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Old 02-12-09, 10:32 PM
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Old 02-12-09, 11:38 PM
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WTF those bars^^^^^
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Originally Posted by tmoney


I got a big box of parts in the mail today for my bike island frame. So far I have iro cranks, a tange levin headset, 90mm nitto jaguar, a white vette saddle, and profile hubs. Im still waiting on my open pros, and b125s. Ill posts some pics when its all built up (hopefully by this time next week).
nice
hopefully silver open pro's
but sounds clean and tasteful
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Old 02-13-09, 01:26 AM
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^^^have fun getting the fork steerer threaded.
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Originally Posted by ZiP0082
Yep, the KHS FLite100 is the same frame (or super, super similar) as the Kilo TT, so they are definitely welcome here. Nice bike! Just gotta lose the Velocity stickers
thnx, bike is a work in progress.
next i cut the steer tube.
then throw some, forté campus pedals on it.








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Old 02-13-09, 06:22 AM
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I have a friend that works at a bike shop. He is threading the fork and said it shouldn't be a problem. And yes Im getting silver open pros. The only black part on the bike is going to be the tires.
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I remember reading about someone's handlebars being totally messed up quite a ways back (they spun like they shouldn't have). The reason I bring this up is because I was thinking of flopping and chopping the stock bars. Are they low enough quality that this would be a bad idea or could I use them for a while to figure out if I really want to get bullhorns?
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you can get a decent pair of bullhorns cheap. If you chop your bars, then you ruin a pair of drops that you might end up wanting to use.
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thetank - are you riding your bike as you post? if not, stfu.
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Yup with a crackberry while I ride and your mom is on the handlebars . . . I'm taking her out for a cheeseburger so don't wait up for her either.
wow, good one!
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wow, good one!
that's what she said!
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Originally Posted by xsnakobx
I remember reading about someone's handlebars being totally messed up quite a ways back (they spun like they shouldn't have). The reason I bring this up is because I was thinking of flopping and chopping the stock bars. Are they low enough quality that this would be a bad idea or could I use them for a while to figure out if I really want to get bullhorns?
no, that rotating effect had to do with the reinforcement sleeve on the bar where the stem is supposed to clamp. i mean, yeah, the stock kilo bar has that sleeve but it's not really an indicator of quality per se.
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Old 02-13-09, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by nav3


Is that bike a 57 cm frame? im looking for a kilo but dont know what size to get because of all the frame size confusion. IM 6' 2" and growing.

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Old 02-14-09, 04:18 PM
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Sorry to revisit this common newbie question, but there seems to be some discrepency in frame size. If I fit the typical 56 frame, would I go with a 53 or 55 kilo tt? I'm 6'1" with a 32 inseam.
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Old 02-14-09, 08:23 PM
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The 53cm is sized like a 54-55 roadbike. You should prolly get a 55cm, as a 56cm roadbike seems a bit on the small side for you.

Read this article on bike sizing on Rivendell's website. After doing research into the proper way to size a bike, this article makes the most sense to me. You will have to alter your findings a bit since a lot of track frames (the Kilo included) have a higher bottom bracket shell, which affects the seattube length. Otherwise this has helped me understand the proper way to fit a bike and kept me from buying too small of a frame.

https://www.rivbike.com/article/bike_...izing_position
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Not so much a sizing issue but a sizing question none the less.

How comparable is a 55 Pista to a 55 Kilo?
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put raceblades on today. pretty cool. i know its kind of jackass due to the kilo having fender mounts, but oh well. easy on, easy off, easy install, no fighting with clearance
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So I recently put together a Kilo build from bikeisland and I have a question. I have a thompson seatpost for this bike. I've been lowering the saddle height so that my friend can ride it, and when she's done I'd adjust it back to my height. Here's the problem: when I tighten the seatpost clamp, it seems like everytime I adjust it, I have to tighten it tighter/harder for the seatpost to not move left to right. I fell last night and I noticed the saddle moved a bit, so that means the clamp wasn't tight enough.. My question is, is something being warped? Seatpost, the seatpost clamp, or the frame itself?
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Originally Posted by speeed
So I recently put together a Kilo build from bikeisland and I have a question. I have a thompson seatpost for this bike. I've been lowering the saddle height so that my friend can ride it, and when she's done I'd adjust it back to my height. Here's the problem: when I tighten the seatpost clamp, it seems like everytime I adjust it, I have to tighten it tighter/harder for the seatpost to not move left to right. I fell last night and I noticed the saddle moved a bit, so that means the clamp wasn't tight enough.. My question is, is something being warped? Seatpost, the seatpost clamp, or the frame itself?
Not sure the cause of this, maybe stripping is occurring. Is the post greased? However, the clamp should have a torque rating and if you are over tightening past the rating it will be bad for it and if you are under tightening the seat will move.
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The frame has the frame saver in it. There's only that, no grease. Also, if I am over tightening it, which part would ruin first? The frame?
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Originally Posted by speeed
The frame has the frame saver in it. There's only that, no grease. Also, if I am over tightening it, which part would ruin first? The frame?
The clamp/nut will get ruined. Nothing will go wrong with your frame.
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Originally Posted by beethaniel
The 53cm is sized like a 54-55 roadbike. You should prolly get a 55cm, as a 56cm roadbike seems a bit on the small side for you.

Read this article on bike sizing on Rivendell's website. After doing research into the proper way to size a bike, this article makes the most sense to me. You will have to alter your findings a bit since a lot of track frames (the Kilo included) have a higher bottom bracket shell, which affects the seattube length. Otherwise this has helped me understand the proper way to fit a bike and kept me from buying too small of a frame.

https://www.rivbike.com/article/bike_...izing_position

Thanks for the advice and the helpful link. I will be ordering the 55 today and waiting until the end of march to get it
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I'm 5'8" with a 30 inseam. 53cm be a safe bet?
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^^^read the article in the post above yours. Measure your PBH and check out the sizing chart on bikeislands website. Im about your size, and my 53cm fits perfect.
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I've done the sizing method mentioned in that article and it came out that a 53 c-to-c would be about right. I was just unsure as a few posts before mine were on the topic of the Kilo frames being sized differently than other road frames.
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Originally Posted by xARExJAYx
Not so much a sizing issue but a sizing question none the less.

How comparable is a 55 Pista to a 55 Kilo?
Ahem. Anyone?
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