I've got a couple of old road bikes that I bought for $40 USD each and refurbished. A 24" frame LeTour and a 20" frame Huffy for backup and guests. I notice that a lot of road and paved trail riders strip their machines down to nothing. I've a bottle holder, extra reflectors, tube & repair, hand pump, LCD torch, etc. I don't mind the extra weight. It's much the same theory as runners sometimes putting on ankle and wrist weight. My thought is that I just get a little more out of my workout.