Build a 6.5kg commuting bike for mom

A gigantic catch-all for Randonneuring (Audax), Bike-packing (Touring), and Commuting with or without E-bikes!
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VonPG
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Joined: Fri Apr 22, 2022 6:07 pm

by VonPG

I just build a super light city bike for my mom as her birthday gift. It is a good bike for commuting. She Hates any electonic device on bike, so I choice all mechanical component.
FRAME USED: Cube Nulane TRAPEZE FRAME
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Frame Disassemble
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Weight Without Kickstand Rear rack and basket
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Full Bike First Look
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Now Look

Note: This bike rear rack is not compatible with other universal rack. Try to buy a seat clamp with rack mount like M-Wave or Electra or Bontrager or Salsa Rack Lock.

If you want to find another non-ebike step through frame with thru axle. Rose Sneak Midstep is the only choice. But it is fully cable routing. So you'd better use electric shifter on that frame.

fatpinarellorider
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by fatpinarellorider

Good lord that's a light bike for a commuter! :shock:
What a lucky mother! :beerchug:
Well done!

I'm impressed with the choice of 26" wheelset.
Not everyone has the balls to do this. It's light!
I thought I was doing well with my lightweight 26er wheelset. :oops:

Although you can drop more weight when the tyres wear out by going to Conti Grand Prix 1.1 :wink:
250 grams each — they're almost like road tyres really.
Then you can use 650c tubes at only ~70 grams each (I like Michelin Air comps)
That would potentially drop another 130grams off. :mrgreen:
You can also get grand prix supersonic innertubes at around 50 grams each but it is not recommended for a commuter bike, plus they are expensive and even more hard to get, but price does not seem to be the limiting factor here.

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fatpinarellorider
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by fatpinarellorider

Oh, and I would not leave this bike unattended anywhere outside. Even locked up.

kroem
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by kroem

Love this!
Current
Waltly Gravel (stolen... and found!)
P-X Spitfire Ti
Fairlight Strael

Old
Canyon Ultimate SLX 6.7kg (crashed)
Tantan GR039 7.2kg (sold)

VonPG
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Joined: Fri Apr 22, 2022 6:07 pm

by VonPG

fatpinarellorider wrote:
Fri May 03, 2024 10:11 am
Good lord that's a light bike for a commuter! :shock:
What a lucky mother! :beerchug:
Well done!

I'm impressed with the choice of 26" wheelset.
Not everyone has the balls to do this. It's light!
I thought I was doing well with my lightweight 26er wheelset. :oops:

Although you can drop more weight when the tyres wear out by going to Conti Grand Prix 1.1 :wink:
250 grams each — they're almost like road tyres really.
Then you can use 650c tubes at only ~70 grams each (I like Michelin Air comps)
That would potentially drop another 130grams off. :mrgreen:
You can also get grand prix supersonic innertubes at around 50 grams each but it is not recommended for a commuter bike, plus they are expensive and even more hard to get, but price does not seem to be the limiting factor here.
Thanks I will try this inner tube later.

London9921
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Joined: Mon May 10, 2021 9:14 am

by London9921

This is amazing, well done. Are you EU based? Would you be interested in doing a build for my mom? 😁 PM me!

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