So I'm looking at a bike for mainly training in the week, probably be used for some centuries and stuff as well (although I have a specific light bike for the hilly centuries in SoCal).
Being my back isn't what it was, and it's the bike I'll do the most miles on, I figured I would build something nice, but not with a weight emphasis. So I started with a Spada EM2 frame (arriving next week!), and had them put Deda carbon stays on it to try and cut some of the edge off the road surfaces. To this I'm adding a True Temper SUB-3 fork as I like the way they handle, plus it's pretty comfortable a result of having less material I assume, than a PRO or EX.
Now comes the fun part, I'm finding myself weighing parts to hang on it and adding it all up, plus comparing stuff in the listings and picking the lightest parts for those that aren't coming out of my parts boxes. I have a feeling it's going to be another weight wienie bike if I'm not careful. But also I'm using parts I like (such as FRM cranks, BB and bar/stem) and 680/860gm clincher wheels that have a weight benefit. It's going to be around 15lbs, and this is my mega miles bike!
So, do I deliberately buy heavier parts? Or accept my wienieness is complete and Dear Abbey can't help?