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    Intro level track frames... Motobebcane, Windsor, Pake

    I have a conversion i did earlier this year and want to put those parts onto a track frame. im thinking about getting one of the fuji track's with different names. either the motobecane , windsor and i hear about the KiloTT or the KHS. but where can i find those last two? bikes direct has the windsor and motobecane. My plan is to swap out my bars, saddle, and tires. keeping the drive chain for now until i can replace that.

    i know some of you are going to suggest to me buying a track frame by itself like the pake. which i have looked at. but thats more money i dont have to spend and i would be needing to get a BB and crankset etc...


    any help with where to buy those bikes?

    personally i think the motobecane is the best looking, the windsor decal are awful



    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/.../messenger.htm
    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/windsor/thehour.htm

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    either or are fine for starting out. i know bike messengers in nyc that ride the mericer's and windsor's. if u use the search function on the top right, u'll find a crap load of discussions. hope that helps. i had the mercier to start off with and now i have a bridgestone b/c i had some money coming in. the mercier is a great. so is the windsor. i've ridden, skidded, skipped, and jumped over flaming hoops on it. cheap, fast delievery, so do it.
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    buy one that appeals to your eye and is the right size

    then spend your money on the parts of the bike that touch your body

    saddle

    pedals (+shoes?)

    bars

    some shorts and gloves would be nice too

    dont forget a helmet if you dont have one
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    are all the bikes the same even the Kilo ? does it really just come down to which is the cheapest/best looking since ill swap out some parts?

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    here is a thread that might be helpful

    it is long and slightly unorganized though

    LINKY
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    yah that link is nice.

    i just dont know what to do. there is a big town garage sale coming up at a church here. Im going to that hopefully picking up a nice road to convert and use the left over money on a crankset and wheelset

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    track bike

    we have been out for 2 months

    But the Mercier KILO TT is due just now in
    Messenger is in
    The Hour is due about June 20th 2007

    by the way - new windsor decals are much more popular

    mike

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