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Pics of my bikes direct Mercier Kilo WT it feels real nice now

Old 10-17-15, 09:39 AM
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Pics of my bikes direct Mercier Kilo WT it feels real nice now

I got a kilo WT a few weeks back. I used to have a kilo tt pro a few years ago and a gravity swift before that. The kilo pro having a sealed bearing wheelset and coming with brakes and a freewheel really made me like it.

I couldn't hack it with a fixie so I ride the freewheel. I used to be into bmx when I was younger so I like the single speed style more.

Today I put a half link in and slammed the back wheel. Center of gravity is much better and it makes hopping up curbs easy.

Got cinelli pepper bars on an ant Stem with the stem slammed form cut.

The 58cm frame fits me but I wish they made a 57 or 57.5.

The straight bars I put on totally changed my bike. I can throw the bike around hop up and down even small leddges like the night of a high curb. I feel like i can power up hills better and have more control at 22" wide (I think thats what they are)

Never tried or even imagine it was possible to do a bunnyhop or bronco or whatever you want to call it up a curb on a road bike when I had drops.

I got the stock 700 32 tires on it and don't know if I'll go wider.

Oh yeah and I have small odyssey monolevers. They are pretty sweet and provide good braking leverage.
Its really hilly here and it is helping me exersize when I have to try to climb huge hills. I was riding with just a front becuase i was a cheap ass and only wanted to spend on one lever that week. I though I could make it with just a front brake but its heaven having the back on too. Doesn't add much weight.






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Old 10-17-15, 10:08 AM
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Looks nice. You gave me an idea though, what if we had a thread dedicated to posting pictures of our bikes?
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I got the stock 700 32 tires on it and don't know if I'll go wider.
The frame will take up to 45C but probably not with the rear wheel slammed all the way back in the drops like that.
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The frame will take up to 45C but probably not with the rear wheel slammed all the way back in the drops like that.
It won't work in the front either with a front brake. 700 x 40c tires are the practical limit in front on that bike. I've got 700x32c in front and 700x35c in the rear with full fenders on mine with the rear wheel pulled all the way back in the dropouts.
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