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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    Are you sleeping with your boss? If so, get her a gold one.
    I'm debating whether this is a reference to the name being gold digger or not haha

    But no! Have my own lady that unfortunately doesn't like to ride bikes in the city, not that I can exactly blame her given how crazy traffic is. I just tend to be the go to guy for many of my friends/coworkers that ride bikes around here.

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    I'm just teasing you, man.

    The 53cm Kilo is more like a typical 55cm frame. Will it fit her?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    Yes. I physically measured several of them on hand at the shop after ddeadserious had problems with his and found variances in both spider thickness and Q-factor.
    I think this has been discussed before, but man this is a serious problem.

    What happened to ddead could happen to anyone.

    "Well, let's see, this guy uses Omniums on his frame and I have the same frame so they should work on mine..." That's what I said when I bought em for my Raleigh. Glad they clear the frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigglyPuff View Post
    I think this has been discussed before, but man this is a serious problem.

    What happened to ddead could happen to anyone.

    "Well, let's see, this guy uses Omniums on his frame and I have the same frame so they should work on mine..." That's what I said when I bought em for my Raleigh. Glad they clear the frame.
    You think, for being one of the only high end track cranks and all, they'd get their **** together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigglyPuff View Post
    I think this has been discussed before, but man this is a serious problem.

    What happened to ddead could happen to anyone.

    "Well, let's see, this guy uses Omniums on his frame and I have the same frame so they should work on mine..." That's what I said when I bought em for my Raleigh. Glad they clear the frame.
    I mean, one set didn't even come close to fitting my Kagero, Scrod swapped them out for me, and the replacement ones were better, but not good enough and I had to file them down. Weird thing is, if you log onto Pedalroom, approximately 73% of the Kagero on it have Omniums installed. I don't get it.

    For the price, I wouldn't even think about getting them again. The price to quality ratio of the S300 seems a lot better to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    I'm just teasing you, man.

    The 53cm Kilo is more like a typical 55cm frame. Will it fit her?
    That would be exactly why I'm looking at the 53cm Kilo, because it fits relatively close to my IRO MK5 pro

    IRO MK5
    Size S/T C-C T/T Length H/T Angle S/T Angle H/T Length Wheel Base B/B Drop C/S Length Stand Over
    56cm 52 cm 55.5 cm 73.0° 73.0° 12.5 cm 96 cm 5 cm 39.1 cm 31”

    Kilo:
    Size S/T C-C T/T Length H/T Angle S/T Angle H/T Length Wheel Base B/B Drop C/S Length Stand Over
    53cm 53 cm 54.8 cm 73.0° 74.0° 97.4 cm 6 cm 40.1 cm 80cm

    FORK OFFSET
    28

    BOTTOM BRACKET HEIGHT
    282
    Last edited by mjf595; 10-01-12 at 10:06 PM. Reason: formatting :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddeadserious View Post
    I mean, one set didn't even come close to fitting my Kagero, Scrod swapped them out for me, and the replacement ones were better, but not good enough and I had to file them down. Weird thing is, if you log onto Pedalroom, approximately 73% of the Kagero on it have Omniums installed. I don't get it.

    For the price, I wouldn't even think about getting them again. The price to quality ratio of the S300 seems a lot better to me.
    Haha, did you do the math on the Kageros?

    I'll keep what you said in mind for new builds. I like them and they've been working wonderfully so far, but I ain't trying to go through those kinds of hassles.

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    Should I throw a suspension fork back on the dmr or keep it rigid?
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    Kagero's with Omniums piss me off for some reason, glad I didn't go that route. Perfectly happy with my 75's.
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    My commute to work is 14 miles one way, and this winter I will have fenders. I will (hopefully) be getting a new bike within the next month. I know I will be getting something with gears. Do I go steel touring and throw fenders on (I plan to do soke light touring next year anyhow), put fenders on a cross bike, or go for the carbon road bike I'm eyeing and commute on the Lager with fenders?

    Also, opinion on Velocity hubs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmytango View Post
    Also, opinion on Velocity hubs?
    They are just rebranded formula hubs... can't go wrong with formulas, the econobox workhorse hub of SS/FG. They should be cheaper unbranded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmytango View Post
    My commute to work is 14 miles one way, and this winter I will have fenders. I will (hopefully) be getting a new bike within the next month. I know I will be getting something with gears. Do I go steel touring and throw fenders on (I plan to do soke light touring next year anyhow), put fenders on a cross bike, or go for the carbon road bike I'm eyeing and commute on the Lager with fenders?

    Also, opinion on Velocity hubs?
    If it were me, I'd set up a cross bike as a touring bike.

    Quote Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
    They are just rebranded formula hubs... can't go wrong with formulas, the econobox workhorse hub of SS/FG. They should be cheaper unbranded.
    This, but not a lot of places stock unbranded Formulas though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dannihilator View Post
    Should I throw a suspension fork back on the dmr or keep it rigid?
    Keep it stiff.

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    I recently increased my gear ratio. I've heard a lot of people say that pushing a ratio that is outside your comfort zone can lead to injury, but I'm doing it because I want to become a stronger rider. There are some rolling hills on my 15mi commute and I found I was spinning out on the downhill. Now I'm not, but it's no walk in the park on the uphill.

    Should I be worried about injury, or should I continue doing what I'm doing in order to become stronger? If increasing the ratio is not the way to become stronger, what is? How do I know when it's time to switch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmytango View Post
    My commute to work is 14 miles one way, and this winter I will have fenders. I will (hopefully) be getting a new bike within the next month. I know I will be getting something with gears. Do I go steel touring and throw fenders on (I plan to do soke light touring next year anyhow), put fenders on a cross bike, or go for the carbon road bike I'm eyeing and commute on the Lager with fenders?

    Also, opinion on Velocity hubs?
    hey jimmytango, I used to live in Chicago...how are gears in the winter time there? I couldn't imagine doing gears there with all of that road salt and gravel from the really cool potholes that the cagers tear up. I would do a SS if I still lived there, no hills. Do share though, I would LOVE to see what you come up with for the snow.

    Good luck to you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by boom View Post
    I recently increased my gear ratio. I've heard a lot of people say that pushing a ratio that is outside your comfort zone can lead to injury, but I'm doing it because I want to become a stronger rider. There are some rolling hills on my 15mi commute and I found I was spinning out on the downhill. Now I'm not, but it's no walk in the park on the uphill.

    Should I be worried about injury, or should I continue doing what I'm doing in order to become stronger? If increasing the ratio is not the way to become stronger, what is? How do I know when it's time to switch?
    You know when it's time to gear up when you become strong enough riding your current ratio that it becomes annoying.

    Get strong, then gear up - not the other way around.

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    Scrod, would you recommend an aero spoke front wheel for street riding or for long distance cycling. Or neither, or both?
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    I had an Aerospoke a while back and it was fun but once the fun factor wore off all I had was a really heavy, impractical front wheel that was absolutely horrid in even the slightest breeze.

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    Hey Scrod Right now im using 700x25c thick slick deluxe tires. I really like the tires because i have not had a flat in months but they feel really slow if that makes any sense. i guess you can say sluggish.

    any tires you recommend that are good against flats but feel better on the road?

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    I had no flats using Schwalbe Durano Plus, which are a lot lighter and have much better rolling resistance.

    Ribmos are another awesome choice.

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    Hey scrod you ever shop at Oriental trading ?

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    It's too expensive. Dollar stores are the way to go.

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    Are 25c Pasela TGs narrow? They certainly look it.
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    I actually just run calipers. Levers are for scrubs.

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    They're about 24mm wide on a standard width rim.

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    Well that's not too bad, but not really what I was hoping for. Thanks.
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    I actually just run calipers. Levers are for scrubs.

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