How Light is Your Lightweight?

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Jeff54

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Sep 11, 2013
2,301
Ft Myers, Florida
As much as I'd been unwilling to disclose a thing about me for past few years and worse again last may, having a brain clot aneurism brain surgery sept 2017, which went so well wasn'mt even noticeable. (Wait for it as I'm on topic with a lightweight disclosure somebody's gonn really like, wink)) But last May was pretty bad, although recovering excellently and not taking me a dam hour or two to type a small 2 sentence, half a paragraph and then edit it 20 freaken times, shesh! any more. so, please hold the 'we're so sorry crap, (Off topic) not your business, not your sob-A prob too. tks, ). By choice, I'm not ready to drive yet, but I expect, prob a month or two at max. IE it aint gonna be mine ;)

The good part for some lucky chump: I've been on the look-out for about 3-4 years to swipe this in really nice condition; the black/w red and gold highlights, 1982 Schwinn Voyager. off of one of my fav hunting grounds; Craig's list. And here it is, a little late for me and not likely gonna be availed much longer if not gone yet. A bit special for ya'lll visiting this thread, I figure. . ''

Consider you's selves 'Hooked up!

$110 bucks! Go get em boys (Schwinn road bike lobbers) some really good Schwinn lightweight bragging rights at this price, to be sure, and may the best lucky chump-A, (Cheap price stalking SOB like me ) win! >>>>> (Please don't off topic reply me in this thread, unless ya got it and giving weight descriptions (on topic) tks, [wink]

https://lakeland.craigslist.org/bik/d/auburndale-vintage-chicago-schwinn/7003138526.html

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morton

I live for the CABE
Nov 9, 2007
1,647
York, United States
I don't know if a factory stock 3 speed Speedster is considered a lightweight, but I think that my modified one would qualify based on the "tonage" of the bikes Schwinn sometimes referred to as lightweights.

Mine has plastic fenders and alloy 27" wheels and feels much lighter than the stock version but I have no way of weighing it. I could probably shed another pound or two with a 3 piece alloy crank coversion and deleted chainguard, or just replace the guard with a plastic one and go with lighter pedals, saddle, alloy handlebar and stem, but I didn't bother as the bike is fun to ride as is.

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bikemonkey

I live for the CABE
Jun 25, 2016
1,348
67
North Carolina , Albemarle, NC, United States
The Voyager ad is still up!...it would be mine if I were close enough.
 
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Miq

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Jan 12, 2019
922
49
Arizona
@morton Your Speedster fits in nicely here. Do you have a bathroom scale? Weigh yourself, and then you holding the bike in the air. Subtract. ... My guess is 32 lbs.

Nice looking lawn!o_O
 
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MarkKBike

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Apr 17, 2017
963
Chicago Suburbs
I just weighted a 1982 Schwinn Le-tour, Its actual weight came right in at the specifcation of 30 Pounds, just slightly under at 29.5 but I had removed the kick stand prior.
 

Blackbomber

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Aug 23, 2018
800
45
Unionville, CT
I don't know if it qualifies as a lightweight, but my '72 Dunelt light roadster is the closest assembled bike that I have at the moment. 37 lbs with dynamo/lights, rack, and the bag I rigged (yes, it's a toiletry bag).

I do weigh all of my bikes, but I never write down the figures, and have forgotten most of them. I do recall that my '68 Speedster (17") was 35 lbs, by '83 Bianchi was 24lbs, and my '84 Puch / Austro Daimler Pathfinder is 28lbs.

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morton

I live for the CABE
Nov 9, 2007
1,647
York, United States
@morton Your Speedster fits in nicely here. Do you have a bathroom scale? Weigh yourself, and then you holding the bike in the air. Subtract. ... My guess is 32 lbs.

Nice looking lawn!o_O
No bathroon scale.....just a weighin at the docs office semi-anually. Thanks for the lawn comment, I'll pass it on to the mrs. She does all the outside "adornments", I just cut the grass.:)
 
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Duchess

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Feb 14, 2014
596
Beverly, MA
1912 Iver Johnson Special Racer with heavier new wood wheels with thicker spokes and a coaster brake is about 28 lbs. I can't remember if that was with the bag or not, but probably not.

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GTs58

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Sep 2, 2012
11,541
Central Arizona
This one is here at the house also so I weighed it.True 1961 Continental tourist with the heavy stem, bars/grips, saddle and bow pedals. Original bike other than the tires, tubes, shorty replacement fenders, cables and brake pads. It comes in a 35# and I was only half naked when weighed. I'm confused though, it should be a couple pounds heavier than my 62 so I'm scratching my head. Guess that generator light is an anchor.

35 pounds

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35.2 pounds. Go figure ??

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Alan Brase

Look Ma, No Hands!
Feb 28, 2019
98
70
Cedar Falls, Iowa, USA
So easy to pick the New World frame off the wall. It's almost exactly like the OP, Miq's. even down to the paint. Just the frame, fork, headset seat post. 1945ish Wartime blackout model, original with 1 piece crank 1" skip tooth, and New Departure hubs.
10.2 lb. Seems like a careful build up might make it kinda light if I can find some light bars and wheels.
 

Miq

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Jan 12, 2019
922
49
Arizona
@Alan Brase Somehow 10 lbs quickly turns into 36 lbs when you add the rest of the pieces. :D Keep us posted as you add more stuff!

@GTs58 That 35-36 lb mark is a sweet spot for these Schwinn bikes we like. :)

@Duchess That 1912 Iver is super cool. Sub 30 lbs is GREAT!

@rusty_apache posted a pic of his 1897 Wasp that looked like a very early lightweight. Wonder what it weighs...
 
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Sven

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Dec 24, 2017
3,179
56
Mechanicsville, MD, United States
This one is here at the house also so I weighed it.True 1961 Continental tourist with the heavy stem, bars/grips, saddle and bow pedals. ............. and I was only half naked when weighed.
No half assing the weigh ins :p
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This guy is looking for the scales...
 
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Sven

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Dec 24, 2017
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Probably was a nice lightweight bicycle before his meltdown and tantrum.
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What a dick move...First - that is his friends bike. Not his. Second - He has blocked half the track with shattered bike debris.
 
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Alan Brase

Look Ma, No Hands!
Feb 28, 2019
98
70
Cedar Falls, Iowa, USA
I also weighed my 1973 Paramount P13. It's a 25 inch frame, so a bit heavier than some: 25.0 lb
I've substituted 700C rims and tires, and Silca frame pump, so it may have gained a lb or so. It may have been advertised at 23lb from new?
 

Miq

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Jan 12, 2019
922
49
Arizona
@Alan Brase Thanks! 70's Paramount is nice and light.

While not lightweights, I weighed my two "modern" mountain bikes this morning for comparison.

Late 90's Trek 8700 Carbon/Aluminum = 26 lbs
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Early 90's no suspension Specialized Rock Hopper Comp w hybrid tires (basket included) = 28 lbs
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rusty_apache

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 25, 2016
276
55
Alamo city
@Alan Brase Somehow 10 lbs quickly turns into 36 lbs when you add the rest of the pieces. :D Keep us posted as you add more stuff!

@GTs58 That 35-36 lb mark is a sweet spot for these Schwinn bikes we like. :)

@Duchess That 1912 Iver is super cool. Sub 30 lbs is GREAT!

@rusty_apache posted a pic of his 1897 Wasp that looked like a very early lightweight. Wonder what it weighs...
The 1897 Wasp weighs approximately 31lbs according to the bath scale process
 
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