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QUINTANA ROO "KILO" 1999
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Quintana Roo "Kilo" USA made! Photos in next post.

I figured with this bike being over 20yrs old it might qualify as vintage. It also has indexing to friction shifting options so it somewhat overlaps the old and the new.

A very lightweight ("KILO" model refers to frame being one Kilogram/2.2 lbs) alloy bike with aero tubing frame, "wishbone" seat and chain stays, and aero carbon fork. Set-up as a "Tri" bike with Profile Design "Carbon Stryke" Ironman carbon aero bars with Shimano bar end shifters, Cane Creek headset, Shimano 105 drivetrain, HyperGlide 9 speed cassette, Shimano 105 "Hollowtech" "Octalink" crankset (53T/39T, 170mm), SRAM chain, and Tiagra brakes with Dia Compe bar end levers. Classic LOOK A5.1 racing pedals driving 650c/26" wheels, Velocity "DeepV" rims with Hutchinson "Carbon Comp" tires. Lightweight titanium rail leather bound Q-Roo badged Velo saddle. X-small to small frame size 46cm (center to top) seat tube and 48cm (center to center) top tube, approximately 71.5cm/28" stand over height. Putting it up for sale, less pedals (will come with xtra lightweight Wellgo caged pedals, much lighter than the LOOK set), and Ti saddle included at a premium, new Bontrager included as standard. Professionally race maintained, super clean! Very minimal wear and tear (couple of minor paint chips and minor component scratches) from transportation, etc.; no crashes. Probably one of the last Q-Roo frames made in the USA (company is under its 3rd or 4th ownership, all frames made in Asia now and only assembled in the USA). Great ride, I'd love one my size; but way too small for me when I test rode it. I had it checked out by a friend who is 5'1" without issues to see how it fit a smaller rider. Probably best for women, men, and junior riders 4'8"-5'0". Maybe up to 5'2" depending on upper body reach. Only used for racing by the woman's daughter l bought it from; she outgrew it and needed a larger frame. I will post in the "market" forum.

Take care,
Jesper
Take care,
Jesper

"I am become Death, the destroyer of bicycles." NJS
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Take care,
Jesper


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Take care,
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"I am become Death, the destroyer of bicycles." NJS
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Take care,
Jesper

"I am become Death, the destroyer of bicycles." NJS
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well maintained and fresh-looking. kudos for the post, Jesper!
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(07-15-2020, 05:21 PM)Papa Dom Wrote:  well maintained and fresh-looking. kudos for the post, Jesper!

Thanks Dom!

It would be killer in my size, but it needs to go. I cannot ride it under the best of circumstances; even "stretched out" on the aero bars didn't help any, saddle as high as it could go. I can't find anything out about the frame maker Omnium, I guess out of Cal. There is a decal on the frame with their name and a "serial #"? Quintana Roo started out as an American built bike, but that changed sometime around the year(s) after this frame was built. I was told it was a 1999, but it may be '00-'01. I think the Shimano 105 group is original so I can check some date codes; not sure about the Tiagra calipers. There was a model called the "KILO 105" (year(s) unknown) as the entry/mid-level component group on the "KILO" frame design.
Take care,
Jesper

"I am become Death, the destroyer of bicycles." NJS
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