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Mercier Kilo TT Pictures

Old 09-23-08, 09:52 AM
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^^ Thomson clamp?
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30.0...

that thomson is nice! i want a new one becuase i have some trans-x i bought quick while building up my bike cause that was the last piece i needed. it was a quick release that now has a bolt in it. it sucks.

ok, going to charge the camera.
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Old 09-23-08, 01:17 PM
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Old 09-23-08, 05:55 PM
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never sat on one...how are they?
 
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nice. i didnt ride for 2+ months, so i have serious sore sit bones after 1 hard day of riding but even after 1 day of recovery and riding again today im liking it. it was used though.



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Old 09-23-08, 07:07 PM
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in case anyone else has been as curious as me, bikesdirect has at long last posted a picture of what the grape soda kilo tt will look like. although the green they show on the site looks nothing like the actual green tt so i'd take it lightly...
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Old 09-23-08, 07:33 PM
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ah you got my hopes up. they posted that here a while ago, i was hoping it would be an actual picture of the bike.
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Old 09-23-08, 10:30 PM
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So I got an Origins-8 46t chainring today, and put it on this evening. It's now around 71 gear inches and feels great on the hills of this neighborhood (I'm near the highest point in Brooklyn). The unfortunate things are that the new chainring is pretty gross looking, and it's a little heavier than the stock one. I may switch it out down the line at some point, but I'll ride it for a while, for now. It gets dark so early these days too, so here are some apartment shots.





I completed my first official half century (50 mile) ride last weekend, and it felt good. I flopped and chopped the stock bars for bullhorns for some climbs (the trek was with the New York Cycling Club up the Hudson to a small NY town and back), and installed a cyclocomputer (both of these things can be seen in a shot I posted on the previous page). I do love the feeling of risers going through traffic in town though.
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Old 09-23-08, 11:39 PM
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nice zip0082, i have the same chainring, i also was a little bummed on how it looks but decided that i actually like it after some thought, especially paired with a surly cog (matching unnecessary holes! haha)
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Old 09-24-08, 03:20 PM
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i have a rocket ring chainring, that can't be much worse.
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Originally Posted by bustinxjustin
I'm 6'0" and I have a 33" inseam. I preorderd the 55 c-c (58 c-t) with a standover of 31.7".

I guess I just want to double check if I have the right size because I'm confused with the discrepancies between BD's measurements and Mercier's measurements.

I'm thinking about whether or not I should change my order and go for the 53 c-c (56 c-t) with the standover of 31" just to be safe. I'm leaning more towards just leaving my order though.

Any opinions? Thanks.
I'm your measurements, I have a 57 and it fits perfectly.

JayNev, what bars are those? They look like they have a very slight drop and no sweep back, am i right?
I've been looking for something like that.
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Old 09-24-08, 11:06 PM
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Just ordered one. I got a 50 cm. I am 5 foot 8 and I have an inseam of 31-32 inches. Think I got that right?

The bike I have been riding is too big for me and I want something I can upgrade a lot and just mess around with.
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Originally Posted by oeuf
JayNev, what bars are those? They look like they have a very slight drop and no sweep back, am i right?
I've been looking for something like that.
syntace stratos I believe (bought second hand) 38cm wide, the 200 model with 2cm drop. they sweep back slightly, making it more comfortable imo.
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Old 09-25-08, 05:33 AM
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If you live in europe, what's the easiest way to get a hold of a Kilo TT? Ebay? Some onlinestore?
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So I ordered mine like 2 weeks ago because I didn't want them to sell out of my size and now all I can think about is finally getting one! It's driving me crazy!!!!! I've already ordered a new saddle(rolls), Brake kit, Velocity deep v's, white, and pedals. My wife actually might kill me before I get it delivered. So people always ask why get an entry level bike if your going to pour ton's of money into it. I'd have to say the Kilo TT is by far my favorite looking fixie, besides the decked out Felt, fuji, and jamis track bikes. Oh if they only had a track in ohio near me it'd be on, and I'd be rocking the new Felt, then my wife would certainly make sure my legs wouldn't work!!!!!
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Old 09-25-08, 09:23 AM
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haha, nice -- the wait is bad, but it's worth it in the end.
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okay so here's my bike with alot of things updated.









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Old 09-25-08, 09:40 AM
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super clean -- looks great! are those painted touro cranks? and what chainring are you running?
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Old 09-25-08, 09:58 AM
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lose those velocity stickers, they are distracting
nice bike...did you manage to sell/use the stock parts?
 
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What size is that one up there? I am still debating on whether to get a 53 or 55, I am 5 10ish and still growing. I read the smaller ones are more maneuverable and easier to skid, but more compact. So would a 55 still be the best of my interest?
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OK OK .. wow.

Fist of all, i bought the frameset 2nd hand. 60cm Frame, fork, and headset for pretty cheap. Never had any stock parts to deal with, I built it up the way i wanted from the get go.

Cranks are not truvativ touro's, they are bulletproof. it's a 44 tooth rocket ring x 17 tooth surly, all 1/8"

yeah i need to lose the stickers... i just like knowing they're deep vs and dp-18s, hahaha.
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Old 09-25-08, 10:26 AM
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i have the bulletproof cranks on my ss and they work great and they were cheap
nice build up...i can't wait to get a frame and then slowly build it piece by piece, i am sure it is satisfying
 
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sometimes i miss my kilo.

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Originally Posted by wallychamp
do we still consider the KHS site to be more accurate then the Bikesdirect.com site for the geometry? im talkin about this here.

https://www.khsbicycles.com/PDF/KHS_F...etry_Track.pdf
Anybody have an answer to this?

Thanks!
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