Torelli Tipo Uno Fixie/Track Bike
Why you’ll love this bike-
- Authentic styling with real leather saddle & toe straps
- Double-butted chrome-moly steel frame
- Retro styling
- Full details here
- Torelli website lists this bike at $875, very reasonable for a quality bike like this. At our $599, it’s a steal. This is a current model, but our sale price is limited strictly to stock on-hand. 50 & 60cm in our Redwood City store; 53 & 55cm in Los Altos.
As with all of our bikes, no mail-order sales, no exceptions. All bikes must be purchased in-person in one of our stores. –Mike–
You don’t realize how much a chain affects the “feel” of a bike until you ride one with a belt. It’s pretty amazing. In a word, smooth. It’s like riding on a cloud. A lot of what you thought was “road feel” has actually been chain vibration coming through the seat & pedals & handlebar.
Dan & Don & the 2010 Trek District
Belt drive also eliminates a lot of maintenance. No chain to oil! Sprockets that last forever. A belt that lasts 3 times longer than a chain. No grease on your pants when you ride it.
The only real downside to a belt is that you can’t use a derailleur on one (so if you want “gears” it has to use an internal hub, like the 3-speed your dad tells you was good enough for him back in the day) and, until now, they cost a lot. We’ve got 6 2010 Trek Districts left of these left (as of 10/1/10) on sale for $799, $200 off our regular price, $250 off the price Trek has advertised them for on their website. 54, 56, 58 & 60cm so we can fit people from about 5’6 to 6’2 or so.
Click here for full specs on this fun, functional & stylish bike… on sale for $799 while they last. No mail orders, no rainchecks.