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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 09-27-08, 05:24 PM   #1
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Why is my friends bike WAY heavier than mine

Ok, yall, I have a friend and she has a nice fixed gear. Basically, she's rolling on a takara steel deep v's (old crappy crank) two brakes and bar tape....


I'm rolling on a no name japanese giveaway (that used to be nameplated tease, don't ask I have no Idea and I didn't take pre picture--dur) mine has vueleta cheap but light wheels, a sugino crank, one brake, no tape but I do have orange grips... My bike is also steel

By my bike feels way lighter than hers

A) is it her deep v's vs my lighter but crappier tiers

B) is it her crappy crank vs my lighter sugino crank?

C) is it the extra brake

The only thing that I think it can be is the crank, the rest of the components seem trivial.. But she wanted to know because she picked up my bike and was like (wow this is light)...

Anyways I picked up hers and was like WOW this is heavy.. Must be the wheels or the crank (or the air in the tires)..

What's yalls opinions? (Please don't make fun of me I'm obviously too sensitive to what other people think, why else would I roll a baby blue fixed gear bike with a top tube pad?)
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Old 09-27-08, 05:27 PM   #2
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uh... are you larger than she is?
is your frame also larger?
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Old 09-27-08, 05:34 PM   #3
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uh... are you larger than she is?
is your frame also larger?
HERS is heavier. So he would have to be smaller than her with a smaller frame for it to be lighter-if it was the frame.
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Old 09-27-08, 05:40 PM   #4
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Deep-V's ain't the lightest thing in the world.
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Old 09-27-08, 05:42 PM   #5
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specially not steel ones....

woops misread... punctuation please.
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Old 09-27-08, 05:43 PM   #6
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it's clearly all the things you listed.
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Old 09-27-08, 05:56 PM   #7
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well the poor quality steel the frame is made of is probably the main culprit here
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Old 09-27-08, 06:00 PM   #8
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Frames of any size can very greatly in weight dependent upon the quality of the steel used.
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Old 09-27-08, 06:05 PM   #9
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cranks too...
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Old 09-27-08, 06:07 PM   #10
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because her bike is heavier than your bike.
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Old 09-27-08, 07:03 PM   #11
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tu-bing. also her cranks and other parts are probably steel vs your aluminum parts.
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Old 09-27-08, 07:26 PM   #12
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My friend's boy has a bike that easily weighs more than mine. I ride a 55cm.

He's five and his bike is too small for him.

See?
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Old 09-27-08, 07:27 PM   #13
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^ true story BTW
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Yo, your friend's boy must be mad large, yo!

5 year-old rides a bigger bike than a 55? AND it's too small?!! Damn.
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you read that wrong, the boy's bike is not a 55.
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Yo, your friend's boy must be mad large, yo!

5 year-old rides a bigger bike than a 55? AND it's too small?!! Damn.
Read slower. Oh, you must go to an American school.

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