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Old 11-16-07, 02:16 PM
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there needs to be a "kilo tt sizing questions" thread.
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i did a sizing search, but nothing helped me. Only thing i found was questions about sizing for tall people.
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Nevermind the standover height, the 50cm Kilot's top tube is 53cm. Probably too large considering that your regular 49cm road bike probably has a 49 or 50cm top tube.
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the tube top is 51.8 with a 100mm stem. which is fine. and i think i could possible go a bit larger, but within reason. So what do ya'll think of the windsor or motobecane as an alternative?
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Old 11-16-07, 02:35 PM
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i just gave in and bought a 53cm black kilo tt! im so excited.
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would this fork fit the kilo tt? https://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...20Road%20Forks
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ok guys stop already. 49 pages of cheapo off the shelf bikes is 48 pages too many
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apparently its not.

now get out and stay out of this thread.
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Originally Posted by dewthedew
The 50cm kilo takes a 45mm rake fork. The other sizes take a 40mm rake. The nashbar fork has 43mm rake, so your handling will be more sluggish for large sizes, and more twitchy for the 50cm size.
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Originally Posted by eddiebrannan
ok guys stop already. 49 pages of cheapo off the shelf bikes is 48 pages too many
dude would you rather have us in here or invading your threads?

seriously it's better to just have it in here. maybe have all the useful information moved to the front page of it so that its easily accessible.

but yeah... it's way better to have this kickass thread than forty threads and dispersion. if you don't like it, ignore it.
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i like your bikes and i like that you like your bikes. i hope this thread goes to a billion pages.
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so does anyone have an opinion on the windsor the hour or motobecane messenger since the mercier is gonna be too large for me?
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Originally Posted by kmart
The 50cm kilo takes a 45mm rake fork. The other sizes take a 40mm rake. The nashbar fork has 43mm rake, so your handling will be more sluggish for large sizes, and more twitchy for the 50cm size.
so for a 53cm i should look for one with 40mm rake?anything else it needs to have?
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Originally Posted by jklivin
so does anyone have an opinion on the windsor the hour or motobecane messenger since the mercier is gonna be too large for me?
i llike my motobecane. its more of a road geometry, but still pretty nimble. the wheels are nicer too. formula hubs.
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Originally Posted by jklivin
so does anyone have an opinion on the windsor the hour or motobecane messenger since the mercier is gonna be too large for me?
the windsor is pretty much the same frame as the kilo
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so when you guys ordered it did you get an email as soon as it was shipped? all i got was the paypal email so far. im realy impaitent lol.


so on a 53cm will these forks work? https://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...rbon+Fork.aspx 40mm rake with a 1"steerer
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Why spend that much on a fork? That fork would cost more than half of what you originally paid for the bike. Why not just buy it and ride it. Give it some time and see if you really need to change that fork for whatever reason; whether it be for the threadless stems or carbon feel.
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Old 11-16-07, 10:07 PM
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im just looking for now.. how do people run threadless stems on the stock fork?
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Originally Posted by dewthedew
im just looking for now.. how do people run threadless stems on the stock fork?
cc700 posted how he did it ways back. He bought just the frameset, so apparently had a long steerer tube that he cut down.
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https://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...20Road%20Stems

osnap what do you guys think about the nashbar threadless adaptor for $10
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Originally Posted by dewthedew
https://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...20Road%20Stems

osnap what do you guys think about the nashbar threadless adaptor for $10
if you REALLY want threadless stem usage that bad then thats your best bet.

edit: Nitto makes them too
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Originally Posted by dewthedew
the windsor is pretty much the same frame as the kilo
no, it's different. it has water bottle bosses and no eyelets for fenders or racks. it's pretty much the same frame as the messenger, but the kilo is different. if anything, the kilo is like a khs flite 100

it's also got different geo and no tapers or crimps, it's all straight tubes. it's the same as the fuji track.

the mercier is made out of the same steel but the mercier has a reynolds stamp and it's called reynolds 820 instead of just "4130 chromoly" like the windsor. they're basically the same metal, and i think they're both double butted... but they are different frames in all dimensions.


just so no one gets it twisted.
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Rear hub spacing is 120mm correct?

What's the front hub spacing?

I'm sure these will work but I'm just double checking.

Oh and one other thing, if I want ALL black rims, they have to be non-machined, right?
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100 and yes
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