Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-22-13, 07:40 PM   #51
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Durham NC
Bikes: Kilo TT, Felt z85, Kona Unit 2-9, 90s Schwinn 9.3 with Noleen fork
Posts: 503
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Originally Posted by IAmSam View Post
Why don't you guys speak up louder when the Kilo salesmen are working on the innocents?
I have zero problems buying a Kilo that is set up wrong, but not horrible quality parts, and a value at the price... then paying someone another 50 bucks to set it up and fix all those problems.

Here's the fixed/SS bikes I can buy in stock at my local LBSes:
-Felt Brougham
-Linus [whocares]
-Purefix, from a skate shop.
-the end.

Paying for setup is not a terrible thing to do. The shop I had set me up said they could not have possibly sold me a Kilo equivalent for the same money.

Pay to have yr bike set up, OP.
sinikl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-13, 08:14 AM   #52
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Just an update but i have assembled the bike myself using youtube videos and google and everything seems to be fine. I went to my lbs to buy grease/lube and the presta adapter for my pump. The asssembly went very smooth but I'm sure i missed something and I'm sure i will eventually notice and learn from it. For the past few days I have been riding it I have done about 10miles a day all went smoothly. Thanks for all the response even if some f them were not very well lets just say helpful
kk42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-13, 09:55 AM   #53
See you in Hell.
Scrodzilla's Avatar
Join Date: May 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Bikes: EAI Bare Knuckle
Posts: 25,708
Mentioned: 27 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 431 Post(s)
As mentioned in other parts of this thread, you really should have the stock wheels trued/tensioned and make sure your cog and lockring are properly tightened before riding your bike.
Scrodzilla is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:05 AM.

  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.