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Old 10-10-09, 03:57 AM
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Just curious, is naynay's front wheel setup safe? I wanted to do the same, but I thought I read somewhere that a brake with spokes setup like that wasn't a good idea.
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Old 10-10-09, 10:01 AM
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I think radially laced front wheels are safe, though it may be debatable as to if they stay in true as long.
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Old 10-10-09, 11:27 AM
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there have been some issues with disc brakes and radially laced wheels. Rim brakes are fine,alot of road bikes are set up like that.
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Old 10-10-09, 01:39 PM
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Could I use the stock hub the mercier came with on a 32 hole rim?

Or would I need to buy a new hub?

Thanks in advance
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Originally Posted by Jasonwho
Could I use the stock hub the mercier came with on a 32 hole rim?

Or would I need to buy a new hub?

Thanks in advance
not sure why you would, the hubs suck.
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Originally Posted by evotion
not sure why you would, the hubs suck.
Ill rephrase the question...

Could I use a 32 hole rim with 36 hole hub?
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Old 10-10-09, 02:36 PM
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No.
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^^ thank you sir
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Old 10-10-09, 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by nineohtoo
Just curious, is naynay's front wheel setup safe? I wanted to do the same, but I thought I read somewhere that a brake with spokes setup like that wasn't a good idea.
i don't see why it would be an issue, but the brake is really just there for extra assurance.. i rarely use it mainly for the sake of building strength
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Old 10-10-09, 07:48 PM
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to anyone that's replaced their kilo headset, what did you choose? im not sure if it's that big of a deal to replace but a few months ago during a long beach ride, i got sand all up on the bottom cup bc the rubber seal is a piece of *****. its floppy and doesnt keep the elements out.

chris king is too much bling. im leaning towards cane creek s2. how does it differ from s6? fsa orbit-x?

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For those people with a Kilo TT that is decal free, how did you do it?
Is there a way to get them off if I buy the normal Kilo TT off BD? I really like the purple color.
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Originally Posted by giordun
Is there a way to get them off if I buy the normal Kilo TT off BD? I really like the purple color.
Not without any imperfections. It's under the clearcoat. Either strip it off carefully (seems very hard and will most likely leave a "ghosted" area) or paint over them.
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Old 10-11-09, 12:02 AM
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speaking about painting...


i'm thinking it's time to paint my bike. i will probably have it painted because i have no time or space to do a good paint job. i have a friend who might be down to let me heat and paint in his garage, but i don't know if i'm skilled enough to pull off what i want anyway...


basically what i'm thinking is that i love my kilo... and i can't keep it and still get another track bike, but i am tired of the 'show every chip' black paint.

the only problem is that i don't think i'd paint it unless i could get a very specific and extremely difficult to achieve paint job... which is the opposite fade of my nishiki's paint job:

https://farm1.static.flickr.com/80/26...065c957b_o.jpg

basically, pearl salmon to pearl white fade front to back. if i did this i'd also probably want ghosted, gloss-no-pearl logos, likely carrying the adidas theme. that or i could mask the white and have script lettering right where the salmon fades.

i'm thinking this type of paint job would cost 200 at the very least, and with someone competent enough to do a good job it would be closer to twice that.

i'm not sure that i can justify that amount of money and am thinking maybe i should just get a new bike and sell mine in the spring. if i get a new bike it will be a felt or a motobecane track team.

i just have to decide whether the kilo is worth putting that much into, or if i should try my hand at painting it with all the right materials and procedures. this is not an easy decision.
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Old 10-11-09, 03:06 AM
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there have been some issues with disc brakes and radially laced wheels. Rim brakes are fine,alot of road bikes are set up like that.
That's probably what I read. Guess I might try the same on my own.
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cc700, would the paint job you do yourself be durable? $200-400 is far too much imo. More than the frameset! A place I've had experience with powdercoating around here is now doing full framesets for $65. Won't achieve a fancy fade but it'll be durable. As much as I love this bike, there's a limit to how much I'd invest in it.
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prime it and take it to a decent automotive paint shop... they shouldn't charege too much, but powedercoating is honestly the way to go if your bike ever gets leaned against anything to avoid chipping and scratching of clearcoat
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A place that specializes in painting motorcycles is the way to go. Do all the prep & priming yourself and it shouldn't cost too much.
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is anyone running a 650c on their kilo? i searched and keep getting linked to the wrong page, and i dont have time to look through all three hundred and fifty.

ive got a 26 inch front on right now, and it hits the frame, but just barely. ive been able to throw barspins around but only if i swing the bars hard, and if i try doubles the wheel always gets caught on the frame. im just wondering if i should just get a 650c wheel and if i did, if it would clear the frame with 28c tires.
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nvm fml a2c smyd NBD FGFSFSKSBSBH

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Old 10-13-09, 01:56 PM
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Srsly?? Fyl!
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It looks like someone drew inspiration from a Sprite can.
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whoever is a mod/tech; any reason why this thread shows 364 total pages but the last page is 354?
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Old 10-14-09, 04:50 PM
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i'm starting to think maybe i should just get a moto track team and paint THAT.


the page mixup is just a glitch in the server's database. it happens with threads this long.
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