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Old 06-24-09, 02:35 PM
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Anyone know what kind of BB tool I need for the kilo?
Heres a link to a bunch of different ones:
https://www.universalcycles.com/sear...q=bracket+tool

Oh... Any one have experience with crank arms?
If I really need a tool for that, could someone recommend one?

Thanks!
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Old 06-24-09, 02:46 PM
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I'm not sure exactly which BB your Kilo came with.

The BD site says it can come with a Sealed Cartridge 103mm or 108mm PowerSpline.

Since the cranks are Truvativ, I'm guessing it might be this one: https://parktool.com/products/detail....25&item=BBT-18

For pulling cranks, I think this works well: https://www.rei.com/product/723014
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Old 06-24-09, 03:47 PM
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Appreciation.
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my mostly stock purple 53cm. need new pedals/straps and a saddle, then to decide on my handlebar situation...
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Old 06-24-09, 05:06 PM
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i really like wat u did with that pietrus.
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What's one your headtube pietrus? Great bike by the way.
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Old 06-24-09, 05:39 PM
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back to the stock stem?
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thanks guys. One of the clamp screws on the other stem got stripped, so I had to switch over. Although a negative degree stem with risers would look cool to some, it would be considered Jackass to others.
On the headtube:

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Old 06-24-09, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by peitrus
thanks guys. One of the clamp screws on the other stem got stripped, so I had to switch over. Although a negative degree stem with risers would look cool to some, it would be considered Jackass to others.
i want to put risers on my kilo, but thought i would need to get a shorter stem first.
it looks fine on your bike though, hows it feel?
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Old 06-24-09, 07:39 PM
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new bars and stem
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Old 06-24-09, 07:40 PM
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<a href="https://s817.photobucket.com/albums/zz92/rickstarick/?action=view&current=flatiron.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="https://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz92/rickstarick/flatiron.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

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It is a bit of a reach for me. I prefer a shorter stem around 70-90mm would be perfect, especially with the comfy position you get with risers. But everyone's built differently. I'm no gorilla so I need the shorter stem.

I would say get the risers first, try it out with the stock stem and if it feels wrong then get a new stem.
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peitrus, what silver tape were you using?
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peitrus, what silver tape were you using?
I think they were Bar None Snakeskin bar tape.
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My frame came last week and I just picked it up yesterday from the shopping. I got the fork threaded bb put in and headset pressed. It sucked The shop called as I just got too far into the city to turn around while coming home from work. So i drove out once i got home and ate put it all together and it was too late to ride. Today my girlfriend and I went for a birthday ride for me. Oh man i love this frame. I had one of those ebay frames and coming to this it just feels much smoother. I have one picture but its non drive train side, jackass seat post. and poorly angled bars. Oh and it's a cell phone picture to make it even worse. Just wanted to snap something quickly to show a coworker.
I envy rickrickrick and peitrus for living in such beautiful places.
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Originally Posted by rickrickrick
<a href="https://s817.photobucket.com/albums/zz92/rickstarick/?action=view&current=flatiron.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="https://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz92/rickstarick/flatiron.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

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Lovely pictures! Like your stem! Where did you buy it? Specs?
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Old 06-25-09, 04:50 AM
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Sorry, im confused... That stem looks just like the one that comes with the Kilo, no?
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Old 06-25-09, 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by a_elephant
I'm not sure exactly which BB your Kilo came with.

The BD site says it can come with a Sealed Cartridge 103mm or 108mm PowerSpline.

Since the cranks are Truvativ, I'm guessing it might be this one: https://parktool.com/products/detail....25&item=BBT-18

For pulling cranks, I think this works well: https://www.rei.com/product/723014
aw f##k! hey i just ordered a un54 68x 110 BB (square tapered) but i got a new crank set n thats what the dude said i needed. but i didn't ask and neither did he what kind of bike it was(kilo).
So i guess i'm wondering if the spindle length has to do with the frame or the crank
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Old 06-25-09, 08:54 AM
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Originally Posted by leo2525
aw f##k! hey i just ordered a un54 68x 110 BB (square tapered) but i got a new crank set n thats what the dude said i needed. but i didn't ask and neither did he what kind of bike it was(kilo).
So i guess i'm wondering if the spindle length has to do with the frame or the crank
The frame determines what kind of BB you can use based on the threading. With whatever threading you've got, there are usually numerous BBs that can work with it. So your best bet is usually to take the bike in and ask a mechanic what kind of tool you need if you can't figure it out on your own. Posting a pic and specs in the Bike Mechanic forum would probably accomplish this as well.
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Originally Posted by a_elephant
The frame determines what kind of BB you can use based on the threading. With whatever threading you've got, there are usually numerous BBs that can work with it. So your best bet is usually to take the bike in and ask a mechanic what kind of tool you need if you can't figure it out on your own. Posting a pic and specs in the Bike Mechanic forum would probably accomplish this as well.
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heres the 44cm im building for my gf. money is short and what not, so i just threw it together using mostly the stock parts of my 53, added a chainring etc.



edit: it looks slightly more ridiculous now since i adjusted the seat height for her tiny self.

it looks like a scaled down version of those giant wheeled bikes. maybe they shoulda went with a 650c build

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Old 06-25-09, 01:06 PM
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Originally Posted by jakerock
Anyone know what kind of BB tool I need for the kilo?
Heres a link to a bunch of different ones:
https://www.universalcycles.com/sear...q=bracket+tool

Oh... Any one have experience with crank arms?
If I really need a tool for that, could someone recommend one?

Thanks!
if it does have a powerspline...then you need a park tool bbt-22.
i had to remove a powerspline bb from a bianchi pista the other day for my friend. had to use a crankpuller as well. i used the park tools crank puller...i got both tools for less than 30 total.
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I was reading in another thread about flipping the stem to tweak the fit of the bike. This got me thinking, is there a correct/default way to install the stem? Is there any danger in flipping it around? I just looked at the picture of the bike on BD when I was installing mine and didn't give it much though after that.
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