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Old 11-20-08, 03:29 AM
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Argh...I hit a car last night and my fork bent. Can anyone recommend a similar fork to the stock one on the Kilo TT?
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Originally Posted by Coomer
Argh...I hit a car last night and my fork bent. Can anyone recommend a similar fork to the stock one on the Kilo TT?
Sorry to hear about the accident. Here's one of the threads about replacement forks: https://www.bikeforums.net/singlespeed-fixed-gear/360543-kilo-tt-replacement-fork.html
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thats just a really really low quality image... notice the jaggy lines around the whole thing... jpeg is a *****...
Darn... 'cause I was hoping someone had come out with lightning bolt spokes. They'd be useless, but hella-sweet looking...
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Old 11-20-08, 10:07 AM
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mostly stock (only had it for a week so far), but hopefully i'll have a bit more done to it kinda soon. felt like posting some pics anyhow...





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Originally Posted by Coomer
Argh...I hit a car last night and my fork bent. Can anyone recommend a similar fork to the stock one on the Kilo TT?
Contact BikeIsland, they should have something for you. If not try bikesdirect and then Spicer.

Then Alien for a fork. lastly Soma or Surly.

Personally, I think it's a good excuse to buy a Wound Up fork off eBay but that's just me.
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Old 11-20-08, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by ZiP0082
my 57cm has pretty tight clearance in the front:


Either you have the body proportions of a t-rex, or this must be really uncomfortable.
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it could be a little distortion from the wide angle lens. i have fairly long arms and legs, maybe more chimpanzee than t-rex, unless you're saying the top tube & stem aren't long enough:

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Originally Posted by ZiP0082
it could be a little distortion from the wide angle lens. i have fairly long arms and legs, maybe more chimpanzee than t-rex, unless you're saying the top tube & stem aren't long enough:

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Yeah, looks like it was some distortion. Is your saddle more level than it looks in the first pic?

That is what confused me, with that short of a stem and that much seat post showing, most of your weight is going to be on the seat. With that weight distribution and that saddle angle....


Does it feel comfortable?
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Old 11-20-08, 11:14 AM
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Ah, totally, that makes sense. I try to have 33% weight on the bars, 33% on the pedals, 33% on the seat... i have no idea if i'm actually achieving that, but i also like to be more upright in traffic. my saddle is pretty much parallel with the ground, from what I can tell. The stem is maybe 110-115mm.

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word, probably just the wacky lens.
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Curious, anybody ride with a 650c front on a Kilo TT? I've ridden a friend's on another fram (Fuji Track Pro) and the steering was very aggressive.
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Originally Posted by grymg
Curious, anybody ride with a 650c front on a Kilo TT? I've ridden a friend's on another fram (Fuji Track Pro) and the steering was very aggressive.
I rode mine for a short while with a 26" on the front, as fun as barspinning is it is not very enjoyable for actual riding, hunched over feeling / pedal scrape sucked.

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Originally Posted by Coomer
Argh...I hit a car last night and my fork bent. Can anyone recommend a similar fork to the stock one on the Kilo TT?
i own a 53 kilo and got a chrome straight blade off ebay to replace my bent fork. it was nice too since it had more rake (40mm), it got rid of the toe overlap
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mostly stock (only had it for a week so far), but hopefully i'll have a bit more done to it kinda soon. felt like posting some pics anyhow...





thats beautiful, i love the lonely green!
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link? i would like to see im interested in a new fork as well.
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****, I am so stoked to get my frame
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I built this up today

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is that the orange? It looks really red on my computer screen.

What kind of stem is that?
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it is orange, it was in some weird lights in the apartment so it may look weird.


the stem is a no name 20 dollar used bin at bike shop stem. Ill pry into it tomorrow when I have some more time to look for a name on it
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What size is that?
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orange looks good. where you at on the north shore?
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Middleton/Danvers/Salem area, you from around here as well?!
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Originally Posted by sidvicious
i own a 53 kilo and got a chrome straight blade off ebay to replace my bent fork. it was nice too since it had more rake (40mm), it got rid of the toe overlap
increased rake does what to steering in this case?
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