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    Is it worth to buy? (KHS Flite 100 for $320)

    i need your opinion, please help.

    http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/bik/922211394.html

    (this guy seems little weird... hm... as you guys said it below.)

    thanks in advance.
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    No, not even close. Too expensive, components are all worthless, cottered bottom brackets are a miserable pain in the ass, and if you're taller than about 5' it'll be too small.

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    hey chidane you still haven't found a bike yet? what kind of bike are you looking for and what's your budget?

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    i used to have one, but gave it to my friend for cheap.
    haha. and yea i am looking for another one... no set budget, but as cheap as i can find.
    how's 2nd one looking?

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    It comes with a big bike lock, as well as an under-seat saddle.

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    AND it's powered in black!
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    bigbris stopped two runaway busses riding brakeless one time.

    the moral of the story: riding brakeless saves lives.

    i am serious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PunctualAlex View Post
    No, not even close. Too expensive, components are all worthless, cottered bottom brackets are a miserable pain in the ass, and if you're taller than about 5' it'll be too small.
    It's kind of hard to tell from the photo in the ad, but 1977 and older would have cotterless cranks.
    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/retroral...rand-prix.html

    That said, I agree with PunctualAlex that the components are not of the best, although I wouldn't say they're worthless. It likely has SR (Sakae Ringyo = Suntour) cranks if they're cotterless. They used to came in 118 BCD so it would be a pain to swap out a chainring if you need to. although I'm not sure about this specific bike.

    Considering that it runs 27s, if you wanted to buy a new wheelset and did many other mods, you'd be approaching the price of the KHS.
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    Nope! You basically paying 175 bfor a crappy frame,. you might as well get a complete starter bike from bikesdirek or womthing, youll pay less and get a better bike.

    Hks might be something to consider, depends on components.

    w/e you do, good luck and have fun riding

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    the 2nd one looks like a nice enough bike, but not $320 nice and it looks like the seller is a total d_o_u_c_h_e nozzle

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    okay. forget about 1st one, and pleaes give me more opinion about 2nd one!!!!!
    KHS for $320, is that a good deal?
    bump for more opinions!

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    For 320 you're getting a renolds 520 frame/fork with lifetime warranty.

    FSA crank, Sealded BB, Threadless cane creek headset, DP-18 wheellset, San marco saddle, Dura ace cog and a tektro brake.

    If u ask me, that's not a bad deal..

    Spec out the kilo and look at um side by side..
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    whats wrong with that chain tension lol

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    It does have a saddle under the seat, that's like 2 for 1 saddles.

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    $320 + $29 = $349 (Mercier Kilo TT - bikesdirect.com)

    much better... yes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gman26 View Post
    $320 + $29 = $349 (Mercier Kilo TT - bikesdirect.com)

    much better... yes?
    no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4doorhoor View Post
    no.
    par-kay?

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    the khs is not a bad deal- maybe you can go check it out and test ride it. though for $329 you can get a new kilo tt for not much more brand new or one of the other bikesdirect bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gman26 View Post
    par-kay?
    1. LIFETIME WARRANTY.

    2. Threadless headset.

    3. Sealed bottom bracket.

    4. Better wheels.

    5. Dura ace > no name.

    6. San marco..

    7. Fit and finish(heavy coat)

    8. Small brick and morter > internet hype.


    no?

    IMO: Kilos TT's are total hype.
    Kilo pros/KHS flite100's are a decent deal.
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    All I want to know, is if it will do bar spins or not

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    thanks for all of you guys and your help.
    I finally decided to buy it.
    Let's close this thread mod please.

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