Hey bikeforums, I posted on here a couple weeks ago about getting a Mercier Kilo TT. My plan was to get the Kilo TT, then buy a new rear cog and lockring because the stock ones are bad and it would only give me one skid patch.
Now over the past few days, I've been looking into the Windsor The Hour more. I think I like the looks of the bike more from the colors to the bars, and I think that the more casual frame geometry would suit me better for just commuting to work and back. Also if I am correct, it looks like The Hour has a 48/15 gear ratio which would give me 5 skid patches. That would work for me.
So I have a couple questions and here they are
- Do you really think it's worth it for me to pay $50 more for the Kilo TT? Keep in mind that I am not a very serious biker and I would only use it for short (4 mile) commuting purposes.
- If I were to get The Hour, should I still replace the lockring at least if I plan on skidding?
- What bike would you recommend and why? I am on a very tight budget and that extra $50 could help pay for a front break and any extra needed parts