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Old 12-21-07, 01:46 AM
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Originally Posted by pirate. View Post
whats the rear hub spacing on the kilo tt?
18 yards.
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Old 12-21-07, 02:26 AM
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Originally Posted by time bandit View Post
stock kilo crank and chain are 110bcd and 1/8" respectively. new bbs are cheap anywhere and you didnt need to upgrade so fast anyway. chuck the truvativ chainring for now, and when you break a crank, throw on the suginos.
everyone else has said it's 130 and 3/32. i'm pretty sure it's at least 3/32, but i'm not positive about the bcd.
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Old 12-21-07, 02:28 AM
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3/32 100% positively sure.
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Old 12-21-07, 02:57 AM
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BCD is 130 100% positive.
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Old 12-21-07, 09:16 AM
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Here is my KiloTT, size 60

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Old 12-21-07, 02:23 PM
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just got back from a 5 mile ride to grab a delicious chimichanga. mmmm

here's the latest pic in front of my very dead garden, haha.

i've added MKS pedals / cages, nashbar front brake / tektro lever, and re-wrapped the bar with cork tape. next up are a brooks saddle, 18t rear cog and some gatorskins.

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Old 12-21-07, 02:26 PM
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if you haven't changed the chainring size i'd shoot for either a 17t or a 19t cog, you get way more skid patches that way. but the bike looks awesome man, are you looking at the honey brooks?
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Old 12-21-07, 02:43 PM
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thanks, man. yeah, the honey b17. i haven't changed the chainring or anything yet. i'm just looking to find my way to the top of the steeeeep hills a little easier, haha.
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Old 12-21-07, 03:00 PM
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Hey, I am sorry if this question has been answered already, but I am joining this thread kinda late in the game so I'll just throw it out there. I am considering buying a Kilo TT as a commuter/around town bike, and I am wondering how suitable it is. I'd probably put 25 or 27mm gatorskins on, I am just wondering about the quality of the rims/hubs and crankset, or if I'd be better off building up the late '70s Schwinn frame I have down in the basement. That might be a lot of work, but it also might be worth it. Any input?
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Old 12-21-07, 03:34 PM
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the frame is going to be a hell of a lot nicer than the gas pipe schwinn that you have.
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Old 12-21-07, 03:58 PM
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I've upgraded everything on my kilo tt BUT the crankset. I heard Truativ touros are crap though. Rims/hubs are also iffy. I originally bought the bike to get me to work when my other bike got stolen and I was in a pinch.
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Old 12-21-07, 07:04 PM
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The Touros aren't that bad. I just popped Sylvans on and they make a world of difference compared to the stock pedals.
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Old 12-21-07, 07:22 PM
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Originally Posted by shants View Post
the frame is going to be a hell of a lot nicer than the gas pipe schwinn that you have.
It'll be funny if his Schwinn turns out to be a Paramount.
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Old 12-21-07, 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by shakeNbake View Post
It'll be funny if his Schwinn turns out to be a Paramount.

I wasn't going to bother replying with the model of the Schwinn... it's been sitting there for a while, waiting for a make over and I am not sure if it's going to be a restore, or a SS/FG.
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Old 12-21-07, 07:54 PM
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I'm gunna get flamed for this but...has anybody ever rattlecanned cranks?
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Old 12-21-07, 08:05 PM
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Originally Posted by jgarcia186 View Post
here is mine after a few months use.
http://img50.imageshack.us/img50/8157/cimg0315iq7.jpg
Is that the late George Best in your avatar? Pele said he was the best he ever played against...he went through a couple of livers.
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Old 12-22-07, 03:41 PM
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Old 12-22-07, 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by tekhna View Post
I wasn't going to bother replying with the model of the Schwinn... it's been sitting there for a while, waiting for a make over and I am not sure if it's going to be a restore, or a SS/FG.
if it's a paramount, then i think a restore is your best bet.
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Old 12-22-07, 08:55 PM
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I just got one today, and was planning on throwing on my wheels from my old conversion on it. I hoped on it to ride it stock before i switched out parts real quick, and the cog seemed to slip like it wasnt tight enough. So i decided to just switch the wheels and not worry bout tightning the cog, then some ******* at a lbs took a jackhammer to my lockring/cog on my nicer wheel from my conversion stripping the hub. So im stuck with stock wheels for a bit, and was wondering how i can tighten the cog/lockring with out a chainwip/ lockring tool. thanks
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Old 12-22-07, 10:59 PM
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Originally Posted by 530farm View Post
was wondering how i can tighten the cog/lockring with out a chainwip/ lockring tool. thanks
rotafix
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Old 12-23-07, 05:00 PM
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Anyone know when BD wil start offering framesets again? How much did they use to sell for?

If you guys wanna drop your 2 cents worth, please do:

So I've got my conversion which I like a lot, except it's too big and kinda heavy. I replaced almost everything with new parts. I also have tons of random parts. So I could:

1) buy a frameset and bring all my conversion's parts over

2) buy a complete and part it out (could be a great deal for me and some friends) and bring all my conversion's parts over

3) buy a complete, sell only the rear wheel to my friend for like $50, put a new wheel I'm going to build on it, and swap parts so my conversion has the cheaper parts, but I have two complete bikes

I spend so much on my bikes I really would like to consolidate my collection of bikes and parts into just a couple nice ones. I could sell off the stuff I don't use fairly easily, I think.
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Old 12-23-07, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by rduenas View Post
rotafix
not the lockring.
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Old 12-23-07, 05:12 PM
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Originally Posted by willypilgrim View Post
not the lockring.
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Old 12-23-07, 06:32 PM
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yeah i used the rota fix for the cog, but what about the lockring
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Old 12-23-07, 06:37 PM
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Originally Posted by blickblocks View Post
Anyone know when BD wil start offering framesets again? How much did they use to sell for?
The word last week was six more weeks (early February), so not long at all. They sold for $175 shipped last time, and I believe they're staying the same price.
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