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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 12-01-08, 11:47 PM   #1
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Felt Gridlock?

Any one know when these will be available? No info on them on the website,but rumor has it,that its a Dispatch/Curbside frame set for around $400.00.




Only info I can find on them is this:



We'll sell the framesets alone, they are called the "GridLoc" and they use the same dropouts, chainstays, and 120mm O.L.D. as the Tk2 however the top tube and downtube are more similar to our road frame and will not be as stiff as the Tk2's tubes. If you are using it for your road trainer, it'll make a good riding all-weather bike. It has steeper angles and a higher BB than our road bikes, but it isn't intended to be a purpose built track bike, just a track friendly fixed gear road/trainer bike.

The framesets will be affordable, but the complete bike will be ~$750, so unless you have a garage full of parts, the whole pakcage is really the best value.

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Old 12-02-08, 04:27 PM   #2
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I can just see nerdy Felt Dispatch riders upgrading to this frame and leaving the wrench on for the mechanic-look like they left the top-tube pad on for the messenger-look. And then an opportunistic thief steals their wheels in seconds.
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Old 12-02-08, 04:34 PM   #3
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And then an opportunistic thief steals their wheels in seconds.
why does having a bottle opener mean that the wheels will get stolen? I like the felt.
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why does having a bottle opener mean that the wheels will get stolen? I like the felt.
The other end is a wrench. If you aren't in the habit of securing your wheels, it makes a pretty easy opportunity for a thief. On the other hand, I reckon alot of thieves who steal wheels probably carry 15mm wrenches with them.
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Looks like an socket wrench with a bottle opener end to me. And the frame is complete with a decal on the seat tube to tell the rider "this is where the socket wrench goes."
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Old 12-02-08, 04:40 PM   #6
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The other end is a wrench. If you aren't in the habit of securing your wheels, it makes a pretty easy opportunity for a thief. On the other hand, I reckon alot of thieves who steal wheels probably carry 15mm wrenches with them.
And having a wrench on your locked bicycle is like leaving keys to cash register on top of the register. Many crimes are simply crimes of opportunity.
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I think the point is that the requirement of a wrench to take off your wheel hardly constitutes "protection" anyway, and if you have any sense you secure your wheels to your frame.
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a good looking white bike is not what you want for all weather/road training. i do like that tt, though.
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As a nerdy dispatch rider (who carries that tool in my bag), I think the white looks nice...and the hardware holding the opener/wheel tool remains utter junk, cheapening the whole deal.
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Meh, looks like a Langster.
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Looks like an socket wrench with a bottle opener end to me. And the frame is complete with a decal on the seat tube to tell the rider "this is where the socket wrench goes."
Akin, to say Ford, mounting an Ignition key holder to the outside of a driver's side door.
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