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OK, so I’m at the point that it is easier to trim some fat from a bike than actually give up beer and lose some weight. I’ve assigned the DiamondBack Transporter the job of being my “long commute” bike. Since rain is nowhere near the radar, I’ve removed the fenders,

The Battery-less system,

and the bell.

And here’s the final look:

I still think that the bike looks classy, but the best part is, the bike now weighs 25.5 lbs! I’ve lost 3lbs in less than 10 minutes!