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Old 06-02-09, 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by KingsCountyFC
I don't think i've ever met a larger ensemble of ****-faced misers in my life.
It's like some of you just sit here on the internet, waiting to be a ******* to newbies.

I mean..i get it....you've been riding fixed your whole life right?
I find it so funny how some of the biggest *******s on this site probably post more than ride.

And before I get flamed for this...i agree that newbies reading the entire thread first, or using the search
feature.... i just don't believe you have to act like a prick in the process of telling them this info.
you do understand you just did the exact same thing everyone else does?
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Old 06-02-09, 08:48 PM
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sort of.....
my diatribe was against people who are harsh to newbies....
not to people who think they know everything under the sun.
there is a difference.
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theres a difference between me, a bear, and the pope ****ing in the woods i mean yaknow right
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Originally Posted by KingsCountyFC
just had to say it.
Glad you did. Lots of jaded a-bombs on this forum.
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Old 06-02-09, 09:23 PM
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yea it is kinda funny to see people get mad about people asking noob questions in a thread about an entry level bike.
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Old 06-02-09, 09:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Cy Trivialities
yea it is kinda funny to see people get mad about people asking noob questions in a thread about an entry level bike.
irony???
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what?

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After a while everyone gets a little jaded and tired of seeing the same question being asked over and over. The people, like myself, who frequent this thread are here because we own the bike in question and offer advice and share pics of our bikes. but whenever someone comes along asking for something as close as the search button, it can get irritating especially when there's not much effort to locating that info in the first place. it has nothing to do with knowledge or expertise riding fixed, its simply re-god-damn-diculous how the new people can't think for themselves.

Also i like to point out that the people asking us to be nice are all from NY, how's that for irony!
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Old 06-02-09, 10:18 PM
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the funny thing is that a month or two from now these same noobs that are asking questions are going to be giving newer noobs a hard time about asking the same questions that they just asked haha
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and knowing is half the battle
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so yeah, my GF is goin to get her kilo in some what 2 weeks and i would just like to know what size is the handle bar so i can go buy her some brake lever and some brakes

im goin to buy her some freewheel as well,do i need any special tool i need to put the lockring and the freewheel on the cog?
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yeah you need a lockring tool and a chain whip. and you don't put those things on the cog you put them on the hub once you've put the cog on. alternatively you could just rotafix them with the wheel in the frame but a chainwhip is better for keeping the frame good.

the bar is 26.0 but you may need a shim because it goes down after the clamp area.
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So I've been riding my 55cm Kilo TT around for about two weeks now and am loving it after I tossed an 18t cog on. Everyone criticizes the pedals/clips/straps that come stock but I'm not seeing it. They don't feel like the sturdiest material obviously but they seem to work pretty well. After practicing in a parking garage for a while I can now get my feet in quickly without looking.

I come from riding casual BMX / road on and off for 10+ years. So am I just enjoying these pedals because I've never ridden with foot retention before? If I upgraded to some GR-9's and better clips/straps would I see the light? Are people just pedal snobs?
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Originally Posted by stra24
So I've been riding my 55cm Kilo TT around for about two weeks now and am loving it after I tossed an 18t cog on. Everyone criticizes the pedals/clips/straps that come stock but I'm not seeing it. They don't feel like the sturdiest material obviously but they seem to work pretty well. After practicing in a parking garage for a while I can now get my feet in quickly without looking.

I come from riding casual BMX / road on and off for 10+ years. So am I just enjoying these pedals because I've never ridden with foot retention before? If I upgraded to some GR-9's and better clips/straps would I see the light? Are people just pedal snobs?
in my personal experience, as somebody who had never ridden with any sort of foot retention before (no clips/straps or SPD), i can tell you the difference between the stock setup and my new MKS/toshi setup was night and day. by far the most noticeable upgrade i have made other than something like a change in gear ratio.
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I got my Kilo recently, and I can't stand the entire pedal set up.
The clips are crap in my opinion, and i have a bit of trouble slipping in opposite foot once
i'm get my lead foot in. I don't really like looking down when I do this, but sometimes I end up smashing
down the clips. I'm replacing them this weekend.
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Originally Posted by KingsCountyFC
I got my Kilo recently, and I can't stand the entire pedal set up.
The clips are crap in my opinion, and i have a bit of trouble slipping in opposite foot once
i'm get my lead foot in. I don't really like looking down when I do this, but sometimes I end up smashing
down the clips. I'm replacing them this weekend.
that doesnt sound like a problem with the pedals.
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Originally Posted by adriano
that doesnt sound like a problem with the pedals.
It is.
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Originally Posted by jakerock
It is.
they arent good pedals, but they arent different to get into than other tabless pedals.
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my kilo fork got trashed in shipping, 2 weeks ago, and bikesdirect still hasn't even sent out my replacement.
the plastic fork end protector wasn't put in, so the left side got bent almost completely in on itself. their first suggestion was to just shove a wrench in and bend it back.
Mike, if you're out there, i sure would like to ride my bike.
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My brother just bought a tektro r350 with a 39-49mm reach and its rubbing against his tire which is weird because the mercier kilo tt pro comes with this same exact brake caliper. why is this? Is there anyway to fix this?
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My brake feels like it has a piece of glass stuck in it.... all the sudden when I brake and it's starting to strip the wheel... does this just happen after using it a whole bunch, or is something messed up. There is nothing stuck in the brake pad
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^^^

Pictures would be great for both of you.

Glass in your brake pad? Sounds wack. Could be glossed over from holding your brake down on a downhill. Easy fix for that is to sand the glossy part off or get new brake pads.
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Originally Posted by cbeyer2
My brake feels like it has a piece of glass stuck in it.... all the sudden when I brake and it's starting to strip the wheel... does this just happen after using it a whole bunch, or is something messed up. There is nothing stuck in the brake pad
grit on the pads will do this, especially after a wet ride.
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thanks man, i think I'll take off the pads and rinse em or something
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