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Old 11-01-07, 07:14 AM
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I know this has been asked before but I don't think anyone really answered it. what is the widest tire you can put on the wheels for winter?
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anyone know how well this bike takes a rain-beating? I rode it in the rain for a few days and I'm wondering if theres anything I should be looking out for.
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It's steel, it'll be fine.
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Originally Posted by stbtra
I know this has been asked before but I don't think anyone really answered it. what is the widest tire you can put on the wheels for winter?
28's.
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i will take more pictures later with my huge negative rise dimension stem, track drops, mks sylvans and brakeless, but for now i have sad news. i'm not special.

i was browsing fgg and i found another kilo with threadless. https://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2007...herWinters.htm

and this is just sick.
https://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2006...eNesbitt_2.htm

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I am going threadless on my kilo also. I bought just the frame and am building it up slowly. I'll be sure to post some pictures once I get her powdercoated.
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Originally Posted by stbtra
I know this has been asked before but I don't think anyone really answered it. what is the widest tire you can put on the wheels for winter?
28's for sure. I barely have a gap in my front fork and tire & rear tire and the seat tube. I put some 700x28 Kenda Kwest on my Kilo last night. Pot holes don't scare me as much.
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the green thing on the top of the stem is a tirefly.
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Old 11-01-07, 06:10 PM
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^Classy!!! How do you like 456's? Is that drop comfortable for you?
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it's pretty steep. the shorter stem fixes everything though, it's sooo comfy at the top now, and extremely powerful for sprints on the drops.
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Originally Posted by TehK
Stock cranks are 165mm and 130 BCD yes.
sweet, thanks.
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stem length?

don't think it was posted.
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It was, if your referring to the stock one, its 90mm.
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It was, if your referring to the stock one, its 90mm.
thought that was the measurement from where it's screwed in to where the handlebars are clamped.


but thanks anyways.
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btw i'm about to get the nitto dexluxe stem and i dunno if the 70 will fit.
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I use tireflys, how did you attach yours?
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53cm Mercier with own san marco saddle, tektro frnt brake w/Cyclocross Lever. Everything else is stock. Tires need to go. Has 1k+ miles on it, other than the tires and clips, so far so good. The welds on this one are pretty nice. Too lazy to deal with decals. Edit: saddle is a Tgear "pinnicle" but has a san marco lable underneath.












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^ decals look fine. Awesome pictures.
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btw i'm about to get the nitto dexluxe stem and i dunno if the 70 will fit.
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Originally Posted by chrism32205
I use tireflys, how did you attach yours?
i assume you're talking to me? i glued them to my presta caps but that kinda sucked and they didn't light unless i really abused the wheels... so i ended up taping one to my stem and bending the spring inside so it would activate with less vibration.

that black 53 looks great! i actually kinda like the pinstripes along the rear rack mounts... hadn't noticed that before.

i want a regal seat so bad.

i'm also thinking of apowdercoat... i bet gold is expensive for my various components.


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How quickly do you expect the next shipment to sell out? I was thinking about bugging my parents into getting it for me for christmas, but I may just go ahead and buy it myself if there isn't another shipment by then.
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so what's more important when it comes to skidding - cog and lockring? or hub? i've been skidding a little bit on my kilo but i don't really want to because i still have the crappy cog/lockring on it. i just don't want to **** anything up.
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how the cog and lockring is installed has more to do with not stripping the hub than the quality of the parts.

i think if you skid like crazy on it with sticky tires in dry conditions on grippy new asphault from a higher speed, and it doesn't break... you're probably going to be okay for a while... but of course there are no real guarantees. honestly if you break it, you're just going to be primed for a huge upgrade to a new rear wheel.

but i think the biggest thing out of those three,
assuming a good install and baseline quality of the parts(they may not be good but we're assuming they're not defective for their range and materials), is the lockring. if the threading is even a little bit harder than the hub's metal or has any play in the threads, it can strip.

basically, it doesn't matter. start saving up 80 bucks for a new, nice rear wheel- and skid away. i bet your tires will bust before your hub.

for the record, i have a low end dimension hub with a surly cog and suntour NJS lockring.

notice the gradient of quality levels?

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i want a regal seat so bad.

Jenson has Regal's pretty cheap for the steel rails, mine was about 68 bucks shipped. It's nice and grippy and pretty comfy!
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cc700, you going brakeless now?
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