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Old 10-05-08, 01:48 PM
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by the way, do you guys know if the I can take off the decals????
haha. A n00bie with a sense of humor. I like this guy already.
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Originally Posted by BENNOCKSIT
This may and probably has been questioned and answered many times, but I want to know how the Kilo's run by size. Meaning do they run big or small? I am 5'9 and wondering if I should go with the 53cm or the 55cm. My old man has a trek 2500 55cm and that fits me perfect. I know the companies do not run the same sizes/geometry.

So yeah if someone could inform and shed some knowledge on me, I would greatly appreciate it.

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PLEASSE at least skim thru the last 15 pages. Sizing has been addressed. I gave detailed info on how to size yourself for a Kilo. Come on man.
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this thread needs an overhaul. i'm guessing half of it consists of the same repeated and answered questions. i say lock it and start another with a bunch of FAQ.
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Originally Posted by triplesixer
haha. A n00bie with a sense of humor. I like this guy already.


Originally Posted by tomenugen
this thread needs an overhaul. i'm guessing half of it consists of the same repeated and answered questions. i say lock it and start another with a bunch of FAQ.

OR.... how about it goes back to the main topic?

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Old 10-05-08, 02:36 PM
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Originally Posted by dougland89
it's 161 pages long...hard to find stuff for those who haven't read through the entire thing.
Rubbish unless you are a total noob to the interwebz..

There is a little icon/link that says "search this thread." It works perfectly fine.

When I got my Kilo everything I needed to know was found with that tool without having to read the entire thread. It will even give you partial pieces of the post to read to see if it is needed. Things like bar diameter, seat tube diameter, what brakes fit, tools needed for crank/bb. All that was found with a simple search, including numerous sizing recommendations.

People seem to be too damn hard headed to realize that seat tube length isn't the only variable is sizing a bike. As I said, these folks should print the KHS flite 100 specs, and go sit on bikes with similar top tube lengths and seat tube lengths, then make a decision. Nobody can size you on the internet, period.

Your legs may show you as having a particular inseam which equates to a particular seat tube length, but what if your torso/arms are short/longer then average? Stems will only help so much. What you gonna do then?

People are even too lazy/ignorant to use the fit calculators provided (which are only good for estimations anyway).

If people are too lazy to do any bit of homework, why should they be assisted. This thread has alllll the information needed, period. It's outta hand. I myself and a few other have contributed sizing information 10x over, but this is just absurd. I've frequented tons of message boards related to hobbies and never have I seen the redundancy shown in this thread. People ask **** that was answered 5 pages ago. LOL.
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im about 5'8/5'9 what would be a pretty good size for me?
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Originally Posted by joepezzy
im about 5'8/5'9 what would be a pretty good size for me?
the 47cm
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Originally Posted by Supreme
the 47cm
yeah pretty funny. now how about someone mature answer my question
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are you actually serious? LOL... I thought it was a sarcastic reply to my post. If you are serious, how about you do what I have said in the past 10 pages.
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Fit yourself. Somewhere on teh internets there is a fit calculator. But I would say (rough estimate) 53 if you have short legs, 55 if you have long legs.
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You think so? I'm 5'10" and I prefer a 55 or 56.
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i hope bd gets the bikes in tomorrow and start shipping them out tomorrow. ive been without a bike to way too long. lol sold my nishiki for this.
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Just out of curiosity (and I know I could just fit myself) but if one rides a 56cm road bike, the 53cm kilo would be the best option?
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Originally Posted by triplesixer
Just out of curiosity (and I know I could just fit myself) but if one rides a 56cm road bike, the 53cm kilo would be the best option?
yeah, you need to size down. i normally ride a 53 so i picked up a 50 for the 53 top tube.
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Oh ok. Geometry has never been my strong suit. Especially with tarck bikes.
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what the ****
this thread now makes me want to sell my kilo frame, for sure. idiots
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Just ordered the 55 Grape Soda. Hot damn.
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what the ****
this thread now makes me want to sell my kilo frame, for sure. idiots
What's with the hissy fit dude?
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so the picture of the kilo on BD website, is that the stem that comes with it? i see a lot of different stems on people's bikes on here. do people upgrade right away? I like the picture BD has, hope it's the stem that comes on the bike.
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so it's not a quill stem?
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so it comes with threadless now? threadless is not threaded? so its a quill stem?


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threadless quill, it was discussed back in page 76 thread #1806.
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this thread would be 25 pages long if not for people asking size/stem/wheel/stupid questions.
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Originally Posted by dougland89
So kilos/kilo tt pros will be shipping out tomorrow hopefully, what does everyone have planned for theirs? I've got a new saddle coming (hopefully Rolls or Brooks), Dimension track pedals, mks leather covered cages, Christophe leather straps, new stem, extra set of bars/grips, and that's probably it for now
my white rolls is coming in today and my b123aa bars are coming in wed. im using most of the parts off my nishiki conversion.
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