best way to lose weight ?



miater

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i've got a lemond tourmalet - 2003 - reynolds 853 , 105 rear , tiagra front and shifters, it weights 23 pounds.

guys I ride with are buying new bikes that weigh between 16 and 18 pounds.

how can i keep up without spendning a lot of money on a new bike?
 

miater

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Originally posted by miater
i've got a lemond tourmalet - 2003 - reynolds 853 , 105 rear , tiagra front and shifters, it weights 23 pounds.

guys I ride with are buying new bikes that weigh between 16 and 18 pounds.

how can i keep up without spendning a lot of money on a new bike?

I have matrix aurora wheels i really don't know how much they weigh but I'm sure that would be a good place to start.

it's just so expensive to get anything worth the change.
 

Hitchy

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G'day,

In the 'weight reduction stakes', the best bang for your buck is spent on those items of 'rotating mass'. What that means is that you will get twice the weight benefit on any item that rotates on your bike. Ie: save 100g get 200g in 'actual' benefit. Therefore, the things to look at 1st (I'm assuming your budget isn't unlimited) will be Wheels, pedals, shoes, cranks etc......To paraphrase a line from the originally 'Mad max' movie....weight is just a matter of $$$$...how light do you wanna go?",

cheers,

Hitchy
 

boudreaux

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Originally posted by miater


how can i keep up without spendning a lot of money on a new bike?
Get rid of any extra bacon you are dragging around and train harder.
 

miater

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Originally posted by boudreaux
Get rid of any extra bacon you are dragging around and train harder.

that's a given. I 'm looking for advice on what parts to replace on the bike.