What does yours weigh?
I found some previous posts on it, but nothing since mid 2008.
In choosing my touring bike I focused on building up a bike that could serve double duty; 1st as a every day road bike for when not touring, 2nd as a lighter then the LHT trucker when rigged up (without the panniers).
My results were that I probably spent to much money for not enough payoff.
As a road bike the bike weighed just under 19 lbs with carbon fork, semi nice race wheels, 23c tires, lighter weight seat.
As a tourer the bike weighed 28.5 lbs with LHT fork, LHT wheels, LHT Rear Rack, 38c tires, Brooks saddle, cheapo front rack, fenders.
From reading the other posts a Surly LHT equally built weighs in about 34 lbs, is this right? If so I would say the extra $1k spent to build my tourer probably isn't worth 5 lbs of weight.
Agree or disagree?
(shown without fenders and front rack)