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Old 09-25-08, 05:11 PM
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jaynev, nice! do you usually run a front brake? either way I actually really like the machined front wheel vs non machined back
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i think they are both non machined wheels...the light is hitting the front wheel differently
 
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tire question: do you guys run tires much larger than 23c?

I'm curious to know if a Vittoria Randonneur (28c) would fit, for winter riding?

I have a 25c rear Armadillo that seems to fit fine, but could the Randonneur's extra tread cause fit issues, either with the fork or the rear brake bridge?

Thanks.
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Does anyone know if all the 2009's will be shipping with threadless stems? The BD website says, "Mercier 2009 Kilo TT - Fast, Simple, Classic - Now with 1.125" Threadless headset and stem" but also, "Headset - Sealed Bearing 1 inch or Threadless 1.125" (No Choice)."

I know it was a toss up on whether you would get one or the other in the past, but are they all threadless now or is it anyone's guess?
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Old 09-26-08, 03:59 PM
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this set of pictures was great!
now i need people's opinion...
i'm looking at bikesderect and they have the kiloTT and the kiloTT Pro. i've read all over the place that pretty soon, a lot of the bike parts are going to need replacing. so should i spend a little more on the pro model? or do you think i could end up with something better if i eventually replace them myself? for those of you who've owned the kiloTT for some time now, how's the bike holding up??? i really wanna get either one of these bikes!
here's the link for the pro model: https://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...kilott_pro.htm
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my only beef with the stock kilo setup is that i found the stock wheelset's hubs to be very, very disappointing. you may be able to avoid that disappointment with the pro.

OR:
1. buy the kilo
2. sell the stock wheelset
3. buy a nicer one
4. ...
5. profit
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i ride a 53cm conversion and i was wondering what size i should go with for a track frame? i was at my local bike shop and he said i should size down because track frames are longer.

im about 5'6"-5'7", should i go with a 50 or 53?

thanks
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Originally Posted by Charlesbian
I just got my Kilo Box today. Does anyone want pics of the unboxing so you know what you are getting into?

do want!

also what size and color did you get? and when did you order it?

im really thinking about ordering this tonight but i dont want to be waiting forever.

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does anyone have the grapesoda purple?
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It's not out yet.
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Originally Posted by Supreme
i ride a 53cm conversion and i was wondering what size i should go with for a track frame? i was at my local bike shop and he said i should size down because track frames are longer.

im about 5'6"-5'7", should i go with a 50 or 53?

thanks
The 50cm is like a 53 in other bikes I'm pretty sure. I'm 5 foot 9 and inseam of 32 inches and I ordered a 50cm. Thatís what the email I got from BD said today after I was thinking about going to a 53cm.

"hi luke,
if you want to change your size
it is no problem
however, the 50cm will fit you the best.
these bikes are sized differently and the 53cm would
probably end up being way too big.
please read the sizing chart that is on the kilo tt page.
it is in the middle of the page between the pic of the bike and the spec list.
if you decide to change just let me know.
thanks and have a great weekend,
karla"
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cool, thanks!

ive made my decision on the purple 50cm.
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Originally Posted by Supreme
i ride a 53cm conversion and i was wondering what size i should go with for a track frame? i was at my local bike shop and he said i should size down because track frames are longer.

im about 5'6"-5'7", should i go with a 50 or 53?

thanks
I'm about your size and ride a 50, for ****s and giggles I tried a 53 KHS Flite hte other day and it was way too big.
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Thanks for this. Im about that size too. Looks like im going to be ordering the BI frameset in 50 when they get it in stock
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the same questions are asked just about every 2 pages.
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Are Kilo TT stock wheels any good? I'm thinking of buying them.
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i just pulled the trigger on a 50cm purple kilo.. cant wait!
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Originally Posted by LukeAndrews
The 50cm is like a 53 in other bikes I'm pretty sure. I'm 5 foot 9 and inseam of 32 inches and I ordered a 50cm. Thatís what the email I got from BD said today after I was thinking about going to a 53cm.

"hi luke,
if you want to change your size
it is no problem
however, the 50cm will fit you the best.
these bikes are sized differently and the 53cm would
probably end up being way too big.
please read the sizing chart that is on the kilo tt page.
it is in the middle of the page between the pic of the bike and the spec list.
if you decide to change just let me know.
thanks and have a great weekend,
karla"
I would not trust that BD representative. 50cm will probably feel way too small for you, mine did (5'8 31" S/O).
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Originally Posted by Waychel
Are Kilo TT stock wheels any good? I'm thinking of buying them.
no.
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Old 09-27-08, 11:48 AM
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Originally Posted by wallychamp
do we still consider the KHS site to be more accurate then the Bikesdirect.com site for the geometry? im talkin about this here.

https://www.khsbicycles.com/PDF/KHS_F...etry_Track.pdf
still wondering about the geometry. we got so many conflicting opinions on this stuff, is this site worth checking for the geo or what?
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Originally Posted by wallychamp
still wondering about the geometry. we got so many conflicting opinions on this stuff, is this site worth checking for the geo or what?
I'm trying to figure this out too. I'm going crazy just to figure out what size I am.

Going off of BD's measurements, I'd want a 55 for the 31.7" clearance, but then going off of the KHS Flite 100 measurements, I'd want a 53 for the 31.5" clearance.

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yeah see I looked at the KHS Flite to pick mine. I guess we will just have to see. I am thinking the 2009 bikes are just different than the 2008 ones or previous for some reason in size.
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No they aren't. It has been said quite a few times in this thread.

Refer to the KHS Flite 100 geometry. The Kilo TT, Spicer, and Flite are all the same frame.

You guys seem to be using the Lemond formula of inseam x .65 or .67 to find your c-c and c-t size which is OK for ball park, but what is just as important is the top tube length. I ride a 50 c-c Kilo TT with a 523mm top tube, but if I wanted a Leader, their 51, has a 546 top tube. I couldn't ride that without having a super short stem.

What you all need to do is print out the KHS Flite 100 geo specs, take em to a bikeshop, and ask to sit on bikes with similar top tubes as the KHS/Kilo/Spicer. Then order that frame. Since you are basically using the shop for sizing, at least be polite and buy something (tubes, etc).

I know plenty some folks who went strictly by seat tube length and their bikes are uncomfortable top tube length wise.
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I will make it clear for search use...

The Mercier Kilo TT, Spicer Standard Steel, Bikeisland CroMo Steel Old School, and the KHS Flite 100 are all the same frame...

Geometry here is accurate:
https://www.bikesdirect.com/products/mercier/kilott.htm
(but the fork is NOT 1.125 or 1 1/8" it is ONE INCH THREADLESS)

Geometry here is straight garbage, including fork rake.
https://www.cyclesmercier.com/geometry_tt.html

Geometry here is accurate:
https://www.khsbicycles.com/PDF/KHS_F...etry_Track.pdf
https://www.khsbicycles.com/Images/Ge...geo-road-b.jpg

Cool?
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Thanks for that ^^^ .. hopefully we can stop having non-stop sizing questions every time there are new bikes in stock


Originally Posted by ZiP0082
tire question: do you guys run tires much larger than 23c?

I'm curious to know if a Vittoria Randonneur (28c) would fit, for winter riding?

i just searched the thread and got this answer:
Originally Posted by TehK
28's.
i was curious too, becuase i want to up my tire size for the weather coming soon.
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