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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:23 pm 
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Just wondering what the standard is for getting the recognized weight of a bike. Do you do it with everything? Pedals and cages?

Sorry if this is covered somewhere else. I tried a search but couldn't find it.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:38 pm 
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For italian manufacturers: catalog weight = actual weight of a size 48 with no pedals and cage -5%

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:02 pm 
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You are not allowed to ask how much weights red italian bike the same way you are not allowed to ask age of pretty girl you have just met.
Manufacturer claimed weight is usually without padals, cages and size small. Some manufacturers can be way off that, not necessarily Italians.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:06 pm 
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Thanks for that, I always wondered what size manufacturers based their weights on.

I'm actually wondering if I want to weigh my own bike what do I include on it?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:34 pm 
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MaxDaddy wrote:
I'm actually wondering if I want to weigh my own bike what do I include on it?


That's completely up to you.

I would say: with pedals, cages and computer, but without bottles, saddle bag, pump etc.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:26 pm 
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When people on the forum are saying their bike is something like 14 lbs what are they typically basing that on?

Seems like bike weights are like golf scores.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:28 pm 
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If you have to unscrew it, you weight it.....

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:51 pm 
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According to the UCI:

"The minimum weight of the bicycle (in working order) shall be 6.800 kg, considered without on-board accessories
in place, that is to say those items that may be removed during the event."

http://www.uci.ch/Modules/BUILTIN/getOb ... Y&LangId=1

And if you have trouble sleeping at night:

http://www.uci.ch/Modules/BUILTIN/getOb ... 3&LangId=1

So as btompkins pointed out, if you need to screw it on, you need to include it in the weight - pedals, bottle cages, etc. I personally exclude the computer.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:00 pm 
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Thanks guys. I'm building my first WW type bike for climbing and the six gap century. Although it won't be anywhere near as light as others I still want to know how it stacks up. Apples to apples.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:01 pm 
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My view: No computer or mount, zero or one cage, no bolts for the missing cage(s).

The computer is separate: an accessory like a tool bag, not part of the bike.

Obviously include pedals.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:50 pm 
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For me the weight given should be the way you ride it. When I weight my bike I weight with pedals (try riding without them), cages and computor is I use one on that bike. I also weight again with full water bottle and tool bottle packed with I normally take.
The later weight is the way I ride it and therefore it is the important weight.

I could make my bike quite alot lighter by removing bolts, computor, cages e.t.c. I don't ride it that way though.

I ignore manufacters weights as with all statisitcs it will depend on the details. Unless numbers that cannot be compared.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:29 am 
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In brief , manufacturers weights are not worth to recognize them.

I agree with djconnel here in his no cages version.

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