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Old 06-16-09, 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by muckymucky
stock wheels arent machined but its anodized (silver in color). but a rim being machined has nothing to do with the hub being flipflip or not... any surface can be used as a machined surface~
It was more of a matter of running brakes...I am selling them off, and I figured if they are advertising being able to run a single speed cog on them (and hence needing brakes for safety) that the wheelset would be able to safely run brakes.
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Old 06-17-09, 03:49 AM
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I know bikesdirect sells this as a whole, but are there any sites that sell these frames by themslves?
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Old 06-17-09, 04:30 AM
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Originally Posted by vdubsta05
I know bikesdirect sells this as a whole, but are there any sites that sell these frames by themslves?
I have seen them on bikeisland.com before.
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Hey! I go to college in NYC and I am buying the kilo tt as my first fixie. I have a question about sizing and brakes.

Im 6 feet tall with a high 34, almost 35 inseam. Should I get a frame sized 57 or would it be to big?

Also I was looking to buy some good quality, cheap brakes OR use some old spares I have laying around. I own some Weinmann 750/vainqueur 999 's (https://farm1.static.flickr.com/34/99...88c07c.jpg?v=0) which work fine but I have no clue whether or not they would fit the kilo. Should I just get new calipers (which ones?) or use these? And finally i need some cheap cross levers, which ones are good and affordable? Thanks so much.
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Old 06-17-09, 06:11 AM
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Originally Posted by ZiP0082
I disagree. The stock wheelset on the kilo is machined for brake use. Yes, you can run brakes on non-machined wheels, but the brakes will eventually have the same effect on the non-machined wheelset, while trying to grip, they'll eat away at the rim (though I don't think it will have an effect on the structural integrity, the stopping power won't be quite as effective until that happens).
The kilo wheels are non machined, the kilo pro wheels however are machined
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Originally Posted by cradduck
I have seen them on bikeisland.com before.
Only the just recently started titling it Kilo TT Frame, up until recently it was just "old school FG / SS"
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Old 06-17-09, 07:57 AM
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Originally Posted by xxxfattonyxxx
The kilo wheels are non machined, the kilo pro wheels however are machined
ooh - i think i learned something this morning, i'd like to retract my previous statement. for some reason up until now I was under the impression that all wheels with brake surfaces were considered machined, but i am realizing that only wheels that would be thicker but have been ground down via machine for a flat braking surface are technically machined.
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Old 06-17-09, 10:00 AM
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Originally Posted by adriano
are there any pictures of the 44cm in the wild?
just ordered one. will post. supposedly it fits 700c wheels, this should be interesting.
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Originally Posted by Promo
yay black would look good with that gold.

i know that SF heads are gonna do up 49er colorway.
yea wow. gold with red components. can any body photoshop that up? im thinking that would look amazing.
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Sorry if this has been posted before, but what is the seatpost clamp size for the kilo?
I recall it being 30.0, which would be great, as I am looking to put the black clamp from my group buy iro on this one, with silver looking better on the iro.

Edit: man this search function sucks, but the google search function rocks. pg 8 confirmed it.

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Old 06-17-09, 10:33 AM
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Originally Posted by oneangrytoast
just ordered one. will post. supposedly it fits 700c wheels, this should be interesting.
Woah why did you order a 44cm? How tall are you? I'm thinking about selling my 47cm and getting the 44cm to allow me to have a better fit on my Kilo...
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im going to guess for his lady friend. im not sure if the geometry will work the best. the 47 was already starting to skew a bit to fit 700c wheels. the seat tube might be even steeper, and the top tube cant really get much shorter so people needing this size for stand over might be stretched out. youll make it work!
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im toying with the idea of a front rack or bin type situation. does that rule out bullhorns and drops? id appreaciate if anyone posted or reposted their setup.
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Originally Posted by adriano
im toying with the idea of a front rack or bin type situation. does that rule out bullhorns and drops? id appreaciate if anyone posted or reposted their setup.
I'd say you could do it easily with bullhorns, just depends on how tall the rack is. If you look 2 pages back I posted pics and was saying I planned on getting a wald rack sometime soon for more efficient commuting, until I can have a second bike used exclusively for this task. But there was a guy who took the huge Wald rack and chopped it down so it was only like 3 inches tall or something. I can't find the pictures right now at work but when I get back I'll post.
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something case worthy would be ideal.

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Originally Posted by cc700
i don't ever recall anyone saying [the kilo tt] was exceptionally agile.
during my search, i stumbled upon this in 'Mercier Kilo TT or KHS Flite 100 + rack and panniers?'

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the mercier is awesome but it's waaay too responsive and rigid for commuting only purposes.
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yes the 44 is for my girlfriend. i saw the 47 recently when she tried it and the geometry didnt jump out and scream at me, but then again i didnt really look. shes a girl, as long at it has pretty colors shell be happy.

is there something about the geometry you were talking about that will significantly affect her ability to ride enjoy repeat? or is it just a matter of aesthetics?

also, i recently purchased a 30 seat post clamp and it was way too big. can i get some better advice? has anybody actually replaced theirs with a 30 successfully? what brand?

i used origin 8 for mine cuz i was looking for white. if you have found a white replacement successfully, please share.
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Originally Posted by adriano
during my search, i stumbled upon this in 'Mercier Kilo TT or KHS Flite 100 + rack and panniers?'
i have a crit race road bike, as well as a mtb in addition to the kilo.

i haven't ridden more than a block on anything "track" besides the kilo(it seemed very close to the pista and langster during those blocks though) so maybe i just don't know what an extreme track bike like the cannondale track or something with a 49 trail is...

but in my own limited experience, the kilo is twitchier and more responsive than the ALUMINUM CRIT BIKE.

i commute on the mtb.

so obviously, i'm not a super hyper elite track racer and my definition of twitchy and responsive is far less extreme than yours.
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So I steez bit cc700 a little

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Originally Posted by cc700
i have a crit race road bike, as well as a mtb in addition to the kilo.

i haven't ridden more than a block on anything "track" besides the kilo(it seemed very close to the pista and langster during those blocks though) so maybe i just don't know what an extreme track bike like the cannondale track or something with a 49 trail is...

but in my own limited experience, the kilo is twitchier and more responsive than the ALUMINUM CRIT BIKE.

i commute on the mtb.

so obviously, i'm not a super hyper elite track racer and my definition of twitchy and responsive is far less extreme than yours.


I ride a 75* HTA w/ 5mm rake fork and 650c front wheel on the street and it's not too twitchy


if that helps
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So I steez bit cc700 a little
I stole his whole bike for a while there.... almost
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So I steez bit cc700 a little

Excellent, looks great. Those stripes in the rear really adds to the looks.

What did you use to make those stripes?
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