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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 04-07-14, 07:05 AM   #51
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Slow start, but this thread's gettin pretty good. Wish the guy who had the badass WT with fatties and double Aerospokes was still around.
Do you mean this bike ?

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Old 04-07-14, 11:28 AM   #52
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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).
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Old 04-07-14, 01:58 PM   #53
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Do you mean this bike ?

That's the one.
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Tejano, I love the wrench on the bike's downtube!
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Tejano, I love the wrench on the bike's downtube!
I love it too ! It's a Felt BeerNuts combination 15mm axle nut wrench and bottle opener.

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Old 04-15-14, 07:35 AM   #56
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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.

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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.
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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.
1. I've got ACS Crossfire freewheels on two of my bikes and like them a lot. They're smooth, quiet and durable.

2. Thanks !

3. You're close on his name. It's Gyeswho.
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