The Bare Frame and Fork Weight Thread

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Re: The Bare Frame and Fork Weight Thread

Postby LG » Mon Aug 03, 2015 4:23 pm

Torana68 wrote:where are the 5 Star owners hiding? and the Super Elliot's?

Malvern Star 5 star with 60cm top tube c/c and 58cm seat tube c/c - frame 2050g + fork 850g = 2900g (weighed on kitchen scales while boss is out of the house). Unknown frame tubing, fork blades are stamped 'durifort'.
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Re: The Bare Frame and Fork Weight Thread

Postby QuangVuong » Mon Aug 03, 2015 8:50 pm

56cm '97 Litespeed Classic frame 1450g
Kestrel EMS fork(~15cm steerer) 483g
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Re: The Bare Frame and Fork Weight Thread

Postby applio » Tue Aug 04, 2015 12:39 pm

Unknown year, but build by Paul blom 753 tubing , 53 squares , frame 1520g with matching 753 fork 560g, total frame and fork 2.08kg

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Re: The Bare Frame and Fork Weight Thread

Postby Roisin79 » Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:36 am

On par with contemporaneous Aluminium frames. Hell !!

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Re: The Bare Frame and Fork Weight Thread

Postby tooslowtorace » Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:19 am

Roisin79 wrote:On par with contemporaneous Aluminium frames. Hell !!


Great frameset, but seems very light - I wonder if all our various scales are calibrated accurately?

I have a 54cm 653 frame and fork which makes it the same tube diameters and thicknesses throughout, including the fork. Mine come in at 1810gms and 640gms, see pictures earlier in the thread. Frame weight can vary through lug choice, braze-ons and even paint thickness, but even so 290gms seems a lot. The forks should be easier to compare as they have a very similar fork crown and drop outs and yet there is still an 80gm difference.

Anyone got any ideas on how to check scales for accuracy to help address this issue?

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Re: The Bare Frame and Fork Weight Thread

Postby swin1 » Wed Aug 26, 2015 2:29 pm

Yeah weigh some other parts that have published weights and compare!

I'm surprised how light some of those steel frames are coming out to be, usually see those weights quoted for just the tubeset!

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Re: The Bare Frame and Fork Weight Thread

Postby elfoam » Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:32 pm

Dodsun Tri-Action 57x57 Tange 2. Frame 2085g, Fork 784g.

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Re: The Bare Frame and Fork Weight Thread

Postby utedeej » Wed Nov 04, 2015 12:08 pm

Colnago Master Olympic

58cm c-c seat tube
58cm c-c top tube

Frame 1943g
Forks 649g
Total 2592g

Building it up at the moment.

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Re: The Bare Frame and Fork Weight Thread

Postby ironhanglider » Wed Nov 04, 2015 6:19 pm

utedeej wrote:Colnago Master Olympic

58cm c-c seat tube
58cm c-c top tube

Frame 1943g
Forks 649g
Total 2592g

Building it up at the moment.


Hmm. Those dimensions look better suited to me than to you. :twisted:

I'm sure it will come up a treat.

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Re: The Bare Frame and Fork Weight Thread

Postby elfoam » Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:13 am

Standish. Tange Mangaloy 2001.
Fork 853g
Frame 2370g

Size c-c seat tube 57cm, c-c top tube 56cm

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Re: The Bare Frame and Fork Weight Thread

Postby familyguy » Sun Nov 15, 2015 9:57 pm

Shogun 1000
Tange Champion 2
61.5cm centre to centre seat tube
55cm centre to centre top tube

3550gr with headset and sealed BB.
Listed weight of BB is 300gr.
Listed weight of HS is 100gr.

3150gr. bare frame and fork.

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Re: The Bare Frame and Fork Weight Thread

Postby marc2131 » Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:15 pm

Newly acquired NOS mid to late 1980s Rossin Crono funny / low profile bike (Columbus Matrix tubing, later renamed Cromor due to legal action taken by Trek)

Seat Tube 60cm, Top Tube 59cm

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Frame: 2.40kg (including BB)
Forks: 780 g
TOTAL: 3.18kg
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Re: The Bare Frame and Fork Weight Thread

Postby cycles gitane » Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:38 pm

Flying Scot from Glasgow (repaired with two new tubes, top and seat )

Nervex lugs, Campagnolo ends, 21 1/2 inches, from the mid 1950's

Frame: 1,817g Fork: 805g total 2,622g

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Re: The Bare Frame and Fork Weight Thread

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Wed Dec 02, 2015 1:44 pm

OK, just the frame is it?

0.992kg!
Yep, under a kilo. And that's with a few bits and some retroreflective wrapping that I can't be bothered stripping off.

And fork included. :mrgreen:

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(Just don't ask what the seat, the iron seatpost and the iron wheels weigh. :oops: )
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Re: The Bare Frame and Fork Weight Thread

Postby silentbutdeadly » Wed Dec 02, 2015 11:26 pm

Early 1980's Graecross Jackeroo. 26" wheeled hybrid...but mostly roadie tourer given the narrow 130 rear end! Stickers claim 'mangaloy double butted'.

Frame is around 2700 grams. Fork adds a further 1150 grams. Frame size is 56 cm TT with a 50.5 cm ST.
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Re: The Bare Frame and Fork Weight Thread

Postby singlespeedscott » Sun Dec 06, 2015 12:28 pm

silentbutdeadly wrote:Early 1980's Graecross Jackeroo. 26" wheeled hybrid...but mostly roadie tourer given the narrow 130 rear end! Stickers claim 'mangaloy double butted'.

Frame is around 2700 grams. Fork adds a further 1150 grams. Frame size is 56 cm TT with a 50.5 cm ST.

130mm was the mtb standard in the mid 80's. An attempt to reduce wheel dish.
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Re: The Bare Frame and Fork Weight Thread

Postby silentbutdeadly » Sun Dec 06, 2015 12:43 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:
silentbutdeadly wrote:Early 1980's Graecross Jackeroo. 26" wheeled hybrid...but mostly roadie tourer given the narrow 130 rear end! Stickers claim 'mangaloy double butted'.

Frame is around 2700 grams. Fork adds a further 1150 grams. Frame size is 56 cm TT with a 50.5 cm ST.

130mm was the mtb standard in the mid 80's. An attempt to reduce wheel dish.

Not hard to reduce dish with a 5 spd freewheel! It kind of measures 127mm so it could run 125mm as well.

It's no MTB...just isn't built that way nor is the geometry right.

700c wheels with 42 mm tyres fit fine in the frame as well - long reach caliper brakes might even get them to stop.

Tempted to neither scrap it or offload it...but dunno quite what to do with it.
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The Bare Frame and Fork Weight Thread

Postby QuangVuong » Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:55 pm

Frezoni track frame. Columbus Max 55TT-53ST c-c. Frame weighs 1920g with a 750g fork.
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Paino Softride. Reynolds 653 frame at 2730g and a 715g fork
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Re: The Bare Frame and Fork Weight Thread

Postby singlespeedscott » Sun Dec 13, 2015 5:33 pm

Love the Frezoni. Joe's workshop is like alladins cave of awesome old bike stuff.
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Re: The Bare Frame and Fork Weight Thread

Postby Odom Fax » Sun Feb 28, 2016 6:10 pm

Hillman 1989 frame and fork stripped to bare metal - 2515g
Reynolds 653.
seat tube 61cm
top tube cc- 58cm

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Re: The Bare Frame and Fork Weight Thread

Postby roosta » Sat Apr 09, 2016 11:21 am

Unknown 1950's/60's Gents Roadster.
58cm C-C TT
54cm C-C ST

Frame: 2819gm
Fork: 909gm

Should be good on a downhill :D

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Re: The Bare Frame and Fork Weight Thread

Postby Burnsy » Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:55 pm

Shogun Ninja, Japanese Made, thought to be 1990/91 54cm frame

Frame with fresh powdercoat 1950g believed to be Tange prestige
Japanese made Tange Unicrown CR - MO forks with fresh powdercoat 655g
Total 2605g

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Re: The Bare Frame and Fork Weight Thread

Postby familyguy » Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:46 pm

Gonna dredge this one...

Kenevans (possibly a Competition), 62ST x 58TT, likely Columbus (Cromor or SP/SL?), frame, fork and Shimano 600 sealed headset:
2995gr by kitchen scale method

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Re: The Bare Frame and Fork Weight Thread

Postby Burnsy » Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:06 pm

1990 Centurian Equaliser 54cm square Tange 1, Bare frame 2170g forks 814g

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Re: The Bare Frame and Fork Weight Thread

Postby elfoam » Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:26 pm

Repco Vertex Vicenza triple triangle.

Full Reynolds 531c

Size: 62cmx57cm

Frame: 2052g

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