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Old 01-06-10, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by evotion
I plan on running drops/hoods soon, hence the machined front. Velocity to Dura Ace.
Why's that? Are you going freewheel?
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Old 01-06-10, 12:53 PM
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Yeah it probably is a little bit too big, I'm barely clearing the standover height, but my bike was still quite a steal so I went ahead with it anyway (got it from a good friend, not BD). I've yet to encounter any problems with the size though so as of now, I'm real happy with it.
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5'4" riding a 50cm Kilo sounds like you bought one that's too big. I'm 5'11" and ride a 53 comfortably.
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Old 01-06-10, 03:07 PM
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Originally Posted by badonis
Why's that? Are you going freewheel?

No. With brakes, I can go faster without worrying as much, save my tires, and be able to react to ****ty drivers faster.
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Originally Posted by evotion
No. With brakes, I can go faster without worrying as much, save my tires, and be able to react to ****ty drivers faster.
Good idea. I still have brakes on my SST. They really help with the hills and crappy drivers in my area.
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i know its just semantics but its generally looked down upon when referring to your own bike as a steal. unless, of course, it is stolen.
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Old 01-06-10, 07:03 PM
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Dude...steal is real.
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Chrome TT
mmmmmmm, shiny
Just put it together last night. Now that it's not just a box of parts I think there are a few things I'm gonna change up, mostly just replacing the black components with silver. I plan on running a front brake but I got a few months to work that out 'cause I don't plan on riding it much until this crap Iowa winter passes.

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Old 01-13-10, 02:57 PM
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Originally Posted by evotion


I plan on running drops/hoods soon, hence the machined front. Velocity to Dura Ace.

55cm. 6'0/30-31ish inseam.
Looks good bro, I like your build. But for some reason the look of machined wheels really bothers me, especially on deep-V rims.
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Old 01-13-10, 03:46 PM
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ordered one today in orange to replace my jury, pretty stoked
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after about 5 months of ordering a Kilo, I finally took some pictures. (I'm a procrastinator)
more pictures if u click on my sig.

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Old 01-14-10, 05:25 PM
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For being almost completely stock thats one of the nicest kilos Ive seen. Where did you get that rear fender?
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Old 01-14-10, 05:36 PM
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that would look really sick with a threaded fork and quill stem.
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heh. Thanks guys.
i thought about getting a threaded fork but then that would mean whole new fork, headset, and stem and i just don't have the money right now.

The wood fender I ordered online thru Woodys Fenders. They have a lot of stuff to choose from.
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Old 01-15-10, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by stillanimal
Chrome TT
Where can you get the chrome Kilo? Is it only available as a frameset?
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Originally Posted by jet sanchEz
Where can you get the chrome Kilo? Is it only available as a frameset?
You can find them at bikeisland.com and yeah only as a frameset.
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Old 01-15-10, 06:08 PM
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Cool, thanks. No one has posted any pics of the Kilo TT deluxe yet? The orange and chrome looks nice...
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Hey guys I have a question about the tektro R310 front brake which a lot of kilo owners have, so figured why not post it here instead of adding it to the recent surge of pointless threads. Are these calipers compatible with shimano holders? I was thinking of getting these but im not sure they will fit because the cheap stock pads that came with my calipers didnt have holders. Thanks a lot for he help.
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Can anyone post pictures of their 44 or their 47 kilo tt frames!?!?!

or if there are anyone with the red stripper frame!!!???
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Originally Posted by gobby1095
Hey guys I have a question about the tektro R310 front brake which a lot of kilo owners have, so figured why not post it here instead of adding it to the recent surge of pointless threads. Are these calipers compatible with shimano holders? I was thinking of getting these but im not sure they will fit because the cheap stock pads that came with my calipers didnt have holders. Thanks a lot for he help.
dont know. But i did find this archive thread asking about them.
https://www.bikeforums.net/archive/in.../t-400277.html

I think the majority of ppl running tektros (myself incuded) was the it is one of the cheapest option available for a nice brake.
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Originally Posted by jet sanchEz
Cool, thanks. No one has posted any pics of the Kilo TT deluxe yet? The orange and chrome looks nice...
two posts above this^
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Old 01-18-10, 09:55 PM
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I think he meant the color/chrome version.
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Old 01-19-10, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by stillanimal
Chrome TT
Just put it together last night. Now that it's not just a box of parts I think there are a few things I'm gonna change up, mostly just replacing the black components with silver. I plan on running a front brake but I got a few months to work that out 'cause I don't plan on riding it much until this crap Iowa winter passes.
don't replace the black components! I like the little bit of black and brown thrown in there. If it's all silver it's all so chromed out. It's kinda like overkill. Just IMHO.
But definitely front brake
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Originally Posted by ichitz
don't replace the black components! I like the little bit of black and brown thrown in there. If it's all silver it's all so chromed out. It's kinda like overkill. Just IMHO.
But definitely front brake
yeah, the black bits are growing on me & next paycheck = front brake.
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Old 01-19-10, 06:30 PM
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And steer tube cuttin?
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