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Old 12-29-13, 11:19 AM   #3926
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Should I cave and buy a road bike so I can ride with any of the bike groups in my city?

Or can I pimp out my fixed gear to make it easier to keep up?
Pimping out your FG bike won't change the laws of physics.
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Old 12-30-13, 10:40 AM   #3927
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Should I cave and buy a road bike so I can ride with any of the bike groups in my city?

Or can I pimp out my fixed gear to make it easier to keep up?
Road bike.
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Old 12-30-13, 10:57 AM   #3928
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Went looking for the 'Ask Scrod' thread to ask this question and noticed it was closed back in July...

But anyway I was looking to replace my drivetrain (just the Kilo TT's stock cog, chainring, and chain) this coming Spring and was thinking about the following:
Does anyone have any additional 130BCD chainring recommendations? I found a Sugino chainring as well as the Sugino Messenger, but I'd rather not pay more than $50 for the chainring. Thanks a bunch!

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Old 12-31-13, 12:19 AM   #3930
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used road rings from ebay should be a lot cheaper than $50

also that chain should cost you no more than $10, its 8 @ RG
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Old 12-31-13, 01:21 AM   #3931
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should i go with some red tires?
can i get away with just the rear?
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Old 12-31-13, 03:28 AM   #3932
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I wouldnt do red tires, red accent or two, maybe tape? the black tires look good.
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Old 12-31-13, 03:32 AM   #3933
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Should i black andel fluted cranks or factor fives f5 lattice crankset in black?
im leaning towards the f5's because they look so close to my shimano 600ex cranks...and that chainring!

http://www.velosolo.co.uk/andelwring.html
http://wearefactoryfive.com/drivetrain-1/f5-lattice-crankset.html

If you look on my pedal room, you can see im running silver cranks and they look out of place i think.

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Old 12-31-13, 04:46 AM   #3934
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Went for the 'Ask Scrod' thread to ask this question and noticed it was closed back in July...

But anyway I was looking to replace my drivetrain (just the Kilo TT's stock cog, chainring, and chain) this coming Spring and was thinking about the following:
Does anyone have any additional 130BCD chainring recommendations? I found a Sugino chainring as well as the Sugino Messenger, but I'd rather not pay more than $50 for the chainring. Thanks a bunch!
Stock Kilo TT was 144bcd I thought? Did they change it recently or something?

I'd also go with a 1/8th chainring if you can since I've found that 3/32 are a little more prone to be noisy.
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also that chain should cost you no more than $10, its 8 @ RG
I think he got the Chain prices and cog prices flipped around, no way an Allcity cog is 8 dollars.
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Old 12-31-13, 01:41 PM   #3935
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should i go with some red tires?
can i get away with just the rear?
Was your 725 originally silver or black?
Matching tire colors. Colored tires are overrated and tacky looking BTW.
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Old 12-31-13, 02:23 PM   #3936
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should i go with some red tires?
can i get away with just the rear?
Id worry about putting straps on my toe clips first.
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used road rings from ebay should be a lot cheaper than $50

also that chain should cost you no more than $10, its 8 @ RG
Ah yeah you're right, typo up there for both the cog and the chain. >.<

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Stock Kilo TT was 144bcd I thought? Did they change it recently or something?

I'd also go with a 1/8th chainring if you can since I've found that 3/32 are a little more prone to be noisy.


I think he got the Chain prices and cog prices flipped around, no way an Allcity cog is 8 dollars.
Looks like the regular Kilo TTs are 144BCD and the Strippers are 130BCD (here's my Stripper for reference).

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i feel like another splash of colour, to tie the bike together. i had red zafiro's on my last bike, on white wheels, and i liked it a lot.
i'm not a big fan of grayscale bikes n' things
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i feel like another splash of colour, to tie the bike together. i had red zafiro's on my last bike, on white wheels, and i liked it a lot.
i'm not a big fan of grayscale bikes n' things
Tan sidewalls.
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Old 01-02-14, 02:17 PM   #3940
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Which Nitto Bar should I buy for use on a track bike (for actual track cycling);

B123
B125
ADB-X

price new for these are fairly close to each other so it is negligible.
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Old 01-07-14, 12:55 PM   #3941
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should I... build up a steel CX/all rounder a la a Rychtarski? We have a lot of trails and a cx scene that my current stable would have a difficult time tackling.

For a while i thought about parting out my caad10... but then i remembered n+1..

seems like a nice frame at a decent price, for a custom at least... i am not opposed to comparable suggestions

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Old 01-07-14, 02:43 PM   #3942
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should I... build up a steel CX/all rounder a la a Rychtarski? We have a lot of trails and a cx scene that my current stable would have a difficult time tackling.
Should you make your 3rd bike a CX? Absolutely yes. Should you go nuts on a custom frame? Hell no. You don't even know how much trail riding you'll be doing. Buy something cheap and used to see if you're into it. Once you've spent a season tackling your local trails you'll be in a better position to know what you want in terms of an upgrade (frame material, geometry, disc/rim brakes etc).

You could buy a frame, move your parts from the CAAD10 over for a few months then make the call on building something up. OR Another option would be to go the all-rounder route and move the parts from your CAAD10 to a CX frame with a lower BB. You'll gain 1-2lbs but you wouldn't need another bike (want, maybe, but not need).
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Which Nitto Bar should I buy for use on a track bike (for actual track cycling);

B123
B125
ADB-X

price new for these are fairly close to each other so it is negligible.
Where are you finding adb-x for $70?

Of the 123 and 125, get the 125s. Look at every olymic/world/national champion. They are all using a flat stem and shallow drops. There is a reason for that.
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Where are you finding adb-x for $70?

Of the 123 and 125, get the 125s. Look at every olymic/world/national champion. They are all using a flat stem and shallow drops. There is a reason for that.
The B125AA and B123AA are similarly priced to (but still cheaper than) the ADB-X. Maybe he is talking about those.
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I've got two sweet frames but room for only one in the stable. Should I sell the Klein Q-Carbon or the Felt F1X?


My other two bikes are commuters: a Raleigh RX1.0 / Cannondale Capo. The Klein would go to a friend of mine who has been eyeing it since day one, the Felt would go on CL. In either case I wouldn't be losing any money.
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I've got two sweet frames but room for only one in the stable. Should I sell the Klein Q-Carbon or the Felt F1X?


My other two bikes are commuters: a Raleigh RX1.0 / Cannondale Capo. The Klein would go to a friend of mine who has been eyeing it since day one, the Felt would go on CL. In either case I wouldn't be losing any money.
The Klein is post Trek, and the Felt is generic Asian. If it'll make your friend happy to have the Klein it's sell/give it to them the good karma will be worth the loss of the pretty paint.
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I've got two sweet frames but room for only one in the stable. Should I sell the Klein Q-Carbon or the Felt F1X?


My other two bikes are commuters: a Raleigh RX1.0 / Cannondale Capo. The Klein would go to a friend of mine who has been eyeing it since day one, the Felt would go on CL. In either case I wouldn't be losing any money.
Keep the Klein, you might end up regretting later on that ya got rid of it. But if it goes to your friend at least you kept it in the family.
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I've got two sweet frames but room for only one in the stable. Should I sell the Klein Q-Carbon or the Felt F1X?


My other two bikes are commuters: a Raleigh RX1.0 / Cannondale Capo. The Klein would go to a friend of mine who has been eyeing it since day one, the Felt would go on CL. In either case I wouldn't be losing any money.
Whenever I'm in this situation I ask myself: "Which one do I use more often?".
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Whenever I'm in this situation I ask myself: "Which one do I use more often?".
I know this is all kinda silly anyway, but I really appreciate everyone's $.02.

In this case they're both vying for the same slot: road bike. The Klein is the latest in a string of frames that I've had those parts on. Over the summer a complete Raleigh RX1.0 fell into my lap and I found that I really enjoyed taking on what limited rough terrain the NY area has to offer (Highbridge Park, Old Croton Aqueduct). This is what put the idea of a "do-everything" road bike in my head.
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I'm down to one bike. Need a commuter, maybe a trail bike too.

Budget ~400, but you all know me.

Brain storm!


Rando? C'muter?
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