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Old 11-24-09, 08:57 PM
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updated pics..


open pro cds w/ velocity hubs. gonna swap the bar tape back to black or dark grey. not feelin the white.

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i agree, although the white stands out, i think the black or dark grey would match better.

btw i got my blue star a few days ago!! im gonna post up pix hopefull by thxgiving, which is the 1st day im gonna take here out!
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Such beautiful bikes
I have been thinking about getting a kilo tt but have been getting different opinions on sizing.
I have a 31"-32" inseam and I'm 5'11"-6ft tall. Thinking that I can't go wrong if I get the 50cm but any help is much appreciated!
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jparillo - 50 will be too small. I'm the same height/inseam as you and my 53 fits me quite well. If you have long arms, I'd go with the 55 though.
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Originally Posted by jparillo
Such beautiful bikes
I have been thinking about getting a kilo tt but have been getting different opinions on sizing.
I have a 31"-32" inseam and I'm 5'11"-6ft tall. Thinking that I can't go wrong if I get the 50cm but any help is much appreciated!
I'm a little shorter than you(with the same inseam), very mannequin sized, and a 53 cm fits me very well. I would do the fit cycle thing(google it, I can't quite remember what it is called) with someone that is willing to measure you, and look at your possible fit styles(or if you know a good bike shop where people can decently eyeball your or cheaply evaluate you. My LBS has a guy that has 4 separate fit degrees that aren't bs, and it costs 250$ to have him do a fit session with you.). It really depends on your torso though. I ride a 55cm centurion road bike, and the TT is about the same which is why I chose the 53 cm.

You'll probably end up around a 53 or a 55, 50 would definitely be too small unless you have t-rex arms and can only reach into one pocket at a time. I do know a guy who is 6'6" who suffers from this, he is goofy looking as hell.

@adriano - your bike, is very sexy. I really like wheel lacing, and the use of moderate color. It also just looks very ride-able.
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Old 11-25-09, 06:14 PM
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Originally Posted by torps
53cm
thanks!

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jparillo - 50 will be too small. I'm the same height/inseam as you and my 53 fits me quite well. If you have long arms, I'd go with the 55 though.
I would say my arms are an average length for my height. Thanks for the help! by the way you have a very nice looking kilo! (I remember it's progression from reading through this thread lol)

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I'm a little shorter than you(with the same inseam), very mannequin sized, and a 53 cm fits me very well. I would do the fit cycle thing(google it, I can't quite remember what it is called) with someone that is willing to measure you, and look at your possible fit styles(or if you know a good bike shop where people can decently eyeball your or cheaply evaluate you. My LBS has a guy that has 4 separate fit degrees that aren't bs, and it costs 250$ to have him do a fit session with you.). It really depends on your torso though. I ride a 55cm centurion road bike, and the TT is about the same which is why I chose the 53 cm.

You'll probably end up around a 53 or a 55, 50 would definitely be too small unless you have t-rex arms and can only reach into one pocket at a time. I do know a guy who is 6'6" who suffers from this, he is goofy looking as hell.

@adriano - your bike, is very sexy. I really like wheel lacing, and the use of moderate color. It also just looks very ride-able.
I have been to my LBS and the guy there said 56cm would be perfect for me. But that was fitting on road bikes and not track. Thanks for the help! I think I'll be going with the 53cm.
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Thanks for the comment on the progression of my bike. I've got "average" arms too so we're pretty much the same size. I was torn between 53 and 55 but I'm glad I went with the 53. Go for it!
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla
Thanks for the comment on the progression of my bike. I've got "average" arms too so we're pretty much the same size. I was torn between 53 and 55 but I'm glad I went with the 53. Go for it!
Welcome! And I will! Might post pictures once I make a few changes

also @adriano - I'm really liking your Kilo. Very nice. What kind of stem do you have on there?
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Originally Posted by torps
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open pro cds w/ velocity hubs. gonna swap the bar tape back to black or dark grey. not feelin the white.
I really like the white. I think the only thing I would change would be to some track drops wrapped in white. Strictly for looks.
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Deshi - I like that you realize that looks are an important part of building bikes. Function is key, but it's even better if it looks 100%. Your bikes totally reflect that.
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I just see it as if I use my hard earned money to build a bike and have to look at it constantly and ride it, I want it to look as good as it rides. Thats just how I see it. I enjoy building a new bike as much as I enjoy riding my bikes. Looks are equally important because if it doesnt look good to you, you wont be 100% happy with it.
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its a thomson elite stem, but i might be unloading it for an oversized clamp stem.
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Old 12-08-09, 08:19 PM
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Got some new toe straps... my christmas list was a white saddle and a matching front wheel for the back... hope my relatives come through.....

one to show off my bada$$ stereo

and one for contrast

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Originally Posted by torps

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nitto drops
niiiiice! I love it!

what gear inches are u running in the snow?
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here is my size 60 had it for like 5 months and its still riding good, got some custom **** on it, lols
its still pretty stock, because other than what i paid for the bike im pretty broke, and jobless now so, meh, whatcha think
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I think I liked the white better but its still a good lookin bike.
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the red tape was on the bars already. didn't wanna waste it.
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i am 5 ' 9".. 30cm inseam

got a 53cm

mistake? if it's anything to judge by, i fit a 54cm GTB perfectly
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the red tape was on the bars already. didn't wanna waste it.
Looks good anyway man. Good job.
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Originally Posted by luno-pdx
i am 5 ' 9".. 30cm inseam

got a 53cm

mistake? if it's anything to judge by, i fit a 54cm GTB perfectly
30cm inseam? you must look REALLY weird.

i own a 53. and i have like a 31ish inseam and it fits fine.
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Originally Posted by luno-pdx
i am 5 ' 9".. 30cm inseam

got a 53cm

mistake? if it's anything to judge by, i fit a 54cm GTB perfectly
FWIW, I'm 5'11, have a 32" inseam and got the 50... I like the fit, but I'm thinking of getting one of the chrome frames in a 53 so I can use drops instead of bullhorns.
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