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Old 04-15-08, 01:22 PM   #1
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Bicycle weight I was surprised!

Yesterday I picked up a Trek 1000 on CL. As I put in in the Explorer it felt heavy. Today I weighed my four bikes plus this one to see if I was wrong about the weight. I flip a lot of bikes so I can tell weight pretty close right away. Here is what the five bikes weigh. None had lightweight seats or pedals when I weighed them. The smallest road bike weighed the most. NOTE The 750 is not a road bike


1989 Trek 1000 aluminum 30" stand over =23.8 pounds

1989 Cannondale Criterium 34" stand over=21.6 pounds

1987 Centurion Dave Scot Ironman 33"stand over=22.6 pounds

1989 Centurion LeMans 31" stand over =23 pounds

1990 Trek 750 Multitrack = 27 pounds

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check to see if someone filled the seat tube with bird shot.
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Those sound like pretty typical vintage bike weights to me.

Bianchi: 22 lbs / 10 kg
Capo #1: 24 lbs / 11 kg
Peugeot UO-8 and Schwinn mountain bike: 26 lbs/ 12 kg
(On the Peugeot, my aluminum cranks, handlebars, and rims help a bit.)
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My 2005 Orbea Dauphine without water bottles is 18 pounds. 7005 series aluminum with carbon fork, seatstays and seatpost. A rough guesstimate is that my 2006 Bianchi San Jose SS/FG is ~20 pounds. Chromoly frame but no derailleurs, cassette, extra chainring.

Early 70's Raleigh Ltd. - 3 comes in at 30-something pounds. and that's with new alloy wheels. I suppose if I spent another $200 and got aluminum bars, stem, cotterless cranks and a new saddle to replace the Brooks vinyl mattress I could get the weight to around 25 pounds. Now we're talking mountain bike weight.
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Lightest I ever got was 18.5 pounds with a Peugeot PSV-10 outfitted with original brake calipers, Shimano 600 drivetrain & STI shifters, and a pair of FSA RD-80 wheels running an 8-speed cluster.

Otherwise, of the bikes that I have weighed, my '84 Raleigh USA Competition comes in at 20lbs exactly, '84 Super Course (w/Campag Victory) at 21lbs. Haven't weighed my Columbus-EL tubed Guerciotti, which is currently running the FSA RD-80s (which do a lot to shave weight, I must admit).

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I have had the four bikes above for almost two years. Most of the vintage bikes I have sold have weighed from 25-28 pounds with a few around 29-30. There have been a couple at 19 pounds.The 1987 Trek 1000 was listed at 21.1 pounds for a larger bike than this one. It is a nice bike and I picked up cheap with out a seat or pedals. I got it to give as a gift to my son inlaw or one of my older grandkids.It will be far beyond what they are riding now.
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I do not sweat the extra kilo or two of fixed weight my Bianchi carries. My rims are light, for fast acceleration, and the rest makes very little difference on a climb, and no difference on a descent or on level ground.
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Large framed Paramount, Premis, Guerciotti, and Dave Scott Ironman Expert - all 22 lbs. 58cm Fuji World w/853 tubing before rack, etc. 23 lbs.
Scattante Aluminum w/CF fork - just under 21 lbs (more when 700x35 are mounted, 700x23 now) - new build.

I consider 23 lbs and less for lugged steel bikes to be one indicator of quality.
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My 55cm bianchi tsx/ul weighs 22 lbs w/ pedals (funny how cos. these days provide bike weights w/o pedals).

I suppose I could lighten it up a bit, however, my campy 6 speed hubs laced to 36 hole mavic module e rims are BOMBPROOF. Always very true.

My 56cm 1984 peugeot psvn is about 1 lb lighter.
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My 55cm bianchi tsx/ul weighs 22 lbs w/ pedals ...
When I was growing up and through my college years, all of the "good" bikes seemed to weigh about 10 kilos, and everything in this thread has been consistent with that observation.
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"1989 Trek 1000 aluminum 30" stand over =23.8 pounds"

On the one hand I'm mad because my '79 Schwinn Traveler weighs 2.5 pounds more. On the other hand, my Schwinn has a 60cm gaspipe frame and I bought it for only $40 and then spent about $45 buying used alloy wheels, handlebars, and seatpost to get it down to that 26 pounds so I'm happy. I have never seen a 22 pound bike for $11 in a thrift store around here!
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"I have never seen a 22 pound bike for $11 in a thrift store around here!
one may pop up----the guy who sold me my 21 pound peugeot psvn said he found it in a thrift shop.
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1987 Centurion Dave Scot Ironman 33"stand over=22.6 pounds

1989 Centurion LeMans 31" stand over =23 pounds

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This ad is from 1984, probably before the Dave Scott versions. The Centurion is a Comp TA triathlete model and the ad says both bikes weigh 22.7 lbs.

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