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Old 03-24-11, 11:41 AM   #51
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When switching to the proper ISO BB after using a JIS (and depending on whether or not you've overtightened the crap out of your crank arms), you may find that your arms slide a few mm too far down on the spindle, either causing clearance issues or a wonky chainline. You should have just done the right thing from the beginning.
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Old 03-24-11, 11:45 AM   #52
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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.
How about Miche Primato 110mm. It has adjustable cups and is pretty inexpensive.
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I take it Bikeisland is the only place I ca get a Kilo frame set? The 63cm frame is perfect for me but it looks like I can only get it as a complete New Kilo Pro or a Stripper. What a pain
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You should have just done the right thing from the beginning.
Believe me, I would have if I had the choice. I found a good deal on a KHS Flite 100 from when the 75s still came stock. I think the Shimano might have been the stock BB back then (because I certainly don't see them putting the $100 Sugino 75 BB on the bike as a stock part). Either way, I received the cranks with the Shimano BB and I just transferred the crankset over.
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I take it Bikeisland is the only place I ca get a Kilo frame set? The 63cm frame is perfect for me but it looks like I can only get it as a complete New Kilo Pro or a Stripper. What a pain
hotmama59 on ebay sometimes sells kilo framesets, too.

but yeah.
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The thing is I can ride the 60cm but I think I'll have huge saddle to bar drop and I'll need a real long stem. With the 63 I can put a positive rise stem and still get the reach I need. It will be similar to the frame I have now but not ugly and old and bleh
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Check it out!! I put this together for my girlfriend she loves it
The last one is of me riding it, its such a nice ride!!!



ALL city cages+straps!! i should have swapped those for my bike
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Believe me, I would have if I had the choice. I found a good deal on a KHS Flite 100 from when the 75s still came stock. I think the Shimano might have been the stock BB back then (because I certainly don't see them putting the $100 Sugino 75 BB on the bike as a stock part). Either way, I received the cranks with the Shimano BB and I just transferred the crankset over.
and here i felt bad for using a sugino 75 bb with my dura ace 7600 cranks
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I use a similar "shim" for my rear light
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hwd - alloy axle nuts aren't the best idea on a rear wheel.
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and here i felt bad for using a sugino 75 bb with my dura ace 7600 cranks
Can't complain much when the crankset was <$25.
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Old 03-26-11, 05:23 PM   #63
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if you have to build her bike for her, she probably shouldn't be riding brakeless...
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Old 03-28-11, 08:34 AM   #64
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that was for when i first put it together i was smashing around town on the bike...
shes now running it ss and has both rear and front brakes
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Old 03-28-11, 09:26 AM   #65
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LOVIN THE RAW!
i know this isn't the "what don't you like about my bike" thread, but matched wheels/fenders, maybe a lower profile saddle, and changed bartape would make this soo much nicer looking (already looks great though )
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Old 03-28-11, 07:57 PM   #67
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I really like the fender! Which is it?
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It's an sks i'm pretty sure. I got it for free and had to cut it down by the seat tube to fit my old frame.
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Old 03-30-11, 06:21 PM   #69
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Anyone here have the Red Light Kilo Stripper?

I got a lot of left over parts from my Kilo Pro that I'm going to stick on for my girlfriend. Maybe wanted to get some inspiration for how this build'll look!
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Those of you with quill stems, do you just have the older version of the Kilo, a different fork, or did you actually get your fork threaded?

I'm super bummed about not being able to use one, but it seems kind of trivial to get a new fork just so I can use a stem purely for its aesthetic value. Boo-urns.
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Old 04-01-11, 04:40 PM   #71
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Get the steerer tube cut down and threaded at a bike shop. Gonna need a new headset too. Personally i would stick threadless, but hey do whatcha do.
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Got my stripper in the other day. Liking it so far! Just put on my rb-021's and gr-9's. I'm definitely gonna get the tube cut


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Old 04-01-11, 05:32 PM   #73
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Loving that color man.
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Makes the stock wheelset look good!
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Get the steerer tube cut down and threaded at a bike shop. Gonna need a new headset too. Personally i would stick threadless, but hey do whatcha do.
Meh doesn't seem worth it for how expensive doing that would be. I guess my lofty dreams will just have to wait till later. At least now I know for what to aim next... lugged steal, threaded fork, quill stem.
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