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Old 08-18-08, 11:51 AM   #1
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Questions for you Kilo TT owners

I'm looking for a couple of decent looking, well built/fitting chain tensioners. I had my lbs order some but they didn't fit the 10mm axle slot in the drop outs.

Also, I'm looking to get a brake lever, but I've had bad luck with the lbs AGAIN.I was hoping someone here can tell me what brake lever i should look into that have both good form and function (nothing too huge and clunky). I'm using the stock handle bars that came with my Kilo TT. Their diameter is apprx 1 inch.

Thanks ahead of time.
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Old 08-18-08, 11:59 AM   #2
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surly tugnut worked fine for me
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i'm not running chain tensioners, but the brake setup i am running is this:
http://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_S...ls&ProdID=1085 (but in black).

i have to run a small piece of old tube underneath the lever as a shim, but works great!

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i like the njs ones i have seen on bens cycle...small and you can adjust tension with an allen key
the tuggnut is kind of big and heavy...
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show me the cheapest (good enough quality to get the job done) cross brake lever available online.
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redline chain tensioners, i use them on my Soma Rush, and i got them for like $6 or so, they're awesome and come in a few colors if thats your thing. They're also really easy to adjust and get right. I'd get them. Here's a link: http://www.blueskycycling.com/view_p...eProductSearch
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show me the cheapest (good enough quality to get the job done) cross brake lever available online.
What's the magic word?

Please.
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Old 08-18-08, 02:33 PM   #8
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i like the njs ones i have seen on bens cycle...small and you can adjust tension with an allen key
the tuggnut is kind of big and heavy...
Grind the bottle openers off with an angle grinder. It will be less bulky, at least.
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redline chain tensioners, i use them on my Soma Rush, and i got them for like $6 or so, they're awesome and come in a few colors if thats your thing. They're also really easy to adjust and get right. I'd get them. Here's a link: http://www.blueskycycling.com/view_p...eProductSearch
These definitely look good and have a pretty decent price, compared to the Surly Tugnut.
Thanks again!
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