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Old 07-24-10, 02:24 AM
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Wat size?

Im planning on getting one from bikesdirect amd im wondering wat size i should get? Im 5'4" with a 28 inch inseam
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Old 07-24-10, 08:08 AM
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Old 07-24-10, 09:46 AM
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Apparently Narcissus rides a black Kilo.
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Old 07-24-10, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by gemlagman
Im planning on getting one from bikesdirect amd im wondering wat size i should get? Im 5'4" with a 28 inch inseam
bikesdirect has a sizing chart you can reference for the kilo frames
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Old 07-24-10, 09:54 PM
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Changed some stuff around. New saddle, I'm pretty happy with my first impression. Taking a ride over to my girlfriends tonight and then to work tomorrow so I'll see how I like it after that.

Also bought some track grips, and I have to admit I bought them for the looks only which I am pretty happy with. Also dropped the dp18s and got somenew cranks which I really love, though they make me wish my frame was lugged

I think I want to switch to some classic drops or noodle bars with some old school style aero brake hoods and some synthetic leather perforated bar tape to match the seat.



Campy style chainring is next, the all city is one I had in my parts bin.
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Old 07-24-10, 09:58 PM
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What crank (and seat) is(are) that(they)? O8 makes some nice campylike chainrings for around 20 bucks if you can find it.

https://www.velomine.com/index.php?ma...d5gnpkajf8r1c7
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Old 07-24-10, 10:15 PM
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Yeah, thats exactly the chainring I was gonna grab. The saddle is the new Leader Cosmic(concor rip off yes?), its pretty comfortable so far, quite a bit of padding and its like 35 bucks.The cranks are de-branded IRD defiants, they look really nice close up front and back. I really love them. Heres to hoping the lugged Kilo doesn't get pushed back any further*knock on wood*
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Old 07-24-10, 10:25 PM
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I want some new handle bars but cant decide.. getting tired of bullhorns, thats why i threw my stock bars back on. either going with road bars or track drops.
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i thought ird's came with a chainring. kilo lugged is gonna be a while man.
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Old 07-24-10, 10:36 PM
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Yeah the IRDs do come with one. I just saw these in the case and asked if they were IRDs cause they had no logo and no chainring. They are the same just without the logo and chainring. It was 90 for just the arms. The IRDs run around 165 with a chainring. Yeah I'm not really holding out for the lugged kilos, I love my Kilo, plus I have a conversion townie thats lugged and quill. If they ever do come out though, i'd probably be into picking up a frameset.

I'm kind of tired of my bullhorns too, I want some road drops with hoods.
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Old 07-25-10, 09:28 AM
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Here's my almost stock TT Pro. The only changes so far are the Selle Turbomatic saddle and a 17t freewheel. I plan on making an order for a Charge Bucket in brown and some Charge fake leather bar tape next week. Can anyone suggest some cheap track pedals? The ones that came with the bike suck ass.



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Old 07-25-10, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by moonraker
Yeah the IRDs do come with one. I just saw these in the case and asked if they were IRDs cause they had no logo and no chainring. They are the same just without the logo and chainring. It was 90 for just the arms. The IRDs run around 165 with a chainring. Yeah I'm not really holding out for the lugged kilos, I love my Kilo, plus I have a conversion townie thats lugged and quill. If they ever do come out though, i'd probably be into picking up a frameset.

I'm kind of tired of my bullhorns too, I want some road drops with hoods.
diggin your bike man. I've changed a bunch on my kilo too. I swapped my andel cranks for the IRD defiants, and I got an old school cinelli 1a stem and cinelli road drops. I'm probably buying the drop levers soon. Looks like we are going the same route. I still swap the drops out for the risers every now and then, but thats the advantage of threaded stems... one bolt and I got a whole different set up!
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Old 07-25-10, 10:42 AM
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Sounds sweet, I really love your kilo. I remember seeing it right after I had just finished mine and being mad I didn't get the green cause I had been debating between that, white splash, and glitter blue. Got any pictures of your bike with the IRDs or are you waiting for your drop levers first?

I'm thinking some Nitto B-105s or 115s with bar tape like below, with some old school drop levers with white aero hoods.
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Old 07-25-10, 03:30 PM
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Anyone know why the kilo tt frames on bikeisland have braze-ons for a bottle cage but the ones on bikesdirect doesn't? Also, is it save to drill holes for braze-ons in a frame that doesn't have them?
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Old 07-25-10, 04:15 PM
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no. if you want a bottle holder get a minoura one or zipties.
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Old 07-25-10, 04:56 PM
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It's perfectly safe as long as you install the correct size threaded inserts (called 'pem nuts') which hold the water bottle cage bolts. I've done it a few times at work and would recommend having it done at a bike shop you can trust.
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Old 07-25-10, 05:28 PM
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rats. i just bought two sets of nutted ties.
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Old 07-25-10, 05:33 PM
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I've spoken to my attorney and it seems like things will mellow out soon. wooo

Anyone care to point me towards a nice set of wheels for the kilo? I can't make up my mind, lol. Nice quality, but not horribly expensive.

Thanks.
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Old 07-25-10, 05:37 PM
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There you are! Are you looking for classic, low profile box-section or deep Vs?
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Old 07-25-10, 09:14 PM
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Hey Scrod as long as you're about to give some wheelset advice, what is your opinion on sun rims? Thinking about the CR18's with formulas from velomine. Also, do you know if wheels come properly tensioned and trued/round from velomine?
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Old 07-25-10, 09:18 PM
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im not scrod but -

ive bought a cheap rear wheel for a conversion from velomine, mine came great but judjing by others who are satisfied with theirs, ben is consistent with his wheels. mine came true and at a great price too (i think it was 70 bucks? it was a while back).

im all for velomine.
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Old 07-25-10, 09:22 PM
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Originally Posted by sknoslo
Hey Scrod as long as you're about to give some wheelset advice, what is your opinion on sun rims? Thinking about the CR18's with formulas from velomine. Also, do you know if wheels come properly tensioned and trued/round from velomine?
I've got a a set of Sun M13/Formulas from VeloMine on my Premium Brew (check out the VeloSpace link below) and I 110% ****ing love them. I've bought several wheelsets from VeloMine and they are always top notch. I'm a fanatic about spoke tension and they're always just right out of the box. Support VeloMine.
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Old 07-25-10, 09:26 PM
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Great, thank you guys for the info, I'll definitely be looking into those once I can justify spending some money.
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Old 07-27-10, 03:03 AM
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Thanks for all the info about the braze-on. I currently have a cage zip tied to my downtube but its not as secure as I'd like it to be. The shape of the kilo's downtube makes it a little difficult.

Scrod, I'm actually in the Boston, Ma area. Are there any shops you recommend for the braze-on installation job? How much do you think it'll cost (ballpark)?
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Not sure about the Boston area but if you can ever make it up to Beverly, let me know in advance and I can do it for you.
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