Yet another project, right? Right. I could not resist this 70s Centurion Super Lemans from this woman selling it on Craigslist. I found 30 minutes this morning to check out the bike in Azusa, only about 2 miles from work. Most surprising is the ride response given the big 27-inch wheels and laid-back 70s geometry. I want to build a rat rod road bike. Basically, a fairly modern bike in terms of drivetrain and brakes on a worn vintage frame/fork. It will be a challenge getting replacement parts since not only is the bike old, it's also a Japanese frame and components. As soon as I got home, I did the mandatory weigh in. After dinner, in the as-is configuration, it read 28.2 lbs on the scale. (My new carbon fiber Trek is less than 18 lbs so I know I will feel that extra 10 going up the hill on Day Creek Blvd.) Thankfully, I still have Maura's old racing sewups and putting those on dropped the weight to 24.2 lbs. Yup, a 4-lb savings just replacing those old ugly wheels with a lightweight racing set. I did lose another 0.4 lbs cutting the seat tube 3 inches shorter (with plenty or margin), removing the chain ring guard and top brake lever attachments. I did order a mustache handlebar tonight along with a lighter chain. This rat rod project should keep me busy for a while.