Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Portland, OR
Bikes: 2005 Fuji Cross Pro, 2006 Allez Sport, Mid 70's French Bike named 'Pierre'
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The bike is MADE IN AMERICA. That is why it is expensive.
It's also made in the Pacific NW (Portland, OR) and we loves our singlespeeds out here. Hence the sem-ihorizontal drop outs.
You could get an entire bike on sale for the cost of the Cielo frame. I think Chris King is Awesome. I think this because my team mates and friends who use their parts tell me they work great. The sponsor the local race scene with wrenching help, Lemonade at Short Track MTB races (and usually brownies or something good) and hot cider and Coffee at the crusade. That said, I don't own a Chris King anything because I can't afford any of it. I plan to get a bb on our next team deal.
However, if price is no barrier, go for it. Buy exactly the parts you want, get it fitted (The Cycle One guy did a good job for me, if the OP is in the Prortland area).
But if you have to miss races to save up for it, screw that idea. Get on craigslist or shoot down to performance nd get a bike and start riding.
The junkyard bike threa
d guy has the right idea. Find something, make it work and start riding.
Last edited by mr.smith.pdx; 10-06-10 at 02:49 PM.