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    Fenders on a Kilo TT

    I saw through searching some people had luck with fenders on a Kilo... but not much.

    I haven't bought a Kilo yet, and the only other bike I would venture out of my price range might be a used Rob Roy... or at least a new one in a non-atrocious colorway.

    Can anyone try to give me a better picture of how possible it would be for me to run 25mm gatorskins, a front break, and full fenders? Would I have to make major adjustments?

    Good lookin out..

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    this question could be asked in here: Mercier Kilo TT Pictures

    but, i feel like the people who've successfully run full fenders have had to modify them slightly (cutting them into different pieces sometimes) plus possibly run 23c instead of 25c tires. but, i'm not positive about that, there are some photos and posts floating around somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZiP0082 View Post
    this question could be asked in here: Mercier Kilo TT Pictures

    but, i feel like the people who've successfully run full fenders have had to modify them slightly (cutting them into different pieces sometimes) plus possibly run 23c instead of 25c tires. but, i'm not positive about that, there are some photos and posts floating around somewhere.
    Yeah I've searched and came up with most the other users stuff, but I figured I'd see if I could get some more answers by posting out in the open.

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    yeah what brand fenders are those? wonder if they were modded at all to fit.
    i'll coast when i'm dead

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    love that bike/\great bars, simple and practical and fenders

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    Have you seen the new Motobecane singlespeed cross bike on Bikesdirect.com? Kind of questionable as a cross bike, but it looks like it could be a fun bike with good clearance.

    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/uno.htm

    I also think that that Kilo above is awesome.

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    screw hat screw that screw that we are obviousl kilo owners, dont care bout no new bikes nope nope. u work for bikesdirect so its ok i undetstand
    i'll coast when i'm dead

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayNev View Post
    screw hat screw that screw that we are obviousl kilo owners, dont care bout no new bikes nope nope. u work for bikesdirect so its ok i undetstand
    Yeah, you're pretty much entirely correct in your assessment of me.

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    23mm tires + freddy fenders work fine with only minor modification.
    pick a ratio that'll let you run you rear wheel near the ends of the dropouts.
    {o,o**
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    O RLY?

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadforkinglast View Post
    Yeah, you're pretty much entirely correct in your assessment of me.
    you understood him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayNev View Post
    screw hat screw that screw that we are obviousl kilo owners, dont care bout no new bikes nope nope. u work for bikesdirect so its ok i undetstand
    Cocaine is a hell of a drug.
    Go Hard

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    I was able to get full fenders on my KHS (rebadged K TT). Rear mainly involved keeping the rear hub axle farther from the seattube (use a half life or full link if it's too close), front involved shaving down the fender a little bit, as well as the fork crown a tiny bit.

    This year I think I'm just gonna opt for Race Blades and buy more waterproof stuff... if my roadie teammates can ride 60 miles in the rain with Race Blades then I don't see why I should sweat commuting around on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powerband View Post
    Cocaine is a hell of a drug.
    HAH! it was just beer...
    i'll coast when i'm dead

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    Quote Originally Posted by wallychamp View Post
    you understood him?
    hell naw!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jet sanchEz View Post
    I used to go to lectures in the tall building in the back of that picture. Brings back memories.

    JesseDuncan:I just love how "cars will be forced to cross the double yellow lines on dangerous limited visibility roads".

    I don't want to have a head on but oh god, I HAVE to fling myself into oncoming traffic to pass, theres no alternative!!!

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    you dub.

    i am going to get some sks chromoplastics for my road commute-racer.

    tight clearance will require some modding but it's easy if you know how to move your limbs.

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