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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:11 pm 
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The History Man wrote:
Or is it heavy water as in the 633 Squadron.........?



Ha! Cummon am I close??


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:16 pm 
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You can't really call a result after only one guess now can you? You would be closest even if you we're over or under by a ridiculous figure................. Not that I'm saying anything to give you a clue!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:17 pm 
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The History Man wrote:
You can't really call a result after only one guess now can you? You would be closest even if you we're over or under by a ridiculous figure................. Not that I'm saying anything to give you a clue!

I'll guess at 33lbs.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:18 pm 
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The History Man wrote:
You can't really call a result after only one guess now can you? You would be closest even if you we're over or under by a ridiculous figure................. Not that I'm saying anything to give you a clue!



Ok well I'm guessing a lot over! My '08 Marin full suss is just shy of 28lbs so I am going to go heavy at 32lbs!!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:31 pm 
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Any more offers? I must say I was expecting a bit more of a competition. Lets hope there's a few more guesses....


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:45 pm 
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35lbs.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:59 pm 
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24 lbs ?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:02 pm 
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27.5 :)


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:03 pm 
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19 lbs?? And a 7 lb 6 oz bottle?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:13 am 
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32 lbs. And here's my take on it. It's true light bikes are nicer to ride, but a decent quality heavier bike can also be enjoyable. Case in point; my summer/Sunday bike is a Giant TCR Advanced. Weighs 18lbs, amazing to ride, goes like stink etc. My rest of the year bike is a Cannondale CAAD 8, which weighs 21lbs(base model, triple chainset, Sora). It too is brilliant to ride, but doesn't quite have the snap of the Giant.

To qualify my point above, i've recently built a 20 year old Dawes The Edge into a road bike. It's by no means light, at 26lbs, yet is outstanding to ride. Due to its heavy wheels it takes more effort to get rolling than both road bikes, but is still quick. Something my Garmin will confirm: my average speed on it is within 0.5 mph of the speed I get on the 'Dale. The way I see it, I have a fast bike that's really nice to ride, but with added resistance training. It's a win/win situation!

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