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Old 02-07-09, 02:13 PM
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most likey this bike will be kept. Ill buy the new back wheel, then when i get my new frame it will be transfered over with most other stuff
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Old 02-07-09, 04:01 PM
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Felt like playing with my new camera again this morning so I thought I'd take a few pictures of my Kilo again.





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Is that the stock stem? It looks shorter

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Old 02-07-09, 10:44 PM
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Is that the stock stem? It looks shorter
Yeah. It's the one that came with my bike, at least.
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Originally Posted by peitrus
here's mine:





Before
Nice front yard, where do you live?

How much did you pay to get that powdercoated?
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404 error powder coat not found

I sprayed the frame myself. And it cost me $15.00

I live in Reche Canyon in Colton, CA.
Nothing but canyons and dirt bike riding bros up here with narrow, massively pothole ridden roads.
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Old 02-08-09, 12:16 AM
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i dunno how it looks in person, but dat red looks real sharp... esp with all the silver
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Old 02-08-09, 12:21 AM
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Originally Posted by peitrus

I sprayed the frame myself. And it cost me $15.00
elaborate on process? turn out well? any unforeseen difficulties?
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hey thnx guys

Yeah I used a chemical stripper to get the green paint off. It took about 2 hours (while watching Step Brother) and copious amounts of stripper. As for the paint itself, I only had the bike for 2 weeks (so no scratches yet) before I decided to repaint it.

I had contemplated about powder coating but I went with the more economically sound decision and sprayed it myself.
to the bro above, this was on the last page. cmon now!
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Old 02-08-09, 12:59 AM
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Yeah...

Got everything from Wally World:
2 cans of primer
2 cans of red
2 cans of clear
1 canister of paint stripper / epoxy remover

go for it
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moar pics of purple kilos plz
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Originally Posted by peitrus
Yeah...

Got everything from Wally World:
2 cans of primer
2 cans of red
2 cans of clear
1 canister of paint stripper / epoxy remover

go for it
awesome. how did you stand it when you painted it and what did you put under it? or did you hang it? did you just take everything off the frame and spray away or did you have to prep/cover anything? noob questions i know, but totally thinkin about painting my kilo. i'm living in an insanely small town in new zealand at the moment so if i'm gonna paint i gotta do it myself.

thanks dude
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my kilo. Will paint soon, black on the back and white up front.
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Originally Posted by anacrime
awesome. how did you stand it when you painted it and what did you put under it? or did you hang it? did you just take everything off the frame and spray away or did you have to prep/cover anything? noob questions i know, but totally thinkin about painting my kilo. i'm living in an insanely small town in new zealand at the moment so if i'm gonna paint i gotta do it myself.

thanks dude
- Well before I started painting I removed all the parts of course; seat post and clamp, stem and handlebars, wheels, crank...everything
- Things I didn't remove: bottom bracket (no tool) and head set
- Afterward I washed and wiped the bike down with soap and water to remove any grease and/or oil on the frame
- Whatever I couldn't remove I used blue painter's tape to cover up and I used tape to cover up any openings such as the seat tube and head tube
- I pretty much hung the bike from a nail on a wooden beam in my back porch using an old brake line (lol) a metal hanger will work too and sprayed away
- Be sure to use light even strokes with multiple thin layers and plenty of clear coat

*And from what I've read spray paint is very soft and takes forever to get hard (that's what she said). Some advise to primer one day, sand until smooth then paint the next day and then clear.
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Reche Canyon is a nice place to bike despite the wreckless drivers at times. Nice to know a local in the forum.. Good job on the painting
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Originally Posted by anacrime
awesome. how did you stand it when you painted it and what did you put under it? or did you hang it? did you just take everything off the frame and spray away or did you have to prep/cover anything? noob questions i know, but totally thinkin about painting my kilo. i'm living in an insanely small town in new zealand at the moment so if i'm gonna paint i gotta do it myself.

thanks dude
https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ht=paint+spray
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rad. thanks
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This has been driving me nuts: How do you pronounce the name of this bike? Is it pronounced like Mercy-er or Mercy-eh? I saw someone posted this question about 100-200 pages back (I've read this entire thread; well, to be honest, I skipped some posts if they were repeats or boring).
Anyone have thoughts? (This is my first post, please be nice)
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i really don't know. its always lame to try to explain to someone what frame u are riding.
i say mercy-er kill-o (as opposed to kee-lo) tt
that's probably both incorrect
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mur. see. ay. French.
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That makes sense, but I didn't know it was French. (Why doesn't the BF spell-check recognize contractions?).
Out of curiosity, did anyone else accidentally strip their rear hub while trying to get the stock lock-ring and cog off?
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Old 02-08-09, 06:29 PM
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yessir ZIPP02347283 did i believe
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Old 02-08-09, 07:25 PM
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2 years and still going strong.

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Old 02-08-09, 07:36 PM
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yessir ZIPP02347283 did i believe
haha, straight called out!
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