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Old 11-17-07, 05:29 AM
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im looking to replace the stock saddle on my tt, and would like advice on a relatively cheap replacement. something good for city riding. the b-17 looks beautiful and seems pretty popular, but maybe it's just a fad? i dunno. recommend me some saddles for under $100 bucks. something that will be kind to my rear as i usually am riding about 8/hrs a day for my job.
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I just picked up a San Marco Regal for under 80 shipped from Jenson



I see you're in Seattle, Sammamish Valley Cycles out here in Redmond has a couple of Selle Concor Lite saddles for 50 bucks which look nice.
Probikekit had San Marco Rolls for cheap with free shipping for a while too, I liked my Rolls alot.
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That regal finishes that bike so nice.
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i just bought some origin 8 grips for my drops and some risers. i seriously can't stop.
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Thanks! The Regal is pretty nice.

CC, I know, I just bought the Shimano 600ax stem to match the seatpost and I'm switching to an older set of Shimano square taper 165 crank arms so all that will be left of the OG bike are the fork, frame and headset (although that'll get changed out for a shimano one soon!)

Anyone know if the BB tool for the Truvativ cranks is the same as for a shimano square taper BB?
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Originally Posted by thanks
im looking to replace the stock saddle on my tt, and would like advice on a relatively cheap replacement. something good for city riding. the b-17 looks beautiful and seems pretty popular, but maybe it's just a fad? i dunno. recommend me some saddles for under $100 bucks. something that will be kind to my rear as i usually am riding about 8/hrs a day for my job.
This is the most ridiculous deal:

https://probikekit.com/display.php?code=s1062
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Old 11-17-07, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by JellyMeetsJam
This is the most ridiculous deal:

https://probikekit.com/display.php?code=s1062
yeah i just got one of those. thanks for the suggestions!
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I haven't used one personally, but my concor has the same finish on the leather and I love how grippy it is.
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I paid 105 for my white Regal. It was worth though, best saddle I've used.
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Old 11-17-07, 05:12 PM
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whats the cheapest but still good all black front brake caliper i can get?
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Does the Kilo TT come assembled? If not, how difficult is it to assemble? Also, how hard is it to install brakes? As you can see, I'm a rookie. Any help would be great.
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Originally Posted by msindel
Does the Kilo TT come assembled? If not, how difficult is it to assemble? Also, how hard is it to install brakes? As you can see, I'm a rookie. Any help would be great.
i think its mostly assembled.. you have to install the handle bars and such.. if you have a set of allen wrenches and some other basic hand tools you should be find. installing brakes is easy to install.
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ill post pic of how it comes out of the box when i get mine this week.
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I bought my front brake from Orange20, its a Tektro Quartz RX40, cheapest one they stocked in all black.

Bike comes assembled almost complete aside from front wheel and handlebars/seatpost and saddle.
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thanks guys. why is everyone so interested in the kilo tt? What does it normally cost?

and how come no one talks about the trek soho ss? not good?
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Old 11-17-07, 06:16 PM
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trek is garbage.
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it normally costs 350. i don't know any place that sells it for me.

the soho ss had it's own thread a while back, you can search for it and find it i'm sure.

i like the soho but the kilo's way different, it's a track bike, where the soho is kinda a hybrid/cruiser.
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So I just picked up some new bullhorns for my TT from a local shop (Profile Stoker 26.0 40cmTT h-bar). But they don't fit in the stock stem which is apparently too small(25.4). Can I just cram them in there? Is there another reasonably priced quil stem that would let me use 26cm bars? Wanted to check before taking the bars I got back...

Is anyone else riding bullhorns in the stock stem? If so where did you get them?

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Old 11-17-07, 07:52 PM
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The only 25.4 bullhorns are the Soma urban pursuit but they are weird. I use a 3t stem from ebay with my profile bullhorns. Salsa make a decent 26mm quill stem.
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i now have flats, risers, flip/chop horns, ergo roads, and track drops. i think i like them in that order each more than the last.
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Old 11-17-07, 09:28 PM
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hahaha cc700 i fear when i get my bike ill end up like you.


its not a bad thing.. or is it.
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I have a set of Nitto RB021's with an oury/fizik grip setup waiting for my bike. I also ordered a set of Shimano 105 black calipers for about 25 on ebay. How do you attach a rear brake with no cable stops?

And to build a pre-built bike, all you need a set of allen wrenches and a 15mm box wrench.

Oh one other thing, how's the San Marco Rolls? I'm thinking about getting something other than a Brooks this time around.
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Old 11-17-07, 10:02 PM
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dont know about yer saddle question but to attach the rear brake you will need zip ties, electical tape, brazed on cable stops or a motobecane messenger...
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That sounds....a bit tacky. It is, however, really fun to attach a rear brake and save my knees through skids.
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Does the version that shipped on the 16th have a dura ace cog on it?
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