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Yes, another Kilo TT thread (but with good questions)
So, I've decided to start from scratch and build from the ground up, starting with a Kilo TT Deluxe frame off Bike Island. Was gonna go with IRO, but honestly just like the looks and color options on the Kilo. I'm trying to stay under $900 for the build, and know I could go with a "nicer" frame on this budget, but would much rather splurge on components. (I may still look at a Mission build, but for now am pretty set on the TT just for the fun of doing it myself....).
Now my questions:
1) Sizing: I know these run big. I'm 6'1" with a 34" inseam, and generally prefer to err on the side of a smaller frame - I hate feeling stretched out. My torso is fairly short. My TCR is a M/L (57cm). The 55cm has a standover of 32 inches, the 57 has a standover of 33 inches. I'm leaning towards the 55, but that seems SMALL! How tall are you, what is your inseam, and what size TT do you ride??
2) Fork: From what I can tell, they only ship with a threadless fork, but say you can have the fork cut and threaded - would I have to go have this machined myself, or will they also ship compatible for threaded headset/stem? (I already asked @ Bike Island, but haven't heard back yet).
3) Build Kit: Debating having a build kit sent out for $320 with the intention of replacing virtually every part eventually. This would give me a bike that's ready to ride while I'm working on the build, and extra components when my build is final to put on a conversion or sell, or whatever. If anyone has used the Bike Island kit - how schwag is it?? Even worth $320?
Gonna pull the trigger on a frame by next weekend, so this is officially my last week for research - hook me up with some info!!