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Mercier Kilo TT Pictures

Old 03-15-08, 07:06 PM
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So when are the framesets coming in stock??
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Old 03-15-08, 07:27 PM
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What happened there?
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Old 03-15-08, 07:42 PM
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That should dust right out...

/What happened?! Hope you're OK.
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Old 03-15-08, 10:09 PM
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Guy ran a stop sign. Going 40 right at me. I make a sharp left around him and right then some lady had to open her door and i slammed into it and flew over my bars. the guy helped me up, and before I could even go over and check my bike, hes gone. -_- Didn't even get a chance to get the guys info. Got the lady's info but it wasn't her fault at all.

In the end, i got f'ed with a toasted frame, hairline crack on my arm.
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Old 03-15-08, 10:47 PM
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Took my bottom bracket out today, the threads were flattened on it, and I had to have the LBS retrace the shell threads before I put the new one in, but I'm feeling more justified now in replacing it preemptively.
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Old 03-16-08, 06:18 AM
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I received the Spicer frame a couple days ago that can be found here

It really is just the kilo tt frame re-branded, but the decals are removable and was power-coated by Gene himself. Also the fork isn't threaded or even partially threaded. Overall I am very satisfied and would do business with him again.
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Old 03-16-08, 07:50 AM
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dude i had the same exact downtube bent on my now-toasted kilo tt.
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Old 03-16-08, 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by mavimao View Post
I received the Spicer frame a couple days ago that can be found here

It really is just the kilo tt frame re-branded, but the decals are removable and was power-coated by Gene himself. Also the fork isn't threaded or even partially threaded. Overall I am very satisfied and would do business with him again.
How's the paint job? glossy, matte? nice or spray can job?
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Old 03-16-08, 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by mr_macgee View Post
How's the paint job? glossy, matte? nice or spray can job?

Originally Posted by mavimao View Post
was power-coated by Gene himself
Yeah.
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Old 03-16-08, 04:46 PM
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Originally Posted by indidude89 View Post
Guy ran a stop sign. Going 40 right at me. I make a sharp left around him and right then some lady had to open her door and i slammed into it and flew over my bars. the guy helped me up, and before I could even go over and check my bike, hes gone. -_- Didn't even get a chance to get the guys info. Got the lady's info but it wasn't her fault at all.

In the end, i got f'ed with a toasted frame, hairline crack on my arm.
I have to ask - were you using a brake?
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Old 03-16-08, 05:16 PM
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Sadly I was. But by the time I saw him, I was right in front of him so if i would have pulled the brake, I would be X_X. And right when I turned left, I didn't even have any time to respond. The door was right in front of me. I did pull the brake a little trying to slow myself down but that didn't stop me in time. Smacked right into the ladys door.
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Old 03-16-08, 10:00 PM
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Kilo TT sizing

Looking to get my first bike. Thinking abut the Kilo TT. I was measured at my LBS and they said I was a 56 (that was for a Fuji Track). Since the Kilo only comes in 53 and 57 which size would make the most sense for me. 53 or 57? Is it better to go smaller or larger? Do bike sizes vary by make/model...meaning do bikes run large or small?

Any help would be great since I can't go to an LBS and sit on a Kilo. And yes, I've read all of the threads but wanted a more specific answer from the people on this board. Any help is much appreciated.

Thanks,

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Old 03-16-08, 11:50 PM
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Originally Posted by hype kills View Post
Looking to get my first bike. Thinking abut the Kilo TT. I was measured at my LBS and they said I was a 56 (that was for a Fuji Track). Since the Kilo only comes in 53 and 57 which size would make the most sense for me. 53 or 57? Is it better to go smaller or larger? Do bike sizes vary by make/model...meaning do bikes run large or small?

Any help would be great since I can't go to an LBS and sit on a Kilo. And yes, I've read all of the threads but wanted a more specific answer from the people on this board. Any help is much appreciated.

Thanks,

Dan
The Kilo TT sizing is actually different, check the chart on Bikes Direct to see what a 53/57 actually are. I believe you want the 53 however.
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Old 03-18-08, 05:26 PM
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Can someone give me the name/type of tape that they got off eBay that they used to cover the logos on their Kilo? I can't remember what page it's on and sifting page through page again would really suck. Much thanks.
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Old 03-18-08, 06:09 PM
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So, in the last few days, after getting my tt, I've been in my LBS a bunch of times (I'm turning my former fixie into a grocier getter/weather bike) I bought some tools, a few little parts, had them re-trace the bb threads etc. Today, since I don't have a spanner wrench I had trouble getting the lock ring tightened all the way down, (I was using a punch and hammer) and hot tired of thinking it was good, going out and realize I was wrong, so I popped over to the bike store. The guy tightened it right up in about 1.5/2 min. I figured, esspecially since I'd been in there so many times the last few days, the guy, which I'd see a million times, would do me a favor and not charge me....but nope, he charged me FIVE bucks labor for 120 seconds of work! Am I out of line?? or is this uncool?
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Old 03-18-08, 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by p.e.t.e.r.a View Post
Can someone give me the name/type of tape that they got off eBay that they used to cover the logos on their Kilo? I can't remember what page it's on and sifting page through page again would really suck. Much thanks.
http://stores.ebay.com/MetroSellers-...QQftidZ2QQtZkm

I accidently ordered matte black but I actually like it that way now.
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Old 03-18-08, 06:52 PM
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Originally Posted by patrick.decker@ View Post
So, in the last few days, after getting my tt, I've been in my LBS a bunch of times (I'm turning my former fixie into a grocier getter/weather bike) I bought some tools, a few little parts, had them re-trace the bb threads etc. Today, since I don't have a spanner wrench I had trouble getting the lock ring tightened all the way down, (I was using a punch and hammer) and hot tired of thinking it was good, going out and realize I was wrong, so I popped over to the bike store. The guy tightened it right up in about 1.5/2 min. I figured, esspecially since I'd been in there so many times the last few days, the guy, which I'd see a million times, would do me a favor and not charge me....but nope, he charged me FIVE bucks labor for 120 seconds of work! Am I out of line?? or is this uncool?
Did you buy the bike at said shop?
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Old 03-18-08, 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by patrick.decker@ View Post
So, in the last few days, after getting my tt, I've been in my LBS a bunch of times (I'm turning my former fixie into a grocier getter/weather bike) I bought some tools, a few little parts, had them re-trace the bb threads etc. Today, since I don't have a spanner wrench I had trouble getting the lock ring tightened all the way down, (I was using a punch and hammer) and hot tired of thinking it was good, going out and realize I was wrong, so I popped over to the bike store. The guy tightened it right up in about 1.5/2 min. I figured, esspecially since I'd been in there so many times the last few days, the guy, which I'd see a million times, would do me a favor and not charge me....but nope, he charged me FIVE bucks labor for 120 seconds of work! Am I out of line?? or is this uncool?
Good question, have you been going there before or are you just starting to stop by there since you started this project? If the latter is the case I would brush it off and hopefully they'll start helping you out once you establish a decent relationship with them. If you've been going there for awhile it's not cool, but they have every right to charge you.

And to furiousbob, thanks for the link.
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Old 03-18-08, 07:18 PM
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No I didn't buy the bike at the shop, but yes, I have been going in the shop previous to this project, although not nearly as much (probably not enough for them to recognize me from before). Yes, I suppose I outght to just brush it off, but for five bucks, if I ever need the that service again, I could nearly have bought my own tool, which pulls me toward the conclusion that I should just buy the nessesary tools, whenever needed, and just start doing all the work myslef. Plus thats more fun anyway.
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Old 03-20-08, 05:30 PM
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i think something is up with my fork , the wheel does not nest in the dropout in a centered position, you have to fiddle with it like you would a rear wheel in order to get it centered.

its been like this since i got her in the mail right after thx giving,

is this abnormal? ive never noticed it on any other bike
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Old 03-20-08, 05:46 PM
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The only time I've ever got comped stuff at shops I don't usually visit is if I'm out on a ride and I have a problem. Wrenches typically have sympathy for a rider who might otherwise be stranded.

If you didn't buy your bike at the shop, or are not an exceedingly charming person, then $5 is standard going rate to have a mechanic work on your bike, even if it took two minutes.
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Old 03-21-08, 03:14 PM
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BD is shipping again for black and green, fyi.
haha right after the first march shipment sold out it said what...june? then a few days later it was may, then 2 days ago it said april, and now in stock.
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Old 03-23-08, 08:07 PM
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Anyone want to trade their 57cm for my 53cm? I bought a green TT awhile ago, haven't ridden it very much but find it a little bit too small for me. I would prefer to keep the green, but other colors would be interesting. I could swap stock for stock or just framesets if someone was interested. I'm in LA...
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Old 03-23-08, 08:36 PM
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Took my TT for the first ride today. I'm new to FG so it was very fun to do something else. Gotta throw some new pedals and tires on ASAP. It felt like my feet were going to break the plastic on the stock setup. Anyway, I'll post pics when I feel there's something worth seeing.
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