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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uh... are you larger than she is?
is your frame also larger?
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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.
Originally Posted by lattanzio
Originally Posted by cc700
Deep-V's ain't the lightest thing in the world.
specially not steel ones....
woops misread... punctuation please.
it's clearly all the things you listed.
well the poor quality steel the frame is made of is probably the main culprit here
Frames of any size can very greatly in weight dependent upon the quality of the steel used.
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because her bike is heavier than your bike.
Originally Posted by hotbike
tu-bing. also her cranks and other parts are probably steel vs your aluminum parts.
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.
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.
Originally Posted by coppertop4646
you read that wrong, the boy's bike is not a 55.
Read slower. Oh, you must go to an American school.
Originally Posted by sneaky viking