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Kilo TT 650b

Inexpensive track bike I’ve put together back in 2014. Slowly upgraded and modified.

Frame:
2014 Kilo TT Stripper White Splash 55cm

Fork/Headset:
Stock Kilo TT Fork, Tange-Seiki Threaded Headset

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Stock Sealed Bottom Bracket PowerSpline, Stock TruVativ Touro PowerSpline Cranks 165

Pedals:
Campagnolo Record Pedals, MKS Toe Clips

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
43t Dura Ace Chainring, Shimano MX30 17t freewheel, KMC half-link single speed chain

Handlebars/Stem:
Senqi (Factory5) Quill Stem, Ritchey VentureMax 46cm bars, cheap amazon synthetic handlebar wrap.

Saddle/Seatpost:
Alpha-One Leather Saddle, Stock SL Micro Adjust Aluminium Seatpost

Brakes:
Bootleg TRP RRL Road Brake Levers, Tektro R559 Long Reach Brakes

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
27.5/650B Weinmann 519 Singlewall BMX rim, 36h Looseball Formula Hubs, Panaracer Col de la Vie 650Bx38c tyres.

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
27.5/650B Weinmann 519 Singlewall BMX rim, 36h Looseball Formula Hubs, Panaracer Col de la Vie 650Bx38c tyres.

Accessories:
Herte Saddle Bag, Bell Clinch 600 Water bottle Mount and Specialized Zee Cage II, Otto Lock.

More Info:
If you’re trying this conversion yourself, 38c looks to be where the frame caps out for the rear with the axle pulled out as far as it can go on the dropouts. My only regret is not getting the gravelkings out of fear the conversion didn’t work out.

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Stage 1 OG
  2. Stage 2
  3. Stage 3: Loaded
  4. Stage 3: Gravely Unloaded

Current Stage Info:

I wanted to try drops, looked these up on YouTube. Found them on sale, bought them. Found this stem while I was obsessing over the over priced Factory5 Titan Stem. These are unbranded and are exactly the same except cost me $25.
The reach is a little long, but getting used to it.

Added by frackie. Last updated 3 months ago.

11 Comments

quietvelcro

quietvelcro says:

Beautiful bike! Did you get yours at Bikesdirect? I'm asking because most of their Kilos come with threadless fork and was wondering howd you get yours threaded?

Posted 4 months ago

frackie

frackie says:

It is from bikesdirect, it came threadless. I took it to my local bike shop and asked them if they could cut threads and they did it. I’d say call your local bike shops in your area to see if they offer that service.

Posted 4 months ago

quietvelcro

quietvelcro says:

what exactly did you ask them to do? how much length did they cut and thread for you? Im new so thank you for the help.

Posted 4 months ago

frackie

frackie says:

I called and asked if they cut threads on a 1in. Threadless fork.
I also brought it my own threaded headset. Most shops don’t have them in stock.
When I brought the bike in, I told them thread it so that there are no spacers or at most one small spacer. First bike I took I didn’t tell them and I came back to a stack of spacer and billed for them.
If you order the frame set from bikeisland (bikesdirect’s sister shop) the fork is partially threaded. Most bike shops nowadays cant cut threads but can add threads to existing steerer tubes

Posted 4 months ago

quietvelcro

quietvelcro says:

Thank you! Just went to bikeisland and I might just build my own. I appreciate the help, bro!

Posted 4 months ago

yesimahuman

yesimahuman says:

Awesome build. Any sense for how big you could go on the 650b’s? Curious about doing this but would want to go much wider if possible

Posted 11 months ago

frackie

frackie says:

For this kilo, you could probably squeeze a 40 up front, but with out pinching the seat stays, 38 is maxed out for the rear. If your frame can’t clear at least a 700x28c tyre, I wouldn’t suggest trying it though.

Posted 11 months ago

yesimahuman

yesimahuman says:

Dope thanks!

Posted 11 months ago

MaxRawls

MaxRawls says:

650b, yes sir.

Posted over 1 year ago

GhostRidingTheWhip

GhostRidingTheWhip says:

+1

Posted over 1 year ago

frackie

frackie says:

She's got a good amount of squish now.

Posted over 1 year ago