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    Help me find a euro-ready single speed

    I am moving to Vienna in two weeks and am considering buying my second Kilo TT. It would be mainly for getting around the neighborhood and possibly commuting to work. I'd like to turn it into a commuter and get some tires that will handle cobblestone a little better.

    I don't know how to tell the maximum width of tires that will fit onto the kilo TT rims. They are '36H Aluminum Aero Section Track DoubleWall'.

    Here are a few other questions as well. (Sorry, I'm a n00b)



    Would I be able to mount fenders onto a kilo TT?

    Is there a way to make the Kilo feel a little more upright?

    If not, what bikes do you guys recommend in that price range that would be more upright?



    I am buying my wife's 'Mercier Elle City' from bikesdirect.com, so if you have any recommendations from there that would be awesome.

    Any help would be really appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Eric
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    I had a rear 32c on my stock Kilo rim without any trouble but that's about all the clearance I had in the frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    I had a rear 32c on my stock Kilo rim without any trouble but that's about all the clearance I had in the frame.
    Do you think I could get a 32c on the front as well?

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    Probably not. You may not even be able to fit a 32 in the rear. All Kilos seem to be slightly different.

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    If you're willing to wait until tomorrow morning, I can measure how much room there is on mine. It's a 2012 TT Pro.

    I think you should get a Kilo WT though, room for racks all around, full fenders, and massive knobbies.

    BikesDirect is restocking this Fall, so if they are out, and you can wait, it would be a better alternative.
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    I agree.

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    I totally would, but I am leaving in two weeks to Austria and need to ship it with me.

    You are right though, that is the bike for me.... Damn

    Quote Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
    If you're willing to wait until tomorrow morning, I can measure how much room there is on mine. It's a 2012 TT Pro.

    I think you should get a Kilo WT though, room for racks all around, full fenders, and massive knobbies.

    BikesDirect is restocking this Fall, so if they are out, and you can wait, it would be a better alternative.

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    Are there any other bikesdirect bikes that you guys would recommend for my situation?

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    I say wait for the WT and find someone to ship it to you (my shop will gladly do it for no more than the actual shipping charge).
    Last edited by Scrodzilla; 06-22-12 at 09:30 PM.

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    They have 49cm WT5's, 49cm, 59cm, and 62cm, WT's left.

    So, are you really tall or really short?
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    Yeah I guess so. Seriously though shipping anything to Austria is outrageously expensive.

    I should clarify that I sold my other Kilo TT about two years ago because I moved on top of a huge hill, which kind of ended my SS cycling activity.

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    Oh, Motobecane Phantom Cross Uno would work for you too. It's pretty similar actually. And they have all sizes in stock if you don't care about color.
    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/uno.htm
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    5'11" haha. My old Kilo was a 55cm.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
    They have 49cm WT5's, 49cm, 59cm, and 62cm, WT's left.

    So, are you really tall or really short?

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    Quote Originally Posted by erea View Post
    5'11" haha. My old Kilo was a 55cm.

    We have so much in common! I'm moving to Austria too!
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    What about the Windsor Timeline?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
    We have so much in common! I'm moving to Austria too!
    I'm new to the forum, so I'm assuming your joking. hahah

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    What about the Windsor Timeline?
    Yeah that looks cool and the price is right. How does it compare quality-wise with the Kilo? Does it have a more relaxed geometry?

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    Sorry for all of the questions, but how big is the difference between a 49cm and 55cm frame size?

    If I rode a 55cm Kilo would it be crazy to order a 49cm Kilo WT5?

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    Quote Originally Posted by erea View Post
    Sorry for all of the questions, but how big is the difference between a 49cm and 55cm frame size?

    If I rode a 55cm Kilo would it be crazy to order a 49cm Kilo WT5?

    If you're going to do that, just send your money to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by erea View Post
    Sorry for all of the questions, but how big is the difference between a 49cm and 55cm frame size?
    Exactly 6 cm.

    Quote Originally Posted by erea View Post
    If I rode a 55cm Kilo would it be crazy to order a 49cm Kilo WT5?
    Very.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
    If you're going to do that, just send your money to me.
    I'm a little desperate...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    Exactly 6 cm.



    Very.
    I thought so, just wanted to make sure. Too bad because I really like that Kilo WT5

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    Scrodzilla and Nagrom_... You guys are awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erea View Post
    I'm a little desperate...
    Motobecane Phantom Cross Uno. They have your size in Black and White. It's a pretty good alternative to a WT.
    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/uno.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by erea View Post
    Scrodzilla and Nagrom_... You guys are awesome.
    Repay us by not buying a 49cm bike. Please.
    Quote Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
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