I know those Windsor frames aren't the lightest thing in the world, but that guy really weighs 22lbs with those blackwells on it?
Yup, was 26lbs when I got it from BD. I think there is a lead brick in the frame somewhere, but apparantly that wasn't enough to keep it from bending! I actually weighed my roommates Windsor cross bike and it weighs 22.5lbs with lights, reflectors, 25 studded tires, saddle bag, etc. The cross bike should never be lighter or as light as a road bike!
Is your friend still alive?
Your next bike should have a double.
I was joking around with my buddy all weekend about how I wish my bike flew off the rack or something. So I got what was coming to me! Sat it down next to his car and apparently he felt the need to move the car the 10 seconds I was gone. Squish.
Yeah I was just about to actually put a double on this because I was having so much trouble keeping up on the downhills. But now just going to upgrade everything, I felt like I should have had a nicer bike anyways considering how much I ride. This was still the bike that I used to get back into cycling.