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What frame weights can I expect to see with a well made, higher end, large, steel, frame? It will likely be a V brake frame and NO EBB.

Is a 4.25 # frame close?

Thanks.

Mike
 

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Miker J said:
What frame weights can I expect to see with a well made, higher end, large, steel, frame? It will likely be a V brake frame and NO EBB.

Is a 4.25 # frame close?

Thanks.

Mike
4.25 pounds sounds reasonable to me.
 

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Miker J said:
What frame weights can I expect to see with a well made, higher end, large, steel, frame? It will likely be a V brake frame and NO EBB.

Is a 4.25 # frame close?

Thanks.

Mike
My Vulture, now almost four years old, was purposely built with budget tubes long before Wade went pro. The frame weighs 5 lbs. including the eccentric. I imagine a new Vulture would weigh less as Wade now builds frames utilizing upgraded tubesets and custom bits. FWIW I'm 6'3" tall; my bike has a 25" TT so it's not exactly a "small."

Personally I think 4.25 lbs. sounds fine.

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some frame weights

my current salsa with Renolds 631? tubing and claimed weight (never weighted it myself) is 4.6 lbs for the 17". I'm getting me a Soulcraft soon, weight is supposed to be something like 3.5 lbs (15.5 inch frame, I'm only 145 lbs).

So, it can vary.
 

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What size frame Fishman?

FishMan473 said:
my current salsa with Renolds 631? tubing and claimed weight (never weighted it myself) is 4.6 lbs for the 17". I'm getting me a Soulcraft soon, weight is supposed to be something like 3.5 lbs (15.5 inch frame, I'm only 145 lbs).

So, it can vary.
More importantly, how soon? :confused:

PM me if you want, as I might have a line on one.

JM
 

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Miker J said:
What frame weights can I expect to see with a well made, higher end, large, steel, frame? It will likely be a V brake frame and NO EBB.

Is a 4.25 # frame close?

Thanks.

Mike
Ionic Johnny Rotten weighed a butt hair under 4 lbs. WITH the EBB in it. I think the EBB was about 7 oz. (size large frame)
 

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My '93 Bontrager Race Light size XL weighs 3.5 pounds, and my 18" Steelman SS weighs about 3.75 lbs. Both have great reputations for durability, so it's definitely possible to make a reliable light steel frame.
 
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