Overall Weight Notice:
(Appended 11th December 2003)
As the focus of the 2004 contest is mainly on the folding, not on the equipment mounted on the bike, if any of the following parts are fitted their weight (approximated as below) will be deducted as a lump sum from the measured weight, so as to leave only the "bare" weight for comparison.
(dynamo lights according to
German government regulations)
(conventional carrier or any
construction with the same function)
For bikes missing one or both brakes we will add for each one:
So the "adjusted" weight used in the evaluation is based on bikes without
mudguards, lighting, carrier and kickstand but with two brakes.
For technical and organisational simplicity we can only take into consideration these "standardised" weights for the competition. Both original measurements and the "adjusted" weights will be documented and published. If you (a competitor) attach great importance to the precise weight of your bike, we recommend that you dismount non-relevant parts in advance.
Notice on tricycles:
(Appended 16th January 2004)
To ensure a fair comparison tricycles will be awarded a 30% "bonus" on folding time, folding size and "standardised" weight. In other words, the relevant measurement results will be multiplied by 0.7 before the final comparison, but after the adjustments are made for various parts and accessories (see overall weight notice).
Translation courtesy of Peter Eland