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Old 12-12-08, 08:23 AM
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Originally Posted by foofmaster
love this thread.

considering purchasing a kilott before the end of the year. what frame size do you guys think would fit a 6' tall male better, the 57 or 60cm?

I'm 6' 3" and ride a 60
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Old 12-12-08, 08:32 AM
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I'm 6' and ride the 55 which is perfect with a 33" inseam, also replacing the stock stem with a 90mm to shorten the reach and also cause its a boat anchor. You have to remember that the 55cm measurement is to the middle of the top tube so the 55 is "Traditionally" a 58cm.
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I'm 5'11-1/2" w/ a 33" inseam, and the 53cm (which is 56.5 ctt) fits me perfectly. I came off a slightly larger conversion, and am much more happy with this size.

I guess the 55 may be ok, but with a shorter stem, as some people are suggesting.
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Originally Posted by jeffmendoza
I'm 5'11-1/2" w/ a 33" inseam, and the 53cm (which is 56.5 ctt) fits me perfectly. I came off a slightly larger conversion, and am much more happy with this size.

I guess the 55 may be ok, but with a shorter stem, as some people are suggesting.
I have the same measurements as you and got the 53.....i couldnt be happier with the fit
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Originally Posted by ZiP0082
mine came with a 3/32 chain and chainring, so no choice but to use a 3/32 cog in that scenario.
i do have a 1/8 chain too, is it dangerous to run the 3/32 chainring with it?
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Originally Posted by Cy Trivialities
i do have a 1/8 chain too, is it dangerous to run the 3/32 chainring with it?
not dangerous at all to run a 1/8 chain with a 3/32 chainring. (just can't run 3/32 chain on 1/8 chainring)
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not dangerous, but super noisy/annoying and will wear your parts out faster.
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Mine came with 1/8" and its loud, I'm not used to it since all my previous bikes had 3/32"
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Got my WheatGold Pro put together today. First fixed gear and its a blast to ride.

Camera batteries are dead so here is cell pic

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Does anyone know if the framesets are 1" threaded?
IT says so but now I'm buggin out because if its not it would mess me up.
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I'm 5'11" with a 31-32 inseam, i was gonna get a 57, then moved to a 55, now im wondering if i shouldnt go to a 53. I dont want a lot of seatpost sticking out, but i want to be able to straddle it wit at least an inch of clearence.

I never thought I'd be looking at 53cm frames, but idk
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Sounds like my measurements. Id go 53. Mine fits great.
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Originally Posted by BrooklynTrack
Does anyone know if the framesets are 1" threaded?
IT says so but now I'm buggin out because if its not it would mess me up.
Also,
I'm 5'11" with a 31-32 inseam, i was gonna get a 57, then moved to a 55, now im wondering if i shouldnt go to a 53. I dont want a lot of seatpost sticking out, but i want to be able to straddle it wit at least an inch of clearence.

I never thought I'd be looking at 53cm frames, but idk
i'm the same measurements as you and i have a 55 coming in on tuesday--i'll let you know how it works out. i'm also planning on using a quill stem so we'll see how the fork works out.
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If you want at least an inch of clearance, get the 53. 31 inch inseam with shoes and I clear the top tube by about half an inch, maybe a little less. They're measured center to center, so the 53 is really more like a 56 if I'm correct.
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Originally Posted by BrooklynTrack
Does anyone know if the framesets are 1" threaded?
IT says so but now I'm buggin out because if its not it would mess me up.
Also,
I'm 5'11" with a 31-32 inseam, i was gonna get a 57, then moved to a 55, now im wondering if i shouldnt go to a 53. I dont want a lot of seatpost sticking out, but i want to be able to straddle it wit at least an inch of clearence.

I never thought I'd be looking at 53cm frames, but idk
I have the exact same height & inseam measurements and ride a 53cm. I keep thinking I may want a 55cm but I get on my bike and have zero problems riding hard with 53cm size, in fact I like it. There's not a whole lot of clearance for a 53cm, I imagine the 55cm would only be 1/2" or less of clearance for us.
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quick question... I what size would you guys recommend for me? I am going to be buying the frameset tonight. I am 6'2 with 32 inseam... I was thinking 60?
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Originally Posted by [Mr.B]
quick question... I what size would you guys recommend for me? I am going to be buying the frameset tonight. I am 6'2 with 32 inseam... I was thinking 60?
55....57 maybe....sounds like your all torso its going to be hard to stand over a 60
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Originally Posted by mr_macgee
I have the exact same height & inseam measurements and ride a 53cm. I keep thinking I may want a 55cm but I get on my bike and have zero problems riding hard with 53cm size, in fact I like it. There's not a whole lot of clearance for a 53cm, I imagine the 55cm would only be 1/2" or less of clearance for us.
+1 I'm 5'10" with same inseam (32") I ride a 53cm (madison though, very similar geometry wise to a kilo) and it fits well.
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anyone have a pic of a kilo tt built up with a straight bladed fork?
(even more straight bladed than the tt pro)?
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i was hoping to post up my completed here soon, but it looks like this rear wheel doesnt want to get converted. back to the drawing board!
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Old 12-13-08, 07:31 PM
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Heres my Kilo
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Nice pic and I like the wheelset but what's up with the bandanna? Does it have a function or is it some kind of gang color? I keep seeing them on hipster bikes.
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Originally Posted by mr_macgee
Nice pic and I like the wheelset but what's up with the bandanna? Does it have a function or is it some kind of gang color? I keep seeing them on hipster bikes.
Its pretty much a joke between me and my friends. I do use it though when I ride in the cold as a face protector it actually helps.
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I like that wheel set a lot. Cool picture as well.
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Very nice indeed.
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