes, old Cannondale race bikes, less old Cannondale race bike, crappy old mtn bike