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    Need an opinion on whether my kilo tt will be compatible with the chain ring

    Need an opinion on whether my kilo tt will be compatible with the chain ring i'm looking to buy. http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...s.php?id=52000

    I also need to what i'm going to need to install this into a kilo tt.

    Im trying to run a 53/16t single speed
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    It depends which version Kilo TT you have. That chainring has a 144mm bcd. Older Kilo TT crank spiders are 130mm bcd, whereas the newest versions are 144mm bcd. You need a 5mm hex wrench and chainring nut holder to install the chainring.
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    As to your edit, a 53t chainring might not clear the chainstay, and i don't see the Blackspire chainring being available in that size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
    As to your edit, a 53t chainring might not clear the chainstay, and i don't see the Blackspire chainring being available in that size.
    thanks for the reply

    this is the bike frame i have

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    these are some chainrings that might work

    TA Specialites Track Chainring from Velodrome Shop
    Goldtec 1/8th Track and Single Speed Chainrings : Mountain bikes and componets by BETD Goldtec
    Universal Cycles -- Dimension Single Speed Alloy Chainrings - 130mm

    what do you think?

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    Some of those chainrings are not shown being available in 53T and again the bcd depends on the crankarms you are using. I have no idea if a 53T chainring will work on that frame and still provide a proper chainline w/o hitting the chainstay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
    Some of those chainrings are not shown being available in 53T and again the bcd depends on the crankarms you are using. I have no idea if a 53T chainring will work on that frame and still provide a proper chainline w/o hitting the chainstay.
    The kilo frame I purchased is 60cm my current bike is 60cm with a 48t chainring and it has about 4 inches before it hits the chainstay is that good enough. I will just do a 52t doesn't need to be exactly 53

    edit: Im going to acquire the hex wrench and nut holder and order this ring 52t http://www.velodromeshop.net/index.php?p=product&id=282
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    The frame size has nothing to do with chainring clearance, and the fact that your current frame is the same size as the new one does not mean the clearances will be the same. Anyways, I guess you'll find out soon enough.
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    aight thanks for your help. now i gotta look for some crank arms to go with this.
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    53T is big... what's the rear cog going to be?

    You posted the frame; what's the crankset?
    ~Okay, so you haven't bought cranks yet... a good way to go if you want an obnoxiously big chainring is a road crankset. There are plenty 53T outer chainrings to find.

    As for the seatstay's clearing, it's definitely going to be a tight squeeze if not outright impossible.
    Here's one with a 48T

    Note the crimped part near the chainring on the frame. That's there so a chainring will clear the chainstay, at 48T it's already stretching it considering the crimp is tapered and concave.

    Your best alternative to having a higher gear ratio is go get a smaller cog. A calculator will help you find the equivalent that would be about the same gear inches.
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    @Leukybear - The OP is running a SS, so going below 16T will be a problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
    @Leukybear - The OP is running a SS, so going below 16T will be a problem.
    Just caught that part. I see what he's trying to get at now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
    53T is big... what's the rear cog going to be?

    You posted the frame; what's the crankset?
    ~Okay, so you haven't bought cranks yet... a good way to go if you want an obnoxiously big chainring is a road crankset. There are plenty 53T outer chainrings to find.

    As for the seatstay's clearing, it's definitely going to be a tight squeeze if not outright impossible.
    Here's one with a 48T

    Note the crimped part near the chainring on the frame. That's there so a chainring will clear the chainstay, at 48T it's already stretching it considering the crimp is tapered and concave.

    Your best alternative to having a higher gear ratio is go get a smaller cog. A calculator will help you find the equivalent that would be about the same gear inches.
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    after using that calculator it says that I will be 5mph faster at 90rpm using 50/15 which is the same as 53/16 than with my old setup of 46/16. Ill see if i find a 50t chainring.

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    That's a lot of GI. Even if it's very flat where you live it will probably suck to have to pedal that all the time
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    On another note, that grape soda Mercier is probably the nicest Kilo I've seen to date.
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    I just want to accelerate fast and cruise the rest of the way type of thing you know whats a good ratio gear for that, I live in nyc .

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    46x16...

    You need to read this:
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    88GI isn't what I'd call an easy to accelerate gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
    As to your edit, a 53t chainring might not clear the chainstay, and i don't see the Blackspire chainring being available in that size.
    It's available all the way to 54T.

    But here is what I am curious about. It's made in Canada, but the logo is a Kangaroo. Eh...WTF?

    https://www.benscycle.com/p-3244-bla...FeJcMgod1WYAuA

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    Quote Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
    But here is what I am curious about. It's made in Canada, but the logo is a Kangaroo. Eh...WTF?
    Simple, made in Canada by Aussie expats.
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    What tool fits the Kilo TT chain ring nuts? Neither end of the Park CNW-2 fits. Suckers are on there tight!

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    I had to drill out my chainring bolts on my Kilo. They used a thread loacker on them. Tried everything.
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    Why would you want to run a gi that high
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    Quote Originally Posted by GENESTARWIND View Post
    Why would you want to run a gi that high
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