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Old 11-19-10, 06:24 PM   #1
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2011 Kilo TT Pro comes out the day after my WT arrives

My 08 Madison was stolen a month ago and I've been searching for replacements on BD. I settled on a Kilo WT, Emerald Green 62 cm, only because the 63cm Kilo TT Pro in Slate was sold out. I emailed BD asking about the 63cm Kilo's that were all gone, wish they could have given me a heads up! I love my WT so far, it's spec'd nearly the same.
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Old 11-19-10, 06:29 PM   #2
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i'd rather have tire clearance than chromed tips, but that's just me.

make sure the seatpost fits (nyuknyuknyuk) and then enjoy the hell out of it!
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Old 11-19-10, 06:32 PM   #3
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somehow it looks like they just changed the frame to the chrome ended ones and didnt think about the overall apperance of the bike
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yeah i'm not a fan of the new pro. make it 500 and full chrome with black formationface and then we'll talk

actually no, for 500 it's going to have to be nicer tubing, undrilled for brakes, no eyelets or brazeons, and basically a different bike. if i needed a new bike tomorrow it wouldn't be a kilo.

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Old 11-19-10, 06:35 PM   #5
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i still really hope/wish to see the lugged kilo with chrome lugs. although im sure that would be expensive.
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chrome tips deserve silver colored components...
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"meh" is like "sort of fail"...like the opposite of
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I really like the new kilo. I think i may order one....even though i have one already.
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Chrome baby, CHROME


Maybe sell the old one.
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Not worth the trouble, IMO.
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i hear ya
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i wouldn't spend money on a bike unless i sold my current bikes or otherwise lost them.

unless i had the money for this

plus new saddle and post and cockpit. but that's seriously all you need to do to make this the most awesome mass production bike around imo.

seriously has to be absolute pavement bliss. i'd probably punch a kitten in the face for the chance to ride it for a week.

dees thrad, ees BD love thread, no?


seriously, this gran premio... the super strada apex... ****ing hitting the nails on the head man.

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^ i saw that on the email as well. steerer tube could be cut a bit, but cockpit looks fine to me besides the saddle.
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the stem and post look heavy and noodly. some nicer components would really help let the frame shine. and those bars don't look comfy to my hands. and yes, saddle looks awful.
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some silver would set it off right. and i dunno, i think shallow road drops are alright.
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i still really hope/wish to see the lugged kilo with chrome lugs. although im sure that would be expensive.
they have them as frames on Bike Island for $300
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i wouldn't spend money on a bike unless i sold my current bikes or otherwise lost them.

unless i had the money for this

plus new saddle and post and cockpit. but that's seriously all you need to do to make this the most awesome mass production bike around imo.

seriously has to be absolute pavement bliss. i'd probably punch a kitten in the face for the chance to ride it for a week.

dees thrad, ees BD love thread, no?


seriously, this gran premio... the super strada apex... ****ing hitting the nails on the head man.
they are nice looking bikes, but I do enjoy my Kilo
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Those would be my choice of components for the Motobecane.
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wicked: so do i. i was responding to someone who was considering buying a second kilo.

vix: dude, you're killing me. that would be so hot. i would trade all my bikes and all of my clothes and one of my computers and my box spring to make that happen. instead i'm trying to get a job, like a sucker. i especially love how the zero100 component set matches the 6700 group nicely.
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i wouldn't spend money on a bike unless i sold my current bikes or otherwise lost them.

unless i had the money for this

plus new saddle and post and cockpit. but that's seriously all you need to do to make this the most awesome mass production bike around imo.

seriously has to be absolute pavement bliss. i'd probably punch a kitten in the face for the chance to ride it for a week.

dees thrad, ees BD love thread, no?


seriously, this gran premio... the super strada apex... ****ing hitting the nails on the head man.
Seriously, why is this under the BD commuter bike section? It took me awhile to find it
And who would honestly commute with a $1500 bike daily?
Not hating; if I had the money/ someone gave me this, I would seriously use it to commute.
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they have them as frames on Bike Island for $300
Not with chrome lugs, they don't.
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your right sorry just saw the lugged.
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