Hi guys! I'm new here and from Singapore.
I have a fat Scotts CR1 '04 at 14.8 lbs but wish to shed another 1-2 lbs later on.
Point is, I want to be a weight-weenie without sacrificing practicality and safety with idealism.
My point being that along the course of shedding weight, there will come a certain point wherein the bike can't be ridden at all and would just end up as a conversational piece.
My take on the matter on being a true weight-weenie, one must still be able to use the bike, make it practical and safe. ...and can still be actually used for impromptu races or distance travels.
I've had bad days when cross-winds and small road defects become hazardous with a light set-up. And I'm just talking about a sub 15 lbs bike.
So where will that shedding point stop when practicality becomes nil?
I've started off as an active roadie and got bitten by the weenie bug when I got my CR1. But it would be sad to see the bike become inactive due to too much wieght loss and jsut become a famous topic to be admiringly discussed.
Anyway thats my take....what weight I will stop, remains still to be seen... there must be a compromise weight .