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HOW MUCH DOES IT WEIGH?

ACTUAL BICYCLE WEIGHTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACTUAL BICYCLE WEIGHTS

The initial method used for weighing bicycles was crude, to say the least.  Using a Yard Sale purchased set of bathroom scales, I would weigh myself three times and average the three (the $1.00 scales were hardly state of the art) and in so doing deluded myself into thinking that I had improved the degree of measurement accuracy.  Next, I would pick up the bicycle, hold it close to my chest and step on the same scales, repeating this step three times once again averaging the results.  The bicycle's weight would be the difference between the two averaged measurements (my weight + bicycle) - (my weight) = bicycle's weight.

After being asked time and again "how much does it weigh?" by Ebay buyers, I decided to purchase a decent digital scale.  Shortly after the purchase, I started accurately (hopefully) weighing bicycles.  The results tended to more of less confirm vintage road bicycle weight beliefs about the light weight nature of vintage road bicycles.  This same exercise also helped me completely destroy some of the myths invented in the minds of people who purchased and rode (sometimes) these wonderful old bicycles.  And the results tended to burst my imaginary bubble too...

With that in mind, lets take a look at some pretty high end vintage light weight road bicycles and see just how light weight they actually are...

1983 CAMBIO RINO "2000" - 56cm:  22lb 1oz

  

1978 CAMBIO RINO "SL" - 56cm:  23lb 6oz

 

195? CCM "WESTONIA" - 58cm:  26lb 7oz

   

198? GARDIN "TEAM" - 56cm:  22lb 6oz

 

198? MARINONI "QUEBEC" - 56cm:  23lb 14oz

 

198? MARINONI "SPECIAL" - 56cm:  22lb 6oz

 

198? MIELE "LTD" - 56cm:  22lb 11oz

 

198? NORCO "MAGNUM SE" - 56cm:  23lb 6oz

 

  197? PEUGEOT "COURSE" - 56cm:  21lb 15oz

   

196? PEUGEOT "PX10" - 56cm:  22lb 14oz

 

198? PROCTOR - 54cm:  23lb 13oz

 

198? PROCTOR TOWNSEND - 54cm:  23lb 14oz

 

1975 SEKINE "SHT270" - 56cm:  26lb 9oz

 

1973 RALEIGH "INTERNATIONAL" - 60cm:  23lb 8oz

 

1977 RALEIGH "SUPER COURSE" - 58cm:   26lb 5oz

       

198? BIANCHI "STRADA LX" - 57cm:  26lb 2oz

 

198? RALEIGH "CONDOR" - 54cm:   24lb 11oz

 

1983 GARDIN "SPECIAL" ANNIVERSARY - 54CM:  21lb 14oz

 

2000 MARINONI "SQUADRA" - 56cm:  23lb 9oz

 

198? FUJI "ROYALE" - 56cm:  28lb 1oz

 

198? FALCON "COMPETITOR" - 49cm:  23lb 1oz

 

196? TORPADO "LUXE" - 51cm:  30lb 10oz

 

198? FIORI "MODENA" - 47cm:  22lb 12oz

 

197? LEJEUNE - 58cm:  27lb 12oz

 

198? MIYATA "310" - 58cm:  24lb 8oz

 

198? APOLLO "GRAN SPORT" - 57cm:  25lb 4oz

 

198? SEKINE "RM20" - 56cm:  27lb 3oz

 

198? SEKINE "MR200" - 56cm:  24lb 15oz

197? DAWES "REALM RIDER" - 56cm:  24lb 15oz

 

198? PEUGEOT "COURSE" - 53cm:  22lb 13oz

 

197? CHIORDA - 55cm:  28lb 12oz

 

197? ALAN "SUPER RECORD" - 55cm:  19lb 10oz

 

198? GIUBILATO - 50cm:  21lb 2oz

 

198? RALEIGH "GRAN PRIX" MIXTE - 52cm:  28lb 8oz

 

198? PEUGEOT "SPRINT" - 60cm:  24lb 4oz

 

198? SPECIALIZED "ALLEZ" - 54cm:  21lb12oz

 

198? PEUGEOT "COURSE" - 56cm:  21lb 15oz

 

198? APOLLO "SPORT 10" - 48cm:  30lb 5oz

 

197? SEKINE "TL35F" - 50cm:  24lb 12oz

 

198? APOLLO "CUSTOM SPORT 10" - 48cm:  24lb 12oz

 

198? CYCLOPS - 55cm:  20lb 12oz

 

1987 BIANCHI "VOLPE" - 53cm:  26lb 5oz

 

198? BIANCHI "PREMIO" - 58cm:  26lb 5oz

 

198? NORCO "MAGNUM GT" - 57cm:  23lb 12oz

 

197? CCM "TURISMO" - 57cm:  32lb 6oz

198? FIORI "NAPOLI" - 50cm:  24lb 4oz

 

198? MONTINI - 54cm:  24lb 4oz

 

196? LEGNANO "TIPO ROMA" - 54cm:  24lb 13oz

 

198? PEUGEOT "PA65" MIXTE - 49cm:  33lb 14oz

 

197? HOLDSWORTH "EQUIPE" MIXTE - 62cm:  23lb 14oz

 

198? SEKINE "TOLEDO" - 56cm:  26lb 3oz

198? BIANCHI "SINGLE SPEED - 52cm:  21lb 11oz

1970 MASI "GRAN CRITERIUM" - 52cm:  21lb 3oz

 
   
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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