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Old 04-19-14, 09:08 PM   #26
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For the record, I ride some pretty crappy urban streets. I have rode up to a 38 mm wide tire and as low as 23 mm on my road bike. I found 28 mm tire at 100-110 psi to be the sweet spot for my daily commuter bike.
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Old 04-19-14, 11:09 PM   #27
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If you want, I live in Myrtle Beach, let me know when your coming. I need Charmin extra strength, anything else and you wont be happy. When you are done searching like you said, you can summarize for us, or post some links. Your very helpful thanks.
Don't be so bloody lazy. There are so many answers about these bikes you don't even HAVE to search, just go clicking on links. Really mate, you're doing yourself no favours at all. If you aren't willing to put in a bit of effort, why should others put in the effort to answer you? You should also look to the left hand side of a post to see who you're dealing with, it can tell you a great deal.
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Old 04-19-14, 11:39 PM   #28
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But if I can get 32C on any of the Windsors or Motobecanes, I want to go that route. So I am tired of looking over and over at these bikes. Right now I am between the Motos or Winds.
I think you could get a 32c on the Windsor, but it would be tight. I haven't tried, this is based on just eyeing my Windsor next to a wheel with a 32c tire.
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Old 04-20-14, 02:15 PM   #29
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Don't be so bloody lazy. There are so many answers about these bikes you don't even HAVE to search, just go clicking on links. Really mate, you're doing yourself no favours at all. If you aren't willing to put in a bit of effort, why should others put in the effort to answer you? You should also look to the left hand side of a post to see who you're dealing with, it can tell you a great deal.
Did you read the entire thread. Really chum, you can see that I have done plenty of research. I think the Kilo bikes are too aggressive in their geometry. The Windsors look right. I am looking to get the Timeline because of the wider tires, but the Clockwork Plus looks good with its price point and upgrades. But I would have to be comfortable riding 28C tires.

The Motobecane Fantom Cross Uno looks alright also, can run bigger tires, not sure though. Not sure, because the top tube angles down, looks more aggressive than the Windsors.

For anyone who wants to know. I emailed bikes direct and they said, 700X28C tire is the biggest the recommend on any bike unless it says it can support wider tires.

They also said they would, have Kilo WT in stock in June, probably.

And they, may never get Timelines in again.

This is what I get from their email to me, but I will put it at the end of this message.

So if I can never get a Timeline, again, I am looking at the Clockwork Plus, the Fantom Cross Uno, and maybe the Kilo WT.

It is hard to buy a bike without riding it. If we could ride these bikes it would be easy to buy the one fits us best.

Finally, looking to the left will bias your responses. What matter is what productive content is brought to each thread. Not how many times a person has posted.



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Horizontal top tube vs sloping top tube has nothing to do with how aggressive a bike's geometry is. Head tube angles, seat tube angels and chain stay length effect the geometry. All the bikedirect bikes you are looking at have pretty similar geometry. From what I have read in this thread, you would be happy with any of those bikes with wider tires and flat handlebars. Keep in mind that the Fantom Cross Uno comes with cyclocross tires that are knobby and a 38/16 gear ratio and if you are riding a lot of flat land you will be spinning a lot and those are things you may want to change off the bat along with the handlebars.

If I was you I would wait for a Kilo TT and have the option to run really wide tires if you think that's something you want. If you wan to spend less just get the Windsor the hour, ride it the way you get it without charging anything for a while. Check the tires every day and keep filled to max psi and see how you like it. After a couple of weeks if you want bigger tires, get some good 700x28 and you'll be comfortable on any road. If you still want flat bars change those out but if you have never used drop bars you may find you like the extra hand positions. The Hour Plus comes with two brakes and levers with hoods and riding on the hoods and tops is just as relaxed as flat bars.

Also, I would not cop an attitude with certain senior members of the forum even if you get what you think is a snarky reply. If you hang around you will see several new people everyday that post the same "newbie" questions and some people don't like hand holding people when reading through the past threads will answer a lot of questions. But people are snarky here so don't take offense.
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Old 04-20-14, 08:40 PM   #31
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well i will say that myrtle beach CL has to be probably the most pathetic bike listings ive ever seen so he wasnt lying there.

I would honestly just keep all of your stock parts and start to build the bike you have now up, if you decide to stick with it, you can swap a good deal of them over to a higher quality frame and if you dont you can put it back to stock and sell it and put the parts you bought up on ebay
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I'll show you a fixed gear. . . any1 wanna meet up in SD and do some serious "training"? I'm an expert in "training" fixed gear riders. . .
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