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Old 10-23-11, 04:51 AM   #351
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Starting to desire a brake on either my Kilo or my Mash. Problem is neither of them have viable front wheels (yes ellipse is machined but why needlessly wear the black off?).

Considering purchasing a MSW black Aerospoke to run the brake on. . .

Should I?
think of the street cred lost on your Mash if it has a brake! just slowly wear off the paint of a wheel you already have. or splurge..
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Old 10-23-11, 07:56 AM   #352
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not a change of heart, going a different route. the bars didnt work with my stem so i bought some nudl bars from tarckee. have nudls on my bigbike and didnt even think of putting them on something else
Cool, nudls look nice too.
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~~~~If you had the choice to choose, with their accompanying proper BB, would you choose a sugino grand mighty OR campagnolo record pista crankset?~~~
Sugino grand mighty FTW. I've seen way too many builds with record pista's.

You could always get a Dura-Ace crankset...
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Depends what build it's going on.
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Old 10-23-11, 11:22 AM   #355
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~~~~If you had the choice to choose, with their accompanying proper BB, would you choose a sugino grand mighty OR campagnolo record pista crankset?~~~
Grand mightys
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~~~~If you had the choice to choose, with their accompanying proper BB, would you choose a sugino grand mighty OR campagnolo record pista crankset?~~~
depends on the bike.
european bikes go with campy
japanese bikes go with sugino
american brands it's a toss up
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just slowly wear off the paint of a wheel you already have. or splurge..
i ran a brake on a non-machined side wall for a while and the paint didn't really rub off, it just made it look shiny. plus if you're used to riding brakeless you probably won't use the brake much anyway. just do it. bike components are meant to be used and take wear and tear.

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think of the street cred lost on your Mash if it has a brake!
street cred depends on which street you're on.
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american brands it's a toss up
Omnoms all the way.
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Omnoms all the way.
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depends on the bike.
european bikes go with campy
japanese bikes go with sugino
american brands it's a toss up
Great points!

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So does that mean you're getting Omniums then?
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So does that mean you're getting Omniums then?
Already have a pair, they're up in the air through as I just the other week had them regurgitated from my paddywagon due to impromptu clearance issues. Otherwise my lips are sealed as I'm too tired from today to create any drama here today.
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Nah I was just wondering what members thought.
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Should I hit the hay, because I'm just barely functioning mentally due to exhaustion atm?
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I'm going to bed now... tired as **** lol.
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Should I buy risers for my Kilo?

I've never ridden with risers, only bullhorns and drops, but I tend to ride like I have risers anyway, as well as the look of having risers has been growing on me as of late. I have been wanting bullhorns again, since I gave this kid on my local forums my 21's since they were too big for me, but haven't found a replacement pair yet.
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Should I buy risers for my Kilo?

* I tend to ride like I have risers anyway
* as well as the look of having risers has been growing on me as of late
Sounds like a Yes to me.
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Yes, risers are fun.
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I just feel like I will be lacking something with risers, given you really only have one hand position.

I also feel like I might eat **** for some reason.
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Old 10-23-11, 10:07 PM   #373
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you'll be fine. just dont cut them super narrow. that's dumb
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You kind of have two hand positions. Putting your hands by the stem and bending your elbows can give you a good aero position for a headwind.
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Risers are cool. And like redpear said they almost turn into aerobars in a headwind!
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