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Old 11-07-08, 12:34 AM
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I just got my 50cm Kilo TT yesterday and I love it! It definitely feels nicer than my conversion, and fast too. I swapped out a few parts, including the wheels for Weinmann DP18's, a 42T Shimano chainring, Salsa stem, leather straps, Nashbar Bullhorns + brake. It's a bit heavy, but I'm pretty sure it's my wheels that are weighing it down.

More goodies to come! With a few subtle upgrades, the Kilo TT is a mighty nice ride.
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I just joined a couple days ago...here's my Kilo TT. It's my first fixie, and I absolutely love it!



So far all I've really done is new pedals (MKS Sylvans with leather straps) and a cheap flat bar.
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Old 11-07-08, 07:35 PM
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I love the cream also, I just wish the stock brake didn't have such a long cable!!!
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you know you can cut it and make it shorter.
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hey, everyone! i just bought into the cycling game with a black 47, and i think ive just gotten into something quite expensive. you should apologize to my wallet! haha
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after wading through the verbiage of this 'picture thread,' dont jump on the fng! im waiting on the delivery with pictures to come. ive been on a long riding hiatus, and my concern for overlap has me preemptively considering an order of short pedals, small clips, and some nice double straps.
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Old 11-08-08, 01:12 PM
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I bought the 50 because I was scared of how much toe overlap the 47 would have. It will be interesting to see if I was wrong or not. Everyone said the 50 has bad overlap, but it doesn't bother me.
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toe overlap is not something you should be worried about if the kilo is your ride of choice anyway. it's not for drunken bar hopping, contrary to popular belief.
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Old 11-08-08, 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by torricantdance
I bought the 50 because I was scared of how much toe overlap the 47 would have. It will be interesting to see if I was wrong or not. Everyone said the 50 has bad overlap, but it doesn't bother me.
my friend's gf's kilo tt (50) with small clips still has overlap. so i guess you should just learn to live with it =\
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Old 11-08-08, 05:24 PM
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I know, but I was scared while purchasing because my conversion had none and I'm pretty clumsy. I don't even notice anymore when I clip.
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For those of you contemplating smaller clips for your pedals, you need to keep in mind that they will change the position of your foot on the pedal. Foot position on the pedal is more important than the overlap...
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Originally Posted by adriano
hey, everyone! i just bought into the cycling game with a black 47, and i think ive just gotten into something quite expensive. you should apologize to my wallet! haha
what is the cycling game?
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Originally Posted by JayNev
what is the cycling game?
dont be sad. its actually quite simple: you ride a little, have fun, and try not to lose your shirt. try to be positive about it, yes?
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I have a 50cm kilo tt and had overlap problems but got used to it. But then iput on a 650cc deep v and use it for barspuns and it doesn't have any toe overlap anymore
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Originally Posted by oeuf
For those of you contemplating smaller clips for your pedals, you need to keep in mind that they will change the position of your foot on the pedal. Foot position on the pedal is more important than the overlap...
where should your foot be in relation to the pedals? the ball of your foot on the axel of the pedal? or arch on the axel?
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i think ball of the foot over the axle is best
 
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haha, the cycling game is fun.
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^ who has the high score?
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i know this is a newb question but im a newb so i will ask. I'm interested in the Kilo TT but my main focus on riding is doing tricks and then the bike rides. So my question is, is the kilo TT capable of doing barspins? if not what is needed to do so? thanks
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Hey A question for all you guys with Kilo TT Pro's...


What is your chainline?

Assuming the kilo uses a regular track hub with a 42mm chainline, wouldn't the chainline be off with the Sugino RD's that have a 45mm chainline?
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Old 11-11-08, 07:06 AM
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I swapped my Origins8 chainring out for a Sugino one (also 46t):




(the fisheye distorts some angles in there)
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Old 11-11-08, 05:50 PM
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has anyone put fenders on their kilos?

if so, what kind did you get? Any fit problems?
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Old 11-11-08, 06:05 PM
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Hey on BD,

https://www.bikesdirect.com/products/mercier/kilott.htm

Orange Merciers are in stock. I didn't see that one coming... anyone got a pic?
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Old 11-11-08, 07:31 PM
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I imagine it will probably be the same or close to the color of the decal-free frame on bikeisland.
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bar spins

You won't be able to do barspins on a stock kilo or most any other track bike, you need to get a 650cc or 26in versus the 700cc that comes standard on the front wheel. you'll also need to make sure your stem clears your top tube, i'm pretty sure the new ones come with a threadless stem that can be flipped over to clear the tube, if not upgrade that ****. done. barspins. i'm also pretty sure that The set up of a 650 front and 700 rear is used for pursuit
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