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Old 12-02-11, 06:28 PM   #1051
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I found this Kilo in my size (53) on CL and jumped on it after constantly reading on here that it's the best bike in it's price range.

The pedals and freewheel were installed by the previous owner. I added the rear brake and aero levers.

I'd like to experiment with fixed gear so in the future I plan to put a cog on and change the pedals.

Anyone know of any other options for cable stays? I'm not a big fan of the chrome ones.
I tried using only 2 but the cable would vibrate into the frame every time I hit a bump.

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Old 12-02-11, 06:32 PM   #1052
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I found this Kilo in my size (53) on CL and jumped on it after constantly reading on here that it's the best bike in it's price range.

The pedals and freewheel were installed by the previous owner. I added the rear brake and aero levers.

I'd like to experiment with fixed gear so in the future I plan to put a cog on and change the pedals.
Nice find, how much did it cost? Also, that's a very good idea to change out the pedals if you're going fixed, unless you add straps.
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Old 12-03-11, 01:16 AM   #1053
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I'll add in the new incarnation of my Kilo, a friend of mine who runs a bike shop gave me some risers so those should be going on in a few days along with cutting the steer tube down to steal some spacers.

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Old 12-03-11, 06:49 AM   #1054
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Grabbed a few pics of the dirty kilo while I was waiting for the bus. Sorry for the terrible cellphone pictures.




Will definitely be upgrading the wheels next. I think I'm going to run a silver FOER 41 to miche hub in the rear, and a velocity aerohead in the front. Never built a wheelset before, so I'm a bit nervous. But, I think I can handle it.
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Old 12-03-11, 09:00 AM   #1055
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Nice find, how much did it cost? Also, that's a very good idea to change out the pedals if you're going fixed, unless you add straps.
A bit over 200 and well worth it IMO compared to what else is available at that price.

I have a set of Look Keo pedals with road shoes. They are nice for longer rides but are inconvenient for city riding with constant stops.

Apparently the MKS GR9 are well reviewed on the forum but for the short time I rode with straps I didn't feel too safe coming to sudden stops.
I've had close calls where I couldn't get my feet out as fast as I would like.

What's the solution to this problem? Loosen the straps? I was thinking maybe SPD type pedals with a casual shoe which allows you to walk around would work out well.

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Grabbed a few pics of the dirty kilo while I was waiting for the bus. Sorry for the terrible cellphone pictures.

I was wondering what the purple would look like with more white accents. Thanks for the pics.
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Old 12-03-11, 10:09 AM   #1056
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Explosion of purple Kilos!

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Old 12-03-11, 10:21 AM   #1057
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Purple Kilos are the new Khaki green Soma Rushes which are the new Cinelli Mashes...
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Old 12-03-11, 11:37 AM   #1058
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Grabbed a few pics of the dirty kilo while I was waiting for the bus. Sorry for the terrible cellphone pi

Will definitely be upgrading the wheels next. I think I'm going to run a silver FOER 41 to miche hub in the rear, and a velocity aerohead in the front. Never built a wheelset before, so I'm a bit nervous. But, I think I can handle it.
Nice. How long is your stem?
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Explosion of purple Kilos!

I figured I'd post mine since I didn't see to many others. This color looks great in person.
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Nice. How long is your stem?
Its the 70mm VO +-17 stem
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Hey, here are my measurements in inches. Looking to get a kilo tt pro. Would a 57cm be a good fit?

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Old 12-10-11, 12:15 PM   #1062
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Hey, here are my measurements in inches. Looking to get a kilo tt pro. Would a 57cm be a good fit?
No. Looks more like a 53cm would be about right for you.
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Old 12-10-11, 11:07 PM   #1063
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Is that inseam with no shoes on or something? or you just have short legs?

I am 6' 32.5-33 inseam with shoes and i am a prefect fit on my 55cm

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Old 12-10-11, 11:10 PM   #1064
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edit: this .gif is a little more serious than i had anticipated. it was more like a good chuckle
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Old 12-11-11, 08:32 AM   #1065
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I don't understand the appeal of risers, but i dig that shade of purple alot. Looks a little different from the shade i saw on BD a while ago, probably just lighting XD
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They're comfortable.
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Old 12-11-11, 08:55 AM   #1067
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They're comfortable.
I can't see myself getting leverage with them when trying to accelerate : \
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Old 12-11-11, 10:06 AM   #1069
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You should try some!
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Hey, here are my measurements in inches. Looking to get a kilo tt pro. Would a 57cm be a good fit?

I don't understand where you got the size 57cm, when your calculator results don't say it anywhere.

Assuming you measured yourself correctly, TT is right, 53cm seems right.
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I can't see myself getting leverage with them when trying to accelerate : \
I have no trouble. Like anything, you won't know until you try it.
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I have no trouble. Like anything, you won't know until you try it.
This, pretty much. I never had trouble accelerating on a bmx bike.

However, I don't like risers simply because of the look and lack of hand positions. BUT it's your bike, and it should always just be whatever feels comfortable for you, to each their own.
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Old 12-11-11, 06:03 PM   #1073
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just don't cut them hella narrow.
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Old 12-11-11, 06:14 PM   #1074
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Old 12-11-11, 08:17 PM   #1075
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Risers on my beater/classbiek, not on longridebiek.
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