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Old 10-01-10, 02:25 AM   #1
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Kilo tt review 9 months exp

Hey Guys,

I've been lurking the FGSS forum for about a year now. Researching on what to get, what the hell straps and hubs were. Nine months ago I bought a Kilo TT and have been riding it since. I wrote a review for it and hope that my experiences buying it, assembling it and riding it could help new riders and interested people can get what I felt about the bike. I have not written a review before so please help me with corrections. If you want me to add more to the review or elaborate more please reply and I'll be happy to improve it.

The review is on the link because I feel the pics do the bike more justice

http://cakewars101.blogspot.com/2010...tt-review.html

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Old 10-01-10, 02:41 AM   #2
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Nice little review. I have to disagree about the stock tire size being to small for heavy riders, thus "wasting" tubes. Either you are not running them fully inflated to their max pressure and you are getting flats because of it, or the tires are not being seated properly thus causing pinch flats. If neither applies to you then your flats shouldnt be pinch style, and shouldnt happen as often even at 235 pounds.

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Good review. I also got a ton of pinch flats with the stock tires - fully inflated. As soon as I switched tires, pinch flats stopped.
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well then if its happened to multiple people, and now I remember hearing a few stories; then it is probably not a pressure/installation problem rather a product defect.
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After I stopped using the stock Kendas, my wife rode on one of them because she needed a tire in a pinch and ended up keeping it for a month without incident. She also weighs considerably less than my 205 lbs.
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My bike doesn't have water bottle mounts either, rather than hanging the u-lock from the top tube or because there isn't enough clearance between the tire and seat tube for the mounting bracket, I mounted it on the down tube. That way the angle helps keep the lock from falling while your pedaling from a major jolt. Granted I'd prefer it mounted on the seat tube, I'm just paranoid a good jolt will release the latch without me being aware of it and somehow another jolt and the lock works free and falls.
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i carry my lock by threading it through the seatstays above the brake bridge. is it just me?
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I bungy mine to my rack, but then y'all are way too cool for racks (I just hate backsweat from my backpack or messenger).
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The lock has a sort of "locking" mechanism to the clip on the top bar. I push it till I hear a click and it stays in place. One downside to carrying the lock is that with the chain and Ulock the bike becomes even heavier.
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I love that orange kilo, what stopped you from buying the tt pro?
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I bungy mine to my rack, but then y'all are way too cool for racks (I just hate backsweat from my backpack or messenger).
I want to put a rack on mine eventually for the rare occasion I might need one for lighter weight stuff. I'm thinking one of those seat post racks. But I'm running out of post with the rear light I installed. I figure I'll eventually get my bike to 40 lbs.

BTW, not being critical on the lock location in my other post. I have one of those pressure fit clamps too. I've found that it's unnecessary to engage it when you have the angle of the seat or down tube helping to keep the lock in the mounting bracket. I've seen others either forget to tighten down that quick release or just be too lazy like me to engage it.
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In the first portion of your review, you miss the part where you tighten your cog and lockring.
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I love that orange kilo, what stopped you from buying the tt pro?
Before the kilo, the last time i had ridden a bike was like 5th grade. I didn't know if I would like biking or not. Would have been a BIG BUMMER if I invested $700+ and then ride it twice and hated it. I saved up to $360 and then took the plunge. I am glad I did
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The numerous grammatical errors made me cringe (ie saying atheistic when I think you were going for aesthetic).... I'm also an english grad student though.

Other than that it was a good review.
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Haha thanks man, I'll go over the review again. And Scrod I'm going to add that part about the lockring as well.
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nice bike, how much does the bike weigh?
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ah shucks thanks for finding this It weighs in at 15.8lbs.
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15.8 lbs, very light, is that for a modified TT? what is the stock weight of the bike with brakes and levers?

thanks

I am considering building or buying a single speed/fixie bike, would like to NOT spend a fortune but also get a nice bike, I like the Wabi classic, but $699 is too rich for my blood. even though weight wise is good and has a good steel on the frame.
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15.8 lbs, very light, is that for a modified TT? what is the stock weight of the bike with brakes and levers?

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I am considering building or buying a single speed/fixie bike, would like to NOT spend a fortune but also get a nice bike, I like the Wabi classic, but $699 is too rich for my blood. even though weight wise is good and has a good steel on the frame.
Oh thats mad tyte custom weight.

Google the stock weight, IIRC 21lbs.
The kilo is a great bang for your buck platform. buy it, ride it and forget about being a weight weenie. Does the exta 5 pounds make that big of a difference? If so then lay off the fast food or save up that cash.
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Oh thats mad tyte custom weight.

Google the stock weight, IIRC 21lbs.
The kilo is a great bang for your buck platform. buy it, ride it and forget about being a weight weenie. Does the exta 5 pounds make that big of a difference? If so then lay off the fast food or save up that cash.
I am just the type who likes to see if I can build a lighter bike than $699.00 buys me for the Wabi Classic

don't eat fast food, 5'9 about 165 lbs. right now.

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FWIW, my kilo weighs in at 15.22.
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Unless you have a ****-ton of lightweight parts already in your possession, or you're going to spend the next 3 years acquiring lightweight used parts, it would be damn near impossible to build a 15-16lb fixed gear for under $699.

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