barefoot wrote:...unless you plan to put a fork on your Ti frame, which will eat into the weight savings a bit
A light carbon fork is 450g. Something suitable for touring, CrMo with braze-ons for low-rider racks etc., is going to be quite a bit heavier than that.
So... call it a kilo difference.
Now, are you running with two or three water bottles? Same difference...
Why would anyone defile a beautiful titanium frame with a crude, ugly and heavy CrMo fork?
The Columbus Tusk Trekking fork I'm using (see pic in my previous post) has fixings for racks and caliper/v-brakes, and has stood up to the punishment I have dished out to it. Its appearance compliments the ti frame perfectly.
Your rough totting up of component weights are inaccurate. The truth is revealed by weighing the complete bikes in identical trim. And I've done the comparison with the LHT I replaced.
So, with both bikes in ready-to-tour trim; that is, fill the bottles, throw on the panniers and go.
Long Haul Trucker: 16.1kg
Sabbath Silk Route: 13.6kg.
So, call it 2.5kgs difference.