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Old 04-02-11, 12:09 AM   #76
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I couldn't see a shop charging more than 20 dollars to thread a fork, and a headset could be had for like 20 bucks. Go for it!
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Old 04-02-11, 01:13 AM   #77
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ok fk this im posting in progress shots. idgaf anymore, fk lbs's.

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Old 04-02-11, 01:29 AM   #78
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I couldn't see a shop charging more than 20 dollars to thread a fork, and a headset could be had for like 20 bucks. Go for it!
What, really? I only briefly looked into it cause it seemed way expensive but maybe I am looking in the wrong places...
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Old 04-02-11, 01:44 AM   #79
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did anyone mention those bar-end red flashy lights that point out to rear on dealextreme? (im looking at cc)
if not, i ordered a pair to test and they're a pretty good concept and position, see above. they're kinda pretty useful.

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Old 04-02-11, 01:58 AM   #81
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if i put you on my ignore list, will all your insults finally go away?

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Old 04-02-11, 08:34 AM   #82
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I couldn't see a shop charging more than 20 dollars to thread a fork
Call around and find one.

Extending existing threads is one thing, threading from scratch is an entirely different animal and most shops won't even do it.
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Old 04-10-11, 12:50 AM   #83
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already posted these in the regular fg/ss picture thread but why not?





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Old 04-10-11, 01:28 AM   #84
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i did see those bar ends but they don't come in black! or purple! or green!
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Do you guys have paint chipping issues with the bike as well?

Looking at the green bike above it seems so. Other then that, the bikes been perfect!
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Old 04-11-11, 10:37 AM   #86
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I noticed a lot of paint chipping similar to the green bike above on a 2003-ish KHS Flite 100 that I have (same frame as Kilo TT). The 2010 Kilo TT my GF has doesn't have any paint chipping issues other than the obligatory stuff around the track ends.
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Old 04-11-11, 01:20 PM   #87
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i treated that bike like a newborn baby when i first got it and it still chipped pretty badly. then i stopped caring and now it's chipped everywhere. fragile paint but its an '08 kilo so maybe they've changed it up since then.

i also touched it up in white so it looks a little worse than it is.
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Old 04-11-11, 04:26 PM   #88
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Long time lurker, but here's a picture of my 2010 Kilo TT.
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Old 04-11-11, 04:35 PM   #89
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i treated that bike like a newborn baby when i first got it and it still chipped pretty badly. then i stopped caring and now it's chipped everywhere. fragile paint but its an '08 kilo so maybe they've changed it up since then.

i also touched it up in white so it looks a little worse than it is.
I have a 2011 kilo tt so I guess they still haven't changed it up.
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Old 04-11-11, 05:06 PM   #91
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That's weird. You guys must be locking real hard, or my GF is locking really gently. Other than the track ends, there are some scrapes but not chips like in the above pictures.
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Same here, my 2010 kilo pro doesn't have any chips.
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Old 04-11-11, 07:44 PM   #93
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A couple of my stripper...

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Old 04-11-11, 11:24 PM   #94
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Question for you guys. Will this bike and frame support a bigger guy? I'm 6'1" ~260 lbs. Do you guys think there would be an issue?
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Old 04-11-11, 11:34 PM   #95
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Question for you guys. Will this bike and frame support a bigger guy? I'm 6'1" ~260 lbs. Do you guys think there would be an issue?
Ever looked into a Madison?
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Old 04-11-11, 11:47 PM   #96
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Ever looked into a Madison?
No I haven't. Any pluses about that bike?
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Old 04-11-11, 11:55 PM   #97
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definitely made much beefier than the Kilo, but the kilo should support you. I'd recommend the Schwinn Madison though if your just looking for a good steel bike.
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Old 04-11-11, 11:59 PM   #98
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Question for you guys. Will this bike and frame support a bigger guy? I'm 6'1" ~260 lbs. Do you guys think there would be an issue?
When i started riding last year i was around 245 lbs, and now 8 months later i'm down to 220. BTW i'm 6'2" and ride a 60cm Kilo
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Couldn't find the Kilo thread so here she is again



@savphoto.net You should check out http://www.lvfixed.proboards.com
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Old 04-12-11, 07:49 PM   #100
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Click for larger images. And yes, my bike is magical and can balance on its own.

Someday I'll get a fancy camera.

edit: oh yeah, and "no drive side photo" = suck it, I forgot
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