On January 30th I asserted that it should be straightforward to build a
sub-20 pound, off-road ready Legolas. Here it is:
It's confirmed at 19.3lb, saddle and pedals included. All it needs is
handlebar tape and a water bottle cage.
El Cerrito, CA
On Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 7:15:15 AM UTC-8, Bill Lindsay wrote:
> RJM is right that anybody endeavoring to build the lightest possible bike
> won’t choose a steel frame. That said, there are still plenty of people who
> want a steel frame AND want it to weigh under 20 pounds.
> A sub 20 pound off-road ready Legolas should be straightforward. A sub 19
> pound Roadeo with nothing dumb on it should also be straightforward. You
> just need to decide to do it, or not. Rackless, fenderless and lightless
> makes it much easier.
> Contemplating your 26 pound road bike and wishing it was <20 pounds is a
> little more complicated and costly:
> Take it completely apart
> Weigh every single thing
> Make sure the sum of the weights makes sense
> Eliminate stuff and replace parts with lighter choices until the sum is
> where you want it to be
> Put it back together
> Bill Lindsay
> El Cerrito Ca
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