Re: [CR]Bike Weight

(Example: Racing:Jacques Boyer)

Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2008 19:57:36 -0700
From: "Kurt Sperry" <haxixe@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Bike Weight
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
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A well engineered bicycle will not weigh any more within reason than it needs to perform its intended function. Very few of our on-topic bikes weigh more than 25 pounds and most are closer to 20, a few even less. I've yet to ride a bicycle that felt "too light" or whose intended function was compromised by being light, but ridden quite a few that were unequivocally too heavy. Looking at modern component weights, it's clear how well our on-topic bikes were generally engineered.

Kurt Sperry
Bellingham, Washington
USA