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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 03-08-13, 01:11 PM   #2176
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I wear size 10.5 Sketchers with Medium MKS toeclips and they're fine for me.
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Old 03-08-13, 01:27 PM   #2177
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I bought a black Kilo TT for my girlfriend off Bikesdirect because of the price and overwhelming recommendations. I'm actually a little bit jealous, this thing is a lot nicer than I had anticipated. She even set it up herself. I'll have to fix a few things though.

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Old 03-09-13, 12:39 PM   #2178
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I need to start taking my camera on rides and get better places to shoot instead of my balcony. Forgive me.

Picked up on Sunday- slightly used, both in great condition turbo saddle, and mks sylvan pedals w/ cadence straps and soma cages for dirt cheap! Not liking the Soma Quad cages that much, my feet hurt depending on which sneakers I decide to wear. What do you guys think I should go for? Regular Mks toe clips?

Also went to my LBS because I needed new gloves and picked up a Knog blinder light. LOVE IT. So minimalistic, and rechargable batteries through USB...can it get any better?

This winter needs to be over already -.-

*Edit* anyone here on this forum have a green kilo with a turbo saddle they park on metropolitan next to the M train station?
That is my Blue kilo! Funny someone actually noticed it! Since my vintage road bike has been stolen and I sold my folding bike, the kilo has become my main ride!


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Old 03-09-13, 02:30 PM   #2179
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I bought a black Kilo TT for my girlfriend off Bikesdirect because of the price and overwhelming recommendations. I'm actually a little bit jealous, this thing is a lot nicer than I had anticipated. She even set it up herself. I'll have to fix a few things though.

o_o What size is that frame? She seems tall
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Old 03-09-13, 02:50 PM   #2180
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o_o What size is that frame? She seems tall
53cm (c-c), which is equal to roughly 56cm (c-t). She's only 5'9 but her inseam is 34 so it fits well.
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Old 03-09-13, 04:17 PM   #2181
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o_o What size is that frame? She seems tall
Women have long legs, men have long torsos (per the same height.)
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women have long legs, men have long torsos (per the same height.)
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Old 03-09-13, 05:19 PM   #2183
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53cm (c-c), which is equal to roughly 56cm (c-t). She's only 5'9 but her inseam is 34 so it fits well.
Hot damn.

newsballs' point is somewhat valid, though. I ride the same exact frame size but I'm 5'11" with a 31.5" inseam :\
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Old 03-09-13, 06:23 PM   #2184
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That is my Blue kilo! Funny someone actually noticed it! Since my vintage road bike has been stolen and I sold my folding bike, the kilo has become my main ride!

ops: I meant to say blue! I also seen a green one locked up one night too by the M. But I usually see yours, Nice Kilo, I love the color. Sorry to hear about your other bike.

*edit- Btw you lock up your bike and take the train? Where are you from, Maspeth or something where they have no trains? lol

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yeah that was missing a (generally)
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Old 03-10-13, 06:58 PM   #2186
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ops: I meant to say blue! I also seen a green one locked up one night too by the M. But I usually see yours, Nice Kilo, I love the color. Sorry to hear about your other bike.

*edit- Btw you lock up your bike and take the train? Where are you from, Maspeth or something where they have no trains? lol
I go to school at city tech in downtown Brooklyn which the M is more convenient as I need to take my bike 1.5 miles to the M to the L to the A.
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Can these be converted to single-speeds?

I'm considering picking one up from Toronto (if shipping isn't outrageous).
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Old 03-10-13, 07:26 PM   #2188
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Can these be converted to single-speeds?

I'm considering picking one up from Toronto (if shipping isn't outrageous).
Maybe I don't understand your question but my bike is a single speed and not a fixed gear! It can be either a fixed or single speed depending on if you use a freewheel or cog!
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Maybe I don't understand your question but my bike is a single speed and not a fixed gear! It can be either a fixed or single speed depending on if you use a freewheel or cog!
Oh that's good. I was under the impression that they came as fixed gears. Whoops!
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Oh that's good. I was under the impression that they came as fixed gears. Whoops!
I believe your right as they do come as fixed gears, but the single speed costs 18-22$ on amazon!
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Oh that's good. I was under the impression that they came as fixed gears. Whoops!


They come new with a flip-flop hub. You can put a freewheel on one side and a fixed gear on the other if you want to experiment, or want some variety.
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I go to school at city tech in downtown Brooklyn which the M is more convenient as I need to take my bike 1.5 miles to the M to the L to the A.
Small world. I work right by city tech in Brooklyn Heights. I take the train usually so I can have some time to read my books. Im guessing you always take this route? Because I always take the M to Delancy/Essex and switch over to the F and take it to Metrotech.
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Small world. I work right by city tech in Brooklyn Heights. I take the train usually so I can have some time to read my books. Im guessing you always take this route? Because I always take the M to Delancy/Essex and switch over to the F and take it to Metrotech.
I was told to try the M to the F route but haven't tried it yet. I do work Real estate in the lower east side on the weekends but when I do that I drive my car over!
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Hello,
Is there anyone living in Montana willing to purchase a Kilo TT for me and ship it to Canada (Alberta - right above Montana) if I paypal the funds to you?
The way they sell to Canadians is a PITA.
Let me know.
Thanks!
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You can ship one to my house and come pick it up.








the catch is I live in New Jersey .
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Old 03-11-13, 09:52 PM   #2199
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Figured it was time to post mine.
In around campus configuration:

Saddle is soon to be replaced by a Brooks Team Pro.

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Figured it was time to post mine.
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Saddle is soon to be replaced by a Brooks Team Pro.
be careful with that. people on campus love saddles.
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