I weighed my Bianchi San Jose... ~25 lbs stock. I'm curious whether it is sensible to try to make this bike lighter, or whether a light bike starts with a lighter frame from the get go. In other words, if I only want to spend about $300--
a) sell this bike to fund an aluminum replacement— how much lighter would it really be?
b) new wheels— how much lighter would it really be?
c) new cranks, fork, etc.— how much lighter would it really be?
d) suck it up because of course it's going to be heavy— it's made out of metal!