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Old 09-03-08, 08:13 AM   #1
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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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Old 09-03-08, 08:19 AM   #2
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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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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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Old 09-03-08, 09:34 AM   #4
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yeah what brand fenders are those? wonder if they were modded at all to fit.
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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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Old 09-03-08, 05:15 PM   #8
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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
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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
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.
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Yeah, you're pretty much entirely correct in your assessment of me.
you understood him?
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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
Cocaine is a hell of a drug.
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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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HAH! it was just beer...
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hell naw!
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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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