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Old 07-04-09, 06:35 AM
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correct: 1-1/8 inch stem with shim to 1" will work fine. and if the bars have a 26.0 clamp diameter, you'll need a 26.0 stem, also correct.
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Hi guys, these are the correct tools to remove the stock crank and stock BB, correct? Just wanted to make sure before I pull the trigger on these.

https://www.parktool.com/products/det...=26&item=CWP-7
https://www.parktool.com/products/det...25&item=BBT-22
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i am seriously considering buying some silver thomson kit and painting my frame british racing green.
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damn that gold bike is suuuper classy looking. nice, replace the saddle and it's kilo porn.

here's my girlfriends mostly stock purple 47cm.

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tall&lanky, got any closeups of the purple in sunlight?
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I wanted to buy a 57 black kilo tt however they went out of stock. Does anyone know when there will be a new shipment? And I know this question keeps on coming up but Im curious, are the cogs and lockring on the latest kilos dura ace or are they **** and will need replacing?
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Originally Posted by gobby1095
I wanted to buy a 57 black kilo tt however they went out of stock. Does anyone know when there will be a new shipment? And I know this question keeps on coming up but Im curious, are the cogs and lockring on the latest kilos dura ace or are they **** and will need replacing?
They are sh\t.
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Old 07-06-09, 10:16 AM
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adriano, i know u recommended a seat post clamp for me but i forget where, and what it was. repost if u can.

also, anybody use the salsa clamps? 30mm work?
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yes i use a salsa lip lock 30.0 and it's awesome.
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thx. ordering the blue now. woot.
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Hey guys, Im looking to get a new chainring & cog for my kilo. I assume I should be getting a 3/32? Or should I go ahead and go all 1/8?
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332 is lighter and better chains are available for less money. then again 1/8 won't wear out as quickly and have track options available. as long as you're going all new just decide based on the equipment you want to use... i.e. if you really want a blackspire chainring that comes in 1/8, get 1/8. if you really want a 3/32 chain, get 3/32.
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I've been lurking, but haven't been in here since I sold my Pro in May.

I'm considering getting a BI frame to build up as a fun bike. I want to start learning to glue up my own tires, and with tubie rims so cheap I figure I could build a Kilo with tubulars as a fun bike and maybe even use it on the local track. Def. utilizing the front brake kit though.

Has anyone run tubulars on their Kilo?

For bars I'm considering getting some mild drop bull horns (never tried them before) and flipping the stem, upwards for normal riding and downwards (or level) for the track, thoughts?
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Originally Posted by grymg
Hi guys, these are the correct tools to remove the stock crank and stock BB, correct? Just wanted to make sure before I pull the trigger on these.

https://www.parktool.com/products/det...=26&item=CWP-7
https://www.parktool.com/products/det...25&item=BBT-22
Yeah those are the tools you need to get the bottom bracket and crank off, but I had a problem getting the bottom bracket off myself even with tool, Bike direct sometimes tightens the BB so tight that I had to take it to a shop.
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when using the crank puller, be careful. You need to grease up the threads really nice b/c it's easy to strip. I was pulling out some old cranks off a friend's bike this weekend and almost stripped the threading. But then again, old cranks are probably stuck on a lot tighter than new ones.
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Old 07-06-09, 12:47 PM
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Originally Posted by rickrickrick
Seeing this bike totally made me want a gold one. Gold/white always looks so rad.

In all honesty, I had never thought much of the Kilo TT but they're growing on me. I've been wanting to upgrade my frameset and build it up with my existing components but I may just end up buyng a complete Kilo, swapping out some stuff and parting out whatever is left over.

How is that stock crankset?

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Old 07-06-09, 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by PedallingATX
when using the crank puller, be careful. You need to grease up the threads really nice b/c it's easy to strip. I was pulling out some old cranks off a friend's bike this weekend and almost stripped the threading. But then again, old cranks are probably stuck on a lot tighter than new ones.
Thanks for the advice guys, I'll try to be careful.

Even removing the stock Crank allen bolt cover was super tough. It was torqued down like crazy.
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Old 07-06-09, 05:19 PM
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I know this bike has pretty tight geometry and everyone is always grumbling about toe overlap but how bad can it be on a 53 or 55cm? I don't even run into toe overlap problems on my wife's 47cm Dawes road bike, even when trying.
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Originally Posted by robotphood
tall&lanky, got any closeups of the purple in sunlight?
yeah i'll throw em up tonight. it looks really nice in the sun. I was surprised at the quality of the finish.
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Old 07-06-09, 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla
I know this bike has pretty tight geometry and everyone is always grumbling about toe overlap but how bad can it be on a 53 or 55cm? I don't even run into toe overlap problems on my wife's 47cm Dawes road bike, even when trying.
I have a 53cm, it's not that bad but it's there if you make really slow tight turns. Otherwise doing a simple U-turn on an open street is fine.
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Originally Posted by tall&lanky
damn that gold bike is suuuper classy looking. nice, replace the saddle and it's kilo porn.

here's my girlfriends mostly stock purple 47cm.


Any chance for a side view? Showing the possible toe overlap?
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Old 07-06-09, 09:12 PM
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Still on the topic of this stock bottom bracket--am I right to assume it's to blame for my cranks now being able to rotate a few millimeters back and forth when the rear wheel is locked up? My old conversion bike had a similar few millimeters of give so I didn't think much of it at first, but the cranks were totally solid when I got my Kilo a month or so ago, so it's a problem that's gotten worse only after a bit of riding.

It's not the hugest deal, but it's kind of annoying to have that bit of slide in between forward cranking and pushing back. Is the only way around this to replace the BB, or is there some other adjustment that can be made? From the looks of it the BB appears to be threaded into the frame OK, but I haven't taken off the cranks to make doubly sure yet.

Anybody else seeing this?
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla
Seeing this bike totally made me want a gold one. Gold/white always looks so rad.

In all honesty, I had never thought much of the Kilo TT but they're growing on me. I've been wanting to upgrade my frameset and build it up with my existing components but I may just end up buyng a complete Kilo, swapping out some stuff and parting out whatever is left over.

How is that stock crankset?

Hey man , thanks

the cranks arent bad actually.. the pedals are whack. but i guess its the same crankset as the new 09 pista. im pretty happy. i dont thinkill be getting a new crankset for a bit
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Originally Posted by brendon_ak
I've been lurking, but haven't been in here since I sold my Pro in May.

I'm considering getting a BI frame to build up as a fun bike. I want to start learning to glue up my own tires, and with tubie rims so cheap I figure I could build a Kilo with tubulars as a fun bike and maybe even use it on the local track. Def. utilizing the front brake kit though.

Has anyone run tubulars on their Kilo?

For bars I'm considering getting some mild drop bull horns (never tried them before) and flipping the stem, upwards for normal riding and downwards (or level) for the track, thoughts?
"tubulars" and "fun bike" don't mix in my mind.

not to say you won't get tons of practice gluing them up if you do play on them.

i'd also say bullhorns aren't going to make you faster on a track but they're unlikely to make you slower.
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