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Mercier Kilo TT Pictures

Old 11-21-08, 09:28 AM
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decreased rake = more aggressive steering, so increased rake will slow your steering a tiny bit.
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Originally Posted by admrwe
I rode mine for a short while with a 26" on the front, as fun as barspinning is it is not very enjoyable for actual riding, hunched over feeling / pedal scrape sucked.

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Thanks, actually I asked about a 650c front more for the toe overlap but I ride a bit hunched over as it is. I'll prob stick with 700c then.
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I just got this kilo TT pro the other day. 55cm. All stock as of now.
My first fixed gear and I likey very much. Very smooth ride.
I flipped the bars over and cut the ends off with a chop saw. I have never really liked riding drop bars. I might end up getting some bulls or moustache, or I might not.
Pedals, clips, straps, lockring, saddle and stem spacers will be replaced.
It is currently 21 degrees F in chicago.
Cold fingers and toes, silent smooth rides, and big grins.
I love this bike so far....

Thanks to everyone on this forum and thread for the recommendations on this bike and bikesdirect. I ordered on friday and got the bike on wednesday. Top notch packing and quick service. I have been looking into a fixed gear and researching and searching out old frames for quite awhile now, and I am quite pleased that I decided to just get a (relatively) cheap complete bike instead of building one up. I will, however, probably build one in the spring.

But for now, it's time to RIDE...
















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Old 11-21-08, 02:29 PM
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f-ing love the spring duck right up against the wall!
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Old 11-21-08, 02:59 PM
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yea I do to, anyway you could take more pictures of that duck?....I am being completely serious
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Old 11-21-08, 03:02 PM
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Originally Posted by crawdaddio
I just got this kilo TT pro the other day. 55cm. All stock as of now.
My first fixed gear and I likey very much. Very smooth ride.
I flipped the bars over and cut the ends off with a chop saw. I have never really liked riding drop bars. I might end up getting some bulls or moustache, or I might not.
Pedals, clips, straps, lockring, saddle and stem spacers will be replaced.
It is currently 21 degrees F in chicago.
Cold fingers and toes, silent smooth rides, and big grins.
I love this bike so far....

Thanks to everyone on this forum and thread for the recommendations on this bike and bikesdirect. I ordered on friday and got the bike on wednesday. Top notch packing and quick service. I have been looking into a fixed gear and researching and searching out old frames for quite awhile now, and I am quite pleased that I decided to just get a (relatively) cheap complete bike instead of building one up. I will, however, probably build one in the spring.

But for now, it's time to RIDE...

( I hope that this is not too many photos. Just let me know and I will remove some)
the color looks great! nice choice.
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Old 11-21-08, 03:54 PM
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not a fan of the dropout shape, but otherwise, i can't wait until i can afford a build up.
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imagine rocking back and forth on that duck and smashing your head against the wall! sounds like fun times

More pics of the duck!
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Originally Posted by grymg
decreased rake = more aggressive steering, so increased rake will slow your steering a tiny bit.
Yeah, you're wrong
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has anyone tried or seen double stoker/dummy/false/lever-amputated hoods on brakeless drops to add that hand position while maintaining the drops?
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color slate is very HOT!!!!!!
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Anyone know when they will get the 53cm Slates in at BD? I just lost an ebay auction on a 53cm Cream.
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Kilo TT Frameset purchased from Bikeisland. White 53cm. Very satisfied with the purchase, feels very tight and compact compared to my old conversion. Weighs in at exactly 21 pounds which is heavier than I expected but it may be due to a faulty scale at my LBS but the damn weinmann dp18s dont help either. Just happy to be done bike part buying for a while. I posted some of these in the general gallery but i have some more:











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love your bike.....very good build
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can i have some advice on what kinda brakes to get? short reach or standard reach?

bikeisland keeps telling me different things.
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https://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_S...ls&ProdID=1085

room mate bought this set. He is very satisfied with it and said its a piece of cake to install.
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Originally Posted by Aries
https://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_S...ls&ProdID=1085

room mate bought this set. He is very satisfied with it and said its a piece of cake to install.
So short reach won't work?

https://www.benscycle.net/index.php?m...oducts_id=3217
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Originally Posted by speeed
To be honest I dont know if it works or not. For 35 shipped you can get the one I listed from bike island which comes with the caliper, pads, cable, and lever. To me thats a much better deal and Im positive it works.
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it'll work, i think that's the exact brake i have on my kilo. might've even got it for cheaper at my LBS
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Bought a Kilo TT Pro today.

53cm Wheat Gold since they dont have Slate in stock. Gonna have it powdercoated anyways so its all good.

Lost an ebay auction on a Cream 53cm so I was like F it, Ill just buy one direct.
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Originally Posted by JayNev
it'll work, i think that's the exact brake i have on my kilo. might've even got it for cheaper at my LBS
The ben's or the bikeisland?
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finally got around to painting my frame today... took all night and I have not slept at all but for my first paint job I think it came out well. here are some before, during, and after pics...
frame paint is "khaki" and I did two clear coats after. I'm stoked I now know how to take the entire bike apart and put it back together. Also added an "almond" coat to the chain ring and a little bit of Homer to the rear tube.

also, got some wood painted fenders (from the seattle langster) on the way, a brown king headset, and a brooks leather seat... can't wait







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nice job!
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Your paint job came out tite. No more arrospok?
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