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cc700 03-22-11 08:39 PM

i didn't get a nicer frame because at the time this frame was all i could afford. i didn't have money when i got the frame.

also, when i got the frame it was frame and fork for 170 shipped.

i've had the frame for three and a half years. it's basically a testament to how great the frame is that i haven't upgraded yet.

Sherblock 03-22-11 08:45 PM

Well don't get me wrong dude, your bike is no doubt my favorite on Bikeforums. It oozes personality.

cc700 03-22-11 08:48 PM

thanks. i have been wanting a new frame lately, but that's actually mostly because the kilo isn't very stiff and entices me to ride it all the time because it's so pleasurable.
http://ceramicconfessions.files.word...9-dsc_0463.jpg
with 3ttt, not b123aa

Sherblock 03-22-11 08:51 PM

You should get a Torelli, they're awesome.

But were already off-topic, only 2 pages in.

yummygooey 03-22-11 08:55 PM

I can feel the difference between Reynolds 853 (my bike) and Reynolds 520 (Kilo) in terms of stiffness, and my frame is lighter than a Kilo frame, but not even by that much. I've been riding a Kilo for the past couple of months while my TET (853) was out of commission, and I have thoroughly enjoyed it. The bottom line is that the Kilo is a nice frame, especially for the $170 cc got his for. Not to mention the fact that there were so many posts in the other Kilo thread that they had to start a new one... that should be a testament to how solid a bike the Kilo is.

Scrodzilla 03-22-11 09:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Sherblock (Post 12397627)
It oozes multiple personalities.

fixed.

Charlie - what are your thoughts on that saddle?

Sherblock 03-22-11 09:07 PM

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k2...ilm/psycho.jpg

cc700 03-22-11 09:23 PM

zoncolan? i keep slipping forward out of the pocket and can't seem to get the angle right. i like it, it's supportive and comfy but only when you're on it right and i think the shape just doesn't keep me on it right.

i've got the turbo back on now.

thinktubes 03-22-11 10:03 PM

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3586/...0e2de9f1b3.jpg

coolcras7 03-23-11 04:07 PM

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http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=194754http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=194755http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=194756
Here are some old Pics of my Kilo, click on for larger images.
anyone know how to post pictures correctly on here

ironpuppy13 03-23-11 07:24 PM

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what would you all suggest as a good square taper bb replacement for my kilo... also here she is... posting her in the new thread. she won't looks anything like this for long and is in fact already in pieces.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=194783

sorry it's non drive side. but it's just the stock crank.

Scrodzilla 03-23-11 07:42 PM

ironpuppy - what crank will you be using?

ironpuppy13 03-23-11 08:37 PM

i was thinking the sugino 75 and if i buy it i was actually planning on buying from your store. lol. whys yours so much cheaper.

evilcryalotmore 03-23-11 08:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Gyeswho (Post 12394457)


This bike doesn't get enough justice, I love this.

v1ral 03-23-11 10:07 PM

I have a stock Kilo TT I just bought off BikesDirect a couple weeks ago and thinking about trying bullhorn handle bars. Would these be good with the stock stem? http://www.amazon.com/Origin-8-Bullh...0939455&sr=8-1

Also this chain will fit, correct? http://www.amazon.com/KMC-Z410-Bicyc...ef=pd_sim_sg_4

Sherblock 03-23-11 10:18 PM

Both of those should be fine, but for the love of god don't get a green or pink chain. And if you don't mind spending a little bit more you'd probably get a lot more.

v1ral 03-23-11 10:19 PM

Hell no, a white chain would look perfect. :) Thanks!

yummygooey 03-23-11 11:27 PM

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Originally Posted by ironpuppy13 (Post 12402365)
i was thinking the sugino 75 and if i buy it i was actually planning on buying from your store. lol. whys yours so much cheaper.

There are many options for BBs that fit the Sugino 75s. I use a Shimano UN54, but many will not recommend it because the UN54 is JIS taper and 75s are ISO taper. The Protype BB is looks affordable:

http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?m...oducts_id=9460

Or for NJS bling:
http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?m...f78bc08df3a979...

ironpuppy13 03-24-11 12:14 AM

phil wood maybe? lol.

tristen 03-24-11 07:44 AM

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Originally Posted by cc700 (Post 12397645)
thanks. i have been wanting a new frame lately, but that's actually mostly because the kilo isn't very stiff and entices me to ride it all the time because it's so pleasurable.
http://ceramicconfessions.files.word...9-dsc_0463.jpg
with 3ttt, not b123aa

HOT DAMN. that's a sweet bike. absolutely superb.

vw addict 03-24-11 08:13 AM

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Originally Posted by ironpuppy13 (Post 12402365)
whys yours so much cheaper.

if you buy it from him they save a baby panda, if you don't they kill one.

Lilcphoto 03-24-11 08:14 AM

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Originally Posted by tristen (Post 12403861)
hot damn. That use to be a sweet bike, but those cranks are hideous. Absolutely superb.

fify

tristen 03-24-11 08:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Lilcphoto (Post 12404016)
fify

yes! i see the error of my ways! i was blinded by the light.

Scrodzilla 03-24-11 08:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ironpuppy13 (Post 12402365)
i was thinking the sugino 75 and if i buy it i was actually planning on buying from your store. lol. whys yours so much cheaper.

Right on...thanks! Ours are cheaper simply because we like to keep prices down (and the pile of dead baby pandas is getting out of control).

I'd recommend using something ISO over using a UN54. If you end up wanting to go with the 75 BB, let me know and I'll get one for you at a decent price. We don't keep them in stock but I can easily get them from our distributor. Personally, I'd rather use the Protype BB because it's cartridge.

yummygooey 03-24-11 11:13 AM

Scrod - Do you know if I will experience issues if I go from a Shimano UN54 to an ISO (I'm thinking Protype) BB? E.g. do I need to stick with JIS now that I've used JIS?

Planning ahead for when this Shimano craps out...


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