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Old 11-22-07, 02:52 AM
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soo.. if i buy this

https://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...20Road%20Forks

and this

https://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...20Road%20Stems

and then something like this

i can just throw on any old stem i like?
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Originally Posted by FazeOne
those are actually weinmann dp18s i think the seller mislabeled them (maybe intentionally)
Nothing wrong with the label. It's says Deep-v DP18 with formula hubs and that is exactly what I see I in the photo's.
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it may be a little misleading, but nothing you can't figure out by looking at the photos and reading the description.
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Old 11-22-07, 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted by david3558
For all you guys riding without brakes, don't do it without your toeclips. Mastered my track stands today and reverse circles.

uh, you shouldnt do it without straps either. i ride brakeless and broke a strap and that sucked.


oh and i'd like to see vid of these reverse circles the day you got your first fixed gear. you must rock pretty hard.
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Old 11-22-07, 10:36 AM
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Originally Posted by i86o
soo.. if i buy this

https://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...20Road%20Forks

and this

https://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...20Road%20Stems

and then something like this

i can just throw on any old stem i like?
you dont need to buy the fork but yes thats what that adaptor lets you do.
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Old 11-22-07, 10:37 AM
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are velocity deep vs any lighter than the DP18s?
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the saddle/seat for the mercier aren't very comfortable.. can anyone suggest me.. a more comfy saddle... (links? please)
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Old 11-22-07, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Pennywize
the saddle/seat for the mercier aren't very comfortable.. can anyone suggest me.. a more comfy saddle... (links? please)
a couple pages back we were talking about the velo saddles i really like them theres one for like $38 im going to get i think.
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once again:
Selle San Marco Classic Rolls Saddle NEW LOWER PRICE from Probikekit.com
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meh i dont like that saddle.
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meh I ordered one last week. Sure hope it's more comfy than the pos kilo saddle.
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^anything will be more comfortable than that sorry excuse for a saddle the kilo tt came with
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Originally Posted by JellyMeetsJam
Check eBay, there are a ton of saddles to choose from.


I prefer Regal model:

https://cgi.ebay.com/Selle-San-Marco-...QQcmdZViewItem

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Just purchased my first fixed gear, a 2006 Kilo TT. I bought it used from a guy that purchased it as an impulse buy and literally rode it around the block once, everything was mint and brand new. He inlcuded a pump and brake setup as well. He wanted $250 but I got him down to $230. I took a ride on it last night and immediately fell in love with it. I'm a little nervous about taking it out on the streets of New York City right away and figure I'll take it out to my dad's house on Long Island where I can get a better feel for it on some more quiet rodes. The only thing I don't like are the pedals, I know the wheels suck but I'll ride it out for a while I think. Also the saddle also needs changing. Any suggestions you guys have as far as upgrades would be greatly appreciated, as I'm a complete newbie to the wonderful world of fixed gear riding. I'll try and get some pictures over the weekend. Happy Thanksgiving.

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Try searching this thread, you'll easily find the answers.
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Powergrips, MKS pedals, annnd a brooks B17.
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Mmmm... B17 goodness.
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is a b-17 as bad as people say it is before you break it in? i dont think i want a saddle that's uncomfortable for the first 3 months i ride it.
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I had a b17 for about a month before my IRO was stolen. It's a bit on the hard side but it fit really well. From what other brooks owners told me, it takes up a year to break it in.
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I ran a Swift on my other fixie and it was fine right out of the box (after applying proofride). It did soften a bit over time but never felt uncomfortably hard. I've ordered a B17 for my just arrived Kilo so we'll see...
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nice pics man.
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brooks are so expensive for saddles
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How's the Selle San Marco Classic Rolls? I ordered one a week ago and I'm anxious to get it. Is it anything as comfortable as a brooks?
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Originally Posted by dewthedew
brooks are so expensive for saddles
you can find the b17 on ebay for $65 shipped. but yeah, they have some that are $500.
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FOR THOSE OF YOU REPLACING YOUR KILO TT FORKS:

Pm me. i wanna make an offer on the stock fork....thanks.
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