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    What is the headtube length of the 60cm Mercier Kilo TT?

    Mercier's website kind of blows...

    Help from any 60cm Kilo TT owners appreciated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Broom Wagon View Post
    Mercier's website kind of blows...

    Help from any 60cm Kilo TT owners appreciated!
    Of no consequence is the head tube length.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonechiller View Post
    still doesn't have HT length. i

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    why would you care to know ht length

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    maybe replacement fork? i dunno, maybe we'll never know

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    I am just curious. Doesn't a longer head tube mean more comfort? I need the biggest frame they make and than some.

    Some of these cheaper fixed frames like Fuji have 170mm h.t. s. My roadie as has a 190 at 58cm.

    If someone out there has a 60cm Kilo and a tape measure and knows, I'll buy you a virtual beer! Thanks

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    approx. 45858585858585858596968 inches. its very comfortable.
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    No, you messed up the conversion, that's in centimeters, so it's not that bad.

    To the OP, since the Kilo TT has a traditional, non-sloping top tube, it's head tube will be at about the same height above the ground as the seat tube. If you need a bike with a taller head tube for the equivalent-sized frame, you'll need to look for a more "comfort" type bike with a sloping top tube, like the redline 925. The Kilo TT looks like a pretty traditional design. Replacing the stem ought to get you wherever you need to get for comfortable reach and handlebar height.

    Edit: have you tried emailing sales@bikesdirect.com or bd4alternative@yahoo.com ?

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    So nobody owns a 60cm Kilo and a tape measure?

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    apparently not.
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    How tall are you Broom?

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    i'll measure mine later today.

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    so wait... did we ever figure out why HT length matters?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dddave View Post
    so wait... did we ever figure out why HT length matters?
    Nope
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    Quote Originally Posted by dddave View Post
    so wait... did we ever figure out why HT length matters?
    HT length matters if you are concerned with getting a solid fitting bike. As with the seat tube height it helps determine the stand over height. Also it comes into play with stem length/rise and comfort. Search bike fit on the web and you will get a slew of articles. Basically Peter White, Keith Bontrager, and Serotta give the whats up w/ fit.

    If your LBS has access to a Serotta size-cycle, you can mess around with different HT sizes and really get a feel for what works for you and what doesn't. It sounds like over-kill but for someone who spends countless hours on their bike for work and training rides, a good fit with every possible tube length can make or break a bike that is enjoyable to ride.

    Craig

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    okay, it's like a shade under 7.5 inches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jet sanchEz View Post
    How tall are you Broom?
    6'2", all legs (36" cycling inseam), no torso, long arms...

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    Quote Originally Posted by delicious View Post
    okay, it's like a shade under 7.5 inches.
    Thank you!

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    i have a 35 inch inseam. tree people!

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