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Old 05-04-12, 04:04 PM   #1451
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Aw man, I really din't want a sloped top tube. Has anyone seen it in person? Is the slope really big or slight?
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Old 05-04-12, 04:32 PM   #1452
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They have a slope?
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Old 05-04-12, 04:55 PM   #1453
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That's what some people were saying on here. I guess I'll just have to deal with it. That Kilo Pro has been calling my name for the last month. Should I practice clips on a freewheel or go for it on the fixie cog?
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Old 05-04-12, 05:02 PM   #1454
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I'd just go straight to fixed with some sort of foot retention.
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Old 05-04-12, 05:10 PM   #1455
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Awesome, well it's official! At 7:00pm May 4th 2012 I put my order in for my first fixie. After many posts I'm certain I Made an awesome decision on getting a Kilo TT Pro in Sharkgrey! I CAN'T WAIT! What's Bikes Direct shipping speed like? Also, I've noticed that the track geo is kinda tight. what are my options on fenders? I live in Ohio and it's rainy season. This is gonna be my main bike now so I need splash protection, even though it will make such a beautiful bike look funky.
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Old 05-04-12, 05:26 PM   #1456
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Awesome, well it's official! At 7:00pm May 4th 2012 I put my order in for my first fixie. After many posts I'm certain I Made an awesome decision on getting a Kilo TT Pro in Sharkgrey! I CAN'T WAIT! What's Bikes Direct shipping speed like? Also, I've noticed that the track geo is kinda tight. what are my options on fenders? I live in Ohio and it's rainy season. This is gonna be my main bike now so I need splash protection, even though it will make such a beautiful bike look funky.
I think most people get theirs in about a week or so. Kilo Fender selection is limited. You prettly much have to go with SKS Race Blades and it's a fairly tight fight. Rear, you can go with whatever you want.

My old kilo with Race blades:


My new one has better clearance due to a different fork:


Congrats though, Shark Grey is an awesome color.
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Old 05-04-12, 05:31 PM   #1457
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Awesome bikes, if I wanted to change out my fork for a better clearance, what would be a good fork? Not that I'll be changing that sexy fork anytime soon.
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Awesome bikes, if I wanted to change out my fork for a better clearance, what would be a good fork? Not that I'll be changing that sexy fork anytime soon.
I just grabbed one of the generic chrome forks from Retro-gression
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Old 05-04-12, 10:52 PM   #1459
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The stem is a little funky, but it looks damn nice.

nice build.
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Old 05-04-12, 11:03 PM   #1461
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The stem is a little funky, but it looks damn nice.

nice build.
I call it the ghetto nitto panther, becuase the jaguar was just too much
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My new one has better clearance due to a different fork:


love this
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Old 05-05-12, 07:09 AM   #1463
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I call it the ghetto nitto panther, becuase the jaguar was just too much
You wouldn't be able to use a Jaguar stem anyway - unless you have your fork threaded or buy a new one.
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Old 05-05-12, 08:29 AM   #1464
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Is toe overlap pretty common on the kilos?
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Old 05-05-12, 08:32 AM   #1465
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Yup. As with most "track" bikes.
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Old 05-05-12, 12:34 PM   #1466
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Hmm ... it is strange but i do not have it .. (at least to the point of a concern) I even tried to invoke.
It is 55cm and 9.5 shoe size.
And it is not like I do not know what it is - I'm still recovering from the ugly fall in front of all parents taking my daughter from school..It was Fuji Team road bike - champion in overlapping.
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I was wondering, what have you guys heard/know about the Kilo Team lugged frameset? I went through the whole thread announcing the frameset from a while ago; any progress?
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I was wondering, what have you guys heard/know about the Kilo Team lugged frameset? I went through the whole thread announcing the frameset from a while ago; any progress?
http://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_S...ls&ProdID=1876
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Old 05-05-12, 05:27 PM   #1469
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I was asking about the product itself/a review. I know it's out already...
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For everyone that rides a Kilo TT in 55cm, how big are you?

I'm looking for one, either 53 or 55, and right now im 5'10 with a 32.5 inch inseam. Which size do you think i should get? I really want the purple one, but right now they only have it in a 55
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I'm 5'10" with a 33ish inseam and my 53cm Kilo was a little too small. I do have long arms though.
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For everyone that rides a Kilo TT in 55cm, how big are you?

I'm looking for one, either 53 or 55, and right now im 5'10 with a 32.5 inch inseam. Which size do you think i should get? I really want the purple one, but right now they only have it in a 55
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I'm looking for one, either 53 or 55, and right now im 5'10 with a 32.5 inch inseam. Which size do you think i should get? I really want the purple one, but right now they only have it in a 55
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Also, does anyone know when BikesDirect will be receiving another shipment of Kilo's? I've seen that the Purple 53cm has been sold out for the past three or four weeks. I have tried emailing them and contacting them multiple times over facebook, but nothing has seemed to work. Thanks.
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Old 05-09-12, 11:59 PM   #1475
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I would explore some other options.
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