Fixed/singlespeed frame weights

Bike Bicycle Frame Weight Scales

Mostly off-the-peg and I’m not vouching for the accuracy as these are mostly figures collected from the big bad blogosphere or world wide wank or whatever you wanna call it..

Van Dessel Drag Strip Courage

Frame: 998g, Fork: ?

Condor Stadio

Frame: 1035g, Fork: 550g

IF Ti Crown Jewel Track Frameset

1221g (2.69lb, not sure of size or fork inc.)

Condor Percorso

Frame: 1400g, Fork: 545g

Argon 18 Electron

Frame: 1495g (claimed), Fork: 395g (claimed), 1502g (actual, Medium, tynan)

Reynolds 853 Bob Jackson (56cm)

1502g (without fork)

Unbranded Titanium Track Frame

Frame: 1520g (57cm, frame only)

Pinarello Pista Surprise

Frame: 1542g, Fork: ?

Condor Lavoro

Frame: 1550g, Fork: 550g

Specialized Langster

1587g/3.5lbs (not sure what’s included or frame size)

IF Steel Crown Jewel Track Frameset

1620g (not sure of size or fork)

On-One Ti Geared Inbred

Frame: 1365g/3.01lb – 1587g/3.5lb (claimed), 1660g (actual, 16″, tynan), fork:

Koga Pro Track

Frame: 1535g (53cm), Fork: 516g (same as Alpina/4ZA)

Condor Classico Pista

Frame: 1600g, Fork: 700g

Pearson Touche (56cm)

Frame: 1720g, Fork: 577g

20y.o. Reynolds 753 steel frame (52cm)

Frame: 1,760g, Forks: 620g

Fixie Inc. Peacemaker

1800g, Al6061-T6 fork: 550g

Condor Pista

Frame: 1800g (55cm verified on my scales), Fork: 545g (700g on my scales)

Condor Tempo

Frame: 1800g, Fork: 580g

Soma Rush

Frame: 1814g (frame only)

Bob Jackson Vigorelli

Frame (56cm): 1860g, Fork: 840g

Dolan FXE (58cm)

Frame: 1920g, Fork: 620g

EAI Bareknuckle (56cm, will@hubjub)

Frame: just under 2000g, Fork: 900g

Fuji Track (not sure of size or if it includes fork)

Frame: 2050g (4.5lb), Complete: 8550g (18.8lb)

Surly Steamroller (56cm)

Frame: 2010g (also 2000g), Fork: 916g (also reported 850g uncut)


Frame (54.5cm) & Fork & Hatta HS & DA 7400 BB: 2600g

On-One Il Pompino

Frame: 1859g/4.1lbs, Fork: (51cm)

Frame: 2150g, Fork: 843g (54cm)

Genesis Flyer (520 CroMo)

Frame: 2270g, Fork:

Kona Paddy Wagon

Frame: 2636g or 2268g, Fork: 907g (58cm), “2lb heavier than Pearson, over a pound on Surly?s Steamroller”) (5.0lb frame and 2.0lb fork, 22.46lbs

Charge Plug

Frame: 2500g, Fork: 912g

Sparton Track

Frame: 2948g

Brooklyn Machine Works Gangsta

2902g/6.4lbs (original frame w/ double-crown fork) or 2721g/6lbs (butted tubeset w/ laser cutouts)

The thread that started this: – frame weights

Contributors: leeww, fixer, polybikeuser, RPM, scott not scot,, tynan, cornelius blackfoot, luke@brooklynmachineworks, bikenut, nimhbus, pipwish, haj, jorj

Catford CC Hillclimb

catford cc hillclimb hill climb

The classic Catford CC Hillclimb (held on Yorks Hill near Sevenoaks Kent, Sunday 21st October 2007) is the oldest cycle race in the world. It was first run on the then unmade road of Westerham Hill on August 20th 1887 and won by S.F.Edge of the Anerley B.C. (later to join the Catford), riding a newfangled chain driven ?safety bicycle?. Yorks Hill averages 12.5% but has two killer stretches of 1 in 4.

A small bunch of lfgss riders headed from Borough Tube down to this race where one of our own, “BMMF” was racing. brett and myself were being soft and riding geared road bikes, brett as he’d just built his and me because I’ve not ridden it for two months and it was starting to collect dust. Also with us riding fixed was Stompy, Lucky7, fatboyralph and jonny. Did I forget someone? Probably. It was great! Weather was nice and the hills were steep. Poor buggers on fixed had to put up with me getting all excited about riding up and down hills again.. hit 80kph down Westerham Hill after slogging up a rather steep incline towards Biggin Hill Airport (me ‘orse!). The ride out from Ealing to Borough and Kents Hill was 62k and took us 2:50 with a few stops to check brett’s faultless directions, catch breath, drop roadies, etc.

At the ride spotted more lfgss dudes: Roberto, wayne_f14, Bring Me My Fix (who raced and was the fastest fixed of the day), Mouse, winston. Again names slipping from memory’s grasp. Talked a lot of bike guff and watched some poor riders suffering up the hill. We were about 30m from the top and watched some riders limp to the finish, while others didn’t seem to be struggling at all and practically flew up. The crowd was great, lining the road, shouting support at the riders or things like “put it up a gear!!!” 🙂

wayne's pic of bmmf climbing yorks hill

Image: wayne_f14’s pic of BMMF climbing Yorks Hill

The ride home was a bit of a slog but good fun with gears (ooh sacrilege!) as I could finally use the big ring and get some real pace on. On the way back called into the Rapha sale/Rapha photo exhibition at Host Gallery on Old St. I bought a pair of their Fixed shorts for ?30. Cheaper than a pair of Endura 3/4s so I figured what the hell?! Arrived home knackered but happy as fsck! I like riding.

Catford CC Hill Climb HRM graph

Image: My HRM graph for the ride out to Yorks Hill

lfgss catford hillclimb thread with pics, etc.

my crappy phone-cam pics

Cycle Parking St Pancras.. or is there? November 14th Protest

st pancras abysmal cycle parking

Eurostar moves to the new St Pancras International station on 14 November. But provision for people cycling is abysmal. Come join us at the official opening to demand decent parking, safe access and carriage of cycles. Read on.. – eurostar demonstration

Given my recent loss of bike parking at work and my subsequent scramble to build up a beater bike that I don’t mind having stolen from Liverpool St. station, this parking bullsh1t needs attention!

Ouch.. Turbo Torture..

turbo trainer mag trainer

That was the worst indoor training session ever! Willesden CC have started their turbo sessions again. Now, if it was an evil hard session it wouldn’t be so bad, unfortunately it was the ‘worst session ever’ because I couldn’t fscking do it!

2 months of liver abuse while off the road bike has apparently left me very, very unfit! Started okay but pretty soon I was hanging over the bars on an express train to Vomit City while others were madly sprinting away.. Fsck! That’s it.. riding is going up, drinking going down!

In other news my work have removed my secure bike lockup so I’ve now got to build up a beater to lock outside.. due to some Londoners being thieving scum. Sonofafsckingbitch!

I already have the Armstrong frame..