Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

View Poll Results: Which Bike should i get?
planet x carbon 5 35.71%
kilo tt pro 7 50.00%
dawes sst al 1 7.14%
other please post link 1 7.14%
Voters: 14. You may not vote on this poll

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-29-14, 11:05 AM   #1
Trike
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Milan, Italy
Bikes: Italian Steel Rules
Posts: 86
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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
Trike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-14, 11:08 AM   #2
bmontgomery87
Senior Member
 
bmontgomery87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Roanoke, Va
Bikes: 2013 leader 721. 2015 leader 725. 2012 fuji feather
Posts: 1,003
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
what size are you?
bmontgomery87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-14, 11:08 AM   #3
Trike
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Milan, Italy
Bikes: Italian Steel Rules
Posts: 86
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
59-60
like to ride mostly upright aka french

Last edited by Trike; 04-29-14 at 11:10 AM. Reason: mii
Trike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-14, 11:17 AM   #4
bmontgomery87
Senior Member
 
bmontgomery87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Roanoke, Va
Bikes: 2013 leader 721. 2015 leader 725. 2012 fuji feather
Posts: 1,003
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
depending on who has what in stock the generic answers from this forum will be kilo tt and the purefix premium.
bmontgomery87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-14, 11:26 AM   #5
prooftheory
pro in someone's theory
 
prooftheory's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Las Cruces, NM
Bikes: FTP
Posts: 3,138
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 21 Post(s)
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.
prooftheory is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-14, 11:28 AM   #6
Scrodzilla
There goes Tokyo
 
Scrodzilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Bikes: EAI Bare Knuckle, 1975 Raleigh Pro Track
Posts: 26,632
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 140 Post(s)
Another excellent poll thread FTW!
__________________
Scrodzilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-14, 12:44 PM   #7
JeremyLC
Senior Member
 
JeremyLC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Arlington, TX
Bikes: 2008 Surly Cross Check, 2010 Fuji Track Comp
Posts: 987
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 35 Post(s)
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.
JeremyLC is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-14, 01:30 PM   #8
AristoNYC
Senior Member
 
AristoNYC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Manhattan
Bikes: AristoNYC's PedalRoom
Posts: 1,649
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 73 Post(s)
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.
AristoNYC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-14, 03:18 PM   #9
Trike
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Milan, Italy
Bikes: Italian Steel Rules
Posts: 86
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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
Trike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-14, 03:30 PM   #10
triumph.man
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Bikes:
Posts: 57
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
pure fix premium's are currently unavailable
triumph.man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-14, 03:34 PM   #11
JeremyLC
Senior Member
 
JeremyLC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Arlington, TX
Bikes: 2008 Surly Cross Check, 2010 Fuji Track Comp
Posts: 987
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 35 Post(s)
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?
JeremyLC is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-14, 03:44 PM   #12
Philasteve
Senior Member
 
Philasteve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Philadelphia
Bikes:
Posts: 1,195
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
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.
Philasteve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-14, 03:49 PM   #13
IAmSam
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Bikes:
Posts: 809
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 24 Post(s)
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

IAmSam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-14, 03:54 PM   #14
WestPablo
Banned.
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Bikes:
Posts: 1,557
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by AristoNYC View Post
....buy 2 U-locks this time.
+1 ^ This
WestPablo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-14, 04:08 PM   #15
Scrodzilla
There goes Tokyo
 
Scrodzilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Bikes: EAI Bare Knuckle, 1975 Raleigh Pro Track
Posts: 26,632
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 140 Post(s)
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.
__________________
Scrodzilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-14, 04:29 PM   #16
IAmSam
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Bikes:
Posts: 809
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 24 Post(s)
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
IAmSam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-14, 05:41 PM   #17
Leukybear
THE STUFFED
 
Leukybear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Sandy Eggo, CA
Bikes: Sworks Venge; Rock Lobster; EAI Bareknuckle
Posts: 12,208
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 69 Post(s)
Neither.

EAI bareknuckle

or

#kilott
Leukybear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-14, 06:04 PM   #18
AristoNYC
Senior Member
 
AristoNYC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Manhattan
Bikes: AristoNYC's PedalRoom
Posts: 1,649
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 73 Post(s)
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.
AristoNYC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-14, 06:31 PM   #19
Scrodzilla
There goes Tokyo
 
Scrodzilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Bikes: EAI Bare Knuckle, 1975 Raleigh Pro Track
Posts: 26,632
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 140 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
Neither.

EAI bareknuckle
Which is actually made in Italy.
__________________
Scrodzilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-14, 08:37 PM   #20
Trike
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Milan, Italy
Bikes: Italian Steel Rules
Posts: 86
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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?
Trike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-14, 08:42 PM   #21
Trike
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Milan, Italy
Bikes: Italian Steel Rules
Posts: 86
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
Trike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-14, 08:47 PM   #22
beerbaron2002
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Vancouver BC
Bikes:
Posts: 82
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
state bike co $449 free shipping in the usa and you can upgrade parts pick bars pedals ect. Good colour selection too.
beerbaron2002 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-14, 09:07 PM   #23
Trike
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Milan, Italy
Bikes: Italian Steel Rules
Posts: 86
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What kind of steel is frame made of?
I remember hearing bad things about them...
Are they any good?
Trike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-14, 11:12 PM   #24
Scrodzilla
There goes Tokyo
 
Scrodzilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Bikes: EAI Bare Knuckle, 1975 Raleigh Pro Track
Posts: 26,632
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 140 Post(s)
This thread is dumb.

Stop asking about Bikes Direct. They do not ship to Italy.
__________________
Scrodzilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-14, 11:27 PM   #25
beerbaron2002
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Vancouver BC
Bikes:
Posts: 82
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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
beerbaron2002 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:26 AM.