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Old 05-20-09, 09:59 PM
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oh what, just got mines today and just looking thru some of new pics here i'm missing a spacer on the head tube making my fork loose as found out on my test ride...ohwells off to the LBS.

and i thought the folks here was just over sensetive BUT the saddle is HORRIBLE! i couldnt believe how uncomfortable that thing is with just few minutes of riding it. the other stuff im cool with. i live with the pedals but it still needs to go. ASAP.

and i should picked up the blue one but im happy with the black one.
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Originally Posted by Atra
So updates:
Finally finished putting together and readjusting my bike to death!
Definitely glad I got the 47 instead of the 50 because even the 47 doesn't even seem to fit me well.
And one picture for now but more later.
Adjusted my bullhorns level don't worry.
Finally how in the world do I adjust my seat so it points level or even downwards?
forget about the color. that fit is terrible.
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Originally Posted by Promo
oh what, just got mines today and just looking thru some of new pics here i'm missing a spacer on the head tube making my fork loose as found out on my test ride...ohwells off to the LBS.

and i thought the folks here was just over sensetive BUT the saddle is HORRIBLE! i couldnt believe how uncomfortable that thing is with just few minutes of riding it. the other stuff im cool with. i live with the pedals but it still needs to go. ASAP.

and i should picked up the blue one but im happy with the black one.
how tight did you tighten the headset? if it feels like there's slack to let the fork go up and down then i think i had the same problem as you when i first set mine up. i then realized i hadn't tighten the headset enough (duh)
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Anyone know where i can get just the fork or a fork thats similar to this one?
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I'm such an idiot! I did install the seat the wrong way. Reinstalled and got to a bit more comfortable level. It does stay level and seems almost perfect at this point.

On the level of seat post. I have adjusted it with a little bit more seat post. I'm on my tippy toes at this point and have can get my legs a little bit more extended. Anything further streches my legs out a bit too much and can't touch the ground which is scary because I'm just getting the hang of skids and definitely cannot track stand at the moment.

In conclusion I have a big butt and short legs but will continue to tinker and adjust and learn and hopefully have a lot of fun which I am having so far. Also to Adriano, honestly I am very happy with the fit of this bike. I don't think I have had a bike in my whole life that has fit me as well. I'm thinking it could be a bit smaller but I think it will get the job done as my Summer Commuter/Exercise for now but I'm thinking if I ever start riding at a more serious pace I'll end up finding a smaller frame.
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Old 05-20-09, 10:21 PM
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itschrisb, you can buy the Kilo fork on bikeisland.com.
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Originally Posted by Atra
On the level of seat post. I have adjusted it with a little bit more seat post. I'm on my tippy toes at this point and have can get my legs a little bit more extended. Anything further streches my legs out a bit too much and can't touch the ground which is scary because I'm just getting the hang of skids and definitely cannot track stand at the moment.
Are you talking about touching the ground when your butt is in the saddle?
Because everyone else is telling you to raise the seat to get proper leg extension when riding with your feet in the pedals, which will cause you to not be able to touch the ground with your butt in the saddle.
Anyone got that link with the stick figure diagrams showing proper setup? That would come in handy right now, instead of my somewhat confusing explanation.
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Yeah I understand. I think once I get more of the feel of the bike(five laps around my apartment complex is definitely not going to do that) I'll adjust to get it higher. Right now I'm supposed to be writing a research report for my final so it's a bit of a no go in endlessly adjusting like I have been.

The picture is of my leg with the right crank at 6' o clock. So according to the Bike tutor video I just watched then I should raise it a little bit so that my leg is a bit straighter. Thanks for all the help guys.
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Originally Posted by buckfifty
how tight did you tighten the headset? if it feels like there's slack to let the fork go up and down then i think i had the same problem as you when i first set mine up. i then realized i hadn't tighten the headset enough (duh)
pretty tight but ill look at it again tomorrow. the steertube comes up as must as one spacer over the stem. do you tight the headtube first then the stem or does it matter.

on another note bike island just got rid of the brake set combo for 30ish bucks. where and what type are you guys getting? ty

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sounds to me like you need another spacer or need to cut your steerer tube. Generally you would wanna push the stem down as much as possible tighten the top bolt snug tighten the sides then tighten the top the rest and the sides again. Or you can just tight the top bolt really tight at first just might make the stem alittle harder to align right.
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Originally Posted by Promo
pretty tight but ill look at it again tomorrow. the steertube comes up as must as one spacer over the stem. do you tight the headtube first then the stem or does it matter.

on another note bike island just got rid of the brake set combo for 30ish bucks. where and what type are you guys getting? ty
im still shopping for a brake setup now that the bike island one is gone.

Also this seat is going to have to go soon or else so I am shopping around for that too.
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We try to post all new items and colors and sizes thru newsletter so that those that sign up find out first

We do not send out Spam - so request thru newsletter is best way to go

Thanks for your interest
is there an email for BI? i'm planning on buying a frameset from there, not a complete through BD.
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is there an email for BI? i'm planning on buying a frameset from there, not a complete through BD.
might want to contact bike island on that one. Two different people for the companies.
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adjust the height so that your heel is on the pedal when your leg is fully extended. fiddle from there.
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I think I have that right now. Got to get used to riding with foot retention as both the powerstraps I have and the toeclip and strap that comes stock are a pain to get into I think that's the next scary part to me. Also my front wheel is not true at all but doesn't interfere with the brakes so will have to wait until Friday when I'm completely off school to get it trued.
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Originally Posted by Promo
[SNIP]and i thought the folks here was just over sensetive BUT the saddle is HORRIBLE! i couldnt believe how uncomfortable that thing is with just few minutes of riding it. the other stuff im cool with. i live with the pedals but it still needs to go. ASAP. [SNIP]
I didnt think that they came with pedals...

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Yes it comes with very basic pedals, plastic toe clips and unknown material toe strap singles.
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Thats great, thanks... I have a black 57 on the way!


So, now what can we do about getting some brakes on this thing?
Where are they cheap and plentiful?

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Originally Posted by Atra
I think I have that right now.
i doubt it, but try raising it a centimeter a day. youll know when its too much. also, learn to properly mount and dismount.

Originally Posted by jakerock
Thats great, thanks... I have a black 57 on the way!


So, now what can we do about getting some brakes on this thing?
Where are they cheap and plentiful?
check bikeisland.
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Originally Posted by jakerock
Thats great, thanks... I have a black 57 on the way!


So, now what can we do about getting some brakes on this thing?
Where are they cheap and plentiful?
bike island still has the combo for 2 brakes setup for road if looking to get this type of levers
https://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_S...ils&ProdID=482

i won't be grabbing the bottom part of the handle bars so the is out of the question. it would be waste money for me.

and the straps are (i think) nylons.
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Thanks for pointing that out...
Thats a really good deal, but I cant use those levers as I am gonna put risers on.
Darnit.
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Originally Posted by stayuplate
Heres my new build:

Before new parts etc..





did the fork come threaded or was it threadless and then it got threaded? I'm looking to add a stem like that.
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Originally Posted by jakerock
Thanks for pointing that out...
Thats a really good deal, but I cant use those levers as I am gonna put risers on.
Darnit.
oh wells, post up if you find one..
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did the fork come threaded or was it threadless and then it got threaded? I'm looking to add a stem like that.
the new ones comes threaddless...looks like he had that bike for sometime now. but BI has the threaded ones.
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Originally Posted by Chris Marks
Here's my 50cm:



what grips are these?
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Everyone seems to have riser bars or bullhorns, is there anything wrong with the stock track drops or is it just a preference thing? Do track drops feel much different than road drops? I ride a road bike and I can't imagine not having drops.
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