.m-gineering wrote:Bonefishblues wrote:Are there any bikes under 30lbs that can credibly claim to be able to carry panniers f&r as per one of the OP's criteria?
Sure, not to difficult. Don't fit a ringlock, stands, leather saddle , multiposition adjustable handlebars , suspension seatpost, el cheapo suspension forks and those terrible +1kg Marathon plus tyres.
Swapped the bars on a Koga once for something sensible. Saved 1 kilo! Many bikes are made to be sold to bikeshops, who feel they need as many features as possible to be able to sell the bike to the uninformed. Once on the road most of those desirables are dead weight, and could be money better spent on improving the basic function of the bike or equipment
Is the above your attempt at tongue in cheek wit???..Please do not tell you are serious!!!.