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Old 03-28-12, 10:02 AM   #1351
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You mean lighter with your gearing? Because lighter pedals will really do nothing to make hills easier.
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Old 03-29-12, 12:45 PM   #1352
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You mean lighter with your gearing? Because lighter pedals will really do nothing to make hills easier.
Yeah, looking at new pedals and new cogs.
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Old 03-29-12, 12:48 PM   #1353
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42/17... it's magical
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Old 03-29-12, 01:16 PM   #1354
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Where do you ride? That seems really low.
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Old 03-29-12, 01:17 PM   #1355
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I don't ride 42/17. Just a simple recommendation for anyone looking to climb on their SS.

I'm in SF too
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Old 03-29-12, 01:19 PM   #1356
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I don't ride 42/17. Just a simple recommendation for anyone looking to climb on their SS.

I'm in SF too
Climbing mountains. Sheesh. lol
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Climbing mountains. Sheesh. lol
I'm going to convince him to run it at the track with us for the lulz.
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Old 03-29-12, 01:49 PM   #1358
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I'm going to convince him to run it at the track with us for the lulz.
300RPM, just broke 20MPH

side note: you all goin this saturday?
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Old 03-29-12, 01:51 PM   #1359
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300RPM, just broke 20MPH

side note: you all goin this saturday?
I should be there. gigantor isn't done with his sw8 fixay yet. Mucky should be there too?
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I should be there. gigantor isn't done with his sw8 fixay yet. Mucky should be there too?
Coolio. I should see you all there.
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Coolio. I should see you all there.
For sure man, just come up to us, because I have no idea what you look like.
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Old 03-29-12, 01:54 PM   #1362
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For sure man, just come up to us, because I have no idea what you look like.
Let's see... I weigh about 300 pounds, nice teeth, and have nice flowing hair...
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Old 03-29-12, 01:55 PM   #1363
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For sure man, just come up to us, because I have no idea what you look like.
A/S/L cutey??????

white guy with glasses.
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Old 03-30-12, 12:54 AM   #1364
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Here's my Windsor, finally switched out the 15t cog to a 19t. So much better! Everything else is pretty much stock. And to help with those that are buying, 5'7" with a 79.5cm cycling inseam, 54cm frame. Sorry for the low quality, camera on my phone.

I'm switching my 15t for an 18t cog next week - did you have to change your chain out or add links?
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Old 03-30-12, 09:18 AM   #1365
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I'm switching my 15t for an 18t cog next week - did you have to change your chain out or add links?
Do they give you extra links to add?
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Old 03-30-12, 12:42 PM   #1366
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I should be there. gigantor isn't done with his sw8 fixay yet. Mucky should be there too?
Rained out tomorrow? ):
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Old 03-30-12, 12:46 PM   #1367
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Do they give you extra links to add?
I don't know, I'm assuming not now that you ask? I haven't seen individual links for sale - but I feel like I've seen someone on the forum said "you might have to add some links" when I searched on the topic so I thought it was an option. Like maybe an LBS had a bits-box of links to add from tuning peoples chains? I'm new to bikes/maintenance so bear with me.
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Old 03-30-12, 01:03 PM   #1368
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I don't know, I'm assuming not now that you ask? I haven't seen individual links for sale - but I feel like I've seen someone on the forum said "you might have to add some links" when I searched on the topic so I thought it was an option. Like maybe an LBS had a bits-box of links to add from tuning peoples chains? I'm new to bikes/maintenance so bear with me.
I've never bought a bike off BD so I wouldn't know You can always buy a new chain, and that will be much longer than you need.
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Old 03-30-12, 02:27 PM   #1369
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I've never bought a bike off BD so I wouldn't know You can always buy a new chain, and that will be much longer than you need.
What does BD have to do with the availability of individual chain links for purchase?

**edit** YOU PRETENTIOUS ****! =p

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Old 03-30-12, 02:52 PM   #1370
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What does BD have to do with the availability of individual chain links for purchase?

**edit** YOU PRETENTIOUS ****! =p
Hahaha, I have no idea, maybe send them an email.

Yeaaaaahh I know. But I got my Kilo TT Pro for a killer deal on craigs.
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Old 04-04-12, 03:51 PM   #1371
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quick question, can someone who has a WTH give me a measurement on the decals on the top & down tube? Ordered my bike and was looking to get a sticker made up to cover the decals. If you can do this I would greatly appreciate it.

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Old 04-05-12, 12:46 PM   #1372
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I got you, dude. Top tube: 6" x 1" Down tube 10" x 1". I figured those are the only ones you're concerned with.

Also! I put bullhorns on mine. Yay? Maybe. Not sure about the angle but it's comfy.
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Old 04-05-12, 01:25 PM   #1373
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I got you, dude. Top tube: 6" x 1" Down tube 10" x 1". I figured those are the only ones you're concerned with.

Also! I put bullhorns on mine. Yay? Maybe. Not sure about the angle but it's comfy.
Thanks so much!
bike looks great btw. I ordered a set of bullhorns for mine as well.
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Old 04-11-12, 09:56 AM   #1374
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finally got up to my parents house to put it together, now to hook up the brakes so I don't die.
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Crappy cell phone pic.. just installed the white chain, 17t cog and new lockring (avenir via amazon)

also have shimano spd clipless pedals

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