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Old 10-26-08, 12:06 PM
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what wheels are you guys with stripped hubs getting?
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Old 10-26-08, 04:00 PM
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Yeah your right. I bought a TT pro and now I wish I would have just got a frame. The wheels are crap. I changed the front one because where the rim comes together the gap was so large I thought the rim was cracked because of the large split on the machined brake surface. I changed the chain ring to a 46 from the 48 and noticed what a POS that was too. I have a jamie roy too and am noticing the extra hundred bucks for that bike was well worth it. Sure its got a threadless headset but it's 1" and not the standard 1 1/8. Yeah its a cheap bike and I dont think BD is a good deal anymore. Priced about right for what you get, no great deal there, just a cheap bike..........And the cogs on the jaime are cnc, and a formula lock ring and not the stamped out junk they put on the TT pro ( Pro, whats that suppose to mean anyhow).

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Old 10-26-08, 04:59 PM
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so i bought a TT pro.

i want to add a SS freewheel

i'm not really sure what my preference would be. i don't ride too many steep hills and i don't ride super long distances. mostly just commuting stuff. any brand/store/teeth suggestions? thanks
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Old 10-26-08, 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by brocksanders View Post
what wheels are you guys with stripped hubs getting?
Personally I'm getting velocity aeroheads with Shimano dura-ace hub. Double butted spokes. The Shimanos are lighter and cheaper than the Phil Woods. They are also a fixed-fixed flip flop so if I manage to strip another one I can just flip the wheel around.
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Old 10-26-08, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by anacrime View Post
so i bought a TT pro.

i want to add a SS freewheel

i'm not really sure what my preference would be. i don't ride too many steep hills and i don't ride super long distances. mostly just commuting stuff. any brand/store/teeth suggestions? thanks
Just get a Shimano freewheel. You can find those anywhere for nothing.


Also, get another brake. You can probably find the matching rear on ebay for quite cheap.
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Old 10-27-08, 02:36 PM
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So I've had this bad boy for about 6 months now. She's successfully replaced my car as my primary form of transportation. Plenty of dings and scratches around.





Most additions on here is a LBS bargin bin buy with the exception of the MKS Stream pedals and clips and the Books. Brake lever and calipers, chainring, cog and freewheel all used.

Now how do I get this damn freewheel off my hub?
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Old 10-27-08, 02:59 PM
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^looks great, what chainring are you using?
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Old 10-27-08, 03:18 PM
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Some 52t Shimano. Other than that, I have no idea. It was well used when I got it.
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does anybody know the width of the stock tt bars?
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Old 10-28-08, 12:23 AM
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Originally Posted by punchline View Post
does anybody know the width of the stock tt bars?
these aren't exact but mine measured 42 c-c from the ends of the drops. 40-41 c-c if measured from the top of the hoods.
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Old 10-28-08, 08:43 AM
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Question, would this wheel http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-Bontrager-Ra...1%7C240%3A1318 work on the kilo tt. I am asking this because it is not a bolt on front wheel but a quick release skewer. And if it can fit on the bike, would this rim be reliable and able to take the wear and tear of cityish riding?
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Old 10-28-08, 11:47 AM
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Thanks, I am looking for a somewhat cheap front wheel replacement, I just happened to stumble across this one. I will go with a higher spoke count rim. Thanks
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I might just get a quick release front wheel, but I would rather have a bolt on, they seem harder to come by though. I don't want to worry about the quick release every time I lock the bike up, even going through the front wheel.
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Old 10-28-08, 08:45 PM
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You can either get a locking skewer or just replace the QR axle with a solid bolt on one, either option is easy and cheap....

As for locking the front wheel, I always do it even though I have front track nuts. How much longer do you think it takes to wrench a couple of bolts than it does to flip a quick release? Prolly 5 more seconds.
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Old 10-28-08, 09:47 PM
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do u think if i put a 650c wheel on the kilo tt ill be able to bvar spin?
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Old 10-28-08, 10:25 PM
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Originally Posted by kevinfixie View Post
do u think if i put a 650c wheel on the kilo tt ill be able to bvar spin?

The bike will....
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Old 10-28-08, 10:26 PM
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Originally Posted by kevinfixie View Post
do u think if i put a 650c wheel on the kilo tt ill be able to bvar spin?
I don't think the Mercier was built for the circus.
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Old 10-29-08, 09:26 AM
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so i got another dumb question for you guys...

i'm reading that the 81 gear inches that come stock on the tt pro are a bit rough on the knees. i'm thinkin for a more casual rider like myself, i might want to start off with a bit less?

what would be the best way to get to around 68-74 gear inches? would just throwing on a 19t cog work fine? should i replace the chainring and the cog?

also can i just replace the chainring or do i need to replace the entire crankset?

thanks guys

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Old 10-29-08, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by anacrime View Post
so i got another dumb question for you guys...

i'm reading that the 81 gear inches that come stock on the tt pro are a bit rough on the knees. i'm thinkin for a more casual rider like myself, i might want to start off with a bit less?

what would be the best way to get to around 68-74 gear inches? would just throwing on a 19t cog work fine? should i replace the chainring and the cog?

also can i just replace the chainring or do i need to replace the entire crankset?

thanks guys
I went with a 47/18 which gives you 70 gear inches.....
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Old 10-29-08, 09:38 AM
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I went with a 47/18 which gives you 70 gear inches.....
what brands and from where, if you don't mind?
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Old 10-29-08, 09:39 AM
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im running 48/17 and i think its perfect for everyday use.
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Old 10-29-08, 09:45 AM
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what brands and from where, if you don't mind?
nothing fancy.... 47t Rocket Ring and a 18t Surly cog. Not the most expensive parts but its quiet and durable
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Old 10-29-08, 12:03 PM
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did you guys have to adjust your chain length? or did you have to get a new chain?

that guy who started that 5 day review thread said the stock chain fit on his 48/19
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47/18 fits just fine....anything in that range should be all good
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Old 10-29-08, 03:03 PM
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I'm running 46x17 on the original chain length.

Chainring: Origins8 from Harris Cyclery. Cog: EAI from Ben's Cycles.
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