For example, a $1800(probably less at the store) CAAD 10-4 is 7.7 kilos(17lb flat), so you can get it UCI illegal for less than $1000, that's great at the "beginner" WW level. That's around $2500 for a 6.8kg bike. Impossible to find in a stock bike(they'd be over 7 kilos at $3500-$4000).
If you are getting more radical, you seriously need to sell what you have and do a ground-up ultimate WW build, trying to spend as close to $1 per gram as possible.
With a Scott Addict frame (~800) and fork (~300) for $2600, you could end up with a bike VERY close to 5 kilos (11 pounds) for $5k total.
There's a lot of people here and in the WW forums saving 200 grams off of a 7 kilo bike for hundreds of dollars, when they could scrap everything and build up an addict from the ground up to astonishing weights.
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Oscar is always lookin' good!!
DROP THE HAMMER!
Weird hood placement.
Good looking Moto ...
You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
Btw, the wheels were not that heavy. They were open pro rims laced to White Industry hubs with pretty light spokes.
I have never seen so many garage doors in my life. Why so many? Why .....Why
Maybe you're not familiar with the divide between the real world and search engine daydreaming.
- I have unlimited imaginary funds, but the problem with imaginary funds is that they only buy imaginary goods. Imaginary goods can't be ridden. My real-world funds are considerably more scarce. It's easier, for a number of reasons, to justify $100 here and $300 there, rather than a $3k lump sum.
- In the real world, not everyone wants a Scott Addict. They're fine bikes, I'm sure, but they don't speak to me, so I'm sure that they don't speak to others, as well.
- People usually have an emotional investment in their bikes and for me, at least, it's gratifying to improve something I have, rather than 'scrap' it.
Back on topic, as soon as my friggin' left shifter replacement comes in, I'll take some new photos - she's lookin' good with the new bars, stem and crankset (well, she's lookin' good to me).
I love my Scott addict