i was thinking today about all the effort we go to, to get our bikes as light as we can, and it can get mighty pricey.
but in the last 6 months i have lost around 21lbs in weight.
and i feel a lot fitter, so in theory is it more economical to just shed excess weight rather than spend ££££'s on super light weight components.
the bike i currently ride is around 24lb and i am currently at 13 stone.
i'd like to get to around 12 stone.
i'd be interested in any feedback on this subject.
many thanks, jeff.
I look at it this way, the two things aren't mutually exclusive.
Most people, here, who are enthusiasts probably already have at least one reasonably light bike. And its throwing good money after bad trying to turn a lardy bike into a light bike.
And if I'm honest, being at my ideal fighting weight, so to speak, has always felt better on a bike, than having spent a fair amount making my bike just that extra special bit more fragile.