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Mercier Kilo TT Pictures

Old 09-18-08, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by dddave View Post
it's a facepalm because frames aren't threadless, forks and headsets are.
Let's not get caught up in semantics you and I both know what it means.


I emailed Bike Island and they will have more frames in early October. CAN'T WAIT.

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Old 09-18-08, 03:47 PM
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Just finished



60 cm kilo tt, mavic, sugino, surly/rocket, kmc rainbow chain (best bike part ever)
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Old 09-18-08, 05:11 PM
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Since when did Mercier have bottle cage boss's???

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Old 09-18-08, 05:12 PM
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Originally Posted by mr_macgee View Post
Since when did Mercier have bottle cage boss's???
the frameset available on bike island is drilled for a water bottle.
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Old 09-18-08, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by corter View Post
i'm not sure what the bars are, they came off a mountain bike and were tall enough to balance out the drop stem (made the bike with spare parts, had to use what i could get).

and yes, it's a single speed with a freewheel, though i'm not sure of the gearing (48/16 i think). built it for groceries, bar nights, and days when i'm too lazy and want to coast down hills. i've got a basket to put on to...haven't gotten around to it yet
aww, what fun is that? jk

i really want to pick up a frame sometime.
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Old 09-18-08, 05:56 PM
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i love the green on that mercier...i always have
looks awesome with that rainbow chain too...good looking ride
 
Old 09-18-08, 06:11 PM
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Originally Posted by jpdesjar View Post
i love the green on that mercier...i always have
looks awesome with that rainbow chain too...good looking ride
thanks!
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Old 09-19-08, 03:35 AM
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that green mercier.. OOF.
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Old 09-19-08, 04:20 AM
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nice bikeadmrwe , how tall are you?does the 60cm frame fit you?
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Old 09-19-08, 07:23 AM
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ha! the chain reminds me of Legos. very cool.
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Old 09-19-08, 07:49 AM
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Originally Posted by SingleSpeeDemon View Post
ha! the chain reminds me of Legos. very cool.
That is a sweet chain...
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Old 09-19-08, 07:59 AM
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Single colored chains are bad enough ...
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it appears that the tt protector is not needed
 
Old 09-19-08, 09:35 AM
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looking at this thread its obvious Merciers are the new white belt
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Old 09-19-08, 09:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Moshiiii View Post
looking at this thread its obvious Merciers are the new white belt
You mean the new stupid thing hipsters whine about other hipsters owning when they're pretending not to be hipsters?
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Old 09-19-08, 10:06 AM
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Old 09-19-08, 10:54 AM
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to answer some questions... I am 6' 3" and the 60 cm fits me great, i was a little nervous about it but it turned out good, and the top tube protector is completely neccessary (if it wasn't it wouldn't be there), my stem hits the tube and it was doing it a lot putting it in to / taking it out of my car.

that being said thanks for any kind words and i know the chain is a little "****" haha oh well
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Old 09-19-08, 11:04 AM
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ok...i take it back then
did you use electrical tape for the protector?
it looks like a fun bike indeed...it would be nice to see video of that chain spinning
 
Old 09-19-08, 11:35 AM
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chain is awesome. is that something you've seen elsewhere or did you come up with that one? I remember there was talk about making a rainbow chain, but I don't know if that was you.

EDIT: after a google search I see that KMC sells the rainbow chain.
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Old 09-19-08, 11:55 AM
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Question for all 6' 2" tall guys here.Did you take the 57 or the 60 cm frame?
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Old 09-19-08, 01:06 PM
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I'm 6'-3" and went with the 57cm. Seems like I could have done the 60cm, but this one feels fine.
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Old 09-19-08, 09:32 PM
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Originally Posted by jpdesjar View Post
ok...i take it back then
did you use electrical tape for the protector?
it looks like a fun bike indeed...it would be nice to see video of that chain spinning
Yeah, just some electrical tape and old bar tape, not the greatest looking, but if you tape carefully it can be okay. I'll try and get some video of that and throw it on flickr, i love the thing so much haha.
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Old 09-19-08, 09:54 PM
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Question for all 6' 2" tall guys here.Did you take the 57 or the 60 cm frame?
I'm 6'2" as well, and am going to order the 57. Remember, the Kilo is measured CC, so this would be considered a 60cm frame by other manufacturers.
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Also, for anyone who recently got their Kilo and still have it stock, can I get a final, once and for all width for the chain, ring, and cog? Are they 1/8" or 3/32"? There are conflicting answers in this thread.
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Old 09-20-08, 04:14 AM
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3/32. always have been.
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