Join Date: Aug 2004
Bikes: Specialized RoubaixComp27, Specialized Epic Marathon, GT Avalanche, Trek Soho S
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Wow...good info on as-tested weights if your components aren't made of super-exotic light-weight materials. So I can more or less count on sub-21lbs on a 58cm frame-set using med-grade competent components' ie. dropbar, f/r brake-set, stems, bottle cage(s), seat, clipless peds, ss/fg wheelset, puncture resistant training tires. Sounds good to me!
I'm going to guess my Soho S weighs 23~25lbs with its 44/17 gearing. The gearing works ok for me right now when I'm bonking or a slight hill presents itself or the headwinds blow or a combo thereof mocks my efforts....but might want to step up to slightly bigger inches, though, on my dream fixie as I become stronger riding in my aeroadynamic tuck
Forgive me if this sounds elementary, but what's a prudent step-up after 44/17 on a drop-bar road geometry fixie that will work my slower spinning legs (50~80-ish rpms on the flats), but not destroy my 55 y.o. knees?