Update: Okay it looks like you guys can’t add your own entries to the poll so I am removing it for now. Just comment on your bike and size if you want.
So it is time for a non application post. In addition to writing Goldsprints FX I am trying to get everything I need to run my own events. The whips are the last thing on my list other than finishing Goldsprints FX. Since I am doing this pretty much self funded without any partners at this point I am strapped for cash. But I need some bikes!
I have been looking around and I think I have settled on the Mercier Kilo TT. The price is right at only $350 for a complete build. The Kilo TT frame gets pretty good reviews as a budget frame. A lot of riders buy the Kilo TT frame and build it up to their own specs. The frame is steel so that is good. They come with a 38/16 gear ratio. I would only have to update the 16 to an 18 and have what I want to run my gear ratio at. The crank is the same one that came on my Swobo Sanchez and I have had no problems with it. Bottom line, the Kilo gets me in business right away at a minimal price. I can upgrade parts as needed. I just don’t think I need to drop $500-700 for a fixie that is just going to sit on the rollers. I thought about the EighthInch rides for $599 but component wise I just don’t see it being that much better if at all. If I was riding these around town, dropping off what-not and skidding all over the place I would look for something better.
So tell me if I am crazy or not for looking at the Mercier Kilo TT. For size I think I will go with 50cm. It has a stand over of 30.5. Their 47cm is a 39” stand over height.
This leads us to the question for today.
You can enter your own responses so please take a minute to tell me what bikes and sizes you are running at your goldsprint events. Enter the bike/frame followed by the frame size. If someone has entered your make and size already no need to add it again. Just select their same one by click on radio button and submitting the poll.
Just make a comment with your bike/frame and size since other can’t add to the poll options.