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Old 11-26-08, 05:31 PM
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i dont want to think about what its going to be like taking that tape off if you ever change your mind about it. your frames gonna be sticky as an old cooter!
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Originally Posted by Coomer
The black one pictured with my cream one is indeed a 47cm. Let me know if you want more pics of it.
that would be great if you could post more pics-

especially a well let pic of a side picture of the bike-

I am interested in seeing the wheel clearances on that frame- and if the top tube is slanted or not.
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Originally Posted by scoobydrew
Here's a new pic of my 50cm Bikeisland frameset



I'm 5'7" with a 30" pant inseam and it fits me pretty well.

nice bike!

i dig the clearances on the 50cm frame
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finally got a photo of my 55cm kilo
everythings stock except:
selle san marco ponza seat.
kmc rustfree chain
sette aeon stem
sette seatpost.

i plan on getting the bullhorns on it that are in the back of the photo on my bed.
also does anyone know where i can get some mks gr 9'S they are sold out on bens.



sorry for the giant photo. i keep trying to resize and its staying the same. maybe its my comp. idk.

also random question i notices when putting my stem on today that my spacers are kind like loosly on there like they can spin and move slightly up. is this normal? ive never paid attention to that before.
i plan on cutting down the steerer tube soon.
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^^ merry christmas bro.


jk, nice bike.
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[QUOTE=i saved latin;7924105
also does anyone know where i can get some mks gr 9'S they are sold out on bens.

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Here you go:
https://www.velo-orange.com/mksgr9pedal.html
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Old 11-26-08, 11:21 PM
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actually gaffers tape doesn't leave behind residue... and goo gone is already my best friend...
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im sure this has been covered a bunch of times- but-

do any of these frame sets come with a threaded fork set up?

or has some converted them somehow?
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and also-

if anyone has a nice clear profile shot of a 47cm that would be great!
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Originally Posted by spray2020
im sure this has been covered a bunch of times- but-

do any of these frame sets come with a threaded fork set up?

or has some converted them somehow?
The ones that come as Mercier completes from BD had threaded and threadless in the earlier versions. I dont remember if it was optional or just whatever they had going out. Now its all 1" threadless (IIRC) so you could have the steerer threaded for 1" quil stem use. The stickerless Mercier Kilo TT frameset that bikeisland.com sells comes with the top of the full length steerer partially threaded so you could continue threading it for 1" quil threaded use or cut it down for 1" threadless use.
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Update #1
I know it's the wrong side. I fail at life when it comes to taking pictures of the correct side.


I honestly love the look of the drops.. but the stock was just too wide for me and uncomfortable when I used other hand positions. So for now, I'm using my old bullhorns. It doesn't look at great, but it will do for comfort right now.

It was pissing down rain today, so I couldn't take a picture. Tomorrow will have update #2
And it will be of the correct side, promise
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^

nice bike-

is that a 50cm frame?

its so weird... I am looking through this thread and notice that as I am looking at all te 50 cm frames-

the wheel to downtube clearance varies from pretty tight like yours to less tight?

I wonder if that is because those were older models?

is yours one of te newer models?

anyhow, still looking for a profile shot of a 47 if anyone has one!
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It is a 50 and it is one of the newer shipments (shipment in.. late September?)

I'm not sure about the clearance, maybe photo angle? You'll have to wait for one of the more experienced riders to answer that one.
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I have never seen such a large collection of bicycle pictures with uncut steer tubes. what's going on with kilo tt riders?
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Originally Posted by olo
I have never seen such a large collection of bicycle pictures with uncut steer tubes. what's going on with kilo tt riders?
im dying to cut mine. its bothers me to have a good inch and half of useless steerer. im gonna call an lbs friday. but wont be til next week until i can get it cut. my only day off is thanksgiving. lame right?

a question about cutting steerer tubes. if i want to cut below the star nut how does this work? i mean is it removable and i can just put it lower in the steerer tube? like ive said before this is my first threadless fork so i dont know much about them
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there's a tool to push it down, or if you can find something round and blunt that contours the shape just stick it in there and tap it down to where you want it. when i did this it didn't go down too far, but if it does i think the standard procedure is just to knock it down pretty far and put a new one in on top of that.
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Originally Posted by fredundead
my orange kilo came thursday.

i put new bars on it. need new saddle. otherwise its the best thing thats ever happened to me.



i was riding a beater conversion before.ill probably end up putting some fenders and beefy tires on the conversion and hooking up an offroadertownie.
https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...e/CIMG7435.jpg

and those kilotts do run a little big, my conversion was a 60 cm frame and the 57cm kilott was only a little smaller,almost the same.
Thank you for not having "LOOK AT MY RISERS THEY'RE SUPER NARROW FOR TEH TRAFFIC CLEARANCE AND TEH BARPINZ" Risers. Wide is good.
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wide is not necessarily good nor is a bar that is cut excessively narrow. they should match your shoulder width.
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Originally Posted by olo
I have never seen such a large collection of bicycle pictures with uncut steer tubes. what's going on with kilo tt riders?
For me, I just haven't had time to get it to my LBS and I will admit when my abilities are not good enough to do such things on my own. It is next on my list, though.
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Originally Posted by torricantdance
For me, I just haven't had time to get it to my LBS and I will admit when my abilities are not good enough to do such things on my own. It is next on my list, though.
I'm not incredibly mechanically inclined, but was able to cut my steerer. I made sure to cut it below the star nut with a small pipe cutter, then used 2 different metallic sandpaper grits to smooth down the cut part. Next, I took a dowel rod and using a vice, was able to pop out the star nut from the cut piece of steel. Then I used the same dowel to tap the star nut back into the remaining steerer on the fork, and then tightened everthing down (stem and such).
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Originally Posted by torricantdance
It is a 50 and it is one of the newer shipments (shipment in.. late September?)

I'm not sure about the clearance, maybe photo angle? You'll have to wait for one of the more experienced riders to answer that one.
I have a 53cm bikeisland bike, and its got about the same tire to downtube clearance as torri's, with a 25c tire. That dimension should not change much as the frame size goes up. Im sorta bummed as I wanted to run bigger tires and fenders on mine, for the winter, but seems like Im going to have to go with a 25c or maybe even 23c tires.
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Originally Posted by olo
wide is not necessarily good nor is a bar that is cut excessively narrow. they should match your shoulder width.
But don't you feel wide is better than "look at my riserz they are teh length of my nipple to nipple!"??
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Originally Posted by beethaniel
I have a 53cm bikeisland bike, and its got about the same tire to downtube clearance as torri's, with a 25c tire. That dimension should not change much as the frame size goes up. Im sorta bummed as I wanted to run bigger tires and fenders on mine, for the winter, but seems like Im going to have to go with a 25c or maybe even 23c tires.
I have a 53cm and run 28's but fenders will need to be trimmed (use dremel) in half at the bridge area. There is no room.

Here's an example but not mine:
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