stock bike weight variability?
My good bike is a windsor knight, with ultegra shifters and derailleurs. I did a search on what its weight is supposed to be, and got it to be somewhere between 19 and 20, no more than 21 lbs. I weighed it just now on my electronic scale, taking the difference between me and me+bike, to get 23.6 lbs! This is with just the bike, water bottle cage, bike computer, and shimano m530 pedals... The pedals together weigh ~1lbs, but everything else shouldn't weigh much at all. It's not too big of a deal, because it was a cheap bike from bikesdirect. but I'm guessing this is not normal. Is it a quality control issue? did I get a different batch than the ones I saw posted on other forums? what's the deal?