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Old 06-06-10, 09:09 PM   #1
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New bike!

Hey guys, I've been in this forum for awhile and honestly I dont know if I will get any good advices, but I need help choosing a new bike.
I just sold my current bike and I am planning to get a new one asap.
I have $600~ saved up so far and I dont know what to get.
I'd like to get a complete bike instead of building one but I am aware that you usually have to upgrade on most bikes anyways.


I thought about getting Kilo TT Pro(cream) because I love the color, but yea... I dont want any frame color that stands out too much. I checked craigslist but fixed/ss arent so popular in the area i live in so fixed gears barely come up.

Any advices would be appreciated. Thanks!

P.S. I will be using the bike to commute around 5~10miles daily and 30~50mile rides on weekends.

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Old 06-07-10, 07:55 AM   #2
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I got my Fuji Track Comp from City grounds for 699, 400 off! I love it, they might have one left!

Also, how can a commute be 5-10 miles, that is a huge margin of error!
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Each way, so I guess it'd be 10~20 miles daily.
And yea I used to live in OC before I moved and know that the folks at citygrounds are really nice. I might consider their 09 madison for 500..
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Shameless double post! I think I'll order the cream Kilo TT pro tonight. The deal is too good to pass up on.($400)

I'll get some new pedals and saddles with the left over money. (Gr-9+MKS toe clips+MKS straps and B17?)

Never had a brooks before.. are they comfortable?
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Shameless double post! I think I'll order the cream Kilo TT pro tonight. The deal is too good to pass up on.($400)

I'll get some new pedals and saddles with the left over money. (Gr-9+MKS toe clips+MKS straps and B17?)

Never had a brooks before.. are they comfortable?

If you look around you can get a nice "Old School Blue" Madison for less than $400.00, as for the Brooks I didn't like the B-17, a bit to wide and I ended up chaffing the inside of my legs right next to my crotch! I like the Pro and the B-17 narrow, you'll just have to try one, I like them 'cause I feel they are prety ****ing comfy right out of the box, but thats just me. I hear they are even more comfy once broken in which takes a lot of miles!
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Haha alright! thanks guys! I'll definitely check out some saddles from my LBS.

I dont know if the tires on the Tt Pro is any good but I think I'll also invest in some Vittoria Randonneur(white ones )

Love the color scheme on this.

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