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    Nice kilo!
    Hey guys, lets go play bikes!

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    oh snap

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    My roommate bought a complete bike off Craigslist but decided on using a different wheelset.. I ended up buying the B43/Aerospoke off him for ~160. The B43 is great but I may end up selling the Aerospoke, I'm not really sure if I like it or not. It's a lot heavier than I anticipated.


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    Quote Originally Posted by YK_ View Post
    It's a lot heavier than I anticipated.

    It's also installed backward. The spokes are shaped in a way that makes them wider in the front (like an airplane wing) and the valve should trail behind the spoke with the logo as the wheel is spinning forward.

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    I'll flip it over now. I appreciate the heads up.

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    Sell it and buy something lighter. Aerospokes demand quite a premium

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    The thought has crossed my mind for sure. Once I get a ride on it now that it has been properly installed, I'll see if my opinion changes at all.

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    My kilo developed a noisy crank set, I cleaned it up and re tightened. Anyone know if this will be a direct replacement?

    http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?m...oducts_id=9452

    http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?m...oducts_id=9457

    Every revolution it makes a creek, I swapped in my bmx pedals to see if it could be that but it didn't help.

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    That would be fine, just try checking your chaining bolts before you spend money you don't have to.

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    Also saddle.
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    thanckx.
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    "I made love to your mother dozens of times last week, and she doesnt know what a worn chain ring looks like"

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    Chances are that I'm just being dumb, or could change something up (stem length, seatpost height) but I have suspicions that I bought the wrong size Kilo. I have a 47, but am starting to think I'd be better off with a 50. Could anyone confirm/deny?

    Fit Style The Eddy Fit
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    51.1 - 51.5 cm

    seat tube range CC
    52.2 - 52.7 cm

    seat tube range CT
    53.8 - 54.3 cm

    stem length
    9.1 - 9.7 cm

    BB saddle position
    66.5 - 68.5 cm

    saddle handlebar
    49.7 - 50.3 cm

    saddle setback
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    seatpost type
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    Quote Originally Posted by evilcryalotmore View Post
    looks good

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barrage View Post
    Chances are that I'm just being dumb, or could change something up (stem length, seatpost height) but I have suspicions that I bought the wrong size Kilo. I have a 47, but am starting to think I'd be better off with a 50. Could anyone confirm/deny?

    Fit Style The Eddy Fit
    top tube length
    51.1 - 51.5 cm

    seat tube range CC
    52.2 - 52.7 cm

    seat tube range CT
    53.8 - 54.3 cm

    stem length
    9.1 - 9.7 cm

    BB saddle position
    66.5 - 68.5 cm

    saddle handlebar
    49.7 - 50.3 cm

    saddle setback
    6.2 - 6.6 cm

    seatpost type
    setback
    The 50cm Kilo has a 523mm top tube, though. Seat tube is 50cm center to center.

    I used to ride a 50cm Kilo, before I got doored and the frame got bent. I'm 5'5" and proportioned pretty evenly. The 50cm fit me perfectly. I ran a 90mm stem, but recently realized I could've easily ran a 110 or longer. I currently run a 110 on my Langster, which has a 6mm longer top tube and the same head and seat tube angles.
    Last edited by rocferd; 09-12-13 at 08:22 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocferd View Post
    The 50cm Kilo has a 523mm top tube, though. Seat tube is 50cm center to center.

    I used to ride a 50cm Kilo, before I got doored and the frame got bent. I'm 5'5" and proportioned pretty evenly. The 50cm fit me perfectly. I ran a 90mm stem, but recently realized I could've easily ran a 110 or longer. I currently run a 110 on my Langster, which has a 6mm longer top tube and the same head and seat tube angles.
    So because of the top-tube, the 47 was the right choice?

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    If you want to base your choice on the measurements from the fit calculator used, yes. For many, top tube and head tube measurements are more critical than seat tube. Then again, an 8mm difference in top tube length can be negligible for most, I would think; I can't feel the difference of 6mm between the Kilo I used to ride and my current Langster. It may come down to aesthetics. The 50 has a level top tube and the 47 slopes back very slightly. Also, running a longer stem looks more bad ass than running a short stem; something you may want to consider. Your seat tube range indicates your definitely tall enough for the 50. Do you have any friends with a Kilo in a 50 that you can try out? What's most important is how you feel on it when riding it. If the 47 feels too small, the 50 may be your better choice.

    For reference, this is how my Kilo was set up. Again I'm 5'5" with an even proportion between my torso and legs, and I don't have long arms.

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    I appreciate the help. None of my friends have a 50cm Kilo, but I'll look into buying one off Bike Island for 200, or maybe just go with a different frame altogether.

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    Hey, what do you guys think of this Kilo TT?

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    It's selling for $500 in my area. Here are the component upgrades the guy says he's made:

    - Miché Pista Crank, chrome with matte black accents
    - Sellé San Marco Concord Leather Saddle
    - 2 ALEXS rims on this bike, double walled with white tires
    - The chain is really nice and can be removed with a screwdriver instead of needing a chain tool
    - All City pedals ($40.00) with leather toe strap on left side

    What do you guys think? Good deal? I would probably take it to my LBS and get it sized, toe straps on both sides, rear and front brakes, and bullhorn handlebars, so I'd put a little extra money into it. My other option is to get a new Wabi Classic, which would probably come out to like $775.

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    Steep.
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    No offense but you're an idiot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
    Steep.
    But dude, the chain is really nice and can be removed with a screwdriver instead of needing a chain tool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    But dude, the chain is really nice and can be removed with a screwdriver instead of needing a chain tool.
    and the ALEXS rims and white tires.

    I might have to reconsider.
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    Quote Originally Posted by diewhenever View Post
    get a new Wabi Classic
    do this.

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    Haha, okay...well unfortunately, I'm not looking to pay $1475 for a Kilo. Do you guys just think the component upgrades aren't worth the ~$100 extra over a new Kilo TT from BikesDirect?

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    Quote Originally Posted by diewhenever View Post
    Haha, okay...well unfortunately, I'm not looking to pay $1475 for a Kilo. Do you guys just think the component upgrades aren't worth the ~$100 extra over a new Kilo TT from BikesDirect?
    not at all.

    And you'd be putting more money into it. Get the wabi.
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