Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Philadelphia
    My Bikes
    Ritchey Road Logic, Pink Panther
    Posts
    375
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Milwaukee vs. Planet X

    I am considering two bikes...The Milwaukee Bicycle Company Orange One (made by Waterford) and the Planet X Kaffenback. I used to ride mountain bikes. Then I moved to my current home of lovely Philadelphia, sold my mountain bike and bought an old school Benotto road bike. I loved that, but ended up breaking the frame so now I need a new bike. I want something inbetween the two. I want something that rides like a road bike when I'm cruising around the city, but that I can take to the trails of Fairmount park when I want. I don't plan on doing any racing, and probably won't be doing much wet weather trail riding so I think both will have adequate tire clearance. I will probably use it to weave in and out of traffic 90% of the time, and go out on the trails 10%. The planet X can be geared, but I would probably build them both up as a singlespeed anyway. The planet X is a good bit cheaper for the frame/fork, but I am more attracted to the Milwaukee. I'm a sucker for good looks and I like the Mil's aesthetics more and the fact that it is hand made here in the US. Thoughts? Opinions?

    Milwaukee Bicycle Co. Orange One:
    http://www.benscycle.net/store/index...roducts_id=198
    Planet X Kaffenback:
    http://www.planet-x-bikes.com/road/i...sition=238:238

  2. #2
    cs1
    cs1 is offline
    Senior Member cs1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Clev Oh
    My Bikes
    Specialized, Schwinn
    Posts
    6,130
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Personally, I like the Gunnar/Waterford/Milwaukee. But it's a single speed. They really aren't comparable. If the Milwaukee could accept derailleurs, I'd take it in a heart beat. Good luck

    Tim
    1999 Waterford RSE-11, 1995 Waterford 1200, 1989 Specialized Rockhopper Comp
    1989 Raleigh Technium, 1989 Schwinn Traveler, 1986 Specialized Rockhopper
    1984 Specialized Stumpjumper, 1986 Specialized Stumpjumper and just way too many projects to list.

  3. #3
    Senior Member oldskoolboarder's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    345
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I don't know the exact relationship but the Planet X is very similar to my On One Il Pompino that I love. That being said, I'd prefer the Milwaukee, mostly because of the Waterford background. You can't go wrong w/ that. Granted, you'll be "stuck" w/ an SS/fixie, but that's not a bad thing.

  4. #4
    cs1
    cs1 is offline
    Senior Member cs1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Clev Oh
    My Bikes
    Specialized, Schwinn
    Posts
    6,130
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by oldskoolboarder
    I don't know the exact relationship but the Planet X is very similar to my On One Il Pompino that I love. That being said, I'd prefer the Milwaukee, mostly because of the Waterford background. You can't go wrong w/ that. Granted, you'll be "stuck" w/ an SS/fixie, but that's not a bad thing.
    +1 Gunnar makes the very nice Cross model. They show up on ebay for very reasonable money used.

    Tim
    1999 Waterford RSE-11, 1995 Waterford 1200, 1989 Specialized Rockhopper Comp
    1989 Raleigh Technium, 1989 Schwinn Traveler, 1986 Specialized Rockhopper
    1984 Specialized Stumpjumper, 1986 Specialized Stumpjumper and just way too many projects to list.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    phlia
    My Bikes
    paratrooper, bullhead, cdale bad boy
    Posts
    822
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Go done to Bicycle Threaphy on South St. and talk to Lee or Jose.....If you want a Single speed CX bike, go look at the Bianchi San Jose, I have one and they rock for the city riding. Otherwise they do have a good line of cross frames to choose from.

    The Ridley Crossbow is a great frame also......I'm still building mine.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Philadelphia
    My Bikes
    Ritchey Road Logic, Pink Panther
    Posts
    375
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Actually I'm not in philly for now. Bicycle therapy is halfway around the world now. I'll be moving back in June. I think I will probably end up going with the Milwaukee. Unless something pops up on ebay I prefer.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •