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Old 06-01-09, 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by bkowa092
I'm stuck on page 301?
Ironic, because you alone started page 302.

To keep this Kilo related: I upgraded to MKS sylvan and large clips right away when I got mine and noticed a huge difference
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I replaced the pedals and clips, but kept the cheap nylon straps. I like them better than he MKS leather ones I had before. They slipped and needed to be tightened everytime I stopped.
The that cam on the kilo pedals are actually kind of dangerous...
With any other pedal / MKS clips I can get my foot in without looking usually, and the kilo ones were always oriented in a weird way and spinning with the cranks... I had to spend alot of time looking down at my feet, which is not good for my health when riding in NYC... he he.

man am I having fun on this bike. Best $$$ I have spent!
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The stock pedals are death traps! Just upgraded my pedals, clips and leather straps, much nicer and safer too
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you can tell a new shipment of kilos went out by the digression of conversation in this thread.

the pedals suck, move on.
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There goes the nice clean paint on my new TT. And my hub.











Coming down 10th and Roanoke from Capitol Hill in Seattle into traffic on Eastlake I throw my chain. I panic for a second before throwing my back foot behind me and Fred Flintstone-ing to a stop between two rows of (thankfully) immobile cars.

Throw down a rag and flip the bike over. Put the chain back on and make sure everything is tight. Some minor damage to the crank arm and paint. Oh well.

Wonder why that happened? I think as I put the wheel back on and make sure everything is tight as can be.

Two minutes later I'm rolling down the Ave (another steep hill) and go to skip... cog and lockring pop off and I'm riding a freewheel again with no brakes. Yay. This time I know what to do and stop easily before the red light and stream of cars at the bottom of the hill. This time the damage is worse.

Apparently I cross-threaded the lockring (DuraAce) when I switched out the stock cog and lockring.

Be VERY vigilant kids. The lockring went on smooth as butter and I had no indication it was cross-threaded until this disaster. Next time I put one on I am double and triple checking to make sure it is perfectly threaded.

As you can see, the fixed side of my hub is shredded (peeled a strip of metal out of the lockring when it came off).

Plan is to cut out the IRO hub from my old back wheel (different bike) and build up a new wheel around it. Now it is urgent since this bike is out of commission.
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Originally Posted by Madisonian
It looks like a Ponza lux to me.
Yep
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Old 06-01-09, 05:59 PM
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Originally Posted by a_elephant
Apparently I cross-threaded the lockring (DuraAce) when I switched out the stock cog and lockring.

Be VERY vigilant kids. The lockring went on smooth as butter and I had no indication it was cross-threaded until this disaster. Next time I put one on I am double and triple checking to make sure it is perfectly threaded.

As you can see, the fixed side of my hub is shredded (peeled a strip of metal out of the lockring when it came off).
I'm not so sure you cross-threaded it -- I kinda think the threads on the stock hub are so weak (and shallow, in terms of number of actual threads) that they'll strip on a second installation of cog/lockring no matter what. If people have had different, positive experiences with the stock rear hub, please toss it into the mix. I like the Kilo, but the stock wheelset is garbage in my opinion.
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im just wondering if the killo TT will accept any freewheel or lockring size? will any brake lever will fit in the handle bars?if not may i know what size to get.do i need any special tool i need to use? to add a free wheel and the lockring? ( GF dont ride fix gears )
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Originally Posted by flipfob510
im just wondering if the killo TT will accept any freewheel or lockring size? will any brake lever will fit in the handle bars?if not may i know what size to get.do i need any special tool i need to use? to add a free wheel and the lockring? ( GF dont ride fix gears )
The hub will accept standard size singlespeed freewheels (shimano, dicta, etc), and you will be able to thread it on by hand. When it's all the way on, you can push the cranks down some to tighten it the rest of the way. You only need a tool to remove, not to install.
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is the kilo tt strictly fixed or does it have freewheel?
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I didn't buy my kilo stock, but i believe it comes fixed/free but they only supply a cog. You'd have to buy your own freewheel
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Originally Posted by flam
I didn't buy my kilo stock, but i believe it comes fixed/free but they only supply a cog. You'd have to buy your own freewheel
does anyone know if the messenger comes with a freewheel?
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Do you guys have the interweb?

"BONUS
+INCLUDES FRONT AND REAR BRAKES
+BRAKE LEVERS
+FREEWHEEL


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Originally Posted by ZiP0082
The hub will accept standard size singlespeed freewheels (shimano, dicta, etc), and you will be able to thread it on by hand. When it's all the way on, you can push the cranks down some to tighten it the rest of the way. You only need a tool to remove, not to install.
so if i buy any freewheel it'll fit the bike? do i need a lockring for a freewheel or a lockring is only for a fixed gear?and what tool do i need?

thanks again =]
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Originally Posted by ZiP0082
I'm not so sure you cross-threaded it -- I kinda think the threads on the stock hub are so weak (and shallow, in terms of number of actual threads) that they'll strip on a second installation of cog/lockring no matter what. If people have had different, positive experiences with the stock rear hub, please toss it into the mix. I like the Kilo, but the stock wheelset is garbage in my opinion.
Agreed they are cheap; I knew that going into this.

I would think there are probably at least a couple people who have successfully switched out the cog/lockring.

My plan has been to have a new rear wheel built up; I'm waiting to hear on the rim to get the process going.

In the mean time, I've swapped my old bike's back wheel in, which is head and shoulders better; hand-built on an IRO hub with Mavic CXP rim. I could not remove the lockring from the off side, but thankfully it is fixed/fixed, so I just added my new cog and lockring to the open side:

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Originally Posted by flipfob510
so if i buy any freewheel it'll fit the bike? do i need a lockring for a freewheel or a lockring is only for a fixed gear?and what tool do i need?

thanks again =]
Check this out:

https://sheldonbrown.com/harris/singl...tml#freewheels

They have freewheels that need no tools to install. To remove it you will need a specific tool, read about it above.

Don't think you need a lockring for a freewheel since you cannot put backwards pressure on the freewheel like you can a fixed cog.

You may need spacers to get your chainline correct.

Best bet is to go to your LBS if you can't figure it out from the directions on Sheldon's site.
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Good that you got it back on the road... that must have been frustrating.
Having said that, you have now used up all of your "good luck".
Put a brake on that thing!
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Originally Posted by jakerock
Do you guys have the interweb?

"BONUS
+INCLUDES FRONT AND REAR BRAKES
+BRAKE LEVERS
+FREEWHEEL


where are you getting that from?
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Originally Posted by shagohod
where are you getting that from?
THREAD -75 IQ POINTS

Everyone is now legally ret@rded!

Where do you think he got that from? Who sells the bike you're asking about? MY GOD MY HEAD IS ABOUT TO BLOW UP!!
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Originally Posted by Thetank
THREAD -75 IQ POINTS

Everyone is now legally ret@rded!

Where do you think he got that from? Who sells the bike you're asking about? MY GOD MY HEAD IS ABOUT TO BLOW UP!!
sorry, i was only looking at the bikes direct page and i dont see that on there, so thats why i never saw that...
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Originally Posted by shagohod
sorry, i was only looking at the bikes direct page and i dont see that on there, so thats why i never saw that...
What? This is just weird now!!!
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LOL...gees!

and on ride note got to bike 6.5 miles today...building the muscles! yay
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New pic of my wrapped Syntace Stratos 400 (Fizik bar tape)

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Originally Posted by Thetank
THREAD -75 IQ POINTS

Everyone is now legally ret@rded!
agreed
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