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    Can you lift your bike with a single finger?

    http://www.pezcyclingnews.com/photos...nd-1finger.jpg
    I can't do that...I can, if I remove the wheels, I guess the 3-5 lbs does make a difference when weight lifting with a finger.

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    Yeah, and my bike weighs 40lbs. I didn't lift it as high as they did. I guess it all depends on how strong your fingers are.
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    My ~26 lb folding bike, yes, easily.

    My ~40 lb (plus accessories that are on it) recumbent trike, no, although the weight isn't the biggest problem (finding somewhere that's near the center of gravity that I can get just one finger in is the problem).
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    Yes. Of course.

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    i can manage that with a 31# hybrid.... probably be pretty easy with that carbon bike.

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    I can not only lift a bicycle with one finger, I can flip off a whole car with just one finger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    I can not only lift a bicycle with one finger, I can flip off a whole car with just one finger.
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    I gotta do more reps with my STI levers then

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    Quote Originally Posted by buffalowings View Post
    http://www.pezcyclingnews.com/photos...nd-1finger.jpg
    I can't do that...I can, if I remove the wheels, I guess the 3-5 lbs does make a difference when weight lifting with a finger.

    That's a Lemond Bueno Aires, not the lightest bike int he world, not sure what lifting it with one finger is supposed to prove.

    I'm sure I can lift my bikes ith one finger but my brain tells me to use 5 when placing the bike on a rack.

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    reading the responses, maybe the thread should be titled, "How much can you lift with one finger?".

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    depends on whether I wipe them off first... and which bike?

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    Not the 1937 Schwinn. I'm lucky to lift it at all, but the mtbs I have- yes, minus the Mongoose Deception. It has a fat frame even my long crypt-keeper finger can't properly grab. What is the point, to judge the bikes weight?
    The speed is break neck, faster than a high speed dual cassette tape deck.

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    I can on all of my bikes, but my carbon Madone is far, far easier to lift up than any of my others.

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    I can lift my 60 cm Trek Madone 6.5 using one finger. It weighs 15 lbs.
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    I can lift my 60 cm Giant Defy Advanced with one finger. It weighs about 23 lbs ready to ride excluding water bottles. I have a hard time lifting my Windsor Tourist steel touring bike with two hands! It's north of 30 lbs. Way north.

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    Maybe! But definately can't drive it with no pedals!

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    If I could I'd probably crush it when I put my fat a$$ on it.

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    Riding a tandem now, so I'm not even curious if I could. Come to think of it, I'm not even curious if I can lift my single. I can, however, lift a 12 ounce bottle of beer with one arm several times a night. Does that count?

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    It depend on which finger we're talking about.
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    This little guy can lift a whole X-Wing without using any fingers.


    Okay, maybe three, but he doesn't touch them!
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    Yes.....I can lift all 10 of my bicycles at the same time.......
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    Sure , no problem.

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