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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkbullet3 View Post
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    is the frame sprayed with pickup truck bedliner?

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    Quote Originally Posted by btwnthemtns View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by cobrabyte View Post
    is the frame sprayed with pickup truck bedliner?
    Just the Kilo TT Stripper in Matte Black paint job.

    Bikes Direct's album here.
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    are you idiot???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkbullet3 View Post




    My ghetto TT protector made of electrical tape.
    Hello Pinkbullet3, love the look of your TT. I like to know what stem (& size) and bullhorn are those? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvoKin View Post
    Hello Pinkbullet3, love the look of your TT. I like to know what stem (& size) and bullhorn are those? Thanks.
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Upilu View Post
    are you idiot???

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    Semper fi

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    ^^^ That looks like a freewheel on the rear wheel. If so, you should also have a rear brake.
    What, Me Worry? - Alfred E. Neuman

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    I'd like to think i have as much money as brains.

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    Thanks,but I'm ok with just a front brake.
    Semper fi

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    Of course you are.

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    Can someone enlighten me....? What's so great about the Kilo TT?

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    Find a better quality frame and components for the same price. I did a ton of shopping around and I couldn't find anything.
    Semper fi

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    The problem is that most people who buy them immediately end up spending $300-600 on "upgrades". For that kind of money, you can either buy a better complete or build a bike from scratch.

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    I agree, but personally I'm pretty happy with the stock parts, except for the bullhorn bars. So for me it was a really nice purchase.
    Semper fi

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    Quote Originally Posted by sloar View Post
    Find a better quality frame and components for the same price. I did a ton of shopping around and I couldn't find anything.
    N00b here.

    What's the word on the Strada/MSC custom builds.

    I'm kind of in a bind and need a bike sooner than later. I live in NYC-- so if the MSC/Strada is comparable, I might just pick one of those up.

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    From my ride yesterday. Love this bike more and more everyday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sloar View Post
    I agree, but personally I'm pretty happy with the stock parts, except for the bullhorn bars. So for me it was a really nice purchase.
    You freewheel everywhere, so I assume you put the brake lever where your hand actually is when you ride... so you didn't need bullhorns.

    Also they aren't supposed to point up like that. If that's the only "comfortable" position for them then your fit is all wrong.

    And fit a rear brake.

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    Funny, directions that came with the bars didn't say anything about not pointing them up. I set my bike up the way I like and what's comfortable to me, not by the opinions of forum members. I ride at the end of the bars, but like my lever set up. Thanks for your opinion though, meant a lot.
    Last edited by sloar; 06-08-14 at 01:03 PM.
    Semper fi

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    It's a commuter bike that I ride half a mile to work, I've been riding and racing for 30 years. I can handle a bike with front brake only. Thanks for your concerns.
    Semper fi

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    @Hyperbole Looks great.
    http://www.pedalroom.com/members/AristoNYC

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    Quote Originally Posted by AristoNYC View Post
    @Hyperbole Looks great.
    Thanks. I haven't much but change the contact points. Makes a world of difference though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyperbole View Post


    From my ride yesterday. Love this bike more and more everyday.
    where was this taken?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpt1016 View Post
    where was this taken?
    Flushing Meadows Park in Queens

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    Quote Originally Posted by sloar View Post
    It's a commuter bike that I ride half a mile to work, I've been riding and racing for 30 years. I can handle a bike with front brake only. Thanks for your concerns.

    I too do a succession of stupid things and then claim expertise. hi5

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    nice ride hyperbole, are those the stock wheels? crankset looks different too? sorry for the n00b questions, i'm trying to put together something very similar to what you've got there...

    i love reading the semi-cranky back'n'forth between forum members throwing their opinions around on brake fitting, bar orientation, etc. makes the forum read like a hilariously badly-written 70's era soap...

    Quote Originally Posted by Hyperbole View Post


    From my ride yesterday. Love this bike more and more everyday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nindustrial View Post
    nice ride hyperbole, are those the stock wheels? crankset looks different too? sorry for the n00b questions, i'm trying to put together something very similar to what you've got there...
    Yep, both are stock. Only thing changed out are saddle, bars and pedals.

    edit: it was purchased at the end of April. I understand they occasionally change the component bits up.
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