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Old 08-17-07, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by n_w_a_31
So, on the Kilo, is the seat post really a 27? Not a 27.2?
26.8 dude
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Old 08-19-07, 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted by LOOKOUT!
mine is a 53cm and it came with a 120mm stem..
Center-to-center?

Mine's a 60cm, and (having now finally gotten out to measure it) a 110mm stem. 120mm on a 53cm frame seems HUGE.
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what kind of chain tensioners work within the dropouts of this bike? is it a 120mm rear dropout?
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https://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-2008-TRACK-B...QQcmdZViewItem
2008 kilo tt?
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Do you think the Bikes Direct guy sleeps on a pile of money now?
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Originally Posted by bonechilling
Do you think the Bikes Direct guy sleeps on a pile of money now?
I would imagine it's more of a Scrouge McDuck gold coin swimming pool affair.
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Originally Posted by s0ldats
what kind of chain tensioners work within the dropouts of this bike? is it a 120mm rear dropout?
surly mks yo name it it will work
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Originally Posted by huerro
I would imagine it's more of a Scrouge McDuck gold coin swimming pool affair.
HAHAHAHA!

As he climbs to the top of a stack of Mercier boxes with a few wheels strapped together off the top -- built to work like a diving board -- and leaps into the pool of coin...

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i just ordered mine last night since they got more in stock. i know im gonna have to switch out the crank, bars, stem, pedals...but what im wondering is since im going to be swapping that stuff out anyway, should i just get a pista or another entry level track bike? also how are the rims? i see a lot of people swapping them out with stuff they've already had, but will they last me a little while if i dont have anything to swap out with right away?
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I don't understand, why would you swap out anything right away, let alone.. everything?

Are you going to buy a Pista to swap the parts with, or to ride? In either case they're basically the same generic, entry-level parts.
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well from what i read on here, people were swapping all those parts out right away. i wouldnt be swapping them out until i needed to or i found something better.

i was going to buy the pista just to ride, but was wondering with what the better deal in the long run will be.
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Originally Posted by singurlifeman
well from what i read on here, people were swapping all those parts out right away.
The *only* thing you need to swap out right away is the lockring. Everything else is highly functional.

Assuming you got the Kilo TT, I don't know about the rest.

You might *want* to swap out the bars, stem, and pedals, but that's personal preference, not because the parts are crap like the lockring.

The wheels are generic "track" wheels. Ride 'em till they crush, then get new ones. But the bike should be fine out of the box if you swap out the lockring.
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No need to swap the cranks, they're fine. So is the stem & handlebar.

Pedals--well, I ride SPDs so they came off right away.

The wheels are fine, I'm 200lbs, and after truing them up initially, they ride great.

Edit: I ride a Windsor Hour, but the component spec is pretty much the same
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ahh gotcha. thats all i wanted to know. will my LBS have lockrings even if they dont have track bikes?
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Old 08-24-07, 12:03 PM
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Uhm... maybe?

You could call ahead and find out. Worst case scenario, order a new one online and ask your LBS to install it for you.
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that green on gold is BEAUTIFUL.


and i officially hate you all because i loved this thread so much i just bought a black kilo TT frameset sans decals/logos from ebay for 175.

after looking at pake and iro for ~200 and nicer ones for 4-5notes, i am glad to have found one that looks awesome, will be track, not semitrack, and i can customize a bit.(it comes with gloss black, no decals and no clearcoat, so I may do some designs or stickers and clear it)

it's going to kick ass trying to fit over everything from my conversion... i need a new headset anyway, i'm thinking a carbon seatpost, and i may have to take some stuff off my rear hub to make it fit 120mm... then i should only need a 68mm bottom bracket if my conversion's doesn't fit.

finally i'll have a track bike... the conversion is too relaxed, old, rusted, and dented.

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Seatpost size.
Mercier Kilo in my shop for upgrades has a
newly installed 27.0 Thompson Elite Seatpost.
Perfect fit.
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I dont know why anyone would buys a pista, pista's are not a good deal, the components are basically the same, Don't Get a pista, Get the kilo TT, Then upgrade stuff, As it breaks, you might be suprised how long that is, i have a khs filte 100, its got the same frame and basically the same wheels, Everything is still go'n strong it on it, get the TT, and in a month you will be glad you didnt get a pista. (can you tell i dont like pistas?) pista's are for people with no imgination
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maybe i'll put pista components on my kilo TT frameset... how's that sound Kol?
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Originally Posted by cc700
maybe i'll put pista components on my kilo TT frameset...
I think you should put Aerospokes on it. And a drop stem with HUGE risers. And platform pedals without brakes. Together with your Mercier frame, that should offend just about everone on the BFSSFG forum.

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that's not a bad idea. if you buy me the aero spoke i'll buy the rest. ready, set... go!
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Heh.
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I kind of wish I would have bought one of those Kilo TT frames rather than my IRO GB, but now that it's all built up, I can't really justify getting rid of it to trade for another entry-level frame.
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Originally Posted by iamtim
The *only* thing you need to swap out right away is the lockring. Everything else is highly functional.

Assuming you got the Kilo TT, I don't know about the rest.

You might *want* to swap out the bars, stem, and pedals, but that's personal preference, not because the parts are crap like the lockring.

The wheels are generic "track" wheels. Ride 'em till they crush, then get new ones. But the bike should be fine out of the box if you swap out the lockring.
i don't know how seriously i'd take the "expert" advice of someone who went to a shop to have his 16t dura-ace cog replaced with a 16t dura-ace cog and wants to run front and rear aerospokes.

the wheels that came on mine were absolute crap. one slip low-speed slip on some black ice and my rear wheel was completely tacoed. plus, i only weigh about 140, and i felt some seriously scary flex in that stem (as in, ****, this thing is going to break and kill me).
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Originally Posted by fischer, max
i don't know how seriously i'd take the "expert" advice of someone who went to a shop to have his 16t dura-ace cog replaced with a 16t dura-ace cog
Yeah, 'cuz no one else ever makes dumb mistakes, right?

Originally Posted by fischer, max
i only weigh about 140, and i felt some seriously scary flex in that stem (as in, ****, this thing is going to break and kill me).
I'm 6'3" at about 230 and my stem has no more flex than does any other quill stem. I've also used the ZOOM stems on other bikes, as well, and while they may not be the best looking stem, they're very functional.

Perhaps you just got a lemon?
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