Besides, if i took a crap before every ride, i would shed more weight in that single sitting than the amount of clear coat that was added to the crank.
Oh jeez, I wish you didn't write that. It just perpetuates illogical thinking.
Actually, no on two accounts: First
, have you measured the weight of an average adult male's fecal deposit? It's more than the weight of clear coat, but does not negate permanent total system weight, only transient.Second
, the argument itself isn't valid because you're citing variables which are not fixed nor exclusive to any model - and you're on Weight Weenies! Folks who know the weight differences in paint colors!
Guy A has 17lb bike, bitched to Guy B about Guy B's 10lb bike with statements such as "What about water bottles? Do you use ultra light water? What if I just took a dump before I rode my bike?"
So let's take a look at Guy A's arguments in actual reality:
Guy A = 170lb man + 17lb bike ; Guy B = 170lb man + 10lb bike.
Guy A takes a dump, looses .7lbs (avg is ~.320g for adult males worldwide)
Guy B also takes a dump, looses .7lbs.
Guess what? Guy B's total system weight is still lighter.
Guy A uses two full water bottles -> 170lb man + 17lb bike + 44oz of water (2x 1.3lbs) -> 189.6lb system weight
Guy B also uses two full water bottles -> 170lb man + 10lb bike + 44oz of water (2 x 1.3lbs) -> 182.6lb system weight
Does weight matter? Over short distances and velodrome-like situations, not really. Over long distances and varying terrain? Certainly.
If I told you that you had a choice: You'll need to hike 100miles on a mountain trail, either carry a 10lb piece of metal or a 1lb piece of metal on your journey. Both metal choices are entirely functional, equally prone to failure or success, and will be used equally well for their purpose on your hike. Which would you choose?
... but anyway, nice bike.
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