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    LHT, racks, B-67, 2.0 XRs = 34 lbs.

    LHT, with gear = 76 lbs.

    LHT with gear & supplies (water, food, fuel) = 84 lbs.

    LHT, Gear, Supplies, & me = 250 lbs
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    mine is set up for light touring (no camping gear). with the rear rack, i think it was about 21 lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SBRDude View Post
    mine is set up for light touring (no camping gear). with the rear rack, i think it was about 21 lbs.
    now just stop, you are making us jealous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    With a Touring camp set aboard, I liked the way the heavier framed bike felt,
    going down the road,
    than the lighter one, that flexed a little with every pedal stroke.

    it, by design, better handled the load, packed on it..
    Fiets, often when I have read your posts, your writing style makes me think of Haikus....its interesting because you really do have a distinctive style.

    back to regular scheduling.

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    Luggage scale Walmart $8, hanging from my work stand. Along with getting the weight using this method it also shows you the center of gravity.
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    What's not in your legs needs to be in your gears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simplygib View Post
    two rear platform racks (one mounted on the front, obviously)
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    Do you have any photos of how your rear front rack setup works? I thought about doing the same thing but didn’t quite know if it would work.
    What's not in your legs needs to be in your gears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bud16415 View Post
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    Do you have any photos of how your rear front rack setup works? I thought about doing the same thing but didn’t quite know if it would work.
    Ye hath asked, so ye shall receive.

    It took a little customizing, but it works well. Not shown in these photos are the tubes I later mounted across the rack's struts so I could hang the panniers lower and more to the rear. I have about 2,500 touring miles on this setup, on asphalt as well as dirt/gravel, and it's given me no trouble.






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    Quote Originally Posted by simplygib View Post
    Ye hath asked, so ye shall receive.

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    Thanks for the photos and nice job. A little off topic but also weight related as to what you pack on there. I love a large front rack with platform, the reason I went and built my own. Great place for a bulky item without a lot of weight.
    What's not in your legs needs to be in your gears.

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    59 cm Mercian frame, fenders, rear rack, lights and SON, and pedals. 29 lb without water bottles or panniers.

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    My touring/commuting beast in "natural state" runs about 32#. That being heavy duty tires (I sometimes swap for skinnies), two empty racks, two empty bottle cages, pump, small tube & tool bag under saddle, F/R lights, dyno hub. I`ve always known that there were considerably lighter bikes being pedalled on tours, but I have to say I`m surprised by the rather large number of light weights reported in this thread. A little bit envious, but all in all, I really do like my bike. And a special thanks to all of you brave souls with big boned bikes for helping to keep my beloved in the middle of the pack

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    Both my tourers (one 700c, the other a mountain bike) come in at the mid 30s. The 700c is a bit lighter - maybe 33. But I'd rather have a heavy tough bike, than something pared down too much and less able to handle the rigour of touring. I prefer steel for its ride quality and its weldability (if that's a word), and as such am prepared to pay the price on the uphill. On the flat, I don't really feel the difference.
    And anyway, it's a great way to keep fit

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    Rambouilett without racks weighs 23lbs
    fully loaded between 45 and 50 lbs depending on water and food.

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    It's not 1 gram over everything I carry.....

    It's much lighter than it was 20 years ago.....

    The heavier it is,the faster I go downhill....

    It's so heavy it makes the Earth wobble.....


    I really don't know.....maybe 60-65lbs or so,bike and all.
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    63cm Touring sans everything -> 27lbs

    Compact offroad Touring -> 24.5

    61cm Vintage Steel Race -> 20.5

    The 63cm daily rolls out at 34 lbs. On the same hill with skinny slicks on both a 36-28 "feels" about the same as a 39-25. I don't really notice the weight until I get about 45lbs. However, put some Marathon +'s on there and UUUGGG!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by djb View Post
    now just stop, you are making us jealous!
    my bags and gear were about 16 or 17 lbs, so everything added up to about 37 or 38 lbs. I was VERY surprised at how heavy that felt whenever I had to pick up the bike, but I was equally surprised how I never really noticed it when riding. I'm sure if I had taken off the bags during a long climb I might have noticed, but now I'll never know!

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    2010, 48 CM - Trek 520, lights, fenders, 2 racks, dynamo hub, and no cargo or bags 42 LBs.
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    I hung my Expedition (31 lbs) and Voyageur (32 lbs) from the digital scale tonight. Both with racks, fenders, big touring tires and cages but otherwise empty.
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    My stock, size large 2006 Specialized Sequoia Elite weighed 21 lbs out of the box. I switched the wimpy low spoke count wheels for 36 hole Mavic A719's on XT hubs and a mountain cassette. I changed the mid cage rear derailer for a long cage derailer and added front and rear racks and other essentials like lights and tools and such. It now weighs 28lbs. If I could just loose that extra 20lbs of unnecessary fat I'm packing around ...
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    I just gott my new "Tank" Patria Terra with rohloff,tubus selle anatomica and hubdynamo now weight 19,3 soon I will add a cane creek thusbuster so it will be 20kg


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    Quote Originally Posted by gdlerner View Post
    I just gott my new "Tank" Patria Terra with rohloff,tubus selle anatomica and hubdynamo now weight 19,3 soon I will add a cane creek thusbuster so it will be 20kg


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    We don't see alot of European style tourers, looks nice. In the US that would be more of a city/commuter bike with that drivetrain. Is Patria Terra the manufacturer? I googled it and came up with personal photos. :O

    Brad

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradtx View Post
    Is Patria Terra the manufacturer? I googled it and came up with personal photos. :O
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    Brad, I guess you were using that other Gooogle, this is what came up on mine

    http://www.patria.net/en/bicycles/terra/

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    Quote Originally Posted by djb View Post
    Brad, I guess you were using that other Gooogle, this is what came up on mine

    http://www.patria.net/en/bicycles/terra/
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackb View Post
    I weighed my 2010 Novara Randonee and was surprised to see the scale read 32lbs. This is with bottle cages, an adjustable stem, rear rack, and cycle computer. Seems heavy to me. What does your bike weigh?
    I have no idea, given that I'm carrying around an extra bicycles worth of weight it's kind of irrelevant. Maybe 31lbs for the Cross-Check and 35lbs for the LHT when both are carrying empty set of panniers, lock, spare headlamp and batteries.

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    you know, reading all these weights, and given that my bikes all pretty much weigh about 30 lbs or a bit less, I can only wonder what it must be like to ride a sub-20lb bike. You see often in the roadie section of guys with 16lb bikes....I imagine even a $1500 road bike is under 20 lbs nowadays.

    I often wonder what it must be like, and how gearing is affected. I ride in hilly stuff often and I suspect that a 30 granny with a 27 cassette or even a 25 might be doable on a bike that weighs a good 10 lbs less or even 15....

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    Quote Originally Posted by djb View Post
    you know, reading all these weights, and given that my bikes all pretty much weigh about 30 lbs or a bit less, I can only wonder what it must be like to ride a sub-20lb bike. You see often in the roadie section of guys with 16lb bikes....I imagine even a $1500 road bike is under 20 lbs nowadays.

    I often wonder what it must be like, and how gearing is affected. I ride in hilly stuff often and I suspect that a 30 granny with a 27 cassette or even a 25 might be doable on a bike that weighs a good 10 lbs less or even 15....
    power output vs weight of rider still matters more than weight of bike. 30yrs ago I could go up hills fast and steady, now I go up slow and steady.

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