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Old 11-05-07, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by cc700 View Post


the green thing on the top of the stem is a tirefly.
Ok why exactly do you have 1.5" of spacers under that ridiculous drop stem?
you could have achieved the same bar position with a 90 deg stem without spacers.

oh yeah. it "looks cool"
paging dutret.....
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Old 11-05-07, 12:38 PM
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no crap it looks cool. you do see my sig, right? it's my jam.

but seriously, this is a threadless kilo. you can only cut so much off the steerer tube. this way i can flip my stem up and have a comfort bike
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Old 11-05-07, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
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?
i'm saving some money for a new wheelset, most likely those alien wheels.. $150 and they come with a cog and lockring. i guess for now just make sure everything i have is on tight? what happens if i do strip everything? will i still be able to ride?
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Old 11-05-07, 03:09 PM
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You'll be freewheelin' for a while.
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Old 11-05-07, 05:04 PM
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hm.. i guess we'll see. i've always got my other bike.
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Old 11-05-07, 05:32 PM
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Hey,

What size frame should I get on the Kilo TT? I am 6 feet tall, but my actual inseam is 32". Should I get a 53 or 57?
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Old 11-05-07, 05:54 PM
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I spent at least an hour last night reading this thread, and salivating over the Kilo. Imagine my happiness when I get to class this afternoon and see a black one locked up outside.

So, whomever has the black Kilo with bullhorns, bulletproof cranks, electrical tape over the decals, and has classes at Bowe Street, I envy you.

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Old 11-05-07, 06:12 PM
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+1
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Old 11-05-07, 06:14 PM
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Originally Posted by david3558 View Post
Hey,

What size frame should I get on the Kilo TT? I am 6 feet tall, but my actual inseam is 32". Should I get a 53 or 57?
Should I go for the bigger or smaller size? Any of you around my height?
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Old 11-05-07, 06:30 PM
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^im 5'9" and i ride a 53. I think itll be a little small for you
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Old 11-05-07, 06:30 PM
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i'm 5'11 and ride a 53 as well. my inseam is a 32 as well and it fits fine.
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Old 11-05-07, 06:57 PM
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Old 11-05-07, 07:09 PM
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nice except the straights. although that's just cuz i hate straight bars.
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Old 11-05-07, 07:18 PM
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thanks. yea so did i untill i put them on. i think they are fun.
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Old 11-05-07, 08:38 PM
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Powdercoat or rattle can?
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Old 11-05-07, 08:45 PM
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i like the color.
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Old 11-05-07, 08:47 PM
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its another spray paint job.
3rd so far.
its rusto safety yellow enamel spray.
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Old 11-05-07, 08:51 PM
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Originally Posted by jgarcia186 View Post
its another spray paint job.
3rd so far.
its rusto safety yellow enamel spray.
3rd? how have they been holding up and how much does it cost? looks very nice!
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Old 11-05-07, 08:56 PM
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i likey. suginos ftw.

i just ordered a goldfinger so i won't be brakeless for too much longer. yay goldfingers.
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Old 11-05-07, 09:09 PM
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3rd? how have they been holding up and how much does it cost? looks very nice!
haha yea.
well i have a huge can of paint stripper. so i guess it costs the same as a can of primer,paint, and clear coat. so like $10-12. the only chips i usually get are from carelessly locking up or dragging the chain on the stays while working on it.
i just repaint when i get tired of the same old. i guess instead of buying a new setup i just change everything on my current ride.
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Old 11-05-07, 09:26 PM
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i likey. suginos ftw.

i just ordered a goldfinger so i won't be brakeless for too much longer. yay goldfingers.
did you order it from danscomp or did you find a place that has them in 25.4?
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Old 11-05-07, 10:06 PM
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Originally Posted by jgarcia186 View Post
haha yea.
well i have a huge can of paint stripper. so i guess it costs the same as a can of primer,paint, and clear coat. so like $10-12. the only chips i usually get are from carelessly locking up or dragging the chain on the stays while working on it.
i just repaint when i get tired of the same old. i guess instead of buying a new setup i just change everything on my current ride.
hmm...would you mind expanding on your process a bit? if it's that cheap and easy i'll paint mine this weekend...
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Originally Posted by jgarcia186 View Post

edit:
I just used paint stripper(dont know the brand) .
brushed the frame until the paint flaked off.
Washed it well with soap and water after that.
I tied it up in my garage through the rear brake eyelet and head tube.
I used a few(3?) coats of primer. Sanded with steel wool in between primer coats.
I used maybe 3 coats of Rustoleum Enamel paint, and after that I used 3 coats of Rusto Clear coat

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Old 11-05-07, 11:13 PM
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did you order it from danscomp or did you find a place that has them in 25.4?
****. dammit.

anyone want a bmx-sized goldfinger? i can ship it out in a week or so!

seriously, i guess I'll be staying brakeless for a while now.
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Old 11-05-07, 11:42 PM
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It's 7/8ths. You might be able to find a pair of risers to use it on. Diatech makes a model for 25.4, but for some reason, they don't distribute them in the States.

Over the Thanksgiving break I'm going to be experimenting with old Tektro levers. Chopping then down a bit, heating them up with a blowtorch and bending then into a goldfinger-esque curve. Just an idea, I'm not sure if it will even work.
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