As you go walking in between cycling, and if you are not walking with your bike, you must not forget 3 pounds of theft resistant lock. Otherwise you have to take the bus home
Hehe. Yes. I do have a couple of nice locks.
Planet X supposedly has a sub 1000g aluminum frame called the Galibier SL. Regarding shoes, they sell awkward clipless to flat converters (or SPD/flat pedals if you dare) so it's not a problem to ride with normal shoes but also have clipless pedals for when you just go out to ride. I wouldn't use anything but a beater to do chores with unless you're commuting to an office with a locked door. Any performance gains during riding are offset by having to worry about taking it with you everywhere, which is more awkward than walking with clipless pedals, or worrying about it getting stolen.
Ah yes, I came across the Galibier SL a few internet searches ago. Sadly, the sub 1kg frame is misleading marketing at best. A WW membeer weighted his frame and it came at a 1150g for a medium, I believe. I have just been offered a second hand Rose Xeon that tips the scale at 1700 including pressfit BB and headse (size 51) Fork is already cut. I like the look of that bike a lot.
I don't commute. I ride for fun, regularly. I do have a single speed for when I go about town not doing official business. This project is about being able to take longer rides, along the coast with the sun on my face, the breeze on my ears, and a condor flying on my side...also having a couple of gears for the hills and some for when I am tired. I don't think the condor can fly me and the bike home.
Something I have just come across (and I don't know why so late) is that I would need to spring about 80eur for a good PF BB remover and installer. Looking at the PX bikes, the RT-80 and RT-90 (now confirmed to be the same chinese carbon frames from Hong Fu I was initially drawn into to get this project going) have a BSA BB. That, in my books, if it makes sense to you all, saves me 80eur compared to other frames out there that need PF. I replace my BBs about twice a year, give or take, depending how much I ride in the gloomier months. Is PF more waterproof?
So, the new contenders are:
Xeon RS at 1700g (w/bb and headset) - 500eur (+80eur for BB tool)
RT-80 1380g - ~eur540 delivered
RT-90 1260g - ~eur640 delivered
Tempted by the Rose as it would be smack in the middle between the two PX bikes incl. the BB tool and it's aluminium. The price of the Bowman Palace R is a bit high, I think (GBP700). I mean, if Canyon charge eur800 for a Ultimate AL SLX that includes a stem and carbon seat post and it is a lighter frame than the Bowman.
Any thoughts on light wheelsets? If I go with Rival, I would have another eur200 to go a wheelset. Say, a Rival eur420 groupset+eur580 for the Rose is eur1000 done. I would have between 500-700 that can go into the wheelset to compensate for the Rose extra weight.
EDIT: Been looking into lighter tubular tyres (just to entertain the idea) and found that spanking new Vittoria Speed TLR. OMG! So fast...yet so fragile. Almost fell in love if not because of the frailty.