I remember Panasonic came up with an impressive 10.5 lb. track bike back in the 70's. I think I saw it in Bicycling or Bike World. I knew some people back then, in San Jose, CA, who actually saw it at the Hellyer Park Velodrome and got to ride it. At least that's what I was told.
"Bicycle Mark" Perkins Visalia, CA
On Sun, 09 Dec 2001 12:51:50 -0800 Chuck Schmidt
> I remember riders were even more weight obsessed with their bikes during
> the mid-1970s than they are now. This was the period of the "drillium"
> craze with the old Black and Decker. It would be a good idea to just
> look in the publications from that period for the articles on project
> bikes that were assembled with light weight as a goal.
> As an example, the Joe Kossak articles I reproduced from the mid-early
> 1970s are all about exotic parts and frame weights.
> Chuck Schmidt
> South Pasadena, Southern California (noon, sunny and 58 degrees, 45
> miles west of Wornoutguy in Riverside)
> Wornoutguy@aol.com wrote:
> > Every once in a while I come across some limited production ultra light
> > weight part from the 70s. I am always amazed at what was out there is you
> > had the bucks. Today everyone is weight obsessed. I want to work out what
> > the lightest stuff we could build a bike with in the bike boom. I think this
> > would be fun and I will put it all together on paper and forward it as a
> > post. Write to me off list of what part you know of was the lightest and I
> > will compile what would be the lightest thing we could build if we had
> > unlimited funds. This can be as large as the frame or some specific nut and
> > bolt Sam DiBartolomeo in Riverside CA for you cold climate people it will probably hit 80 today
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