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Old 11-22-08, 03:06 AM   #1
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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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Old 11-22-08, 03:41 AM   #2
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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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Old 11-22-08, 04:45 AM   #3
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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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Old 11-22-08, 04:52 AM   #4
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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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Old 11-22-08, 06:26 AM   #5
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It comes with a big bike lock, as well as an under-seat saddle.
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Old 11-22-08, 10:19 AM   #6
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AND it's powered in black!
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Old 11-22-08, 11:31 AM   #7
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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.
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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Old 11-22-08, 11:51 AM   #8
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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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Old 11-22-08, 01:47 PM   #9
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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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Old 11-22-08, 05:40 PM   #10
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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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Old 11-22-08, 06:43 PM   #11
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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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$320 + $29 = $349 (Mercier Kilo TT - bikesdirect.com)

much better... yes?
no.
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no.
par-kay?
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Old 11-23-08, 02:15 AM   #17
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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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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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Old 11-23-08, 05:34 AM   #19
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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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