OnYourRight wrote:They might be simplistic, but are they misleading? I think they paint an accurate picture of the effect of losing a couple of kilograms, i.e. significant if times matter, but probably irrelevant for people merely wanting to get from A to B – even if they’re in a rush!
And thats the point, if you are not racing why would you ride a bike that is stripped so bare just so you can look the part
And be as unpractical as you can be, on one of my last long day rides I broke a spoke Thats because the last time was probably 30 years ago, I had spare spokes and a key.
Without I would have been stuffed as even with cable off, the rim was still hitting the brake shoes.
You should see the junk I carry.....why ? because its easier to carry the same stuff than it is to edit the list and get it wrong when an unexpected Thing happens.
In the last week I have had a broken spoke and a first time ever derrailleur wrap around Different bikes.
Tool kit with two tubes is over 1.3 kgs.
Edited - Was on my way home on the last day at that factory and I took my two ten inch G clamps with me in the panniers, I did my best time that day, and there were hills, I live in devon.