I am planning a tour of 6 weeks in length. From Montana to west coast then south to around LA. I purchased a bike on Craigslist and have been training on it for the last 3 months. I weighed it a while back and it weighs 38 #. That is with fenders and racks but no bags or water in the bottles. It is a 1991 Giant Excursion chomolly frame. I need a lighter bike and have been looking for something for a while. Thinking of a Cannondale touring model t1000 or maybe just buy a Nashbar touring frame and switch everything over.
Any idea how much the Cannondale would weigh ?
How much weight would I lose if I got the Nashbar frame ? They tell me it weighs 3.6 #.
I need some ideas and thoughts. One of the main problems is finding something local so I am frequently looking at Craigslist adds and when contacted told no they will not deal with shipping.