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Should I use beige/brown/purple for new bike colors or beige/brown/teal or dark brown/beige/purple(/teal)?
main color of frame and fork/decals/accents
Components are dark grey 2014 shimano ultegra.
#RBG color code.
I've been looking for an SSCX bike and noticed the Fantom Cross Uno and the Nashbar SSCX are both around $400.
There's plenty to read on the FCU, but there isn't much on the Nashbar SSCX on bikeforums -- any opinions on choosing one over the other?
Nashbar Single-Speed Cyclocross Bike
Fantom Cross UNO
I'll throw the Gravity Liberty CX into the mix only because it's the same price and I have the option to convert it or do a 1x8 if I wanted to.
Ride everything. Shave nothing.
I just bought a 1986 Ross frame to build my first fixie
Need a lil help, please…
Since I got rid of my road bike I’ve been using my Italian semi-vintage, steel frame, full-on track bike as my everyday, big miles, and fast road group ride bike. I ride it brakeless with tarck drops around the neighborhood and styling on social rides. When I want to commute or do long distance with the roadies on it, I swap to semi-pursuit bars and clamp on a front brake. Due to an unfortunate incident this past weekend I have to replace my bullhorns.
ATM, I am seriously considering going with a compact drop bar and hooded levers for riding this bike with a brake. But I am worried that running such a set-up on a true pista…will not only look ridiculous but also be an affront to the track bike gods
Should I do it?
All I got from that story is that you had an accident/crash riding bullhorns w/ a brake.
The accident did not happen while riding brakeless with drops.
I think you see where I'm going with this.
Just put a cross brake on the flats. The track bike gods are benevolent and do not demand human sacrifice.
Should I snag a set of phils to open pros for 400? Just kidding yes.
I have spent $300 on parts (great deals) for a track bike on the velodrome. I just need a frameset, headset, and seatpost. Should I get a Kilo TT frame or a more track racing specific frame? I'd like to keep it as close to $600 (or less) as possible.
Last edited by Huge Zits; 05-29-14 at 01:20 PM.
You should not get the kilo tt frame. It is only a great deal as a complete. Buy a bare knuckle or a big block.
I'm very happy with my Dolan Pre Cursa. $350 for frame, fork, headset, seatpost, seatpost collar.
*It's an entry level frameset, but works perfectly for what I want out of it.
I found a guy selling a 56cm (custom geo, they normally do 55cm or 57cm) Low// pursuit bike. I'm 85% sure the 56cm would fit me better than either the 55 or 57, which makes me think I should jump on it. Bike has never been built-up and he's asking $800 for frame + alpina fork.
Should I buy it to try out alu frame/carbon fork track bike or should I wait for something else? After having ridden only steel I'm curious about the alu/carbon combo (weight, responsive front end, snappy back end) and am thinking that although $800 is a lot, the frame will retain it's resale value if I don't like it. Best case the GEO is perfect, worst case I have to re-sell it.
What do you folks think? Worth the $800 flier? I'm pretty sure that due to my location (Oakland, bay area) and what Low// is asking from new buyers (4 month wait, $1200 for frame only) that $800 for frame & fork ain't really that much to ask for from a lightly used Low// frame if it comes to that.
The ride quality is going to be noticeably different than steel but not having ridden a LOW I can't speculate how it falls on the spectrum of alu frames.