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principia track bike

Postby bluey » Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:58 pm

I have been riding on the track for a whil and I'm looking for a good entry level track bike to get me started.
Although i am looking second-hand and at the hillbricks, de ver's and felt's (tk3, possibly tk2 if i find it on special) but i have seen this Principia bike. on the cell website it hints that it is the Argon 18 Electron frame, but it does look slightly different (not sure if it is an older model or totally different frame). Does anyone own one of these bikes and could give me info about it. Also, i really like the felt tk2 and any opions about i would be great. Also i hear the wheels are rebranded Pro-lites, not sure about this either, or if they are any good. As a side not I can probably get cranks, chainrings, wheels and tires and probably some other componants cheaply if they need replacing.

here are the links:

http://www.cellbikes.com.au/Track-Bike-Principia-2009-Fixed-Gear-Single-Speed

http://www.principiaaustralia.com.au/p/460216/principia-australia-track-bike.html

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Re: principia track bike

Postby daacha » Thu Nov 05, 2009 6:23 pm

Bluey if you have been riding track for a while what have you been riding? :wink:

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Re: principia track bike

Postby bluey » Thu Nov 05, 2009 6:31 pm

Thanks for the quick reply
I have been borrowing Hillbrick pista's, I've used the one one with the steel and carbon fork, they feel good, but there all I'e tried, so no idea what anything else is like.
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Re: principia track bike

Postby r2160 » Mon Nov 16, 2009 1:04 pm

I got an Avanti Pista, Alex rims and I put Continental supersonics on it.

It has been nice and reliable. I picked it up for a good price second hand. Maybe if you are just getting going, have a look around for a 2nd hand one first.

From what I have heard Hillbrick and Principia have a great reputation.

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Re: principia track bike

Postby jacks1071 » Thu Nov 26, 2009 12:39 pm

bluey wrote:I have been riding on the track for a whil and I'm looking for a good entry level track bike to get me started.
Although i am looking second-hand and at the hillbricks, de ver's and felt's (tk3, possibly tk2 if i find it on special) but i have seen this Principia bike. on the cell website it hints that it is the Argon 18 Electron frame, but it does look slightly different (not sure if it is an older model or totally different frame). Does anyone own one of these bikes and could give me info about it. Also, i really like the felt tk2 and any opions about i would be great. Also i hear the wheels are rebranded Pro-lites, not sure about this either, or if they are any good. As a side not I can probably get cranks, chainrings, wheels and tires and probably some other componants cheaply if they need replacing.

here are the links:

http://www.cellbikes.com.au/Track-Bike- ... ngle-Speed

http://www.principiaaustralia.com.au/p/ ... -bike.html

Cheers,
Bluey


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The only difference between the Principia and the 2010 Pro-Lite is the paint job, and the Pro-Lite 2010 model has a revised crankset which is a lot stronger than the older version you will find fitted as standard to the Principia.

I've just uploaded the 2010 photos to our site: http://www.pro-liteoz.com/store/index.p ... oductId=32
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