List of Vintage Road Bike Weights

This list is by year and brand for published road bike weights from catalogs.  Competitive cyclists have always wanted the lightest bikes. The below list gives an idea of the quality of each model based on how much they weigh. Lighter bikes were typically the more expensive models with the latest and greatest components. The average weight of each brand’s lineup goes down over time. Better steel frames and more alloy components becomes the norm for even the budget models towards the end of this list. Sadly, some companies didn’t advertise weights.  I’ll be looking for another source of information for those brands. 

1974 Schwinn Le Tour

1974

Motobecane

  • Grand Jubile – 24 lbs.
  • Grand Record – 23 lbs.
  • Grand Touring – 27lbs.
  • Le Champion – 23 lbs.
  • Mirage – 29 lbs.
  • Nomad – 29 lbs.

Peugeot

  • AE 8 – 29 lbs.
  • AO 8 – 28 lbs.
  • PA 10 E – 25 lbs.
  • PR 10 L – 23 lbs.
  • PX 10 E – 21 lbs.
  • PX 10 LE – 21 lbs.
  • P10 – 25 lbs.
  • UE 8 – 31 lbs.
  • UF 45 CX kids – 23 lbs.
  • UJ 10 – 28 lbs.
  • UO 8 – 28 lbs.

Schwinn

  • Collegiate – 39-41 lbs.
  • Continental – 35-38 lbs.
  • Deluxe Touring Paramount – 26-27 lbs.
  • Le Tour – 30-32 lbs.
  • Professional Road Racing Paramount – 23-25 lbs.
  • Paramount Track Bike – 18-20 lbs.
  • Sports Tourer – 31-33 lbs.
  • Sprint – 36-37 lbs.
  • Varsity Sport – 38-41 lbs.

1979

Centurion

  • Elite – 25 lbs.
  • Le Mans – 28 lbs.
  • Omega – 30 lbs.
  • Pro-Tour – 23 ½ lbs.
  • Semi-Pro – 21 lbs.
  • Sport DLX – 32 lbs.
  • Super Elite – 22 ½ lbs.
  • Super Le Mans – 25 lbs.

Motobecane

  • Grand Sprint – 24 ½ lbs.
  • Grand Record – 22 ½ lbs.
  • Grand Touring – 25 ½ lbs.
  • Le Champion – 22 ½ lbs.
  • Mirage – 29 lbs.
  • Nomade – 28 ½ lbs.
  • Nomade Sprint – 27 ½ lbs.
  • Super Mirage – 27 ½ lbs.
  • Team Champion – 20 ½ lbs.

Raleigh

  • Competition GS – 24 lbs.
  • Grand Prix – 29 lbs.
  • Professional – 23 lbs.
  • R-1T – 31 ½ lbs.
  • R-2027 – 33 lbs.
  • Record Ace – 30 lbs.
  • Superbe – 23 lbs.
  • Super Course – 26 lbs.
  • Super Grand Prix – 26 lbs.
  • Touring 14 – 28 lbs.

Schwinn

  • Caliente – 37 lbs.
  • Collegiate Sport – 39 lbs.
  • Continental II – 36 lbs.
  • Deluxe Touring Paramount – 26 lbs.
  • Le Tour – 30 lbs.
  • Paramount Road Racer – 23 lbs.
  • Paramount Track Racer – 20 lbs.
  • Sportabout – 39 lbs.
  • Super Le Tour – 28 lbs.
  • Traveler III – 32 lbs.
  • Varsity Sport – 38 lbs.
  • World Sport – 33 lbs.

1984

Fuji

  • Berkeley – 29.2 lbs.
  • Club – 23 lbs.
  • Del Rey – 24.1 lbs.
  • Espree – 25 lbs.
  • Junior – 27 lbs.
  • Opus III – 20.5 lbs.
  • Professional – 20 lbs.
  • Sagres – 27.1 lbs.
  • SJ-10 – 27.5 lbs.
  • Team Fuji – 22.6 lbs.
  • Touring Series 3 – 24.8 lbs.
  • Touring Series 4 – 24.6 lbs.
  • Touring Series 5 – 24.8 lbs.
  • Track – 19 lbs.

Motobecane

  • Grand Jubilee – 22.9 lbs.
  • Grand Touring – 26.8 lbs.
  • Jubilee Sport – 23.1 lbs.
  • Le Champion – 22.8 lbs.
  • Mirage – 28 lbs.
  • Mirage Sport – 25 lbs.
  • Nomade – 28.5 lbs.
  • Prolight – 19.9 lbs.
  • Super Mirage – 26.8 lbs.
  • Team Champion – 21 lbs.

Schwinn

  • Le Tour – 27 lbs.
  • Peloton – 22 lbs.
  • Super Sport – 24 lbs.
  • Tempo – 26 lbs.
  • Voyageur – 26 lbs.
  • Voyageur SP – 24 lbs.
  • Le Tour Luxe – 27 ½ lbs.
  • Super Le Tour – 26 lbs.
  • Traveler – 28 lbs.
  • World Sport – 29 lbs.

1989

Cannondale

  • SR300 – 23 lbs.
  • SR400 –  22 lbs.
  • SR500 – 22.3
  • SR600 – 21.7 lbs.
  • SR700 – 21.3 lbs.
  • SR800 – 21 lbs.
  • SR900 – 21.5 lbs.
  • SR2000 – 20 lbs.
  • ST400 – 25.5 lbs.
  • ST600 – 24.4 lbs.
  • ST1000 – 28.1 lbs.

Fuji

  • Absolute – 28.5 lbs.
  • Ace – 25.5 lbs.
  • Arcadia – 29.5 lbs.
  • Club Fuji – 24 lbs.
  • Del Rey – 25.5 lbs.
  • Opus V – 21.5 lbs.
  • Palisade – 27 lbs.
  • Roubaix – 23 lbs.
  • Saratoga – 26.5 lbs.
  • Team Fuji – 22 lbs.
  • Titanium Dura Ace – 19 lbs.
  • Titanium Sante – 20.2 lbs.

Schwinn

  • Circuit – 21 lbs.
  • Le Tour – 25 lbs.
  • Prelude – 24 lbs.
  • Super Sport – 22 lbs.
  • Tempo – 22 lbs.

Best vintage road bike weights

As you can see above, the best bikes tend to be in the 20-24 lb range.

Lightest vintage road bikes

From the above list the 1989 Fuji Titanium Dura Ace come in at 19 lbs. That’s the lightest I have uncovered so far. For the 70s the 1979 Motobecane Team Champion is the lightest I have seen at 20.5 lbs.

This list is a work in progress and I may add more brands/years.

Sources – these sites have catalogs posted.

Cannondale

Cannondale Catalogs

Centurion

https://www.vintage-centurion.com/literature/centurion-catalogs.shtml

Fuji

https://classicfuji.posthaven.com/archive

Motobecane

https://bulgier.net/pics/bike/Catalogs/Motobecane/

Peugeot

https://www.bikeboompeugeot.com/Brochures%20USA/Brochures%20USA.htm

Raleigh

https://www.kurtkaminer.com/TH_raleigh_catdata.html

Schwinn

https://bikehistory.org/catalogs/

I’ve decided to quit my job as a personal trainer, the weights are too heavy.

I just handed in my too weak notice.

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