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  1. #2576
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    Road Bike Fit Summary
    The Eddy Fit (cm)
    Seat Tube Range c–c:
    Seat Tube Range c–t:
    Top Tube Length:
    Stem Length:
    BB–Saddle Position:
    Saddle Handlebar:
    Saddle Setback:
    51.4 - 51.9 cm
    52.9 - 53.4 cm
    53.7 - 54.1 cm
    9.7 - 10.3 cm
    67.5 - 69.5 cm
    52.1 - 52.7 cm
    4.6 - 5 cm
    The Competitive Fit (cm)
    Seat Tube Range c–c:
    Seat Tube Range c–t:
    Top Tube Length:
    Stem Length:
    BB–Saddle Position:
    Saddle Handlebar:
    Saddle Setback:
    50.2 - 50.7 cm
    51.7 - 52.2 cm
    53.7 - 54.1 cm
    10.8 - 11.4 cm
    68.3 - 70.3 cm
    51.3 - 51.9 cm
    3.4 - 3.8 cm
    The French Fit (cm)
    Seat Tube Range c–c:
    Seat Tube Range c–t:
    Top Tube Length:
    Stem Length:
    BB–Saddle Position:
    Saddle Handlebar:
    Saddle Setback:
    53.1 - 53.6 cm
    54.6 - 55.1 cm
    54.9 - 55.3 cm
    9.9 - 10.5 cm
    65.8 - 67.8 cm
    53.8 - 54.4 cm
    4.1 - 4.5 cm
    Your Measurments
    Inseam:
    Trunk:
    Forearm:
    Arm:
    Thigh:
    Lower Leg:
    Sternal Notch:
    Total Body Height:
    30.5
    24
    14
    24.5
    21
    19
    53
    65.25


    Need help picking a Kilo TT size. Thinking either their 47cm or 50cm.
    My barefoot inseam is 30.5" & 30.75" with shoes.

    Kilo Sizing: Kilo TT Geometry

    What size should I get?


    Also:

    Kilo TT Pro:
    Pros: Better components & wheels.
    Cons: Have to wait 3-5 weeks before I can get my hands on one. Hate the paint scheme with the chrome.

    Kilo TT:
    Pros: Slightly cheaper, more color options. Can get it in 1 week.
    Cons: Cheaper components.

    Not sure which to choose, I'm trying to balance the options but could use some friendly advice. I will end up getting a white TT Pro and maybe eventually replacing it with a Kilo BikeIslands frame of my color preference, while selling the Pro frame - or I might learn to like the chrome. Is the Pro a significant upgrade over the standard Kilo TT?

    Thanks in advance!

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    @wtfnoob, you're risking a bit posting a request like this, but kudos to you for being brave ;o)

    If you read the forums a bit, you'll find everyone recommends the Pro over the standard if you can afford it and aren't planning on doing a bunch of upgrades soon - think of it as a better starting platform, and for only a $50 difference, its a good 'bang for your buck'. If you're thinking of doing a whole bunch of upgrades soon/right-away, might as well start with the cheaper option.

    As for size, everyone is going to tell you to read the sticky, and go with the top-tube measurement. Your fit suggests a 53 cm kilo, but you could size down if you prefer a tighter size (depends if you like making a small bike bigger, or a big bike smaller).

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    After reading through both of the kilo tt picture threads as well as a few others, I jumped on board and ordered a 55cm Stripper (gold digger). It came in today and I just got back from the first ride. Starting and stopping will take some getting use to but overall I couldn't be happier! If your a fixie noob like myself looking for an entry level bike, seriously read through these threads as they will likely answer any questions you have and more. Thanks again guys/gals for getting me back on the saddle!

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    Brakes help with stopping.
    Hey guys, lets go play bikes!

    Strava

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    Yeah thankfully the stripper came with front and back brakes which helps.

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    C'mon, this thread ain't dead yet...
    I recently pulled the trigger on a matte black stripper TT (60cm).
    Shipping took less than a week and the box arrived in surprisingly good shape for UPS.

    Overall I've been pretty impressed by the quality at this price point.
    Both wheels needed their bearings adjusted but the BB and headset were good.
    That was a relief because modern BB's are something I'm not real comfortable working on.

    The pedals might have been decent with some adjustments but I didn't like the feel of them on my feet at all, with or without clips and straps.
    I didn't bother figuring out how to get the dust caps off and ordered up some MKS Sylvan Touring with MKS Deep toeclips (I'm a size 12 in Converse) and Zefal leather straps (which are NOT too short). The MKS pedals didn't really need lubing but did need adjusting. Can you already tell I'm a little OCD about bearings?
    I also bought a Shimano 16t freewheel just in case fixed wasn't my thing. I was a bit surprised that the cog on the Shimano seems to be of lower quality than the cog that shipped with the Kilo but it works just fine. I think I rode on the freewheel about ten minutes before I went back to fixed.
    All upgrades along with a few Park tools (15mm cone wrench, freewheel tool) I didn't have were picked up on Amazon.

    I'd like some different bars next, thinking about Cinelli Pope style or similar. I'm too old for drops.
    Then maybe a leather saddle...and then...
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    Kind of surprised you replaced the pedal straps before the saddle. The stock one was like riding a hatchet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plutoker View Post
    Kind of surprised you replaced the pedal straps before the saddle. The stock one was like riding a hatchet.
    I couldn't get my clodhoppers in and out of those skinny cages.
    Crappy saddle? Man up.
    Crappy pedals? Man down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plutoker View Post
    After reading through both of the kilo tt picture threads as well as a few others, I jumped on board and ordered a 55cm Stripper (gold digger). It came in today and I just got back from the first ride. Starting and stopping will take some getting use to but overall I couldn't be happier! If your a fixie noob like myself looking for an entry level bike, seriously read through these threads as they will likely answer any questions you have and more. Thanks again guys/gals for getting me back on the saddle!

    I've been riding the white TT Stripper since March. Has become my favorite bike for light commuting. Its on the SS side, one of these days I will man up and flip to fixed.
    Best regards - steve
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    Kilo tt's always look great in big sizes.

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    Couldn't agree more Steve. I've been commuting with mine to work about 36-54miles a week and couldn't be happier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plutoker View Post
    Couldn't agree more Steve. I've been commuting with mine to work about 36-54miles a week and couldn't be happier.
    Pictures, gentlemen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlafitte View Post
    Pictures, gentlemen?
    From today's ride.
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    @Plutoker what brake levers are those?

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    edit: double post

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyperbole View Post
    @Plutoker what brake levers are those?
    They are Dia Compe DC139. Its a tight fit on nitto rb-018 handlebars but I love the look and feel.

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    Awesome, thanks. I dig 'em and I'm running the same handlebars on my Kilo as well.

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    Has anyone stripped and polished the black Tektro brakes? I guess it's probably cheaper in the long run to just buy the silver ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1000MPH View Post
    Has anyone stripped and polished the black Tektro brakes? I guess it's probably cheaper in the long run to just buy the silver ones.
    Not sure if they are anodized but if they are you can just put them in a plastic bucket with some greased lightning or oven cleaner and it will remove the coating.
    http://www.pedalroom.com/members/AristoNYC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plutoker View Post
    They are Dia Compe DC139. Its a tight fit on nitto rb-018 handlebars but I love the look and feel.
    Any chance you could give a few more pictures of those levers and of you squeezing the lever. I'm thinking about running one
    http://www.pedalroom.com/bike/pake-rum-runner-14226

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    Quote Originally Posted by GENESTARWIND View Post
    Any chance you could give a few more pictures of those levers and of you squeezing the lever. I'm thinking about running one
    No problem. Here's a few positions I find myself in with some lever pulls.

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    nice thanks man. This makes me happy, looks like ill be able to run one with my fyxation pursuit bars which have a very mild drop.

    nice bike btw
    http://www.pedalroom.com/bike/pake-rum-runner-14226

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    Very cool setup with those levers. What's the measurement from the mounting bracket to lever end, also space between lever and bars?

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    one two three.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyperbole View Post
    Sadly I had my front wheel stolen over the weekend. My wheels match the wheels in the picture above. Does anyone know what make and model these wheels are so I can buy a matching replacement?

    Thanks,
    Jesse

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