Originally Posted by TomB
Holiday: looking at the stem, post, seat and bar, i'm amazed it could be anything under 23.
You meant BWPA's bike, didn't you?
From my experience, it is hard to get a bike to be under 20 lbs without sinking some good money into it.
I thought my rigid singlespeed with a CF fork, Race X Light 29er wheel in front and SS specific American Classic 26er wheel in the back (each around 800g) was 20.8 lbs. But that was on my not so accurate bathroom scale. On a digital scale at the bike shop it turns out to be 21.5 lbs. Still light for a steel bike.
Of course I could go to a set of super light brakes, carbon post and handlebar and probably get it close to 20 lbs, but little would change if the engine does not improve.
I was referring to to BWPA's schwinn in the pic in this quote.
my experienc is similiar to yours and putting together a sub 20lb bike, even a single usually has some pretty light expensives bits.
Great looking bike TC. Enjoy it.
I went single speed exclusively for 5 years on my anti tech rampage and anti race rampage (epic people must laugh when they see something about me that says anti tech..
). I'm back to pretty gucci, techy and fast these days, but the SS detour made me a better rider and i enjoyed it. (and yes, i went fully rigid for awhile as well, but i have to admit, it make since in your mind, but it isn't nearly as much fun...)
TC, thanks for the kudos on dville.
i had what i thought was a pretty good goal to hit after ski season, i trained hard and hit it squarly on the head, which feels good...