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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 11-06-09, 02:07 AM   #1
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Felt Brougham vs. Kilo Stripper

So I'm taking a short break from being over with my colleagues with gears to see what you guys think.

I'm tired of retuning the derailleur on my commuter bike all the time and am looking for something new to get around on. I want to keep it around $400 or so, and my cousin just got a new kilo stripper in white that he decided he didn't want (it's still in the box...) and is offering to sell it to me.

I'm between that and the Brougham in black. I'm going to my shop this weekend because they're a pretty high volume felt dealer to see what kind of deal they can cut me.

Now, the debate begins...I feel that if I get the kilo it'll be a lower upfront cost but I'll be wanting to upgrade the wheels and crankset pretty soon (I'm worried about getting too pulled into this and dropping too much money ) but I feel if I spend a little more and get the Brougham I'll be pretty content with it and not be too tempted to drop stupid amounts of money on it quickly (I do want a race wheelset for the Cannondale eventually...)

So, what would you guys do? Brougham or Kilo, and what do you think of each?

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Old 11-06-09, 08:20 AM   #2
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ATMO:

kilo is a solid bike. but have you seen how many there are on campus?
the brougham comes with "worse" hubs (loose bearings vs sealed for the kilo).
and i dont know what you're actually paying extra for if you get the brougham because i just dont see better parts on it than the kilo.

get the brougham for a little more street cred, minus stickers. kilo for more budget.

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Old 04-15-10, 07:29 PM   #3
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go aggies! yea, I'm considering getting a fixie also, around the price range of the Felt Brougham, Kilo TT, or the Windser Hour. I love how the brougham looks, but it seems that people thinks the Kilo TT is a better bike.
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my felt brougham 56cm

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