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    Not gonna be a weight weenie but...

    ...just how heavy should a singlespeed be? I'm starting out with some pretty hefty wheels (Alex DH-22/36h with Suzue JR hubs) and a 61cm True Temper double-butted and lugged Trek frameset. It's, obviously, stripped of derailleurs,shifters, double crankset, and 6 speed freewheel so if it weighed 24 pounds or so from the factory should I expect a significant drop in weight?

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    you'll notice a difference...it'll be lighter...maybe not as much as you'd think. but i'd say you'll lose 3-4 pounds. just an estimate.

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    I am a weight weenie and I love every second of it.

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    ^^^Ditto. Add drive train efficiency and you flyyyyy

    RD, FD, shifters, cables, rear cassette, 2 chainrings should be well above 2 pounds of weight loss.
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    And since you're shooting for low weight, you might as well go fixed and lose a rear brake / cable / brake lever as well, because you know you're going to do it eventually.

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    mine went down to about 19-20 pounds. and that's with an old style bottom bracket, steel bars, and a steel chain ring. oh and if it helps any, the bianchi chrome pista comes in at about 20 pounds too off the shelf, so don't worry.

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    how much does one brake, a cable and a lever weight? doesnt weigh that much does it?
    doesnt quite make sense to me when people use that as a reason to go fixed though :/
    just wondering

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    My single speed 80's road bike with fenders, a front and rear brake, a b-17, and a nitto technomic big assed stem and 700x28 shrader tires weights 26 pounds. Throw in my 190 pounds and 2-4 pounds isnt much either way.

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    Oh, here we go again. The weight of the bike has nothing to do with the weight of the biker. Whole different ball game.
    When you bunnyhop, you don't have to lift your own weight by the pedals, and when you stand up and hammer, your weight is pressing down on the pedals as opposed to the "dead" weight of the bike you have to accelerate. 2-4 pounds is a lot.
    Quote Originally Posted by dutret
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    Quote Originally Posted by Revit
    how much does one brake, a cable and a lever weight? doesnt weigh that much does it?
    doesnt quite make sense to me when people use that as a reason to go fixed though :/
    just wondering
    a set of good shimano brakes weigh about 350g. but if you only use one then lets say 175G for a brake. my brake levers (cyclo cross levers) are about 90gs. but i only use one, so lets say 45G

    220G for a lever and a brake. keep in mind that a pound is 450grams.

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    he said "weenie"!
    Whatever they are labeled, the "real" punks are first and foremost one thing......themselves. CRASS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunigma
    a set of good shimano brakes weigh about 350g. but if you only use one then lets say 175G for a brake. my brake levers (cyclo cross levers) are about 90gs. but i only use one, so lets say 45G

    220G for a lever and a brake. keep in mind that a pound is 450grams.
    ahh.. thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by LóFarkas
    Oh, here we go again. The weight of the bike has nothing to do with the weight of the biker. Whole different ball game.
    When you bunnyhop, you don't have to lift your own weight by the pedals, and when you stand up and hammer, your weight is pressing down on the pedals as opposed to the "dead" weight of the bike you have to accelerate. 2-4 pounds is a lot.
    What if my weenie weighs 2-4 pounds how does that effect me?

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    ahhhh....SUZUE JUNIORS

    LOSE THEM NOW

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    I converted my mountain bike into a Single speed and dropped about 3lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emayex
    ahhhh....SUZUE JUNIORS

    LOSE THEM NOW
    Yeah, I've rethought some of the parts on this bike. I'm exchanging the wheels and going with quite a few different components than I originally listed. The new list looks like this:

    Headset - YST
    Seatpost - Kalloy Aero, 27.2
    Handlebar - Nitto Moustache
    Stem - Nitto Dynamic II, 110
    Brake Levers - SNG Industry Aero
    Brakes - SNG Industry
    Saddle - Brook B-17, honey
    Crank - Sugino XD, 46
    Chain - Izumi Eco, silver
    Bottom Bracket - Sugino, 107 x 68
    Rims - Velocity Razor, 28h, red
    Spokes - DT, 14g
    Hubs - Formula, 28h, black
    Tires - Hutchinson Flash, 700 x 28
    Tubes - Nashbar, presta
    Freewheel - Dicta, 16
    Pedals - MKS Sylvan Road
    Clips - Lapize, steel, L
    Straps - MKS, leather, red
    Bar Tape - Cinelli cork, natural
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