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Seen on the street (FGSS 'spotted' thread)

Old 08-05-16, 08:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
Of all the Kilo TTs in the world, I can count the number of times I've seen someone riding one or locked up somewhere in the past 7 years on one hand.
That's what I'm saying. From everything you read around here, there should be tidal waves of Kilo TTs rolling down the street, but I never actually see any "in the wild", except for mine.

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We actually have a 'NO KILO TTS' sign at the shop
Aww, man. I was really looking forward to taking the train down to San Diego one day to ride around, with a plan to stop by the shop.
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post
The most popular fixed gear here is from SE, either the Lager or the Draft. Few local guys on Langsters, and then one guy on an FTP, and my Felt. We kind of stick out like sore thumbs here.
The SE Draft is utter garbage. I know this for a fact because I have one. It's the only bike in my stable that I wouldn't feel bad about if it were stolen.
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Old 08-05-16, 11:22 AM
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I don't have one and I wouldn't buy one, but I'd ride this:



And this:



There are way worse starter FGSS bikes out there for sure.
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Old 08-05-16, 04:07 PM
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Kilo TT... Kilo TT... Kilo TT...
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
The SE Draft is utter garbage. I know this for a fact because I have one. It's the only bike in my stable that I wouldn't feel bad about if it were stolen.
Oh I know it is. Friend of mine had one before.
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Old 08-06-16, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by iamtim View Post
Aww, man. I was really looking forward to taking the train down to San Diego one day to ride around, with a plan to stop by the shop.
That's fine, as long as your bike stays outside.

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Old 08-06-16, 08:44 AM
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There's a bike shop here that won't let corgies in or near the shop haha
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Old 08-06-16, 10:13 AM
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Weird hearing about the lack of Kilo TTs in your necks of the woods. Any given day in Philly I see at least one or two. Even been seeing a good amount of WTs pop up.
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Pista Sei Giorni a little beaten up with an ugly stick:

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Old 08-08-16, 07:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
That's fine, as long as your bike stays outside.
Harsh!

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Old 08-08-16, 10:29 PM
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post
The most popular fixed gear here is from SE, either the Lager or the Draft.
Few local guys on Langsters, and then one guy on an FTP, and my Felt. We kind of stick out like sore thumbs here.
Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
The SE Draft is utter garbage. I know this for a fact because I have one.
It's the only bike in my stable that I wouldn't feel bad about if it were stolen.
Originally Posted by iamtim View Post
Harsh!
This should make your eyes hurt ...
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Old 08-08-16, 11:35 PM
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I always secretly liked the Kilo OS.
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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
I always secretly liked the Kilo OS.
So, you are a closet Kilo OS lover ?
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Old 08-09-16, 10:44 AM
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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
I always secretly liked the Kilo OS.
Me too. They still have the frame and fork set at Bike Island. I keep going over there and looking at it longingly.

And I would totally rock one of those P.K. Ripper fixed frames. Probably out of reminiscence for the BMX days of my youth, heh.

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Old 08-09-16, 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
So, you are a closet Kilo OS lover ?
"Lover" is a bit strong.

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And I would totally rock one of those P.K. Ripper fixed frames. Probably out of reminiscence for the BMX days of my youth, heh.
Just be careful you don't snap it in half.
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Old 08-15-16, 12:47 PM
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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
Just be careful you don't snap it in half.
Oh, are they crazy weak or something?
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Originally Posted by iamtim View Post
Oh, are they crazy weak or something?
I knew a rider who broke one in half several years ago, and saw a few more instances of the same thing on the web. Probably not a real concern unless you're jumping down stairsets and such with it, but...

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Ouch !
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Old 09-30-16, 03:28 PM
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some interesting stuff going on here in the Minneapolis Fixed Gear/Singlespeed Scene (TM)

dude with the red bike must have broken a LOT of chains i guess....
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This gives me a sad.
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Saw this Cinelli at a gravel race today.


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