What do I ride - something from a mainstream UK manufacturer, approx. 7 years old (although in good condition because it was in store for 5 years - an end of season bargin) and very heavy
I bought some scales a couple of weeks ago, weighs to 1kg in 1g and 2kg in 2g, so when I gave my bike a mini-service the other week I weighed a few bits. How do these grab you?
Forks (steel - ouch) 786g
f wheel 858g
r wheel 1060g
QRs (pair) 168g
brakes (pair) 389g
tyres (pair) 740g (heavy ones to resist winter punctures)
The only light bits are the tubes (pair) 165g, although the saddle (Mission - who they? but very comfortable) at 243g is not too far off of some WW's choices.
Total weight somewhere around 23 lbs.
However, the fun starts late this / early next year - building a light(er)weight bike. Unlike a lot of the WWs (or so it seems to me) my finances will not allow the very lightest, coolest gear, so it will be a case of balancing cost against weight savings. That will be fun
How does this grab you for a topic - 'WW on a budget!'?
At least it won't be black, cause I cannot afford full carbon.