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    A few months ago I got a fairly sick deal from my lbs. I won a door prize at an open house, which i used to put toward a 2003 Specialized P.1. With the door prize and the price they quoted me, I spent $150 for a fully built P.1. I live in a small town so i bought it knowing it would work as a commuter and thought i might get into some urban stuff. Wrong. I just like singletrack to much to stay on paved crap, so began the process of modifying my P.1 to a full blown XC SS. I replaced a 40 mm stem with a 120 mm kore stem($15), replaced a 100 mm oem marz with a late 90's(?) trek cromoly rigid corrected for 80 mm($30), swapped in some used shimano dx clipless platforms($40), added a $12 shimano V for the front cuz it didn't have a front brake and an $8 dia compe lever which was supposed to be a back lever so now it's upside-down. Also replaced the stock bars with ti-tec hellbent i had laying around. 2.3 Specialized Roller in back and 2.25 Intense System 4 in front.

    TOTAL COST: $255 (SWEET)
    TOTAL WEIGHT: 28.5 lb. (OUCH)

    Just curious if anyone is running anything near this weight. It's geared at 2:1 and will probably be 32:18 with the next purchase unless someone has other advice. The frame will be replaced with either a Surly 1x1 or a Soma 4one5 this summer (the 2 week old son is pushing the purchase date back a bit).

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    got a 35 lber and a 40 lber. One is a MadWaggon commutor, and one is a Electra special edition New Belgium Brewing Co cruiser.

    My trail bike is probably around 26 or 27. It was 25.5, but I had to throw on a old Campy derailluer until I can get a new tensioner.

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    ... and if we just ... The BrewSSki is around 35#

    The lightest part IS the frame, 4# of Zona tubed steel. Novatech SS hubs and 3" gazziloddi front tire and 2.3" gazzaloddi rear tire makes it add up pretty quick. Still, I weigh around 180# so proportionately it ain't bad. And it does what i ask it to.
    Don't worry about wieght too much, unless ya like to ya know... ;-)

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    Get to work Ben

    Get to work Ben. The productivity in Decorah is already way too low.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1strongone1
    Get to work Ben. The productivity in Decorah is already way too low.
    My SS daily driver is 29lbs +. I had Wade build my Vulture beefy. Then I run the Rynolites. Hasn't broken yet though!

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    nuthin better to do

    Quote Originally Posted by 1strongone1
    Get to work Ben. The productivity in Decorah is already way too low.

    I work in a book store and don't like to read, what else am i gonna do? oh yeah, and the coffee keeps itself hot so that doesn't take much either. i suppose if i worked 20 feet from a gym i wouldn't have to worry about the weight of my SS!

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    My 26" wheeled SS is about 34-35 pounds. There isn't one part in particular that's heavy, it's all heavy. But I like the momentum (that's why I call it The Plow, cuz it plows through the rough stuff) and all of that weight makes me strong like bull. But, my trails are flat so it isn't that big of a deal. Don't worry about the weight if you enjoy the ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShockStar
    A few months ago I got a fairly sick deal from my lbs. I won a door prize at an open house, which i used to put toward a 2003 Specialized P.1. With the door prize and the price they quoted me, I spent $150 for a fully built P.1. I live in a small town so i bought it knowing it would work as a commuter and thought i might get into some urban stuff. Wrong. I just like singletrack to much to stay on paved crap, so began the process of modifying my P.1 to a full blown XC SS. I replaced a 40 mm stem with a 120 mm kore stem($15), replaced a 100 mm oem marz with a late 90's(?) trek cromoly rigid corrected for 80 mm($30), swapped in some used shimano dx clipless platforms($40), added a $12 shimano V for the front cuz it didn't have a front brake and an $8 dia compe lever which was supposed to be a back lever so now it's upside-down. Also replaced the stock bars with ti-tec hellbent i had laying around. 2.3 Specialized Roller in back and 2.25 Intense System 4 in front.

    TOTAL COST: $255 (SWEET)
    TOTAL WEIGHT: 28.5 lb. (OUCH)

    Just curious if anyone is running anything near this weight. It's geared at 2:1 and will probably be 32:18 with the next purchase unless someone has other advice. The frame will be replaced with either a Surly 1x1 or a Soma 4one5 this summer (the 2 week old son is pushing the purchase date back a bit).

    ShockStar
    My Karate Monkey weighs just shy of 28. Geared 34x22 (that's the same as 34x20 on baby wheels). Cost was a bit more: about $1200 once I had invested in the other goodies.

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    my first build at 25 lbs

    just got done building my first SS out of spare parts and an trek stp 400 frame..it weighted in at 25 lbs.. but my two f/s 27 speeds weight less..i just thought my SS was heavy

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    My GT/Vulture convert weighs around 29-30 lbs with a suspension fork. I haven't weighed it with the rigid fork.

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    don't even know...

    I've never even weighed my Surly 1x1. Weight wasn't much of concern. I originally built it up thinking it'd be fun second bike to ride now and then, but now ride it almost exclusively. It's still rigid (that'll change if I race it again this season) so that saves some weight, but it doesn't have super-light parts on it. I'd guess it's probably around 25 - 26 lbs.

    I stopped by the bike shop on my way to lunch yesterday and had 'em throw my new road fixed-gear on the scale (the only one of my bikes I've ever weighed). Mostly 'cause I just finished building it up and was curious whether all that money I blew on carbon parts (Bontrager Race X Lite seatpost, Reynolds Ouzo Pro fork.) made a difference. 17lbs. 10oz. I thought that was pretty sweet until the guy at the shop told me his geared Bianchi road bike weighs less than that. He must have some super-light parts on that baby...

    Oh well, the carbon parts were more to offfset the harsh ride of a stiff aluminum frame than they were for weight savings anyway, and it rides niiiiice.

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    here it is!!!

    This baby takes the cake. It must be close to 40-45 lbs
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    Oh, I believe that wieght matters

    This is my first build with my Implant convert and it wieghed in a little higher than your P1. I have since swapped the tires for full on DH tires from Michelin, the hub has been swapped for a Novatech singlespeed, the cranks broke (it's a long story) so I am running Race Face DHs and the fork has been replaced with the fancy new Sherman Jumper.
    My riding on this bike consists of technical singletrack and it weighs over thirty five pounds. In short, I wouldn't worry if you are having fun on the bike, just make sure that your lightening choices don't compromise your bike's integrity (see cranks).
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    Well, it was a good try.

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    not a big deal imo

    if you're racing to put food on the table then I'd say worry about it, but otherwise just enjoy the ride. i haven't weighed my custom 4130 spicer recently, but I think it was about 35 pounds last time I weighed it, since then I put on Nokian Gazzi Jr's 2.6 front and rear and a Azonic shorty stem....I'm sure that put a few pounds on (I think those tires are about 3-4 pounds each). I weigh 150 and I don't mind the weight because 1)you get used to the weight and 2)it just feels solid. Here's a picture w/out the new changes.

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    Mine probably isn't the heaviest, but it's up there. It's now shod with IRC Kujo DHs, at a whopping 1200 gm a piece. As others have said, don't worry about weight. Most of those fellas on the weight weenie board are probably a good five pounds over weight, and the belly is a very cheap place from which to lose weight, and it won't increase the fragility of your bike, either! Unless your body-fat-percentage is down around the minimum for survival, there's no sense in compromising the integrity of your bike or plunking down the cash for percieved effect.

    At least, that's my opinion...

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