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Old 10-02-09, 10:05 PM
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Originally Posted by robotphood


New additions to my Kilo:

syntace stratos 400
Panaracer Pasela TG
really nice bike! the brooks, bars, and wheel set make it look really beefy! IMHO it would look better with low-pro rims since you've got the gum walled tires and all. its on its way to lookin classy
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Where did you get the leather wraps for your stratos?
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Originally Posted by feetpower
really nice bike! the brooks, bars, and wheel set make it look really beefy! IMHO it would look better with low-pro rims since you've got the gum walled tires and all. its on its way to lookin classy
Thanks for the compliments everyone. And I agree with you feetpower. Short on cash right now so I've been using these DP-18s already on hand. Any suggestions? I don't want to spend a fortune since this just bike just gets me around but I want a durable wheelset. Ideally it would have a quill stem too but that'll be my next bike .

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Where did you get the leather wraps for your stratos?
https://velo-orange.com/elsebarco.html
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Old 10-03-09, 05:13 AM
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I just got my kilo and put it together last night... I will post pictures later...I found an awesome powder-coated white quill stem for 50 bucks at the LBS
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Old 10-03-09, 08:38 PM
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How hard was it to sew those leather wraps?
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@footpower you know how many times I've tried to wipe off your damn bug?!
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Originally Posted by twelsch42
How hard was it to sew those leather wraps?
Not too hard. I have little sewing experience and it took a bit over 2 hours. Just use their pattern or your own. It's fairly easy with the precut holes and large sewing needles (included). I really like the elkhide. It's very soft and supple so it quickly molds in the spots you grip very nicely. For the price, I'd wouldn't pick leather wrap over it even with the extra work. Check this thread if you're interested, there's a lot of good tips in it:

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/552289-velo-orange-elkhide-cloth-tape-shellac.html
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@footpower you know how many times I've tried to wipe off your damn bug?!
how do i block it with firefox?
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how do i block it with firefox?
If you have the AdBlock Plus addon, right click the image, then select AdBlock Plus: Block Image... and go from there.
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I miss my TT best bike I've ever had and it got jacked off my porch
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Old 10-04-09, 05:59 PM
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outdoor/porch isnt a good home for a kilo =( sorry to hear about your loss.

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sorry about the bug signature, its so funny to me.
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thanks, and yeah I had it locked to the porch but they took the porch apart
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Merciers are WACK

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still have some wok to do... I get my seatpost tomorrow and I have to accumulate some extra cash for my front white wheel...
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Originally Posted by RubberDucks

still have some wok to do... I get my seatpost tomorrow and I have to accumulate some extra cash for my front white wheel...
save it.
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Originally Posted by robotphood
Not too hard. I have little sewing experience and it took a bit over 2 hours. Just use their pattern or your own. It's fairly easy with the precut holes and large sewing needles (included). I really like the elkhide. It's very soft and supple so it quickly molds in the spots you grip very nicely. For the price, I'd wouldn't pick leather wrap over it even with the extra work. Check this thread if you're interested, there's a lot of good tips in it:

https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=552289
Did you wrap some cloth tape underneath it first? I didn't, and those wraps twisted all out of shape for me. Had I known...
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Yeah, wrapped cloth in a spiral. The only part that budged so far is 2 places on the flats that I grip a lot. I guess I didn't place the seams at the right angle so they shifted into another place. They seem set there though. Those were on my nitto rb-009s. Recently got those stratos and fell in love with them and swapped the elkhide over. Did it carefully and the tape underneath stayed intact. Put about 8 hours on them so far and they are holding up pretty well. I had to use more cloth tape though to compensate for any stretching of the elkhide from before but they are on pretty snug.
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Originally Posted by RubberDucks

still have some wok to do... I get my seatpost tomorrow and I have to accumulate some extra cash for my front white wheel...
Nice! I love the look of a bike with some miles on it
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Finally rid of that stock stem and cut my steerer tube!

My new Velo Orange stem (70mm/6 degree...love it!) & Fast Freddie top cap:



I've got some more goodies on the way too.

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What size front tire?
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Old 10-06-09, 10:12 PM
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For those people with a Kilo TT that is decal free, how did you do it?
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Two ways now:
Kilo Stripper https://bikesdirect.com/products/merc...t_stripper.htm
Or buying the frameset from bikeisland.com and building it up on your own.
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Originally Posted by lwkwafi
Two ways now:
Kilo Stripper https://bikesdirect.com/products/merc...t_stripper.htm
Or buying the frameset from bikeisland.com and building it up on your own.
Just in case anyone was wondering, Bike Island link for the stripper colors is below...
https://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_S...ls&ProdID=1681

Me, I'm waiting for them to get in the Kilo WT frames.
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