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What [kilo] am I waiting for? (bikeisland)

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Old 07-25-09, 11:01 AM
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What [kilo] am I waiting for? (bikeisland)

I'm on the verge of buying a Kilo frame from bikeisland, but scattered in various threads around here, it seems like they may have some new stuff arriving in the coming weeks. I'm not in a big hurry, so I could wait if there's something cool coming down the road, e.g. better colors or whatever, I'd like to know what it is so I can make up my mind.

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p.s. Just for the record:
A "vintage" frame is a possibility. I have my eyes open for one.
I wish I could get a fully lugged frame.
I've considered the green PB from bikeisland, but I want to put a rack on it.
My budget is in the under $300 range, so the Kilo is cool for that.
Steel is real.
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well cromolly tubing is not on the periodic table, while aluminum is. so technically, steel is not real.
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Touché!
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ok. so you want a vintage, lugged frame with eyelets for a rack? well, then the kilo tt frame is not what you want.
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Ok, I was unclear. Please ignore my remarks about what else I'm also considering. Does anyone know what all is "coming soon" from our friends at bikeisland/bikesdirect in the way of kilo tt or similar products, i.e. steel single speed frames or bikes suitable for a rear rack? That's all I'm asking. Thanks.
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get one of these instead: http://www.eighthinch.com/mm5/mercha...ry_Code=frames
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well cromolly tubing is not on the periodic table, while aluminum is. so technically, steel is not real.
aluminum tubing is not pure aluminum.
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I don't know if it'll be available as a "frame only" @ BI but I know there is a bike called the Kilo WT(F) that is like the Kilo but can support wider tires.

If SA ever releases the S3X (or SBX as the cool kids will call it) three speed fixed gear hub I believe it will be put into a Kilo as well. Kilo S3X
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I remember a rep. from BD talking about a Kilo Stripper coming out soon. Anyone know heen the release date is suppose to be?
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well cromolly tubing is not on the periodic table, while aluminum is. so technically, steel is not real.
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