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Bike just got stolen.

Old 08-20-13, 09:40 PM
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Bike just got stolen.

So it was time for a new bike anyway and my ride got jacked. Cheapo noname from the internet. It was my first road bike. Going to go with the Kilo TT Pro when it comes back in stock in my size. I've read a ton of posts, read more rambling strangers arguing with each other on the internet than I care to recall, but just want to know if the handlebar is really that bad? My last bike had a riser bar with cross levers. From riding friendsí bikes, I prefer drops. I'll ride the crap out if them, but they aren't dangerous right? In terms of whether they'll break or not. I plan on installing freewheel and a rear brake. I train on my bike, and commute and ride for pleasure.
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Old 08-20-13, 09:42 PM
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Originally Posted by slowwwride View Post
So it was time for a new bike anyway and my ride got jacked. Cheapo noname from the internet. It was my first road bike. Going to go with the Kilo TT Pro when it comes back in stock in my size. I've read a ton of posts, read more rambling strangers arguing with each other on the internet than I care to recall, but just want to know if the handlebar is really that bad? My last bike had a riser bar with cross levers. From riding friends’ bikes, I prefer drops. I'll ride the crap out if them, but they aren't dangerous right? In terms of whether they'll break or not. I plan on installing freewheel and a rear brake. I train on my bike, and commute and ride for pleasure.
Bummer on the bike being stolen but I had a 2011(?) Kilo and the stock handlebar isn't the worst, but I thought I heard they changed the 2013 model to track drops, or I'm just making that up.

I'd be more worried about the uncomfortable seat than the handlebars.
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Old 08-20-13, 09:47 PM
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Still have a Terry TMI Liberator saddle that is definitely decent. Just read one review that said the stock bars bend and break. I doubt it because the bike has been so popular for so long.
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Old 08-20-13, 10:04 PM
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Originally Posted by slowwwride View Post
Still have a Terry TMI Liberator saddle that is definitely decent. Just read one review that said the stock bars bend and break. I doubt it because the bike has been so popular for so long.
I think they are a little flexy, but I don't see how you could break them. I only rode them for a week or two before I tossed on some other drops I had. My buddies lady friend has rode the stock ones for well over a year now without any problems.
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Old 08-20-13, 10:12 PM
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I think they are a little flexy, but I don't see how you could break them. I only rode them for a week or two before I tossed in some other drops I had. My buddies lady friend has rode the stock ones for well over a year now without any problems.
Thanks for the info. I'm excited to order my new bike. My cheapo bike was stripped while locked up. It's not worth fixing and I will probably part it out for what it's worth. Truth be told I'm ready for a slightly better bike anyway.
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Old 08-20-13, 10:25 PM
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If you must have only one brake, it should be on the front. With a freewheel, I recommend two brakes, for the sake of redundant safety features.

Frankly, the fixed gear that I ride now has two very nice brakes with very nice levers. I don't think I'll go back to one brake, even on the fixed gear.
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Old 08-20-13, 10:34 PM
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I always ride with two brakes. It makes my life easier.
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Old 08-20-13, 10:36 PM
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A front and a rear while on a SS. Fixie is cool but I can't do it all the time. It hurts my knees.
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Old 08-20-13, 11:05 PM
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Ah, so desu.

I'm not all that familiar with what all these bikes do and don't come with any more. Good to see you're making sensible decisions with regards to safety.
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Old 08-20-13, 11:32 PM
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Brooooooooo.

Buy locks.
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Brooooooooo.

Buy locks.
Locks can only do so much. I find waiting with a baseball bat is easier.
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Originally Posted by slowwwride View Post
I always ride with two brakes. It makes my life easier.
if you're lucky enough to get a kilo that can fit a front brake AND an inflated tire. Mine could nat. I got a new fork from bikesdirect and had the same problem.

not trying to be discouraging. Some kilo forks are crazy it seems
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Originally Posted by motobeCarnage View Post
if you're lucky enough to get a kilo that can fit a front brake AND an inflated tire. Mine could nat. I got a new fork from bikesdirect and had the same problem.

not trying to be discouraging. Some kilo forks are crazy it seems
Kilo WT ftw.
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
Kilo WT ftw.
I've been waiting somewhat patiently for the 59cm to be back in stock!
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Originally Posted by motobeCarnage View Post
I've been waiting somewhat patiently for the 59cm to be back in stock!
Did not know this. Thanks for the heads up. But the kilo pro comes with a front brake? Or am I seriously confused.
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Locks can only do so much. I find waiting with a baseball bat is easier.
My boss hates when I do this all day.
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They would flex but definitely won't break.
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Originally Posted by slowwwride View Post
Did not know this. Thanks for the heads up. But the kilo pro comes with a front brake? Or am I seriously confused.
The Kilo TT Pro does indeed come with a front brake, as well as a rear brake. However, depending on what day of the week the fork was manufactured in Taiwan, the front brake might not clear the front tire.
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Old 08-21-13, 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
The Kilo TT Pro does indeed come with a front brake, as well as a rear brake. However, depending on what day of the week the fork was manufactured in Taiwan, the front brake might not clear the front tire.
I see. Thanks for the heads up. Well that's lame, but I'm not surprised.
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It's okay, just a major critical flaw in construction.
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It's okay, just a major critical flaw in construction.
Yet the masses continue to shovel money in BD's direction.
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