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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 04-23-14, 04:33 AM   #2526
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super nice. what gearing on there?
48x16.
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Old 04-24-14, 06:40 AM   #2527
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i bet you can haul some serious ass on that thing, and it looks comfy.
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Old 04-24-14, 09:51 PM   #2528
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Has anyone ordered a Kilo TT Stripper and got gold parts? On the site it says it may or may not come with gold parts, but I haven't seen one yet.
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Old 04-27-14, 04:44 PM   #2529
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Been lurking the fixed gear forums for a while but I finally got a Kilo TT. Can anyone explain how to hook up the brake? All the videos I find have a different type of brake.
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Old 04-27-14, 05:48 PM   #2530
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Been lurking the fixed gear forums for a while but I finally got a Kilo TT. Can anyone explain how to hook up the brake? All the videos I find have a different type of brake.
How To Change Your Road Brake Calipers And Set Up Your Brakes - YouTube

Its pretty straight forward. No offense, but if you can't do it based on the video I linked then you should bring it to a shop for assembly to make sure its safe to ride. Best of luck.
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Old 04-27-14, 09:34 PM   #2531
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How To Change Your Road Brake Calipers And Set Up Your Brakes - YouTube

Its pretty straight forward. No offense, but if you can't do it based on the video I linked then you should bring it to a shop for assembly to make sure its safe to ride. Best of luck.
None taken I'm really bad with this kind of thing. Video helped a lot though I'll give it another go and I think I should be able to get it. Thanks for your help.
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Old 05-11-14, 08:34 PM   #2532
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Here is my my new "BLUE CHROME"

Completely stock right now 48/16 fixed
Just ordered some pedals/cages/straps from
Retrogression (along with the Black flag shirt and
Some stickers)

I know my affliction and will probably be swapping
Seat/bars/wheels/tires sooner then later, just have to
Decide which direction I want to go?

Hope you enjoy......my hands around the BARS!!
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Old 05-12-14, 05:05 AM   #2533
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Posting my 3 week old 53cm Kilo. She is replacing my stolen '06 Raleigh Rush hour.



Replaced the pedals and saddle right away with Soma pedals, cages and straps and Sella Italia Turbo saddle.
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Old 05-12-14, 11:03 AM   #2534
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On BD it says, "Order now to lock in the current sale price and selection. The price may be up to $100 more later this year". Is this some kind of sales scheme to get people to order right away or is there a reason they might increase the price later this year? Just wondering.
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Old 05-12-14, 02:26 PM   #2535
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Can anyone point me in the direction of the Mercier tire/picture thread? I came across it randomly but can't seem to find it now, looking for suggestions for new tires/size.
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Old 05-12-14, 04:05 PM   #2536
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On BD it says, "Order now to lock in the current sale price and selection. The price may be up to $100 more later this year". Is this some kind of sales scheme to get people to order right away or is there a reason they might increase the price later this year? Just wondering.
This must be new. I didn't notice it when I bought my bike a few weeks ago.
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Old 05-12-14, 04:43 PM   #2537
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This must be new. I didn't notice it when I bought my bike a few weeks ago.
Looks like it's just on the stripper model.
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Old 05-12-14, 07:30 PM   #2538
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I decided to finally order one and after using the fit guide I can't decide between the 53cm and the 55cm. It looks like I'm in between the two sizes if I'm reading that right? I just wanted to make sure before I submit my order.

My measurements:
Actual Inseam: 33 In
Trunk: 25 In
Forearm: 14.5 In
Arm: 26 In
Thigh: 24 In
Lower Leg: 22.5 In
Sternal Notch: 66 In
Total Height: 70 In

Eddy fit:
Top Tube Length 56.2 - 56.6 Cm
Seat Tube Range CC 55.5 - 56 Cm
Seat Tube Range CT 57.2 - 57.7 Cm
Stem Length 10.1 - 10.7 Cm
BB Saddle Position 76 - 78 Cm
Saddle Handlebar 55.1 - 55.7 Cm
Saddle Setback 5.6 - 6 Cm
Seatpost Type Setback

Competitive fit:
Top Tube Length 56.2 - 56.6 Cm
Seat Tube Range CC 54.3 - 54.8 Cm
Seat Tube Range CT 56 - 56.5 Cm
Stem Length 11.2 - 11.8 Cm
BB Saddle Position 76.8 - 78.8 Cm
Saddle Handlebar 54.3 - 54.9 Cm
Saddle Setback 4.4 - 4.8 Cm
Seatpost Type Not Setback

French fit:
Top Tube Length 57.4 - 57.8 Cm
Seat Tube Range CC 57.2 - 57.7 Cm
Seat Tube Range CT 58.9 - 59.4 Cm
Stem Length 10.3 - 10.9 Cm
BB Saddle Position 74.3 - 76.3 Cm
Saddle Handlebar 56.8 - 57.4 Cm
Saddle Setback 5.1 - 5.5 Cm
Seatpost Type Setback
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Old 05-13-14, 03:02 PM   #2539
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Old 05-13-14, 06:56 PM   #2540
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added a new fork, stem, handlebars to the gross looking bike. As usual I double wrapped the handlebar tape so its nice a thick. My large hands hate normal bars.
here is the outcome:
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Old 05-16-14, 04:17 PM   #2541
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added a new fork, stem, handlebars to the gross looking bike. As usual I double wrapped the handlebar tape so its nice a thick. My large hands hate normal bars.
here is the outcome:
Wow, love what you've done with it. You don't happen to have a parts list, do you?
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Old 05-16-14, 04:58 PM   #2542
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Wow, love what you've done with it. You don't happen to have a parts list, do you?
Thank you.
You can find the components listed here: Mercier Kilo TT Pro - Pedal Room
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Old 05-20-14, 04:31 PM   #2543
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Old 05-22-14, 09:22 PM   #2544
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Finished my wheels!
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My ghetto TT protector made of electrical tape.
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Old 05-23-14, 01:55 PM   #2546
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Man, I really want one of these to replace my sluggish beater bike, but I can't find a used one in my size around these parts.
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Alright guys, I'm looking for some guidance. I picked up a Mercier Kilo TT for cheap, but due to my location, Vermont, it is certainly not practical to be riding around a fixie in this mountainous state. Here's my question, and excuse my lack of bike-knowledge, can I convert this bike to one that has multiple speeds? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 05-25-14, 03:55 PM   #2549
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Alright guys, I'm looking for some guidance. I picked up a Mercier Kilo TT for cheap, but due to my location, Vermont, it is certainly not practical to be riding around a fixie in this mountainous state. Here's my question, and excuse my lack of bike-knowledge, can I convert this bike to one that has multiple speeds? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
MUCH easier to sell it and buy a geared bike
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