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Old 07-31-08, 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by epschoenly View Post
^probably just need another link or two, and the chain is 3/32 yeah/
Switch to 1/8 chainring/cog/chain FTW.


Does anyone know where I can get a new bottom bracket that fits the 1st gen KiloTT oem cranks ?

The original part is a TruVativ Model # BB-06-PSPL-108-68

I would like something that rolls a bit smoother, mine feels like it has rocks instead of bearings inside !

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Old 07-31-08, 08:01 PM
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as long as the cranks are the same bcd as the chainring then you are ok.
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Old 07-31-08, 11:03 PM
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how would i know how much chain that i'll need to add/subtract from my stock chain? im thinking about going with a 17t soma cog from nashbar. so my thing is 48x17. would i need to purchase a new chain? thanks haha

im such a newb.
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Old 07-31-08, 11:04 PM
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Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
stronger, lighter, and spin with less resistance. the machine built ones don't stay true that well, but whatever.

basically, the kilo hubs aren't very strong and will gain resistance as they gain use.
ok, any other decent options? i was going to post this in the main forum, but wa curious as to what other kilo riders were replacing their stock wheels with. And I dont want to go with the all too common deep v's.
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Old 07-31-08, 11:05 PM
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might as well post it for the umpteenth time, for kilo tt posterity



http://velospace.org/node/11385
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Old 07-31-08, 11:07 PM
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^^^

I fully dig the ducks and geese in the background.

(The bike's hot too.)
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Old 07-31-08, 11:08 PM
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$22 well spent ( new bars and grips)

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Old 07-31-08, 11:10 PM
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^pretty good deal for risers and grips!

Originally Posted by 916dave View Post
ok, any other decent options? i was going to post this in the main forum, but wa curious as to what other kilo riders were replacing their stock wheels with. And I dont want to go with the all too common deep v's.
i had a front alex r450, and they're being built up with forumula hubs which are great.

i'd suggest those, mavic open pros which i've heard good things about, or something expensive like american classics(yeah right, as if)

i have dp18's which are heavy but cool.
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Old 07-31-08, 11:11 PM
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open pros, aeroheads
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Old 07-31-08, 11:12 PM
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yeah aeroheads are like better quality(much better quality) r450's. maybe a little less aero.
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Old 07-31-08, 11:15 PM
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neither the r450 or the aerohead is actually aerodynamic

as far as i know
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Old 07-31-08, 11:16 PM
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Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
^pretty good deal for risers and grips!
they were in a parts bin at the shop my friend works at i like this set up a lot as its a bit easier to control. i think im going to cut the old stock bars into bull horns and maybe try those as well
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bullhorns are way better than risers you should try them

i chopped and flopped my stock kilo bars, good stuff
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Old 07-31-08, 11:18 PM
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^^^

Matter of opinion.

I like bullhorns, but I prefer my risers.
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Old 07-31-08, 11:21 PM
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when i first rode the bike i found myself reaching for a bull horn like hand placement. i think its because thats usually how i would sprint on my road bike except leaning on the brake hoods
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Old 07-31-08, 11:25 PM
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Originally Posted by tepr View Post
neither the r450 or the aerohead is actually aerodynamic

as far as i know
yeah but they're not box style either.

Extra doublewall design
Sport road or touring
650C for triathlon
Pin joint (not as good as welded, obviously, but i don't think most people will have problems)
28, 32 or 36 holes
Silver/black
700C-470g

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aeroheads which are lighter by 45g but probably not as strong, and actually have a 21mm dish compared to the r450's 20. so the r450's are less deep of a v, but heavier and have a less conventional cross section/ construction.

Originally Posted by Tom88 View Post
they were in a parts bin at the shop my friend works at i like this set up a lot as its a bit easier to control. i think im going to cut the old stock bars into bull horns and maybe try those as well
that's cool. i don't like risers but they look comfy i guess. definitely try the bullhorns.
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Old 07-31-08, 11:33 PM
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Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
yeah but they're not box style either.

Extra doublewall design
Sport road or touring
650C for triathlon
Pin joint (not as good as welded, obviously, but i don't think most people will have problems)
28, 32 or 36 holes
Silver/black
700C-470g

vs

aeroheads which are lighter by 45g but probably not as strong, and actually have a 21mm dish compared to the r450's 20. so the r450's are less deep of a v, but heavier and have a less conventional cross section/ construction.



that's cool. i don't like risers but they look comfy i guess. definitely try the bullhorns.
thanks for the responses. So for someone who uses his bike for commuting through city streets and the occasional 25+ ride, which would you recommend? Would I even feel 45g? Or if a rim was aerodynamic or not?
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Old 07-31-08, 11:33 PM
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strength isnt gonna be a huge factor when comparing the two rims. if you get a machine set take to get retensioned and trued before using. both rims will be plenty strong.
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Old 07-31-08, 11:52 PM
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for commuting, go with the cheaper alex wheels. learn to true them and forget about getting them tensioned unless you are extremely anal about your bike being in perfect condition. it's really seldom worth retensioning.
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Old 08-01-08, 03:02 AM
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Originally Posted by DongDong View Post
how would i know how much chain that i'll need to add/subtract from my stock chain? im thinking about going with a 17t soma cog from nashbar. so my thing is 48x17. would i need to purchase a new chain? thanks haha

im such a newb.
you won't know how much chain to add/subtract 'til you get the new cog on there. going from a 16t to 17t cog you won't have to change the chain. if anything it'll just make your clearance a little tighter.
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Old 08-01-08, 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by dddave View Post
you won't know how much chain to add/subtract 'til you get the new cog on there. going from a 16t to 17t cog you won't have to change the chain. if anything it'll just make your clearance a little tighter.
I don't mean to discount what you say but on my kilo if I hadn't lengthened the chain when I went up on the back cog I am fairly certain that my rear wheel would have been rubbing the cs brace, or have been really close, but all in all this is all speculation until you actually do it.
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Old 08-01-08, 03:58 PM
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i didn't have to do anything. what size tires do you have?
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Old 08-01-08, 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by dddave View Post
i didn't have to do anything. what size tires do you have?
Good thought I am runnin 28's, sort of forgot about that, as well as dont have very much experience with road tires.
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Old 08-02-08, 07:16 PM
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Do you think that these cross country riser bars from Nashbar would fit a stock Kilo TT Stem?
I'm looking for a decent set of high risers on the cheap.
http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...B%20Handlebars
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Old 08-02-08, 07:39 PM
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too expensive
http://nycbikes.com/catalog.php?item...cat=COMPONENTS
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