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SA1148 04-05-14 11:07 PM

Mercier Kilo WT Love!
 
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I know there are already some threads about this bike, but I have read them all and find myself hungry for new content. I have been an amateur bicycle enthusiast the majority of my life but this is my first fixed/single speed. bike. That being said, I have just fallen in love with this bike! I think everyone should get one. I ride mine with the free wheel, typically commuting just a couple of miles. Although I do ride 15 to 30 mile rides on a regular basis and find the Kilo WT to be a great cruising bike! I live in the mountainous desert so the first thing I did was change the rear freewheel to an 18 tooth to make the hills more manageable. I then upgraded the headset to a sealed orbit XL by FSA. I had trouble finding a headset that fit the the steering tube, the crown race was a tricky fit. Bikes direct provided me with the best customer service!!!! I questioned them and they were a huge help, it made me want to buy another bike from them in the future. I then added a carbon fiber FSA seat post from Ebay, possibly a knock off but heck it feels pretty nice. Lastly I added a new saddle, some wellgo pedals, and water bottle mounts. Pretty basic, but I love this bike! I'm guessing I have about 500 miles on it and have only owned it three months. I would like to upgrade the tires, but i figure I will wear out the stock tires first. They really feel pretty nice to me! Then again I'm not an advanced rider. Please any other WT or mercier lovers post some photos and show the love!
http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/...lite/photo.jpg

SA1148 04-06-14 02:06 PM

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Went on a a nice ride this morning. Here are a few more pictures along the way.
http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/...ite/photo2.jpghttp://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/...ite/photo1.jpg

Fixie user 04-21-14 08:19 PM

you got me pumped to buy them right now. (struggling with choosing a bike)

but bikesdirect are sold out right now :/

Colorado Kid 04-23-14 08:23 AM

Great bike! As someone who is new to Fixed Gear tell me, how to ride down those hills with that type of bike? (Lay on the brakes all the way down or what?)

rms13 04-23-14 09:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Colorado Kid (Post 16695220)
Great bike! As someone who is new to Fixed Gear tell me, how to ride down those hills with that type of bike? (Lay on the brakes all the way down or what?)

Learn to spin

bmontgomery87 04-24-14 11:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Colorado Kid (Post 16695220)
Great bike! As someone who is new to Fixed Gear tell me, how to ride down those hills with that type of bike? (Lay on the brakes all the way down or what?)


pedal fast and learn to control your cadence with your legs instead of relying solely on the brakes.

TejanoTrackie 05-11-14 08:49 AM

But can you do barspinz with it ?

howeeee 08-26-14 09:55 AM

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Originally Posted by bmontgomery87 (Post 16698853)
pedal fast and learn to control your cadence with your legs instead of relying solely on the brakes.

dont listen to this guy,,he will get you killed, LAY ON THE BRAKES

NormanF 08-26-14 05:24 PM

The B3 of the bike world... and not for the faint of heart. :thumb:


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