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Old 04-10-08, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by bionnaki
I am 5'10" and with an inseam of 30 inches. I have longer arms and shorter legs. what size kilo would be the best fit?

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i suggest a 53, although if you measured your inseam correctly you wont have much standover.
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new photo of my kilo.

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Originally Posted by m4bandit
Your inseam is just 30 inches? That's one long ass torso. You should ride a 50cm but a size up might compensate for your long torso with a longer top tube. Someone else can chime in better about that though.
yep, 30 inches nearly on the dot using the phone book method.

I do have an ape body - very long arms and a very long torso, but very short legs. 5'10" 165lbs 30" inseam.

bike fitting is always a challenge.

I'm leaning toward either a 50 or 53 and just switching out the stem for something longer.
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dddave and erox, both your Kilo's are looking great. I don't think you can go wrong with risers on these things.
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Old 04-10-08, 10:16 PM
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erox, how did you switch over to a threadless stem? Quill column adaptor?
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Old 04-10-08, 10:47 PM
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i was going to ask the same question. But since it looks like he has the stock fork on there its probably a adaptor with a threadless stem on it. Both are black kilos above look great though!
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Old 04-11-08, 12:55 AM
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patrick and faze, yeah, it's a threaded to threadless adaptor. i love it and it works like a charm.
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Old 04-11-08, 10:30 AM
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ok, so is the Kilo Reynolds or 4130 Chormoly.
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Originally Posted by jinws
ok, so is the Kilo Reynolds or 4130 Chormoly.
Both.
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Originally Posted by Zombie Carl
Both.
Exactly. Reynolds 520 is just standard 4130 steel with the Reynolds name on it.
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Originally Posted by bonechilling
Exactly. Reynolds 520 is just standard 4130 steel with the Reynolds name on it.
Thanks. I was thinking about waiting for the Kilo, but I think I will buy a Performance frame now. It'll cost a little more for the whole bike, but I get to pick and choose the components I want.
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Why go threadless? Easier to change bars? what else? I personally think it looks out of place compared to the rest of bike. what about the added weight?

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patrick and faze, yeah, it's a threaded to threadless adaptor. i love it and it works like a charm.
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Originally Posted by psychosaif
Why go threadless? Easier to change bars? what else? I personally think it looks out of place compared to the rest of bike. what about the added weight?
threadless is actually lighter(from personal experience..going from threaded to threadless).
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Originally Posted by Pennywize
threadless is actually lighter(from personal experience..going from threaded to threadless).
Not in this case, since he's just using a threadless adapter. Otherwise, yes.
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I use an adapter on mine as well..I like the ability to change bars easier and it gives you a better selection of stems.
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i need a threadless adapter.
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I'd look at this as a good excuse to pick up a carbon fork. You might even CL the stock one to a Pista owner for enough to pay for a Nashbar fork.
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This sounds like a great idea. Have u done this? Pics? Also, is it a tough job?

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I'd look at this as a good excuse to pick up a carbon fork. You might even CL the stock one to a Pista owner for enough to pay for a Nashbar fork.
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^All you would have to do is get the Fork, Threadless Headset, Spacers, and get the fork cut down to your specs. but wouldn't this affect the handling on the bike depending on which fork you get?
Anyone know threadless forks that are similar to the stock one?
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gotta be able to get em from someone, the kilo tt framesets ship with an uncut threadless fork.
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The soma lugged threadless fork seems very much like the stock kilo fork.
https://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...s.php?id=12178
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Originally Posted by blickblocks
It costs about $200 to sandblast and powdercoat a frameset at the different paint shops that I've called. Are you all really going to say paying $200 to paint a $175 frameset is a great idea?

Rattlecanning decently takes an enormous amount of time, so much so I would rather just do the powdercoat.

This is just my opinion anyways.

There's a place about an hour south of you close to Akron that does it all for $60. About a month turn-around though.
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our local place does sandblasting and PCing for around $75. they wanted 200 to do the wheels on my mini.
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Originally Posted by rudetay
There's a place about an hour south of you close to Akron that does it all for $60. About a month turn-around though.
Where? I'm in Kent and wanted to get a frameset done a while ago.
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