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Old 12-01-08, 10:08 AM   #1
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Potential KILO TT purchase, need some help please

Hey all,

I'm thinking bout buying this bike
http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-ROAD-BIKE-FI...1%7C240%3A1318

A few questions:

Does the dent in the top tube affect the frames integrity?

I'm 6 foot sans shoes, with a 34 inch inseam (no shoes, not pressed into pubic bone). I would clear the top tube (measured the 34 inches on my current bike barefoot, would def clear with shoes and with the bike leaning). I'm of otherwise average proportions, does anyone believe that the bike will be a huge mismatch in size?

Who is Bike Chica? Can I count on her to make things right in the event of some problem with the bike? This is knowing that internet customer service is obviously lacking.

The reason I ask is because I can get this bike for just over $205 with microsoft cashback, and that saves me about 150 over a 2009 Kilo 55 cm in black, which is what I was originally going to get. That money adds up to new pedals, a brake, and whatever else I might want, plus some cash in pocket.
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Old 12-01-08, 10:44 AM   #2
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Looks good, but really resembles this one http://bikesdirect.com/products/mercier/kilott.htm
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Old 12-01-08, 11:24 AM   #3
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anyone know how much the price of the kilo will go up to?
It's BIN...

You can buy new for not much more with the shipping.

If you do get it buy it through Live.com and 30% back.
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I just bought a Dawes road bike for my lady this weekend from Chikabike. I assume she is affiliated with BD and BIke Island.

I'd pass on that bike cuz of the dented TT and go new for $100 more, personally.
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Old 12-01-08, 11:42 AM   #5
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no im saying on their website how it says "price will stay low until january 1st 2009"
Only guy here likely to know that is BD Mike.
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they'll probably go up by $50 I'm assuming, maybe more depending on how their costs have risen due to the economic crisis and all.
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I just bought a Dawes road bike for my lady this weekend from Chikabike. I assume she is affiliated with BD and BIke Island.

I'd pass on that bike cuz of the dented TT and go new for $100 more, personally.
Well, with cashback the bike actually comes out to around $200, which is $150 less than new. Pretty significant on a 350 dollar bike.

**Bike is bought**

Came to 289.99 total, less 10% ebay coupon= 272.99. Also getting $78 cash back from microsoft live, so the total on the bike will be under $200 to my door. Not a bad deal methinks.
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Well, with cashback the bike actually comes out to around $200, which is $150 less than new. Pretty significant on a 350 dollar bike.

**Bike is bought**

Came to 289.99 total, less 10% ebay coupon= 272.99. Also getting $78 cash back from microsoft live, so the total on the bike will be under $200 to my door. Not a bad deal methinks.
f*ck it, ride it til you destroy the frame, have fun.
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nobody here is afraid of riding a bike with a dented tt?
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nobody here is afraid of riding a bike with a dented tt?
Steel bike?

No.
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nobody here is afraid of riding a bike with a dented tt?
ride it til it dies, transplant parts to new frame, repeat as necessary
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nobody here is afraid of riding a bike with a dented tt?
i've seen kids drop hundreds of dollers on bikes with dented top tubes.
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hopefully the dent doesn't ruin structural integrity, though I would seriously hope not. If it does... well **** me.
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throw on a tt protector and you'll forget the dent was there.
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hopefully the dent doesn't ruin structural integrity, though I would seriously hope not. If it does... well **** me.
Unlikely.

If so, you can get a new frane for $200
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