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Old 10-21-11, 11:34 PM   #976
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Then what do you recommend as a $200 frame?
http://www.retro-gression.com/produc...mo-track-frame

http://www.retro-gression.com/produc...er-722ts-frame (PM Scrod for this, he's overstocked in some sizes)

That's a good start, there's also the Pake frame on there.
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Old 10-21-11, 11:53 PM   #977
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I bought my Kilo TT Pro complete for $250, there's no way in hell the frame is worth paying $200 for haha.
Samzies. Find a different frame or go custom like EpicSchwinn suggests. A kilo frame is DEF not worth 200$.
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Old 10-22-11, 01:00 AM   #978
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A kilo frame is DEF not worth 200$.
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Old 10-22-11, 10:14 AM   #979
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I don't think $200 is such an outrageous price for the frame if it's what you want. I spent about $150 on my Kilo frame/fork but still got the bike built with pretty nice parts for under $350.

The only way you can get a decent frame for less than $200 is if you buy used, and some people don't like to buy used.
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Old 10-22-11, 02:11 PM   #980
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bought my kilo tt complete minus wheels for $125
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Old 10-22-11, 02:22 PM   #981
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Yours is also ridiculously large.
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Old 10-22-11, 02:54 PM   #982
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Old 10-22-11, 02:56 PM   #983
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No, but that's probably why it was cheap.
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Old 10-22-11, 05:11 PM   #984
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waiting on some track drops that were supposedly shipped last saturday
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Old 10-22-11, 10:05 PM   #985
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I'd say over $800 at least. So far, I've spent $200 in upgrading the pedals, stem, saddle, bars, and tape, and wheelsets and cranks are probably up next. All depends on where you obtain your parts, of course.
This just makes me think I should buy a Bianchi Pista Dalmine. Seems like it should destroy the Kilo TT in every way, and the only upgrade I'd need right away would "need" right way would a set of $50 bullhorns. The MSRP is $1,000, so I should be able to get it for about $800-900.



Then again, that completely defeats the purpose of getting a "cheap" secondary bike...
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Old 10-22-11, 10:07 PM   #986
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that ****s ugly
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Old 10-22-11, 10:11 PM   #987
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that ****s ugly
*Fugly*
Dat Shizz is bloo. Yo belief daht? But cereal, what do I really think of it...? Nope yeah, I can make poops that look better than that.

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for $1000 you could have a road bike with a modern groupset
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Old 10-23-11, 02:23 AM   #989
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for $1000 you could have a road bike with a modern groupset
I already have one of those. I'm looking for a cheap bike to use for errands and poor weather commuting. I'm also interested in owning a fixie, so I figured I'd combine the two into one bike.
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cheap does not mean waste of money. just get a kilo and change the saddle
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Old 10-23-11, 11:15 AM   #991
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And the pedals.
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Old 10-23-11, 01:38 PM   #992
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2012 Mercier Kilo Stripper Raw











Saddle: Origin-8 PRO UNO Synthetic Leather (Brown)
Handlebars: Origin-8 Bullhorn Pursuit Style Handle Bars 26.0 x 42cm (Silver)
Handlebar Tape: Deda Elementi Mistral Perforated Synthetic Leather (Brown)
Brake Levers: Cane Creek 200 TT
Wheels: Weinmann DP18 Silver Matte
Hubs: Origin8 Formula (Flip-Flop)
Freewheel: ACS 17T X 3/32 Crossfire Gun Metal
Lock: Kryptonite KryptoLok Series 2

I will install a 17T cog with a Dura Ace lockring on the other side of the hub in the next couple of weeks. Everything else is stock.

What makes everyone think that the tires are so awful? Is it because they wear out easily? I don't plan on skidding, so they are ok for now at least. Also, pedals have been mentioned as a "must" for upgrading. What are some good pedal options?

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Old 10-23-11, 02:46 PM   #993
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And the pedals.
never tried the pedals but the pedals on my motomess were junk. plastic clips
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Old 10-23-11, 03:56 PM   #994
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Old 10-23-11, 04:27 PM   #995
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never tried the pedals but the pedals on my motomess were junk. plastic clips
At least the Kilo ones are alloy body, but the clips are still plastic. And they suck.
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At least the Kilo ones are alloy body, but the clips are still plastic. And they suck.
Any suggestion as to what I should do with my pedals? Sell 'em on CL?
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Old 10-23-11, 09:18 PM   #997
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That or give them away.
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nothing wrong with the pedals but replace the clips with metal ones.
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What are some good pedal options?
I use MKS Sylvans paired with double straps, and quad gated clips. People also like GR9 pedals, but they only have one set of gates to thread the straps through. So if you use doubles with the GR9s the second strap sits above the screws where the clips are attached. Not really a big deal, but just something to think about. The flip tabs on the GR9s are larger and the platform of the pedal is easier on the sole of your shoe to my knowledge. The edge of my sylvans dig into the sole of my shoe, but again, not that big a deal I guess.
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Or go clipless
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