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Old 04-27-07, 04:41 PM
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Originally Posted by oilman_15106
It was hard to destroy a 40 pound bike.
Funny you should mention that weight- I have a variety of bikes. The road bike wighs 19lbs. The Bianchi MTB hardtail is 24lbs and the 13 year old Kona Explosif weighs in at 25. I did have a custom rigid MTB that weighed in at 21lbs and that was fast. Forget the Offroad Tandem as that is 58lbs in ride trim but I do not ride that solo too often. All of these bikes ride well and ride light.

I offered to check out a colleague at works bike as he has had it for many years. Bought it home tonight and it is an immaculate Muddy Fox MTB of about 10 years of age. It was a give away with a Ford commercial vehicle- and this colleague bought one. As I rolled it out to the car-I thought I had better check it out and rode it up the road. It felt sluggish., Then I lifted it onto the rack. That bike is heavy. Got the scales out and YEP it is a 40 lb bike. Give me my modern 24lbs Bianchi anyday.
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