Lightweight city bike. Anyone build one?

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BmanX
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by BmanX

I am thinking of getting a new cross frame and using my old one to build up a city bike. Now it will not be a weight weenie build but I do have some light parts that I could put on this build and most likely get it down to under 18 lbs. I was thinking of using the cross frame and carbon forks as the base. I have compact cranks on the bike already that I would use, maybe go with my Extralight Ultraleves, some Tektro Mini-V's, Eggbeater Candy pedals, Paul's Thumbies for the rear derailleur and maybe go without a front. Single ring upfront or I might just go full Thumbies. I will most likely build the bike with some 105 derailleurs that I have sitting around, go with a carbon seat post, Fizik arione saddle, carbon flat bar, Syntace F99 stem and some extra rims I have sitting around.

Has anyone built up a light weight city bike and if they have do you have pictures.

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by rustychain

My light weight city bike is an old fixed gear. Very easy to get under 18 lbs, cheap, easy on upkeep and fun. Also I find few would want want to steal it and if they did few would get far :wink: Mine has a front brake and a rear fender and a huge bell thats fun when I pass people 8) . It cost me a few hundred dollars but could be done much cheaper.
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BmanX
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by BmanX

I would like the bike to be geared as I might use it to ride to work as well. Of course I could ride my other 6 bikes but I am thinking that I will keep this bike geared for now.

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