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07-12-17, 06:52 PM
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Posted By iamtim

Different world. I run clipless (Look Keo...

Different world.

I run clipless (Look Keo Classics) on my geared bike, I keep my fixed bike... un-clipless, I guess? Anyway, I run some form of straps on my fixed bike so that I don't have to put...
07-12-17, 08:44 AM
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Posted By iamtim

Thanks!

Thanks!
07-12-17, 08:29 AM
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Views: 176,631
Posted By iamtim

I think I've posted this before, but here's a...

I think I've posted this before, but here's a brand-new, current-as-of-last-night pic of my ride:

https://www.pedalroom.com/p/2016-mercier-kilo-tt-pro-29406_9.jpg

2016 Kilo TT Pro, pretty stock...
08-15-16, 12:47 PM
Replies: 822
Views: 93,678
Posted By iamtim

Oh, are they crazy weak or something?

Oh, are they crazy weak or something?
08-09-16, 10:44 AM
Replies: 822
Views: 93,678
Posted By iamtim

Me too. They still have the frame and fork set...

Me too. They still have the frame and fork set at Bike Island. I keep going over there and looking at it longingly.

And I would totally rock one of those P.K. Ripper fixed frames. Probably out...
08-08-16, 07:39 AM
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Views: 93,678
Posted By iamtim

Harsh! :D

Harsh!

:D
08-08-16, 07:29 AM
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Views: 560,010
Posted By iamtim

I live in La Habra, real close to the corner of...

I live in La Habra, real close to the corner of La Habra and Beach Blvd. It looks like Eastwood is in the Santa Gertrudes and Rosecrans area; not far at all.

You still in the 'hood? Or did you...
08-07-16, 12:44 AM
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Views: 560,010
Posted By iamtim

Yup. It now has a "hole" right where the BMX...

Yup. It now has a "hole" right where the BMX track gate used to be, and another down by what used to be the second berm. There are always people playing frisbee golf.
08-06-16, 03:36 PM
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Views: 560,010
Posted By iamtim

Went for a quick spin around my neighborhood, hit...

Went for a quick spin around my neighborhood, hit up La Mirada Regional Park. It has a lake.


http://i.imgur.com/zLLSTzK.jpg

Back in the day - early to mid 80's - it had an open BMX track. I...
08-05-16, 08:35 AM
Replies: 822
Views: 93,678
Posted By iamtim

That's what I'm saying. From everything you read...

That's what I'm saying. From everything you read around here, there should be tidal waves of Kilo TTs rolling down the street, but I never actually see any "in the wild", except for mine.


...
08-04-16, 09:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 729
Posted By iamtim

Yup. That's a Mercier Kilo TT.

Yup. That's a Mercier Kilo TT.
08-03-16, 10:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,971
Posted By iamtim

They're not the greatest. I haven't gotten a...

They're not the greatest. I haven't gotten a flat yet in three weeks of riding them almost daily. 'Course I haven't skidded yet, either. I'm going to replace them soon.
08-03-16, 08:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,971
Posted By iamtim

I've had 3 BD fixed gear bikes (Windsor The Hour,...

I've had 3 BD fixed gear bikes (Windsor The Hour, Kilo TT, Kilo TT Pro) and I do recommend them, as long as you understand that you're going to have to do some wrenching (so you'll need tools and...
08-02-16, 11:05 AM
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Views: 93,678
Posted By iamtim

Do you really see that many, though?

Do you really see that many, though?
08-01-16, 04:03 PM
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Views: 93,678
Posted By iamtim

This thread started in '14. I'm surprised that...

This thread started in '14. I'm surprised that there aren't more Kilo TTs in here, for all the people that bought and talked about them.
08-01-16, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 966
Posted By iamtim

Kilo WT, just 'cuz. ...

Kilo WT, just 'cuz.

http://bikeisland.com/images/06261415.JPG
07-27-16, 02:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,586
Posted By iamtim

Oh. I totally missed that. Sorry, my bad.

Oh. I totally missed that. Sorry, my bad.
07-27-16, 01:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,586
Posted By iamtim

Lightweight is subjective, heh. But, if you're...

Lightweight is subjective, heh. But, if you're set on buying frame/fork instead of complete bike, check out:

BikeIsland.com - Bicycle Parts, Accessories and Clothing at Affordable Prices with...
07-27-16, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2,672
Views: 549,201
Posted By iamtim

Looks like the former. It began in March of '11,...

Looks like the former. It began in March of '11, having continued a thread that ran from June of '07 to March of '11. It looks like the assumption was that there would be so many Kilo TTs posted,...
07-27-16, 11:15 AM
Replies: 2,672
Views: 549,201
Posted By iamtim

Yup. By like 20mm. And less rise, too. ...

Yup. By like 20mm. And less rise, too.



Eh, it wasn't too bad. Either that or it was so bad that it destroyed my ass-nerves and I didn't notice it. Probably the latter.



Thanks! I...
07-27-16, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4,570
Views: 601,572
Posted By iamtim

That hurts my eyes.

That hurts my eyes.
07-27-16, 10:49 AM
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Views: 549,201
Posted By iamtim

Ok, I know I just posted a pic of this bike a few...

Ok, I know I just posted a pic of this bike a few posts ago, but I've finally got it where I want it until parts start breaking:

http://www.pedalroom.com/p/2016-mercier-kilo-tt-pro-29406_7.jpg
...
07-27-16, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4,550
Views: 445,397
Posted By iamtim

https://scontent-iad3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-...

https://scontent-iad3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/13696428_212377642492359_1306025233_n.jpg

One of these. 46t IRO sprocket, NOS, found on eBay.
07-27-16, 09:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,586
Posted By iamtim

Did you consider a cro-mo steel frame instead of...

Did you consider a cro-mo steel frame instead of aluminum?
07-22-16, 08:46 AM
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Views: 549,201
Posted By iamtim

Hey, I didn't realize this thread existed. ...

Hey, I didn't realize this thread existed. Here's mine:

http://www.pedalroom.com/p/2016-mercier-kilo-tt-pro-29406_5.jpg

It's pretty stock 2016 Kilo TT Pro save for the PowerGrips Deluxe pedals...
07-20-16, 10:26 AM
Replies: 1,128
Views: 197,935
Posted By iamtim

All BF members have the same garage door. It's a...

All BF members have the same garage door. It's a requirement.
07-20-16, 08:28 AM
Replies: 1,128
Views: 197,935
Posted By iamtim

On my old Kilo TT...

On my old Kilo TT (http://www.pedalroom.com/p/2007-mercier-kilo-tt-29416_1.jpg) I ran my actual Kashimax Aero saddle from my BMX racing days in the early '80s. OMG, I can not explain how much...
07-20-16, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1,757
Views: 213,747
Posted By iamtim

That's exactly what this is for. Well, that and...

That's exactly what this is for. Well, that and giving me something to do when I don't want to/don't have the time to put on the kit and break out the geared bike.



Thanks! Even though I said...
07-19-16, 07:33 AM
Replies: 1,464
Views: 136,311
Posted By iamtim

<--- like that.

<--- like that.
07-18-16, 06:29 PM
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Views: 1,276
Posted By iamtim

Oh, that sucks. I'm sorry to hear that.

Oh, that sucks. I'm sorry to hear that.
07-18-16, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,276
Posted By iamtim

IRO Cycles

So what actually happened to IRO Cycles? Does anyone know?

I took a couple of years off from cycling and during that time they went from pretty prominent in the FGSS market to... well, I think...
07-17-16, 04:25 PM
Replies: 1,757
Views: 213,747
Posted By iamtim

Well, here she is, done for now... at least until...

Well, here she is, done for now... at least until parts start wearing out and breaking. 2016 Kilo TT Pro with PowerGrips deluxe pedals/straps and 42cm Pure Fix riser bars. I'm happy.
...
07-16-16, 10:32 PM
Replies: 4,570
Views: 601,572
Posted By iamtim

Found one. Yeah, I'm pretty sure it's a Trek. ...

Found one. Yeah, I'm pretty sure it's a Trek. This Trek 1500 is very, very similar:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-r_rA9ARl2Rc/TswVtm_PpGI/AAAAAAAAD4o/WMkMqzj0ovE/s1600/DSC_0017.JPG
07-16-16, 10:28 PM
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Views: 601,572
Posted By iamtim

It very much looks like a Trek head badge. The...

It very much looks like a Trek head badge. The fork looks Trek-like too. I've been looking at some other Treks (1500, 2000) from that approximate era (aluminum frame and fork, threaded headset) and...
07-16-16, 08:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 830
Posted By iamtim

So... you bought the Kent from Walmart, now you...

So... you bought the Kent from Walmart, now you bought one of these. Instead of snapping up a stable of cheap bikes, why not save your money and get a Kilo TT or something similar at that level? ...
07-15-16, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4,807
Views: 560,010
Posted By iamtim

I like my bars wide; when I run drops I run 46cm,...

I like my bars wide; when I run drops I run 46cm, but my risers tend to be a bit narrower than that. The risers I just bought the other day are 42cm and they're almost too narrow for me. I think...
07-15-16, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4,550
Views: 445,397
Posted By iamtim

https://www.rei.com/media/oo/65fea421-63f0-4556-a7...

https://www.rei.com/media/oo/65fea421-63f0-4556-a7b0-267be450173c.jpg

These!

Yes, I know these aren't the most popular setup, but I love them. This is my third set on as many bikes, and even...
07-13-16, 06:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,466
Posted By iamtim

kilott# Did I do that right? :D

kilott#

Did I do that right?

:D
07-12-16, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1,539
Views: 68,313
Posted By iamtim

It's a shame, I liked their stuff.

It's a shame, I liked their stuff.
07-12-16, 09:16 AM
Replies: 1,539
Views: 68,313
Posted By iamtim

I think IRO itself is long gone.

I think IRO itself is long gone.
07-11-16, 05:37 PM
Replies: 24,391
Views: 1,896,455
Posted By iamtim

Holy hell yes.

Holy hell yes.
07-11-16, 03:21 PM
Replies: 24,391
Views: 1,896,455
Posted By iamtim

Can we not? I mean... can there be just one...

Can we not? I mean... can there be just one internet site that isn't talking about Pokemon? Can we, you know, talk about bikes, instead? Or cake? Or marine life? Anything but Pokemon, really.
07-09-16, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1,757
Views: 213,747
Posted By iamtim

Not that anyone is paying attention to the...

Not that anyone is paying attention to the progress of my new bike, and I hate to steal attention away from that awesome Steamroller, but here's my new Kilo TT Pro as it sits right now:
...
07-08-16, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4,570
Views: 601,572
Posted By iamtim

Reminds me of this bike.

Reminds me of this bike.
07-08-16, 07:50 AM
Replies: 4,570
Views: 601,572
Posted By iamtim

http://i498.photobucket.com/albums/rr347/iamtim/00...

http://i498.photobucket.com/albums/rr347/iamtim/00G0G_eSuGvXAfZKh_600x450_zpsxx1ugdwi.jpg

Whoa.
07-06-16, 01:37 PM
Replies: 786
Views: 70,735
Posted By iamtim

So... here is my only geared bike. Originally a...

So... here is my only geared bike. Originally a 2001 Trek 5200 (USPS model) I bought used for parts (the frame and fork both had cracks) to put on a 2012 Motobecane Vent Noir frame and fork from...
07-06-16, 08:22 AM
Replies: 1,757
Views: 213,747
Posted By iamtim

Thank you! I was originally going to get a white...

Thank you! I was originally going to get a white Stripper, but I think the Pro does generally look better. Plus you get the better wheels and cranks.



I know, I know, heh. My feet are very...
07-05-16, 10:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,220
Posted By iamtim

Look. It's real simple. You just walk in to her...

Look. It's real simple. You just walk in to her like you own the place, and say, "Listen. I'm keeping all 6 bikes, so you'd just better get used to the idea. And I don't wanna hear no lip about...
07-05-16, 08:29 PM
Replies: 1,757
Views: 213,747
Posted By iamtim

After a stupid UPS snafu, my 2016 Kilo TT Pro...

After a stupid UPS snafu, my 2016 Kilo TT Pro finally arrived. I just finished putting it together and taking it for a spin around the block.
...
07-05-16, 08:24 PM
Replies: 1,757
Views: 213,747
Posted By iamtim

Eh, look below.

Eh, look below.
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