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What do your SSFG bikes weigh?

Old 11-27-10, 11:43 AM
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What do your SSFG bikes weigh?

Just out of idle curiosity I decided to weigh all my SSFG bikes just as I ride them with all accessories (fenders, rack, lights etc.) and tools, spare tires / tubes, inflator etc. The results are shown in ascending order:

1) Bianchi Pista Concept FG with tubular wheels - 15.7 lbs
2) Schwinn Paramount P14 FG with tubular wheels - 16.8 lbs
3) VISP TRX 790 FG with tubular wheels - 20.6 lbs
4) Motobecane Messenger FG with clincher wheels - 21.6 lbs
5) Salsa Casseroll SS with clincher wheels - 24.0 lbs
6) Mercier Model 100 SS conversion with tubular wheels - 26.2 lbs
7) Mercier Kilo WT FG with clincher wheels - 26.6 lbs

What I find most striking is that the steel Paramount is only 1 lb heavier than the aluminum frame / carbon fork Concept, whereas the all aluminum VISP is 5 lbs heavier. The tool bag w/spares, front brake and road tubulars add at most 2 lbs to VISP, so its frame / fork must be a whopping 3 lbs heavier. Since I'm very short, all my bikes sport the smallest frames available, and would weigh more with midsize frames.
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Old 11-27-10, 01:47 PM
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soma rush - 19.5
pista concept - 15.9
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Old 11-27-10, 02:25 PM
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56cm Presto NJS (Dura-Ace to Open Pro wheels, SG75 crankset, Dura Ace seatpost, Cinelli bars/stem)

18.0 lbs
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Probably like 30lbs.
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Old 11-27-10, 02:28 PM
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Last I checked, just under 19 lb.
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Originally Posted by WoundedKnee View Post
Probably like 30lbs.
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More than my Tarmac, less than my Hollowpoint?
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My bike is a 57cm and it's 17.2lbs with race wheels.

Those Pista Concepts can get to be super light! I had a 57cm one with Mavic Ellipse wheels and MTB pedals and it was 16lbs.
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my experience has shown that cheap carbon is heavier than good aluminum and cheap aluminum is heavier than good steel.

for a while i had a 60cm steel road bike with full campagnolo 10spd that came in under 20lbs and that was without the use of extra light parts and clincher wheels. the components are now on an aluminum frame and the steel bike was built with period correct parts (it still comes in under 21)


back on topic, my conversion was about 17.5lbs (60cm) but has been parted out.
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Fuji Del Rey conversion 23" frame is 24 lbs w/toolbag, framepump, lights, etc.
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Motobecane Track - 20.67 lbs

Girlfriend's Mercier Kilo TT - just a hair over 20 lbs
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Pinarello with clinchers = 18 and change
Pake with clinchers and wooden bars and seat bag = 20 and change
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The Wabi website claimed a 55cm frame bike is 16.3 lbs, so I am estimating that my 52cm frame from my stock Lightning is at 16 lbs. Future plan is to get down to 15 lbs.
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1985 Miyata 512, corima tubular wheels 58 frame when it was single speed 17lbs, w/ gears under 19lbs.

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Originally Posted by ubringliten View Post
The Wabi website claimed a 55cm frame bike is 16.3 lbs, so I am estimating that my 52cm frame from my stock Lightning is at 16 lbs. Future plan is to get down to 15 lbs.
Ummm...that's not how it works.
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Originally Posted by carleton View Post
Ummm...that's not how it works.
Hey Carleton,

Can you please explain? I am new to bikes 'mechanically'. I just assume if it's smaller, it would weigh lighter.

Thanks. Chris
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
What I find most striking is that the steel Paramount is only 1 lb heavier than the aluminum frame / carbon fork Concept, whereas the all aluminum VISP is 5 lbs heavier. The tool bag w/spares, front brake and road tubulars add at most 2 lbs to VISP, so its frame / fork must be a whopping 3 lbs heavier. Since I'm very short, all my bikes sport the smallest frames available, and would weigh more with midsize frames.
I like the look of the VISP and considered getting one, but then I read this, "Fork steer 1-1/8' Hiten-steel" in the ebay writeup. I'll bet that's your problem right there. Is it possible to swap out that boat anchor fork without destroying the looks of the bike?

My original SST-Al came in at about 20.5 pounds when I first set it up. I'll have to re-weigh it now that I've swapped the fork from the stock steel to carbon fiber, and switched to bullhorns.
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The straight gauge aluminium also contributes greatly to the frame's weight.
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Originally Posted by ubringliten View Post
Hey Carleton,

Can you please explain? I am new to bikes 'mechanically'. I just assume if it's smaller, it would weigh lighter.

Thanks. Chris
There are "claimed" and "real" weights. It's in a manufacturer's best interests to claim as light as possible. They do clever things like:
- Weighing without pedals
- Weighing without grip tape
- Weighting the bike with the smallest frame in the size range which has the smallest stem and shortest cranks
- etc...

For example: https://weightweenies.starbike.com/li...ype=roadframes

Real weights are what you get by using a scale. Maybe a fish scale or weigh yourself with a bathroom scale with and without your bike and note the difference.
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err it has been a while since I weighted it and I've made a few changes. I believe my bike came in at about 23-24 lbs. Pretty good for 67cm, low end lugged, cro-mo/high-ten. It was about 30 with my rack and pannier. If I can do a lateral raise with it then it's good
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Steel 1984 Trek 460 FG conversion: 19lbs (w/front brake and 36 spoke wheels)

"Metal matrix composite" aluminum 1994 Specialized Stumpjumper SS conversion: 19lbs! (with knobby 2.10s and front suspension!)

Aluminum 1989 Trek 1500 geared roadie: 20lbs

Hi-Ten FG/SS commuter mountain bike: 25-30lbs? Haven't put this one on the bathroom scale yet.
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53cm leader 722ts - weigh in at 20lbs
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my kilo weighted 19.44lbs and im not sure how much the madison weights
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53cm '07 sputnik w/woundup fork
volos clinchers
campy carbon road crank
otherwise non-special build

17.5lbs
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