Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 93
  1. #1
    Senior Member sers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Salem, MA
    My Bikes
    Land Shark, Level Professional, Tsunami singlespeed, Giant Reign 1
    Posts
    2,190
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    how much does your bike weigh?

    i got curious tonight and using the old home scale method, my 50cm mark v weighed in at 19lbs. i'd be intereted in knowing the weight range of your rigs.

    edit:
    my configuration, just as a thread starter benchmark

    frameset: 50cm mark v
    wheelset: formula 32h laced to deep v's with 14g straight spokes
    bars: 38cm nitto 021
    stem: thomson elite 130mm
    headset: campagnolo record
    crank: 165mm sugino 75
    chainring: 49t sugino 75
    bb: 107mm shimano un73
    chain: izumi v
    cog: phil wood 18t
    lockring: formula
    pedals: miche 502
    seatpost: 250mm thomson elite
    saddle: fizik arione ti
    brake lever: cane creek crosstop
    brake caliper: tektro 520a
    chain tensioners: danscomp spurs.
    Last edited by sers; 05-12-06 at 11:10 PM.

  2. #2
    Esse Quam Videri daibutsusan73's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Washington, DC
    My Bikes
    Bianchi Pista (I know, I know....But I'm slowly modifying her into ONE SEXY 8ITCH!)
    Posts
    223
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yup, 19 lbs. here too.

  3. #3
    () space_robots's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    187
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    This would make a good poll.

    Mine is a little over 20 lbs, I believe.

  4. #4
    keep it pretend visitordesign's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    1,761
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    whoah... a lot less than that. i gotta check this on another scale before i edit this with a number.

    bob jackson frame/fork/paul adjustable track ends
    thomson seatpost / fizik arione saddle
    thomson elite road stem / nitto 123 al drops / cloth wrap / king headset
    phil bb / sugino track cranks / zen ring / crank bros quattros/kmc chain
    high flange phils on aeroheads with light weight tubes (with sealant) and schwalbe stelvio tires

    edit: a bit less than 16 lbs
    Last edited by visitordesign; 05-15-06 at 07:52 AM.

  5. #5
    如果你能讀了這個你講中文 genericbikedude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    3,542
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    there are different sorts of weight. weight at the wheels is more important than weight at the rest of the frame. if you weigh your frame and components, you should also weigh yourself and the clothes your ride in. of course big people tend to have bigger quads and can mash harder up hills and such. weight at the rims (tires, tubes, tuffys etc) makes you slower because you have to spin it with poor leverage (from the cog).

  6. #6
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    7
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    For now, mine tips the scales in the high 24 lb. range. No cool toys on it though.

    1996 Trek 7000 ZX
    Rock Shox Quadra 21R
    Tektro V Electra kit
    Odyssey Bear Traps
    Stock Shimano STX-RC crankset

    I'm starting to look for Ti and other lightweight parts, though...hoping to get it down to the 22/23 lb. mark. The major issue is finding parts that fit. Currently I'm looking on eBay for vintage parts but there's not a ton of stuff out there for now.

  7. #7
    Guest
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    3,242
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Level is 17.8 lbs
    Kiyo before going back to Red Menance was 15.5 lbs wet.
    Gianni Motta 18 lbs

    the rest is ??

    S/F,
    CEYA!

  8. #8
    King of the Hipsters
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Bend, Oregon
    My Bikes
    Bianchi Pista
    Posts
    2,125
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My Pista has no original parts other than the frame and weighs 18lbs.

    My son's coaches told him a pound on the bike equals seven pounds on the body.

  9. #9
    bicycle love ChicagoDave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Columbus, GA
    My Bikes
    EAI Bareknuckle, Trek 5500, Giant TCR Aero, Trek 9.8, Trek XO1
    Posts
    200
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Weight is such a relative thing - and coaches making over generalized statements like that is dangerous. Take it with a grain of salt. Its much less about weight alone - what matters is power to weight ratio. seven extra pounds "on the body" is fine if that seven pounds is muscle mass that procuces 5% more torque/wattage. And that one pound on the bike isn't going to make that much of a difference for any of us here unless it is in the wheels or some other rotating part. Rotational weight is vital, and light parts/frame definitely help. But one can't generalize so much about weight, it all depends where it is on both the body and bike and the benefits/gains of having that weight (eg. power, stiffness, etc)

  10. #10
    Beausage is Beautiful Fugazi Dave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    My Bikes
    2006 Langster, which I actually like.
    Posts
    5,456
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    ~17 lbs for the 52cm Erba, I think. Haven't actually weighed it, but it seems to be about the same as my old build.

  11. #11
    () space_robots's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    187
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Cox
    My Pista has no original parts other than the frame and weighs 18lbs.

    My son's coaches told him a pound on the bike equals seven pounds on the body.
    7 lbs of muscle is totally different from 7 lbs of fat though

  12. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    777
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    just built up my carbon to a ss/fixed.... under 16 pounds

  13. #13
    www.fauxbots.com fixedgnar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Breckenridge CO
    Posts
    173
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    17.8

    Pista stock besides Sugino 75's
    Quote Originally Posted by salome
    i'm addicted to (emoticon)

  14. #14
    re:member
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Cracow, Poland
    My Bikes
    unknown make TT bike, fixed; Romet Sport, gone; titanium Pinarello gone;Colnago with Campy C-Record/Super Record,on it's way; Funny Gianni Motta; Buehler track, Polrad track chrome; titanium MTB on 28'', fixed; Tri Wheeler, fixed
    Posts
    874
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My conversion weighs 14 pounds out of which 5.5 pounds are my shamals (rear laced to mack hub). It was 16 pounds with heavy look stem and before changing to a carbon seatpost and a carbon fork.

  15. #15
    The TechnoHippyBiker Technohippy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    My Bikes
    mtn ss, fixed road
    Posts
    78
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My Fillmore with 50/50% stock parts weighs 17.79lbs. That's wheels, pedals and all.

  16. #16
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    296
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Pista with non oem bars, seat, MKS pedals, brake... new front wheel... seat post water bottle rack.

    19-20lbs per the bathroom scale.

    Not nearly light enough.

  17. #17
    Dismount Run Remount etc. 12XU's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Some Latitude and Some Longitude
    My Bikes
    A couple customs and some beaters.
    Posts
    2,236
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    17.3lbs

    56 cm custom Mercian Super Vigorelli, nothing carbon on it.

  18. #18
    dc pirate, 4evah. chimblysweep's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    seattle
    My Bikes
    several. blue. fun.
    Posts
    3,193
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    janie's 19. it's the phil stuff and the couplers.

  19. #19
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Austin TX
    Posts
    455
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    18ish. Which feels like air compared to my 23lb road bike. It doesn't seem like it to me, but cutting about 20% of the weight makes a huge difference.

  20. #20
    King of the Hipsters
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Bend, Oregon
    My Bikes
    Bianchi Pista
    Posts
    2,125
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    BICYCLING had an article recently about Dr. Michele Ferrari.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michele_Ferrari

    http://www.53x12.com/do/show;jsessio...B74?page=front

    Many people associate Dr. Ferrari with anaerobic threshold; and, however, if I recall correctly, Dr. Ferrari makes very successful predictions of preformance, based on body weight.
    As a general statement, in this gravity field and this atmosphere, lighter bicyclists perform better than heavier bicyclists.
    Exceptions?
    Of course.
    And, of course, a bottom limit exists.

    Some years ago several expensive racing greyhounds died during shipment due to the decompression of the cargo compartment of the airliner in which their owners had transported them.
    For awhile after that, greyhound owners paid a special premium to transport their greyhounds in the passenger cabin.

    I met a greyhound handler at Portland International airport (PDX) as he led his two dogs away from the gate.
    The size of his dogs surprised me.
    They seemed much larger than I expected.
    He told me that as greyhounds at the peak of their training they weighed 84 pounds each.

    "Eighty-four pounds?" I asked.

    That seemed too specific and I wondered out loud how he could know they each weighed 84 pounds.

    He said, "Winning greyhounds weigh 84 pounds."

    My son has always liked running distances but, although he has always run varsity and lettered, he has also always run in the middle of the pack.
    He excells, however, at 800 meters and the various hurdle races because of his unusual muscularity and strength (he has the natural physique of a pitbull).

    Given the above, I wonder if bicyclists of specific sizes, weights and degree of muscularity do well at specific types of distances and races.

    Here in Bend, we have an unusual number of world class professional and amateur bicyclists.
    The male bicyclists who blast past me effortlessly seem larger than I would have expected.
    I wonder about people who climb well.

    Anyway, I fail to see the danger to which ChicagoDave alludes.
    My son's coaches could just as well have said that one pound of dead weight equals seven pounds of live weight; which corresponds to one pound on the bike equals seven pounds on the body.

    Quote Originally Posted by space_robots
    7 lbs of muscle is totally different from 7 lbs of fat though
    Well, maybe not totally different.
    Different, yes.

    I can carry twenty pounds of fat easier than I can carry twenty pounds of lead, or pedal twenty additional pounds of bicycle.

  21. #21
    na975
    Guest

    my bike weighs?

    i never checked but i live on the 5th floor of an apt building, no elevator so any bike would be heavy!

  22. #22
    Barbieri Telefonico huhenio's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    My Bikes
    Crappy but operational secondhand Motobecane Messenger
    Posts
    3,522
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'll play

    Conversion bike = 24 pounds with pump, patch kit, spare tube, 3 tire levers.
    Dresed up rider with 32 ounce camelback, 3 enches, victorinox, multi hex, and first aid kit = 208 pounds (@ 6f 1 inch)

    I'd rather loose 15 pounds of my own girth before I loose them on the bike.
    Giving Haircuts Over The Phone

  23. #23
    they call him higgins chrisj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    NYC
    My Bikes
    many
    Posts
    143
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'd like to say my lightest bike weighs something around 16lbs.

    Co-Motion Track Frame 853 Reynolds Steel.
    Dura-ace Crankset, Dura-ace steatpost, Dura-ace Headset Nitto Jaguar Stem, Steel Risers Cut down.
    Front wheel is a dura-ace 7600 hub laced to a Mavic GL330 rim, rear is a suntour superbe pro hub laced to a Mistral rim. Bladed spokes and Conti Sprinters on both.

    I was about to sell it, when I realized how friggin light it was compared to my lugged steel frames.

    *edit*

    Correction. The co-motion weighs 17.2 lbs and my heaviest bike the lugged serotta with deep v's laced 36 3x weighs a whopping 20.4 lbs!
    Last edited by chrisj; 05-14-06 at 09:26 AM.

  24. #24
    2k miles from the midwest Dylansbob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Washington
    My Bikes
    Sanner porteur ss, Soma Double Cross DC, Airborne Sortie, Bridgestone MB5
    Posts
    583
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    14 lbs by a bathroom scale. (only thing I have around) Kind of surprising with the heavy Raceface cranks, but I guess the Ti frame makes up for it.


    55cm Titanium track frame
    Carbon fork/ Alu steerer
    King Headset
    Bonty Select front wheel
    Surly hub/ Salsa Delgado X rim
    Raceface Turbines
    Ti post
    Titec Big Al stem
    Jones bar
    eggbeaters and front/rear blinkies


    Now if only I could lock it up without being paranoid.

  25. #25
    or tarckeemoon, depending marqueemoon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    the pesto of cities
    My Bikes
    Davidson Impulse, Merckx Titanium AX, Bruce Gordon Rock & Road, Cross Check custom build, On-One Il Pomino, Shawver Cycles cross, Zion 737, Mercian Vincitore, Brompton S1L, Charge Juicer
    Posts
    7,017
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    19-20 depending on how I have it set up

Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •