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    Is this a decent bike for the price?

    I'm looking for a new bike that's around $300. I know it's tough to get a decent one at that price, but I want one that will last a while.

    Is this a good choice?

    I was also thinking about this one because of the 30+ awesome reviews, but the colours aren't that pleasant.

    Any opinions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThisJauntyGent View Post
    The stories about the smell are absolutely true: straight elephant dick.
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    they're ok. There are a million threads here regarding Bikes Direct track bikes, lots of research to be done
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    Thank you, guys

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    Kilo TT
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    Hey I just met you,
    and this is crazy,
    but here's my Strava,
    follow me maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaytron View Post
    Kilo TT
    What? No picture post anymore?
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    The brake lever is on the handlebars, so no one can complain about that.
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    If that was my house and you put your stupid bike in my flower garden to take a picture, I would come outside in my underwear and light you on fire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoFourOne View Post
    I was also thinking about this one because of the 30+ awesome reviews, but the colours aren't that pleasant.

    Any opinions?
    I had a Walmart single speed bike called the Genesis which was made by Kent (same company that makes the Takara you linked. It seems that this is their new "track" model.

    I got that bike on sale for $110 shipped and that's the only reason I bought it. It was my first single speed and I thought this would be a cheap way to try riding one.

    It was heavy Hi-Ten steel and I ended up changing most of the parts on the bike (crank, brakes, handlebars). I probably could have bought myself a Kilo with all the money I spent, but I did have fun with that bike all summer before someone stole it.

    I wouldn't buy that bike again, especially for $200, or if you plan on upgrading parts.
    I now have a Kilo and am happy with it. The difference is noticeable.

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    That sloping top tube looks pretty awful. Go for a Kilo TT, the most supreme bicycle in the worlt. Don't forget to throw a 650cc rim on the front for proper credit score

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