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    suggestions for a lightweight, ~$800

    My last bicycle (a Swobo Sanchez) got stolen last month, need a replacement.

    I just moved into the 11th floor of a building whose elevator fails all the goddamned time — I'm going to be carrying this up a LOT of stairs. So the big factor is weight.*I don’t particularly care about comfort. But looks count a little…*one salesman tried to push a Specialized Langster on me, there’s no way I would spend money on something so gawdforesaken ugly.

    (and sorry, but I don’t have the time to research and assemble from parts)

    Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric_WVGG View Post
    I don’t particularly care about comfort.

    wut
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric_WVGG View Post
    *I don’t particularly care about comfort. But looks count a little…*
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    (and sorry, but I don’t have the time to research and assemble from parts)
    Best of luck, dawg.

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    Get the ****ing Langster.
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    steamroller w/deep-v's?
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    Wabi Lightning. 16.5 lbs. I hope you ride a 61 cm.

    http://www.wabicycles.com/lightning_bike_spec_orng10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric_WVGG View Post
    *I don’t particularly care about comfort.
    Quote Originally Posted by Training.Wheels View Post
    I hope you ride a 61 cm.
    61 will be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Training.Wheels View Post
    Wabi Lightning. 16.5 lbs. I hope you ride a 61 cm.
    Damn, not quite that tall. Otherwise exactly what I'm looking for.

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    I bought my wife a Swobo Sanchez, so I'll play nice.

    You have to prioritize comfort. Weight is obviously a factor for your situation, but here's how I see it. If the bike is uncomfortable, it's not gonna be very motivating to ride. If you're not motivated to ride, you're not gonna be motivated to lug it up and down 11 flights of stairs every time, regardless of the weight.

    If it's a joy to ride though, you'll jump through hoops of fire to ride the thing. So get your priorities right.

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    If you weigh only 150lbs, a 25lb bike will only add 16% to your total weight to carry up those 11 levels. Many stock SSFG bikes will weigh that. If you splurge and get a complete weight weenie you could get it down to maybe 15lbs. This will be a 10% increase in total weight.

    So, how much do you want to spend for that 6% less? I get that handling weight is different than carrying it on you body but come on, can it make that much of a difference?

    A dose of htfu might be more valuable... train those legs a bit more, right?

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    Maybe. But when I switched from a 7lb laptop to a Macbook Air, or would go someplace and leave my lock at home, I felt like I was flying. So trimming four pounds off a bike is very tempting.

    w/r/t motivation, I've been riding daily for about ten years, so not too worried about getting on the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigglyPuff View Post
    I bought my wife a Swobo Sanchez, so I'll play nice.

    You have to prioritize comfort. Weight is obviously a factor for your situation, but here's how I see it. If the bike is uncomfortable, it's not gonna be very motivating to ride. If you're not motivated to ride, you're not gonna be motivated to lug it up and down 11 flights of stairs every time, regardless of the weight.

    If it's a joy to ride though, you'll jump through hoops of fire to ride the thing. So get your priorities right.
    Great advice right here....

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    For eight hundo, you're not going to get too far. It's too bad that the Langster doesn't cater to your tastes. If I could do it all over again, that's what I would get. I didn't realize they were that cheap.
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    wabi special fits the ticket

    edit- i mean the wabi classic. and its actually only $700
    Last edited by zazenzach; 09-26-12 at 10:31 PM.

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    Yes. Yes it does. Thanks for bringing that brand to my attention, Training Wheels

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