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Old 10-08-10, 04:47 PM   #1
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Old 10-08-10, 04:56 PM   #2
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How are they trying to market this? As a track bike or just a carbon SS. Because a Carbon SS that won't be raced seems very pointless.
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Old 10-08-10, 04:58 PM   #3
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its heavier than the tk3, carbon, and the price of a tk2
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Old 10-08-10, 05:04 PM   #4
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Old 10-08-10, 05:35 PM   #5
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Belt drive compatible too. Should be lighter however.
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Dont like it.
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i dig it.
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...rather have an older tk2.

Still, I'd ride it.
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Regarding the weight difference between the Footprint and TK3: Don't forget that the Footprint has some budget (read: not light) brakes, brake levers, and brake cables.

UHC carbon is pretty dense stuff. That's probably where the weight comes in.

I say don't dis it till you test ride it. This bike could be the first of a trend. Also, it's one of 10 (TEN) single speed / fixed / track bikes that Felt is offering us. That's way more than any company I can think of.

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I dig too.

Also, props to Soil_Sampler for sharing various SSFG related bikes/parts with us.
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i've wanted the breed ever since i first set eyes on it.

this? not so much.
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How are they trying to market this? As a track bike or just a carbon SS. Because a Carbon SS that won't be raced seems very pointless.
It's a singlespeed road bike, which shouldn't be foreign - companies are selling things not just to the fixster crowd. Now, I can't think of anyone I know who would want one, but it's not out of the question.

Interesting that they seem very willing to do the spaghetti method of product development - throw stuff at the wall and see what sticks - vis a vis their ss/fg offerings.
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Old 10-09-10, 08:33 AM   #13
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Looks fine to me, wonder how it rides, probably a lot like my Vilano, only with a little more quality and workmanship in smoothing out the rough edges ?

Ouch, then I saw the MSRP $ 1,599, can I get some pedals with that ?

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It looks kinda cool until you look at the price, then it suxxxx
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That's the thing that gets me about these types of bikes, I think Trek makes a SS Madone similar to this. Why would anyone want to cop out that much money for a bike that they won't be racing or has no ability at all to be raced? I know it's not all about racing but here's the thing; they can A)get a track bike better suited for their needs for less money B) they can buy a geared bike better suited to their needs for less money or C) if they aren't interested in racing or anything they can just get a nice steel SS that will better suit their needs and cost less money.
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Old 10-09-10, 03:41 PM   #16
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Felt also makes this now

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that stem is uggggggllly
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That faux wood grain rim finish is so cheesy:

http://pic16.picturetrail.com/VOL663.../332946126.jpg
http://www.oprah.com/home/Replace-Old-Wood-Paneling
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that stem is uggggggllly
Agreed, if they're going to go for the retro homage, the least they can do is an authentic threaded and quill stem.
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mammoth feet to go inside those clips.
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Looks fine to me, wonder how it rides, probably a lot like my Vilano, only with a little more quality and workmanship in smoothing out the rough edges ?

Ouch, then I saw the MSRP $ 1,599, can I get some pedals with that ?
compared to a vilano.

ouch.
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compared to a vilano.

ouch.
With the extra $ 1,300-1,400, I figure I can get the best components eventually and still have a cheap frame. After riding it thru saltwater flooding though a couple days back, not sure I want a higher end bike. I would've been angry at myself for not picking up a higher end bike and wading thru on foot instead of giving the components a salt water bath and ruining it. The Vilano is a reliable and inexpensive beater with low theft appeal. It's actually the perfect bike in that regard, transportation and exercise. I think Scrod will agree with me or at least one of his customers will, it's not a crappy Schwinn Madison ? (j/k)
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I like the footprint. I wish it had the tk2 fork though.

the steel bike is a bit off but I like that they care enough to try.
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With the extra $ 1,300-1,400, I figure I can get the best components eventually and still have a cheap frame. After riding it thru saltwater flooding though a couple days back, not sure I want a higher end bike. I would've been angry at myself for not picking up a higher end bike and wading thru on foot instead of giving the components a salt water bath and ruining it. The Vilano is a reliable and inexpensive beater with low theft appeal. It's actually the perfect bike in that regard, transportation and exercise. I think Scrod will agree with me or at least one of his customers will, it's not a crappy Schwinn Madison ? (j/k)
your argument is good enough. carry on.
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Old 10-09-10, 07:59 PM   #25
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I really like what felt is doing in the single speed realm. That Breed is awesome! wow.
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