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    for mah 725. parts + labor for the wheel is like $270 - the hub obviously being the pricey part
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    What, Me Worry? - Alfred E. Neuman

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    I'd like to think i have as much money as brains.

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    just spent way too much money on wheels

    should I...

    sell my sperm, sell plasma or sell my body
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    Plasma is cheap, sperm requires a college degree, body is illegal. go with god.

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    Agreed. Sell God.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    Agreed. Sell God.
    What, Me Worry? - Alfred E. Neuman

    Quote Originally Posted by Dcv View Post
    I'd like to think i have as much money as brains.

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    WTF. How am I supposed to get a college degree for my sperm? There's thousands of them--I'll be paying back loans for ever.

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    how much can I get for god?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kayce View Post
    Starting from the position of you know your kilo pretty well. What would you change about it for your "commuter"?
    Get rid of the clipless pedals, I only have a 3 miles commute and spend all day on campus, probably add risers or rb021s and get rid of the water bottle holders. Which I can do easily, but having to add them back every time I want to ride a longer distance is a pain.
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    Actually, it's two coffee cans with a honeydew melon balancing on top. ;)

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    I ment frame wise, is there anything you would want different? Alternatly, say you make your kilo your campus bike what would you want different for your trekking bike?

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    Should I buy a Catlike Whisper Plus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hamish5178 View Post
    Should I buy a Catlike Whisper Plus?
    Yes by far the best ventilated helmet I've ever owned and as a roadie to begin with, I've sported specialized, bell, giro, and lazer; but the whisper plus takes the cake by a long shot. It's so ventilated that often times I forget that I'm actually wearing a helmet! Ventilation is one of it's key selling points and a reason people are willing to fork down big bucks for one. Sure it's on the pricey side but you shouldn't mind considering you're going to wear a helmet more often because of it and in term protecting your life.

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    I'm satisfied with my Lazer O2.

    CWP is a cool looking helmet, though. Kinda looks like maggot holes. I'd get one if I had cash/found a deal.
    // yummygooey

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kayce View Post
    I ment frame wise, is there anything you would want different? Alternatly, say you make your kilo your campus bike what would you want different for your trekking bike?
    I like the frame, just with it was a tiny bit stiffer I suppose. When I sprint it kind of feel a little flimsy, though that may all be in my head.
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    Actually, it's two coffee cans with a honeydew melon balancing on top. ;)

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    Soo it turns out my Kilo Pro is probably ~1 size too big for me (thanks to my body type being the short arms / long legs variety).

    I've replaced the wheelset, bars, stem, and pedal arrangement since I bought it.

    Should I buy a smaller Kilo frame (Bike Island probably) and sell mine, or should I go for a different frameset (with a shorter top tube) all together? I don't know what slacker geo would be like..

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    It would have to be noticeably/uncomfortably too big for me for me to go through that trouble. If you can't get comfortable riding your bike: yes
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
    Yes by far the best ventilated helmet I've ever owned and as a roadie to begin with, I've sported specialized, bell, giro, and lazer; but the whisper plus takes the cake by a long shot. It's so ventilated that often times I forget that I'm actually wearing a helmet! Ventilation is one of it's key selling points and a reason people are willing to fork down big bucks for one. Sure it's on the pricey side but you shouldn't mind considering you're going to wear a helmet more often because of it and in term protecting your life.
    ive used both the ionos, prolight, and whisper plus.

    i own the whisper myself, and i will say it's not spectacular by a long shot - though ventilation is great, weight is somewhat low (i have the 260g european version) and it came in a nifty case. sizing is a bit weird, my head usually measures ~56cm but the medium (54-58) fits only tightened all the way (retention systems pretty good, too). however, if i had to do it again, i wouldn't have paid 200 for mine. retails like, 280 so i'd definitely pass.

    the ionos on the other hand weighs a bit more @~340g though ventilation (and comfort) is phenomenal. the newest rocloc system is simple and easy to use (similar to the specialized ones) and in general the helmets great. competitive cyclist was selling them for 120 a few days ago - which is a pretty damn good price. the prolight was 100, though i don't particularly like the rocloc SL system (or maybe i didnt have enough time to get used to it) - though i know a bunch of friends who love it. the straps are stretchy elastic to save weight.

    take a look at the aeon too. ventilation (is supposedly) improved over the ionos but still keeping a weight close to the prolight at 230g i think. i havent seen one in person yet.

    go to your lbs and try them out for yourself - and you can save the trouble of getting the wrong size!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xkillemallx16 View Post
    ive used both the ionos, prolight, and whisper plus.

    i own the whisper myself, and i will say it's not spectacular by a long shot - though ventilation is great, weight is somewhat low (i have the 260g european version) and it came in a nifty case. sizing is a bit weird, my head usually measures ~56cm but the medium (54-58) fits only tightened all the way (retention systems pretty good, too). however, if i had to do it again, i wouldn't have paid 200 for mine. retails like, 280 so i'd definitely pass.
    har har har, stop downplaying it's glory.
    My medium fits me perfectly; in relation, the fit and feel of the fit is similar to that of my lazer helium, which is also a medium. Through I can't say what helmet will fit someone's head other than mine best.

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    All City New Sheriff to H Plus Son TB14 Prototypes (no badge/machined brake surface) for $150?
    // yummygooey

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    I have Nitto RB-021's on my bike but there's a set of Sakae Road Champion drops in my garage. Should I buy a roll of bar tape and wrap me up some drops for a change of pace or keep the Arby 21's on?

    FWIW they both are already on their own quill stems so I won't have to ruin the tape job on my pursuit bars to switch.

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    I say do it, especially since you have nothing to lose except for the dough on bar tape. Drops and horns are among my most favorite handle bars due to the amount of hand positioning they afford. And nothing beats experimenting with different bars.

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    ...which leads me to a second scenario.

    I like the looks of drops with just the lower part wrapped but i don't know if i'll be kicking myself for doing it that way later.

    Should I fully wrap them or just the tips? Just for a little bit. Just to see how it feels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EpicSchwinn View Post
    Should I fully wrap them or just the tips? Just for a little bit. Just to see how it feels.
    Everyone knows that once you start, you finish.

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    Wrap them all... you're not always going to be riding in the drops are you?

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    Should I buy some low flange Novatec track hubs and lace up some wheels?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    Actually, it's two coffee cans with a honeydew melon balancing on top. ;)

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