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Old 02-04-09, 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Coomer
Finally cut down my steerer tube a couple days ago. Also threw on a new rear wheel (Velocity Aerohead laced to Dura-Ace), Milwaukee cog, and Dura-Ace lockring.



Oh yeah, this was my bored-on-a-weekend project:



Your bike made me go look for a Kilo TT in white to buy. but sadly out of stock in my size. your bike jsut looks RAD!
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Old 02-04-09, 01:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Meepers
Your bike made me go look for a Kilo TT in white to buy. but sadly out of stock in my size. your bike jsut looks RAD!
I think his is cream, not white, but i agree, it looks great.
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Old 02-04-09, 07:11 PM
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I'm looking into purchasing one of the 2009 frames off of bikeisland but I was wondering if I should get the 50cm or 53cm considering that I am 5'7" - 5'8".
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Originally Posted by spaghettog
I'm looking into purchasing one of the 2009 frames off of bikeisland but I was wondering if I should get the 50cm or 53cm considering that I am 5'7" - 5'8".
Definitely no bigger than the 50cm.
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Old 02-04-09, 08:02 PM
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God, I love that white bike. Makes me think about getting a Kilo for my next project.

I wish IRO made a white Angus.
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Old 02-04-09, 09:44 PM
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***** do you live in richmond/go to vcu?
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Old 02-04-09, 11:49 PM
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yes/yes

Coomer, I'm lovin' the artwork
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Old 02-05-09, 09:05 AM
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i am seriously considering picking up a BI in blue. I'm 5'11 i'm guessing the 55 would be my best bet?
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Old 02-05-09, 11:23 AM
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anybody want a 50cm blue kilo from bikeisland?
I'll include the FSA Orbit X headset, and a bianchi threadless stem.
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Old 02-05-09, 11:46 AM
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Old 02-05-09, 12:33 PM
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here's mine:





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Old 02-05-09, 02:22 PM
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I like the red. What are your thoughts on the original paint job? Mine is chipping a lot, but I'm not sure if its me or the paint. I was considering getting it powdercoated, but only if the problem is in the paint, and not me!
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Old 02-05-09, 02:38 PM
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hey thnx guys

Yeah I used a chemical stripper to get the green paint off. It took about 2 hours (while watching Step Brother) and copious amounts of stripper. As for the paint itself, I only had the bike for 2 weeks (so no scratches yet) before I decided to repaint it.

I had contemplated about powder coating but I went with the more economically sound decision and sprayed it myself.
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Old 02-05-09, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by kzac
I like the red. What are your thoughts on the original paint job? Mine is chipping a lot, but I'm not sure if its me or the paint. I was considering getting it powdercoated, but only if the problem is in the paint, and not me!
Even if it is you being careless, I'd suggest powdercoating anyway. Powdercoat is much more durable than normal paint, in fact if done properly it should dent with the metal on a hard impact. Paint on any bike is terrible in my opinion; few manufactures bother to prime the bikes, nevermind use a proper etching solution to make it stick to the metal properly.

Powder coat is a hard plastic (epoxy, polyester, that sort of thing). Baking it (curing) actually makes it harder than the original plastic. Good powder coat should have little or no orange peel (unlike regular paint, orange peel in PC means the application is thinner), and even in texture (spotty texture means poor preparation, like oils keeping the powder from sticking). Just takes a quick inspection of the frame when it's done to know if your coater has done their job. If you see problems tell the shop manager before you accept the bike. Most reputable places will have a look at it and fix the problems.

In time, all these bikes will chip, or worse rust underneath the paint making that cancer-bubble looking stuff. First sign of any of that and my bike is coming apart and getting sent to the same guys that did the valve covers for my car. In the mean time, I like the color

<--car guy, used to paint cars. Sorry to jump in, just paint/coatings is definitely something I know much better than this bicycle business.
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I'm thinking about getting some Weinmann dp18 anyone had any problems are they worth the money? I heard that they are a bit heavier but thats okay with me. Any other negatives?

https://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-FIXED-GEAR-W...3286.m20.l1116
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Peitrus that red looks great, I'm thinking about doing red and keeping the chrome fork I just got... What size is that by the way?
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I have no issues with my Weinmann wheels other than the front rim seems to be losing or fading its original silver and becoming more of a polished look. And the rear wheel squeaks a little around the hub on certain parts of rotation. I'm assuming that I need to true the wheel. Other than that...meh

As for the frame size, it's a 53cm. Red and chrome looks hawt go for it
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Originally Posted by peitrus
I have no issues with my Weinmann wheels other than the front rim seems to be losing or fading its original silver and becoming more of a polished look. And the rear wheel squeaks a little around the hub on certain parts of rotation. I'm assuming that I need to true the wheel. Other than that...meh

As for the frame size, it's a 53cm. Red and chrome looks hawt go for it
What do you mean, other than that? Those sound like problems to me.
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I'm sorry. I guess it's hard to sound sarcastic on the interweb
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Maybe the hard part is hearing it on the internet. I can never tell.
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Old 02-07-09, 09:30 AM
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anyone know when bikeisland is getting a new shipment?
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someone said June a few posts back I think
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Old 02-07-09, 01:09 PM
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my bikeisland kilo tarck



theres more i want for this bike, like white back wheel and carbon fork, but im wondering if its worth it or if i should just save up for a nicer frame?
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its only worth what you get out of it really. if it means you're more comfortable with your bike and ride it more I would say, yes its worth it. If you're asking is the frame worth upgrading? Hell yes! Besides you can get 1" carbon forks for dirt cheap and if you do get a new wheel that's something you could always put towards your next bike.
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