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    New member, new bike, Thanks to all....Its just the start!

    So, after debate....I got the Kilo TT chrome stripper, it was really the only model in a 55 in stock, truth is its really grown on me.

    Im building this one up and them in a while switching frames, but its too soon to talk about that, here is the bike.

    I've swapped out to the following parts,

    Nitto Noodle bar
    All-City crankset
    All-City pedals and cages
    Brooks seat

    Still want to upgrade wheels and switch to a threaded headset and quill stem, but Ill wait a couple of months for that.

    Thanks again!


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    Looks awesome, I always love chrome bikes. No handlebar tape though?

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    And why is it that new SSFG riders always want to switch to threaded. It is inferior and a giant hassle. Why would you spend so much effort and money on something that will reduce the performance of your bike.

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    It's all about...


    I have threaded with the threadless adaptor just like you, I kind of wish I have a threadless set up all together...but then, I'd need a lot of spacers, head tube is a tad too short for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBikeRollsOn View Post
    Why would you spend so much effort and money on something that will reduce the performance of your bike.
    Uh oh.. Another threaded/threadless debate. But I have to ask, why would the type of headset reduce the performance of the bike?

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    I think he means why would he thread a threadless fork/steerer, threading a threadless fork will make the threaded steerer more brittle. It is extremely time consuming for shops to start new threads rather than chase threads on a threaded fork.

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    Now it makes sense... I would never thread a threadless fork either. I was assuming he was planning on getting a new fork.

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    hey guys, its a learning process right, Im not willing to thread this fork, I'm also not getting a new one. Dont knock me, as I stated Im willing to see whats the deal.

    As far as for no tape, I do like tape, just didnt find any at the LBS that I liked, choices are rather limited in Brownsville....Im thinking about harlequin cloth wrap in this case.

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    mang slap some thooper thweet purple ano'd deep v's on dat

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    Apple green fizik, it's the only way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cococard View Post
    hey guys, its a learning process right, Im not willing to thread this fork, I'm also not getting a new one. Dont knock me, as I stated Im willing to see whats the deal.

    As far as for no tape, I do like tape, just didnt find any at the LBS that I liked, choices are rather limited in Brownsville....Im thinking about harlequin cloth wrap in this case.
    Okay, well thanks for being reasonable. But here is what the deal is, a lot of new riders get into SSFG because of how they look, which is fine. However, they often by the Kilo and want to switch to a threaded headset, which is pretty costly, considering you may need a new fork or at least have it threaded, a new headset, and then a new stem. In doing this you are losing performance in your bike because threadless systems are much stiffer and if you're going to be changing bars at all, it's a hell of a lot easier. There is an old thread around here somewhere with a bunch of pictures of good looking threadless stems. Maybe try looking for that.

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    Or just jam a quill stem into your threadless steerer and crank on the expander bolt. What's the worst that could happen?

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    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...-my-work/page2

    and this if you like this look of quill.


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    I cant say that I got into fixed/single for the look of it, I could do alot of things for the look of it. Truth is I've ridden mountain bikes for a while now, and when I wanted to ride on the street I would ride my mountain bike.

    I got tired of it and decided to try an entry level road bike to see if it was to my liking, I LOVE IT

    So its not for the look, as in Brownsville I'm probably one of the very limited that actually know what the bikes are, but I dont want my bike to look like ****, we all like nice stuff right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBikeRollsOn View Post
    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...-my-work/page2

    and this if you like this look of quill.

    That is pretty rad.

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    There is a stem like that on the new Raleigh One Way that my friend picked up:


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