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The "heavy" bike thread...

Old 09-15-05, 06:33 PM
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The "heavy" bike thread...

My new commuter is no lightweight... lets say keep it away from most big hills.

Dry the bike weighs in around 33 pounds... add rack, pedals, lighting (HID) bag, clothing, bike tools, lock, etc and it blossems to 44.5 pounds... I go a good laugh at the bike shop when I brought it in and weighed it. The thing rides really nice when I am fresh, about mile 9 - 10 it starts bogging on you, just say it is a 5 - 15 mile commutter and errand runner.

In contrast my road bike weighs in a 17.9 pounds (63 cm) and the TT bike in at 19.6 pounds... featherweights in comparison. The commutter gives me a good quad workout for sure!


That got me thinking... what is the heaviest bike that YOU have ridden... not seen but ridden.

For me it was a motorized patrol bike, weighing in at over 65 pounds with batteries... that sucked going up hills and even cornering!
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My police bike, a steel-frame Smith&Wesson about 7 years old, is no lightweight. I figure about 30 pounds with all the "stuff" on it.

But my home-built recumbent is a portly 38 pounds. (Steel frame) It is not bad to ride, but I'm glad I put a compact crank on it for climbing hills. I think I can make the next one much closer to the 30 pound mark.
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Hi,
30 years ago I had a Scwinn Varsity. I decided I wanted to go to a weekend long open air rock concert up in NH. So I put an army surplus tent and bag and other junk on my bike and went there.
I don't even want to know how much it all weighed. I figure the tent. bike, and sleeping bag prob added up to 60 pounds. I had clothes,food, stove... I can remember going up a mountain and getting exhausted. I fell to the side to rest. I fell about 2 feet before I hit grass. When I cam back I had about an hour where I think I pedaled once. The music sucked, nice ride. That was my first bike tour, and the damn fool still does it.
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my 1994 Trek 7000...loaded = @ 40lbs !

Now you got me wonderin, I will take it into a building at work that has a BIG postal scale.... dab nab it
 
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What type/brand/etc. is your new bike?

Did you get a hybrid?
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Here it is... dirt cheep (175 new) at that.





Alone the bike is not that heavy, but start adding tools, clothing, a 3 pounds lighting system, etc and it gets quite heavy...

Why did I get a mountain bike... well because 1. It was cheep, 2. If by hybrid you are talking MTB hybrid, I hate major upright sitting, 3. A road bike (actually cyclocross) is too much money, 4. I had nice tires, racks, etc and I knew they would fit, along with some new stuff. 5. MTBs are great for a few things... jumping curbs and going down stairs, dodging wrong way cyclists, riding in the dirt (shortcut). 6. MTBs are basically bomb proof... and I ride MTBs very hard...
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My bike is about 33-35lb I think. Heaviest one I've ridden is probably a crappy schwinn stingray from walmart.
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53lb when I ride out the garage on my commute.


This thread has been done before, only recently....
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Linkie please... I did not see anything recient on search.
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110 pounds just for the "Bike" not loaded.

maximum load i pedal about 460 pounds

maximum load ever carry on this frame 750pounds,,(12 bags of cement)

you can read more about on This Tread

hope you like it..is fun for sure not to mension a big challenge to carry so so much load.
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Originally Posted by BostonFixed
What type/brand/etc. is your new bike?

Did you get a hybrid?
Hi,
if you meant me, I ride a Gunnar Sport.
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I rode a 50lbs+ Walmart full susser once on a test ride after "fixing it" (theres really no fixing something that sucks that bad). While I was working on it, it started to bend the arm on my Park Pro stand with a 60lbs metal plate base. The slightest movement could tip the stand forward. None of us could believe how heavy this stupid thing was... its certainly a new record, even among crap bikes.
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my dads 1960ish road bike is 45 pounds. Add all the crap he has on there, the pannier, lights and all, pushing the low 50's. No fun at all
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Originally Posted by ricardo kuhn
110 pounds just for the "Bike" not loaded.

maximum load i pedal about 460 pounds

maximum load ever carry on this frame 750pounds,,(12 bags of cement)

you can read more about on This Tread

hope you like it..is fun for sure not to mension a big challenge to carry so so much load.

That is as cool as it ever gets, Ricardo. Neat job on the freighter!
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^^ Thats insane!!! How are the hills ?
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45 lbs including load for the daily commute.
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Hey, C'MON PEOPLE! We need pics along with descriptions. You know better!
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I ride my 28 lb touring bike with an extra 30-40 lbs on it on century rides all the time.
As I was training a friend this summer to do a century in September I did it close to every week. I carried extra bottles and two HID lights until dark, etc. Lots of People do loaded touring and ride that far with twice as much weight. When it came time to do the group ride in September I rode my 16 lb. bike.

Thsi MTB is probably about 80 lbs as shown. I ride it like this in the winter all the time.

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My baby... well baby elephant.

Xtracycle on Novarra Buzz.
26" wheels with slick tires.

Some pics with a 40lb bag of laundry,
empty, on the Stanford campus with my cheering section, and mac'ed out with bubble machines.
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The heaviest bike I have ridden was this thing, a bit over 90# as pictured. Rode like a Cadillac, though, and fast as hell downhill!

I chose 60-70lbs in the poll because there wasn't a 90-100lb choice. ;-)
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