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Old 12-11-07, 03:50 PM   #1
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kilos sold out, now what?

should i go for the hour or the motobecane messenger? im lookin for 400 or under and i already have a conversion so i dont want to do that again. sudjestions?
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Old 12-11-07, 03:53 PM   #2
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Old 12-11-07, 03:57 PM   #3
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Oh Fail!

Damn.

back to work hanging head low.

And I won't change my original post, because now it is very funny.
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I was thinking the same thing.
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Save your money and buy a better bike.
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I second johnprolly's nomination of saving your money.

You already have a conversion, so you have time to wait to find a bike you like.

And yes, I put the wrong tense of a word. I believe it was pointed out previously.
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Old 12-11-07, 04:20 PM   #9
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It's spelled "grammar," dude.
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this is too much
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Old 12-11-07, 04:22 PM   #11
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Save a little and just get an IRO Mark V.

or you can just get a huffy and call it a day.
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Old 12-11-07, 04:24 PM   #12
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^I second the very helpful Huffy rec.
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Buy an Angus instead of the Mark V. The Mark Vs are hard to fit...
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I wouldn't waste my money
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Has everybody on this forum been huffing Finish Line and red Loctite? Jesus...
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should i go for the hour or the motobecane messenger? im lookin for 400 or under and i already have a conversion so i dont want to do that again. sudjestions?
Personally, I would just wait for the next batch of Kilos. Probably another shipment on its way already.
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Old 12-11-07, 05:33 PM   #20
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Save up your money and get something better than a Mark V even, if you can.
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I have a Kilo and already have plans on moving up to an IRO or Bare Knuckle. Stick to your conversion until you have enough cash for something way more better. and kilo sizes suck 53-57 jump is not cool at all.
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so everybody here agrees the mark v's are worth the extra 200 in comparison to the kilos?

and thank you all for the advice
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I have a Kilo and already have plans on moving up to an IRO or Bare Knuckle.
Go with the Bareknuckle. An IRO frame is barely an upgrade from a Kilo TT frame.
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Go with the Bareknuckle. An IRO frame is barely an upgrade from a Kilo TT frame.


Agreed. A bareknuckle is a solid mid-end steel frameset. Keep in mind you're going to be adding you own components, but if you started with the kilo you'd probably be upgrading a lot of stuff anyhow.
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