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Old 08-02-08, 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted by bionnaki View Post
do you or does anyone know if those are 25.4 or 26 clamp size? Thanks
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Old 08-02-08, 09:05 PM
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It really doesn't matter for a pop-top stem especially. I and thousands of others run 26 nittos in 25.4 stems just fine.
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Old 08-02-08, 11:06 PM
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Originally Posted by onespeed89 View Post
do you or does anyone know if those are 25.4 or 26 clamp size? Thanks
25.4
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Old 08-02-08, 11:17 PM
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thanks, also does a pop can work as a shim instead of spending $10 on the Nitto shim?
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Old 08-02-08, 11:22 PM
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Originally Posted by onespeed89 View Post
thanks, also does a pop can work as a shim instead of spending $10 on the Nitto shim?
it works wonderfully as one
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Old 08-02-08, 11:34 PM
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well here's the deal, i have a Thompson Elite stem (26) and currently use Nitto 26 bars, but want to get the NYC risers and some Ourys, i'll for sure need a shim right? Thanks
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Old 08-03-08, 12:33 AM
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might help, but not necessary - I used to run risers that were 25.4 on a 26 nitto stem without a shim. you'll need to fashion a shim if you run a brake, however.
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Old 08-03-08, 08:54 AM
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Alright, well im not running a break so i shouldn't need one then right? Thanks
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Old 08-03-08, 07:39 PM
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It only takes like two minutes to cut up a soda can with a pair of scissors and make a shim so you might as well.
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well i put my origin 8 grips on an anatomic road bar i had sitting around because i don't know what i'd do if i lost my colnago aluminum track drops.

also put the gold finger on but i don't have a brake now that my road bike is using the set. i'll get a brake tomorrow or something. i've been riding my road bike so much and i miss riding this thing.
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Old 08-04-08, 06:14 AM
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has anyone ever weighed the stock kilo wheels? i'm guessing DP18s and other comparable wheels are probably a little heavier, right?
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Old 08-04-08, 08:36 PM
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Originally Posted by ZiP0082 View Post
has anyone ever weighed the stock kilo wheels? i'm guessing DP18s and other comparable wheels are probably a little heavier, right?
I was curious about their weight as well.
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Old 08-06-08, 01:16 PM
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ill be ordering one of the 60cm frames in the next few days... im sure someone posted or knows all the specs for the frame, im just wondering what headset i need. i know its 1inch but isnt there more distinction to head sets than just the size?

i saw some people running both threaded and threadless too, right?
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Old 08-06-08, 01:42 PM
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Most of the newest shipments of complete kilos have been 1" threadless, yes.
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Originally Posted by ZiP0082 View Post
Most of the newest shipments of complete kilos have been 1" threadless, yes.
thanks. i saw that the new completes have been coming like that. but im getting one of the framesets. i dont know what headset i need, but ill just read up i suppose.
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Old 08-06-08, 06:03 PM
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my stem bolts are rusting already. damn it!
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Originally Posted by Eric Hanus View Post
ill be ordering one of the 60cm frames in the next few days... im sure someone posted or knows all the specs for the frame, im just wondering what headset i need. i know its 1inch but isnt there more distinction to head sets than just the size?

i saw some people running both threaded and threadless too, right?
I have a 60cm with a 1" threadless. The main difference in headset types, beyond threaded/threadless, is unsealed vs. sealed. I haven't owned and unsealed bearing on a bike for years, because the feel is simply better while maintenance is minimal. I got a Cane Creek S2 because it's sealed and relatively inexpensive.
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Old 08-06-08, 11:37 PM
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Originally Posted by PukeFlavor View Post
I have a 60cm with a 1" threadless. The main difference in headset types, beyond threaded/threadless, is unsealed vs. sealed. I haven't owned and unsealed bearing on a bike for years, because the feel is simply better while maintenance is minimal. I got a Cane Creek S2 because it's sealed and relatively inexpensive.
is the steerer tube long enough? it seems like 60cm would be getting a pretty long headtube.
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Old 08-07-08, 12:46 AM
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is the steerer tube long enough? it seems like 60cm would be getting a pretty long headtube.
The steerer is plenty long. I ended up cutting around an inch off, and am using three 5mm spacers. My stem is about 40mm thick. I wish I'd measured the length of the section I removed as a reference for others. In any case, the frame's head tube is around 190mm long, but not exactly--I'm just giving approximate numbers from a ruler I have at my desk. Headset cup measures are around 10mm top and 12mm bottom. All are side view measures.

You've got plenty of space to work with.

As an aside, I got my frame "faced & chased" by my LBS and they claim there was only minimal material removed, so build quality seems to be fine (I got my frame from Spicer, but it's the same as Mercier, KHS, Bike Island, etc.; built in the same factory from the same prints by the same people). I also had the LBS install the headset cups and crown race, since they have the tools, and feel fine about it. I come from MTB and BMX, where tube walls are thicker and pounding stuff in is okay, but the lack of weight in both frame and fork made me hesitant to risk doing that stuff on my own.

Keep in mind that if you buy a 1" headset, you will still most likely buy a ! !/8 stem and use it with a shim--thus, you will need to buy a 1 1/8 top cap. It took me about 45 minutes one night to figure out why the top cap wasn't looking or acting right.

edit: also, remember to ask specifically for 1" spacers.

double edit: Spicer Cycles is in Indiana.

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I cut an inch off of my stock steerer tube (on a 57cm), and am left with a 40mm stack-height on my stem and 2 10mm spacers below it.

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what risers?
 
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thanks, are these chopped down at all?
 

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