i love dura ace low flange track hubs. with a hot hot passion.
I need some help deciding between a Kilo TT and another bike. Would y'all rather I post my question here or start a new thread? Thanks!
I've been planning on getting a Fuji Classic Track for a while now. Hopefully will be test riding one this weekend. I know everyone here is all "LOL, overpriced" but I'm super short with a very short inseam and the Fuji comes in a 43cm frame with 650c wheels. My options at this size are limited, to say the least.
Well lo and behold, the Kilo TT now comes in a 44cm! This must be a new development, because I've looked into it before and the smallest was a 47. I assume it's still 700c wheels because the standover looks to be about 2+cm higher than the Fuji. I like that the Kilo comes with a flip-flop hub; this will be my first ss/fg bike and I've never ridden fixed before. Shhh, don't tell anyone but I'm a bit terrified of riding the Fuji because it only comes fixed. I am so going to eat it on my test ride. But I also like the idea of the 650 wheels, seems more proportional on a tiny frame.
Are any of the pics in this thread of the 44cm size, or has anyone seen the 44cm Kilo? Is the top tube sloped (which always seems to happen on these small frames)? I'd love to year y'all's thoughts on the Fuji vs. TT. Or can I just predict the continued chorus of "Get the TT!" from here?
@misskaz FUJI! j/k they're both great!
Here is a 44cm Kilo with 700c wheels:
I agree with the others who have said toe overlap will be a significant issue. I ride a 47cm and it is a perfect size for me with 28.75" inseam. Even at 47cm I feel 700c looks a bit big.
(ignored the stem height, I was experimenting)
I recommend that you go with the Fuji 650c not only for appearance, but rather performance:
- the wheels are sized more proportionately to the frame size yielding a more balanced feel
- the wheels will accelerate slightly better
- smaller wheels means lower standover height
- smaller wheels reduces the severity of toe overlap.
Last edited by puppypilgrim; 04-21-11 at 12:55 PM.
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Last edited by muckymucky; 04-21-11 at 05:26 PM.
I <3 bfssfg.
Might swing by the shop on the way home from work to see if the Fuji is in yet. They keep saying they'll call me when it comes in but then they don't and then someone else buys it.
How tall are you? Just wondering. My girlfriend is about 5'2" and she still has to tip toe over the top tube of the 44cm kilo I just her.
I personally think it looks kinda cool, but the seatpost is a bit slammed and the stem has to be pretty close to the headset.
the 700c wheels reminds me of:
I'll post pics when it's finished, just need to get the fork cut and install the star nut.
Cross posted from the SS/FG thread. I love omniums now, that is all.
Omnoms on Kilos Club, get into it