Appreciate the feedback and info on these forums. I've done many searches and have read about 10 hrs of stuff. My challenge lies in getting ramped up on the diction, bike anatomy and key things to know and focus on. I'm trying - but apologize in advance. I also thank everyone in advance.
I'd like to convert the Kilo into a Single Speed bike. It comes with the Flip Flop hub (which is required for SS correct?) but do I also need to purchase a free wheel? OR does the bike have everything it needs to be converted directly into a SS? (I know I will have to purchase brakes separately.) The net/net question becomes, what else do I have to buy if I want to make the Kilo TT a single speed bike out of the box?
I know for sure that sizes of bikes all differ. The torso of the bike itself seems very short (I guess that's the top tube length.) Does that mean that the bike itself will be very uncomfortable because I will have to hunch over alot when I ride?
Is it safe assumption that if I was going to buy a 49cm Dawes SST, that I should get the 47cm Kilo TT?
Additionally, if I was going to buy the 52cm Dawes, I should purchase the 52cm Kilo? Is there a general rule of thumb in conversion from a Dawes to a Kilo?
I am 5'7 but have a short torso and short legs (inseam is 29") Belly button to my groin is oddly longer than average, that's where I'm making things up. The stand over height on the 47cm Kilo is 29" on the money. With sneakers on I'll have an 1-1 1/2 clearing room. Some argue this isn't a big deal, but others say you absolutely should have clearance to protect the jewels. I'm open to feedback.
I am going to buy a Kilo. Question is 47 or 52. Thanks again everyone and please try to provide an answer to both (if possible.)