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Old 11-27-09, 02:53 PM
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Post your bike, its weight, and how much it cost to get it that low.

The price should be for the bike purchase price + upgrades - worth of parts taken off.

After the thread has 20 or so replies, I'll calculate an estimated cost of dropping say, 100 grams for within a relevant range. IE, 20-18 pounds cost *XXX* per 100 grams.

Hopefully this thread doesn't turn into a steaming pile of fail.

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Old 11-27-09, 03:03 PM
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Hopefully this thread doesn't turn int a steaming people of fail.
I don't understand.

Alternate reply: Too late.
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Old 11-27-09, 03:05 PM
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I doubt many people keep track of how much they spend upgrading (including myself) because seeing the actual amount might result in a heart attack. I would rather not know.
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Old 11-27-09, 04:18 PM
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I pulled my road bike out of a dumpster. I think it weighs 25 or 30 pounds. I like to ride it.

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Well, it's the Pinarello in my sig. It's blue. It cost about $400, but it's not "that light." I'd guess about 23 lbs with tubular wheelset, 25 lbs with clincher wheelset. I spend about $150 for the clincher wheelset wrapped in cheap 25mm tires with Mr Tuffies in, so I actually spent money to make it heavier - or rather to have the choice between the two.

The weight weenies forum might be a good source for information about how much people spend to assemble light bikes.
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Could also add your body weight and how much you spent on pizza and beer to get it there. In fact, it would be far more relavent to how fast you ride.
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After turkey day, I feel like I'm sitting at 155, 'bout 10 lbs overweight! That's it! I'm finally gonna go out and ride today before the sun goes down!
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I pulled my road bike out of a dumpster. I think it weighs 25 or 30 pounds. I like to ride it.

5,000 Points for the bike.
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'81 Panasonic Sport
31 lbs.
$59
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$800 @ 19-1/2 lbs
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13.3 lbs with the KOM's (shown with the DV46's and 14.5lbs) Price with KOM's 2800.00
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Wow, that's a lot of acronyms!

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I'm confused; did you want the weight with punkins, or without?



Lessee... put the cotterless cranks upgrade on about '75 or '76, the Wienmann alloy rims '77-ish. Can't remember what they cost, but I am sure Mathilde is much lighter now.
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Watermelons are more aero!
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i have a 2006 trek ZR2100 lance armstrong limited edition...sweet ride ..guy was going thru a divorce..got it ( stole it) for $800.00....new in 06 $2700.00.....what a steal..
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It weighs 4 ounces without bottles. 3 lbs with bottles.
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Bikes can cost up to five hundred dollars a pound to lose, going from model to another, NEW, just for example .

A 1990 Ti framed bike; mix of DuraAce, a bit of Chorus in the hubs, GEL 280 Mavics, Spinter 250gr. tubs, AX pedals and with $100 worth of Ti. hdwre., a 180gram saddle & shortened post.. The bike weighed 17lbs. 3 OZs. Since then I've swapped-out the wheel set, pedals, sad. & post, h.bars, stem. The bike weights over 18.25 pounds and is more rideable.

Another I have to get from 24.5 to -23 cost very little; the post $20 for a real post, $5 a saddle used. lighter, newer, better alloy bars lost 2ozs., lighter tires and good pedals. ... few other thingys. all together less than $50. So it depends on where you start from. Simply review bikes of any given Co., comp. model to model, apprx. 500 per lb.
Weight needs to be less of a consideration these days; $1,500 can easliy obtain a new 18.5 lb. bike.
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The bike I am test riding right now:
2010 Cervelo S1 (56cm) with SRAM Rival and Speedplay pedals- 17.55 lb. ($2,150)
Using a Selle Italia SLR XP Saddle which lowered the weight down to 17.29 lb. ($2,250 total)

If I end up purchasing it...going to add a set of SOUL S2.0 Xpert Wheelset which cuts another 1.28 lb. off the weight bringing it down to 16 lb. roughly (for a grand total of $2,750)

not bad for under $3,000...and its a Cervelo so no angering the Pcad.
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Bike I'm building it going to weigh 17.5 pounds and cost about $1200. My 80s Bianchi I bought for a $100 weighs about 25 pounds. A Nishiki I bought for $40 weighed 28 pounds. A Trek I bought for $100 weighed about 23 pounds. A CAAD9 6 I bought for $815 weighed about 21 pounds. Those are all the road bikes I've owned so far.
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The bike I am test riding right now:
2010 Cervelo S1 (56cm) with SRAM Rival and Speedplay pedals- 17.55 lb. ($2,150)
Using a Selle Italia SLR XP Saddle which lowered the weight down to 17.29 lb. ($2,250 total)

If I end up purchasing it...going to add a set of SOUL S2.0 Xpert Wheelset which cuts another 1.28 lb. off the weight bringing it down to 16 lb. roughly (for a grand total of $2,750)

not bad for under $3,000...and its a Cervelo so no angering the Pcad.
Sweet bike. What wheels atm?
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Fulcrum Racing 7s. They weigh a ton...
SOUL S2.0 Xperts w/ skewers- 1350g
Fulcrum Racing 7s- 1930g + skewers = 2130g

so yea, that is a weight savings of 1.71 lb. actually (sorry, not a math major haha)
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OP, there's an entire forum more or less dedicated to your question

https://weightweenies.starbike.com

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16.9 lbs with pedals, approx $1600-$1700

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13.3 lbs with the KOM's (shown with the DV46's and 14.5lbs) Price with KOM's 2800.00
How did you swing this deal?
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