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Old 05-26-11, 11:39 AM   #351
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Old 05-26-11, 01:29 PM   #352
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How often do they restock the strippers at BD?
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Old 05-26-11, 06:24 PM   #353
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BikesDirect is like the guy you buy weed off of. He's not cool, he's always late, you can NEVER count on him to do something he says he will, he's pretty much an idiot. However, he has what you want, and so you ignore the fact that he's a moron to get it, he's never stolen your money or anything.

In other words, don't play the waiting game with BD. If they don't have what you want now, then look elsewhere. They recently told me in an email that it would be six months or more until they get more Team Track frames in. I don't think it will ever happen.
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Old 05-26-11, 06:35 PM   #354
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BikesDirect is like the guy you buy weed off of. He's not cool, he's always late, you can NEVER count on him to do something he says he will, he's pretty much an idiot. However, he has what you want, and so you ignore the fact that he's a moron to get it, he's never stolen your money or anything.
hahahahaha, so ****ing true.
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Old 05-26-11, 07:51 PM   #355
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A few quick questions about my TT Pro (which I'll post soon):

- It came with two small, horizontal brake mounted near the stem (don't know actual term). I'm only using a front brake, so I removed the right brake lever, but underneath is raw metal. So from the stem to the brake is painted black, then the brake, then "electrical tape", and finally the bar tape. Should I just cover the unfinished gap with my own electrical tape?

- In terms of mounting the brake cable, any tips? Not sure how to make it look good when the cable feeds out of the lever away from the stem.

- There are a few screws in the frame that have no real purpose (like for a bottle mount), so should I remove them? The steel crew doesnt match the grey frame.
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Old 05-26-11, 09:01 PM   #356
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A few quick questions about my TT Pro (which I'll post soon):

- It came with two small, horizontal brake mounted near the stem (don't know actual term). I'm only using a front brake, so I removed the right brake lever, but underneath is raw metal. So from the stem to the brake is painted black, then the brake, then "electrical tape", and finally the bar tape. Should I just cover the unfinished gap with my own electrical tape?

- In terms of mounting the brake cable, any tips? Not sure how to make it look good when the cable feeds out of the lever away from the stem.

- There are a few screws in the frame that have no real purpose (like for a bottle mount), so should I remove them? The steel crew doesnt match the grey frame.
1) They are called "cross levers." You can probably unwrap the electrical and bar tape to the end of the top section of the bar, and then rewrap with less overlap so it extends to the clamping area of the bar to cover up the unpainted metal.

2) Don't know what you mean as there is no real routing in this cable and the housing is very short for the front brake. See attached photo of my Leader, which is a similar situation.

3) You can replace those screws with black M5 button head screws from your friendly local hardware store. Or, you can mount a water bottle cage and carry a water bottle so you don't die of dehydration during an epic ride.
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Old 05-26-11, 10:31 PM   #357
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Old 05-26-11, 10:40 PM   #358
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Nice...I feel like if you could use a bigger chainring and go like 52-19 it would make those cranks look better
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Old 05-26-11, 10:45 PM   #359
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i hate the chainring and am thinking of using this only on the velodrome, so if so i'd probably want a nicer, bigger ring. but as is it's 46/15 and plenty tough enough for me, and i think i'm done upgrading, especially for looks.
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Old 05-27-11, 05:01 AM   #360
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Old 05-27-11, 05:14 AM   #361
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I knew Scrod would post a snarky pic or gif as soon as I read what cc700 wrote. Lol.
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Old 05-27-11, 08:17 AM   #362
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Upgrading is just as bad as it was with cars for me. The upgrade bug is a disease that cannot be cured. I'm buying parts for my bike, and I can't even ride it for 6~8 weeks. Hahaha
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Old 05-27-11, 02:31 PM   #363
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Anyone know if it's possible to remove the decals from the TT or must I buy the stripper?
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Old 05-27-11, 02:36 PM   #364
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Anyone know if it's possible to remove the decals from the TT or must I buy the stripper?
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Old 05-27-11, 03:16 PM   #365
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Alright, just checking. I'm ordering a black magic stripper once I get paid.
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Old 05-27-11, 03:37 PM   #366
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Just got my gold stripper a few days ago and went on a few short rides. First long ride tonight and back tire gets a flat. this sucks.
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Stock kilo tires are known for being crap, definitely get some new ones.
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Old 05-29-11, 01:49 PM   #369
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Pinch flats alllllll day on the stock kilo tires.
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Stock kilo tires are known for being crap, definitely get some new ones.
yeah I know, I was just hoping I would get lucky and not have to deal with it for at least a couple of weeks.
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Old 05-29-11, 03:50 PM   #371
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My Kilo TT as it currently stands. It's been great.
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dat lever angle
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Old 05-29-11, 05:28 PM   #373
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It's a bar end lever I'm assuming....
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Old 05-29-11, 06:21 PM   #374
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My Kilo (stripper in Raw metal)



I wanted it to look like a modern version of some bikes from the early 1900s.

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Old 05-29-11, 06:23 PM   #375
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My new pro, mostly still stock:
http://i.imgur.com/5vHBZ.jpg (on a phone, can't hyperlink).
Color suggestions? I was thinking red accents, but I'm sure yet.
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