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CURTIS L LINDGREN

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Dec 19, 2017
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So....................................You guys got me thinkin' . I have these two Lightweights ? I think . A 1978 Schwinn Camel Back Varsity , and a 1961 ? Robin Hood made by Raleigh . The Schwinn Weighs in at 35 Lbs . The Robin Hood at 32 Lbs . Weighed with an old Bathroom scale Holding the bikes ...................and subtracting MY weight. Here's the Two of them together . Ride Safe ! :sunglasses:

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Blackbomber

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Aug 23, 2018
796
44
Unionville, CT
So....................................You guys got me thinkin' . I have these two Lightweights ? I think . A 1978 Schwinn Camel Back Varsity , and a 1961 ? Robin Hood made by Raleigh . The Schwinn Weighs in at 35 Lbs . The Robin Hood at 32 Lbs . Weighed with an old Bathroom scale Holding the bikes ...................and subtracting MY weight. Here's the Two of them together . Ride Safe ! :sunglasses:

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What size frame is the Robin Hood? I was hoping my Dunelt (21”) was going to be significantly less than the 37lbs it is. I feel like I should strip off the accessories and re weigh it.

both very nice bikes, btw.
 
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CURTIS L LINDGREN

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Dec 19, 2017
731
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Pacific Northwest , United States
What size frame is the Robin Hood?
The robin Hood frame measures 18 " from center of crank to the top of the seat post tube. It measures 41" Center to Center of the axles . It's a 26" model with 26 x 1 3/8" Tires . Flat profile Rims ( not raised in the center at all ) . Paint is faded to a "Burnt Orange/Candy Color " Haven't confirmed year yet as I just got it last Sunday. Your Dunelt was the one that made me think of the Robin Hood , It looks to be in Great Shape . Keep the shiny side up ! :grinning:

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Blackbomber

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Aug 23, 2018
796
44
Unionville, CT
The robin Hood frame measures 18 " from center of crank to the top of the seat post tube. It measures 41" Center to Center of the axles . It's a 26" model with 26 x 1 3/8" Tires . Flat profile Rims ( not raised in the center at all ) . Paint is faded to a "Burnt Orange/Candy Color " Haven't confirmed year yet as I just got it last Sunday. Your Dunelt was the one that made me think of the Robin Hood , It looks to be in Great Shape . Keep the shiny side up ! :grinning:

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Nice. Your bike looks to have a TCW rear hub. Those are date coded just like the Sturmey AW. That should bring you within a year of the build date.
 
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Miq

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Jan 12, 2019
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Arizona
I love that the 1897 Wasp, 21st Century Hawthorne, and the 1912 Iver Racer are all right in the thick of it, in the 30 lbs +/- 2 lbs sweet spot.
 
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piercer_99

I live for the CABE
Dec 27, 2015
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to be fair to the Pierce Racer,

in this configuration, it weighs in at 25 pounds, 4 ounces. The heavier bars, lights and dropstand add some weight to it.

However, in this configuration it is just to scary to ride, for me at least, on a daily basis.

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piercer_99

I live for the CABE
Dec 27, 2015
1,552
59
Sanger, TX
So, I don't know if these fall into lightweight bicycle class, they are light, compared to ballooners, and some other 'lightweights' though, comparatively speaking.


1929 Westfield GJ1 as pictured, 37 pounds. (including bells and whistles, or in this case, horn and lights)


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1918 Pierce Motor Bike, model DBRR

This is a fat pig, it weighs in at a whopping 38 pounds as pictured here. I am still amazed that this is lighter than the Westfield is. Pierce used carbon steel for their frames though, which could explain part of the reason that they are lighter overall.

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They are quite a bit lighter than our 1940's balloon tire bikes, for example, our 41 Westfield built Elgin ladies Deluxe Sport is a solid 69 pounds. (nice).
 

Jeff54

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Sep 11, 2013
2,223
Ft Myers, Florida
Oh, I fergot about this: 1988 Trek 2300 Composite, W/full Campagnolo package, rims and all and Delta 1st generation brakes. haven't shot photos since I'd found it. Added tire an replaced rims wit very nice Victory Strata's (Dark bronze orig to this bike's front rim) another saddle mount and org #200 VETTA, saddle. Yet this bike is too special fer me, haven't ridden in few years. However: it's Berry, BeRrY, VERY! F-A-S-T !!!!

Just weighed it on better scale than before it wasn't complete in my photos. .. so, now complete: A whole 18.8 Lbs Sorry 3rd place guy; sven but move over [grin]

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Miq

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Jan 12, 2019
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Arizona
Thanks @Jeff54 . Another really light bike from your collection.
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The composite construction of your late 80's Trek 2300 road bike is very similar to my early 90's Trek 8700 MTB from post #39.
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Miq

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Jan 12, 2019
729
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Arizona
@gkeep was nice enough to to come home early today and weigh some bikes for the list.

His 64 Coppertone Traveler comes in at 40.8 lbs. It has a front rack and rear fender, no front fender.
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His 61 Traveler with no racks or fenders, came in at 36 lbs.

His mid teens Pierce Roadster with original rain gutter fenders, leather wrapped grips and steel clincher rims with Vee rubber 28" tires, added 20s Walk kickstand, teens-20s rack and Solar carbide lamp. Total weight 43.5 lbs.
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Thanks gkeep!

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