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PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:50 pm 
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9.25kg for a 531c frame, 531 fork, dura ace and tubs wheels Raleigh, ready to ride.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:54 pm 
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Worth knowing the size on the basis that a bigger frame = heavier.
The L2B Special (based on R531C Ribble frame) is 58.5cm C-T and weighs bang on 22lb depending on which wheels it wears.
Generally a nude 531c frame is 2Kg-ish (2.2lb).


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 9:12 pm 
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What about the rider weight and height? That's where it gets complicated. We have to know your body fat percentage etc. And if you are short you can use smaller and lighter frame. Limb shortening is an option to manage leg length up to 5 cm. Nevertheless, it's probably easier and cheaper to leave some Mars bars at home ;).

My retro roadie Peugeot Aspin in size 58 cm weights about 11 kg with two bottle cages, a bell and Shimano 105 pedals plus a pump and a repair kit. It has a full Shimano 105 groupset from the early 90's. I usually spend whole days on top of this bike so it feels quite ideal for me.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 9:39 pm 
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:lol: This is not about weight shaving. Was just wondering about what a reasonable bike weighs. Did have a shave before yesterday's ride though.

Mine is columbus tubing but I don't know which so was trying to get a rough dea.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 9:40 pm 
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My 12-speed 531 Raleigh is 9.2kg. The Bob Jackson I've got is fixed gear so is minus the added weight of the geartrain and weighs in at a svelte 7.9kg.

Choice of tyres and saddle play a major part in those last few grammes. The Flite Titanium I had on my Raleigh weighed less than 200g but all the replacements I've looked at are way more than that. I wasn't specifically looking for weight savings, but I saved about 300g when I changed from my old Hutchison Kevlar steel beaded tyres to new Michelin Pro 3 which are much lighter. Essentially, if I had my Brooks B17 and cheap tyres on the bike, it would weigh nearly a whole kilo more!

But that's nothing compared to the fat lardbucket glued on top of the saddle. That definitely needs slimming down somehow :D


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:11 am 
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That's the way I look at it. I could spend hundreds of pounds to get lose 5kg from the bike weight, or I could spend less money on food and reduce the overall weight of the outfit by more than that. Option 2 isn't working out so well at the moment. :(

Does it make any difference whether you lose the weight from the rider or bike?


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:20 am 
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There it is, use option one to spend the money to save the weight on the bike. Option two then comes naturally.
Win, win.

Except option 1 often gets deferred by way of accumulating more bikes, still option 2 is automatically selected.


BobToo wrote:
That's the way I look at it. I could spend hundreds of pounds to get lose 5kg from the bike weight, or I could spend less money on food and reduce the overall weight of the outfit by more than that. Option 2 isn't working out so well at the moment. :(

Does it make any difference whether you lose the weight from the rider or bike?


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:32 am 
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My lovely Rob Telfer is 22lbs fully built with pedals. Quite good for a 27" steel frame.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:56 am 
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How old is that? Nice. How tall are you then?


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:32 am 
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Agency_Scum wrote:
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My lovely Rob Telfer is 22lbs fully built with pedals. Quite good for a 27" steel frame.


27 inch :shock:


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