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Old 09-05-11, 11:11 PM
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The weight results are in!!!

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Old 09-05-11, 11:39 PM
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haha that's awesome, I actually just used the weight for my old schwinn I fixed up that weighed in at 25.6 pounds
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the question I have is this: so have you ridden a modern bike? people say "I like the look of old bikes" and I just say: really? is that why you ride a bike? I mean, sure you want a nice looking bike, but does anyone really care what it looks like? why don't you care about how it rides? how well do those brakes work? works good huh? how does it compare to dura ace? I'm willing to bet they flex. I was out riding a few years ago and I see this old guy on a modone and I said "sweet ride" and he said that he got it a few months ago and loves it. he said that he was riding an old mountain bike for more than 20 years. he did not intend on getting a new bike, but he went into a LBS for some service and the guy said take it out for a spin. he was sold the minute he got on it.
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I hate all the noise new bikes make. They're good for racing tho.

For pleasure rides I'll be sticking to the olde Pinarello with friction shifting, the way God intended.
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Originally Posted by fogrider View Post
the question I have is this: so have you ridden a modern bike? people say "I like the look of old bikes" and I just say: really? is that why you ride a bike? I mean, sure you want a nice looking bike, but does anyone really care what it looks like? why don't you care about how it rides? how well do those brakes work? works good huh? how does it compare to dura ace? I'm willing to bet they flex. I was out riding a few years ago and I see this old guy on a modone and I said "sweet ride" and he said that he got it a few months ago and loves it. he said that he was riding an old mountain bike for more than 20 years. he did not intend on getting a new bike, but he went into a LBS for some service and the guy said take it out for a spin. he was sold the minute he got on it.
Yes I have ridden modern bikes and if this one didn't ride just as well or better than some of them than I wouldn't ride it. So with that said, if I can get the one I think looks better out of the bikes I think ride well than I will. Quality is first, looks second, and cost being the compromise that makes both meet in the middle. This bike rides AND looks excellent and I didn't have to get a loan or save for a year or two to get it...
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Originally Posted by JRoller View Post
haha that's awesome, I actually just used the weight for my old schwinn I fixed up that weighed in at 25.6 pounds
Yea my wife's schwinn weighs a hell of a lot more. It is an older one too.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I hate all the noise new bikes make. They're good for racing tho.

For pleasure rides I'll be sticking to the olde Pinarello with friction shifting, the way God intended.
Yea I like the friction shifters better. Because of them, I was able to convert it from 6 speed freewheel to 7 speed freehub without changing out the shifters and rear derailleur.
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To the ones that sincerely guessed way off, please remind me not to take advice from you as far as anything is concerned.
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That's just great, NOW let's guess when you're going to get to that sink full of dishes.
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That's just great, NOW let's guess when you're going to get to that sink full of dishes.
HAHAHAHA! The wife's job. We had just had a BBQ but that was funny. Thanks.
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Fixed.
Fixed? Supposed to be any thing as apposed to anything? Is that why its underlined?
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The sad thing is I knew it was not under 20 because my full carbon tarmac with ultegra is most likely just under 20 lbs. Like 18.5 and it cost me thousands.
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The sad thing is I knew it was not under 20 because my full carbon tarmac with ultegra is most likely just under 20 lbs. Like 18.5 and it cost me thousands.
Whats sad about that? You were rite!
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Winners!

With accessories: markrj with exact 27.5 lbs

Without accessories: JRoller with 25.6 lbs

Congratulations guys you know your bikes!
I like winning.
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Whats sad about that? You were rite!
It is sad that my bike is only just under 20 and I spent thousands on it. I could get it closer to 15 with a group upgrade, but that will have to come later.
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It is sad that my bike is only just under 20 and I spent thousands on it. I could get it closer to 15 with a group upgrade, but that will have to come later.
Wow. That does seem pretty sad. Thats a lot of money for a bike to me. I guess if I raced or rode professionally, I would do the same.
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It is sad that my bike is only just under 20 and I spent thousands on it. I could get it closer to 15 with a group upgrade, but that will have to come later.
My Tarmac with Ultegra is 16lbs, almost exactly. Not sure why yours is so heavy!
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For everyone who has a < 16lb bike, what is your BMI and your body fat? Is spending $5k to save a pound really worth it if you're not a professional racer?

I'm 6'2", 165lb, have a body fat of ~15% and a BMI of ~21. These numbers make me feel self conscious, but I'm definitely not fat. My "recommended weight" is from 155 - 185lbs.

My aluminum bike (with carbon fork and seat post) fully loaded (pedals, bottle cages, empty bottles, front/back lights, bell, and saddle bag with a tube, a lever, patch kit, and multi-tool) weights 21lbs. Would it make sense to spend $5k for a 16lb. bike, or lose 5lbs? Obviously losing 5lbs would be cheaper, but I'd feel anorexic at 160lbs.

I don't get why "average" cyclists" are so obsessed with weight.
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i was only .226 kg off!
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For everyone who has a < 16lb bike, what is your BMI and your body fat? Is spending $5k to save a pound really worth it if you're not a professional racer?

I'm 6'2", 165lb, have a body fat of ~15% and a BMI of ~21. These numbers make me feel self conscious, but I'm definitely not fat. My "recommended weight" is from 155 - 185lbs.

My aluminum bike (with carbon fork and seat post) fully loaded (pedals, bottle cages, empty bottles, front/back lights, bell, and saddle bag with a tube, a lever, patch kit, and multi-tool) weights 21lbs. Would it make sense to spend $5k for a 16lb. bike, or lose 5lbs? Obviously losing 5lbs would be cheaper, but I'd feel anorexic at 160lbs.

I don't get why "average" cyclists" are so obsessed with weight.

I agree with you for the most part but one thing... I am 6'2 at 150 pounds and do not look or feel anorexic at all so be considerate please. You should NOT feel self conscious about being 165. I was 167 about 7 months ago but p90x (highly recommended) and a hospital stay made me lose 17 pounds. 15% body fat isn't really too bad. Depending on you metabolism, eating healthy 90% of the time and a descent amount of working out would get you down to 8-10%. All you need are dumbbells, and a pull up bar (minimum) and ride your bike for cardio and you will find yourself in ideal shape in no time. Here are my 2.5 month results of doing these things (never went to a gym). In this pic I was 155. Anorexic? You need any tips, let me know. You don't have to feel self conscious. If you really do, change it. And don't pay a lot of money to get fit. I only spent around 150 bucks on dial in dumbbells, push up bars, pull up bar, and other minor **** like workout shorts.


Other than that, I think it is kind of ridiculous to spend so much money on a bike UNLESS one is a professional racer or something that completely justifies it.

P.S I know my flexing face looks silly!...

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Originally Posted by robberry View Post
For everyone who has a < 16lb bike, what is your BMI and your body fat? Is spending $5k to save a pound really worth it if you're not a professional racer?

I'm 6'2", 165lb, have a body fat of ~15% and a BMI of ~21. These numbers make me feel self conscious, but I'm definitely not fat. My "recommended weight" is from 155 - 185lbs.

My aluminum bike (with carbon fork and seat post) fully loaded (pedals, bottle cages, empty bottles, front/back lights, bell, and saddle bag with a tube, a lever, patch kit, and multi-tool) weights 21lbs. Would it make sense to spend $5k for a 16lb. bike, or lose 5lbs? Obviously losing 5lbs would be cheaper, but I'd feel anorexic at 160lbs.

I don't get why "average" cyclists" are so obsessed with weight.
i'm 45, no longer skinny, but i used to be a cat 1 racer and i love technology and equipment. i'd guess that i'm still way faster than you. my lightest bike is a pedal force cg1 w/SRAM red. with boyd 50mm carbon clinchers it weighs in at 6.6 kg (14.5 lb).
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i was only .226 kg off!
Yea you were the close close second place.
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Its silly to build up that whole other thread and then ditch it to post the results here. This is not nearly interesting enough to warrant two separate threads. You are taking up valuable space for raging average speed debate threads
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And my guess (3^pi-2e) was smack dab in the middle. Every last decimal place counts...
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