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  • planet x carbon

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  • kilo tt pro

    7 50.00%
  • dawes sst al

    1 7.14%
  • other please post link

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    Bike stolen,please help me choose the new one

    Dear Friends,

    My windsor the hour got stolen recently, please help me choose the new one:

    Save Up to 60% Off Mercier Fixie Singlespeed Track Bikes - Kilo TT PRO

    Save Up to 60% Off Fixie Aluminum Track Bikes - Dawes SST AL with Carbon Fork

    carbon very light but will have to replace the fork with something drilled as i would like a front brake.
    https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CBPXPC...bon-track-bike

    which is the best bang for the buck?

    i am open to suggestions

    will be used on the road for fast commuting and errands...

    thanks

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    what size are you?

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    like to ride mostly upright aka french
    Last edited by Trike; 04-29-14 at 11:10 AM. Reason: mii

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    depending on who has what in stock the generic answers from this forum will be kilo tt and the purefix premium.

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    Can you get a Kilo in Milan? Bike's Direct doesn't ship. My father went on a bicycle tour of Italy and said he just stored his bike inside the police offices because it was guaranteed to be stolen anywhere else. This was twenty years ago though.

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    Another excellent poll thread FTW!

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    If your first bike got stolen and you intend your to ride your next bike in the same areas, then the most sensible option is to get a cheap, functional replacement bike and a solid u-lock. I'd skip the carbon and go with whatever decent steel or aluminium bike you can find locally.

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    had a windsor, then got the Kilo pro, I would get the TT pro since that is one of your options.
    also buy 2 U-locks this time.
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    Thanks for your advice!

    Cost difference between kilo tt pro shipped to Milan and plane x is 400 usd.
    BD will ship to NY and then it will be forwarded.

    What are the pro's an cons of purefix premium vs kilo tt?
    Which is lighter?

    Windsor was stolen while unlocked...
    Next time I will use a beater for deliveries... not really easy to lock up every time when you doing some 50 deliveries a day.

    I wish there was some kind of automatic lock that lock your bike as soon as you leave it...

    Planet x will be always stored indoors.
    Last edited by Trike; 04-30-14 at 04:33 AM. Reason: typo

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    pure fix premium's are currently unavailable

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trike View Post
    Windsor was stolen while unlocked...
    Next time I will use a beater for deliveries... not really easy to lock up every time when you doing some 50 deliveries a day.
    How easy is it to make your next delivery when your bike gets stolen while you're making your current delivery?

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    If you're making a bunch of deliveries everyday you should look into getting a chain lock instead of a u lock. Way easier to lock it to more things.

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    How anyone who is actually in Italy could even consider something from Bikedirect (or that crabon Planet X either) is beyond me, after all "Italian Steel Rules" right?
    So how about


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    Quote Originally Posted by AristoNYC View Post
    ....buy 2 U-locks this time.
    +1 ^ This

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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmSam View Post
    How anyone who is actually in Italy could even consider something from Bikedirect (or that crabon Planet X either) is beyond me, after all "Italian Steel Rules" right?
    So how about

    That "Italian" bike is made in China too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    That "Italian" bike is made in China too.
    Yeah, but at least its got an Italian name printed on it

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    Neither.

    EAI bareknuckle

    or

    #kilott

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philasteve View Post
    If you're making a bunch of deliveries everyday you should look into getting a chain lock instead of a u lock. Way easier to lock it to more things.
    Yeah, if you're going to be doing multiple stops get a chain lock you can throw around your waist when not in use.
    Quote Originally Posted by IAmSam View Post
    Yeah, but at least its got an Italian name printed on it
    There's the logic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
    Neither.

    EAI bareknuckle
    Which is actually made in Italy.

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    I already have some Italian steel, to get a new track one is very expensive these days, also I want to try something different, this is why I am considering all and carbon.

    The planet x is 14.5 lb!
    Does anyone know weight of kilo tt? Dawes sst al? And eat barenuckles?

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    Btw the Cinelli will cost about 100 usd less than planet x, at 8 kg with al frame and carbon fork. As a frame I am not sure how much better it is than the Daves. .. for sure better parts.

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    state bike co $449 free shipping in the usa and you can upgrade parts pick bars pedals ect. Good colour selection too.

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    What kind of steel is frame made of?
    I remember hearing bad things about them...
    Are they any good?

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    This thread is dumb.

    Stop asking about Bikes Direct. They do not ship to Italy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trike View Post
    What kind of steel is frame made of?
    I remember hearing bad things about them...
    Are they any good?
    4130 chromoly

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