"The weight of my bike (including accessories and luggage) is close to half my body weight.
That's not a problem when I'm actually riding the bike. The hard part is carrying it up stairs or pushing it across sand."
"Agree on backpacks being hot and uncomfortable. I started out many years ago with a backpack to carry clothes and laptop. Shifted to topeak rack mounted bag. After a while, however I started to accumulate all kinds of junk in the bag. I started to…"
"I have to agree with you Peter, when I used to ride with a backpack (even a light one) I had the feeling of not being able to breathe properly and the sensation of becoming overheated due to sweating associated with a backpack on the torso.
"I like a light bike, no matter what I'm using it for.
Weekender, roadie-commuter, foldie, track, fixie,even future ebike.... as far as I'm concerned, the weight is something I definitely look at/consider.
I acquired a vintagey steel frame…"
"Did the same thing with my Fuji tourer just started peeling away to the bare necessities. Though I put back and take off as the situation demands. However the loss of one washer from my roady would render it inoperable"
Plugging the Western Sydney Cycling Network Community Ride on Sunday 2nd March starting at the Bike Shed at Fairfield City Showgrounds (Entrance off Moonshine Rd). Please be there at 9am for a 9:30am departure. We will be doing the Prospect Reservoir Loop, ending back at the bike shed for a free sausage sizzle. It is a community ride, so will be at a relatively slow/easy pace.