Okay, I know this topic comes up a lot, and its usually meet with a variety of responses from through it in the trash can to buy a new bike. here's my deal. I found a Novara Bliss at a pawn shop for $200, not a great bike, but it was for my wife, who I am trying to get into biking as much as I am, and it was basically brand new. Got it home and it weighed in the neighborhood of 33lbs 15000 grams.
I completely overhauled it, I replaced just about everything on the bike, but the crankset and the headset....which I am sure don't amount to that much.
I updated the drivetrain to X9, new rear mech, new shifters, new Avid Elixir brakes. I put on a pair of Stans ZTR Olympic rims with X9 Hubs, I put on a SID Race fork, full FSA carbon cockpit, changed out as many bolts for ti bolts as I could find...but it still seems to be a pig. Frame alone is 3393 grams
I got it down to just about 28 lbs 12581 grams....short of buying a new frame (Which is more than likely the culprit) what else can I do?