I've had mine for about a month, and overall, I like the bike. The stock stem is a bit too long for me, and I plan on swapping it out with one from one of my other bikes until I can afford to buy another. The freewheel that came with it is a clunky creaking piece of ****, which is a bit of a disappointment, because my intent was to ride it SS. Can anyone recommend a replacement freewheel that won't have this issue? I was reading up on creaking freewheels, and it sounds like this isn't an uncommon problem. The White Industries Eno looks cool, but goddamn, it's almost a 100 bucks!
One thing I noticed that was different from the Bikesdirect ad, is that the seat post clamp wasn't welded on the frame like they stated. Instead it has a no-name removable aluminum collar. I feel pretty indifferent about this; at least it's replaceable. Aside from the Sugino RD-2 cranks, and Alex Wheels, most of the other components are unbranded. They seem fine for the riding I'm doing, and I probably won't upgrade anything until they wear out or break (or are no longer seemingly fine to me - I can be impulsive).
Tejano, I love the wrench on the bike's downtube!
"You spend the whole time afraid you're weak, but clawing every second knowing that if you can just shut your mind off and turn the pedals 1 more time you're going to be 1 pedal turn closer." -- Psimet
I regret to inform you that the Kilo WT has been downgraded from Brooks Pro saddle / VO Grand Cru seatpost to Charge Spoon saddle / Kalloy Uno seatpost. The former components have found their way onto my new chrome Soma Rush. IMHO, the Kilo WT still looks good and the Charge Spoon saddle is comfy.
I had the same problem with a few different free wheels. I finally went with an ACS crossfire 18tooth and have been very very happy with it! Hope that helps. I love bike above! I think the guy who posted is named Gyeshoe or something along the lines of that.