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Old 03-01-09, 07:55 PM
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Originally Posted by xsnakobx
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik/1055826257.html

is any of what this guy says true? Is that a kilo frame?
i don't see where it says kilo anywhere on the ad.
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My bad, I totally didn't realize that Mercier made other bikes.
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Zip, you're huge.
Mines a 57 also and fits me perfectly, the way I have it set up.
I've always liked your bike though.
I think I'm gonna stick with the ***** stem.
I'm still pretty aprehensive about cutting the steerer tube tough.
I think I'll ride it around for a little bit more though.
I've always thought as my kilo as more of a cruiser than a fast bike.
My madison and my geared bianchi are for going fast and riding aggressively.
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Originally Posted by xsnakobx
My bad, I totally didn't realize that Mercier made other bikes.
wow


i was about to buy this honda but i was like "hey civics don't come in convertables."
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Originally Posted by vledaD
that must be one of the most hideous color combos. wow dude.
removing the anodize would be redemptive.

Originally Posted by flam
After hours and countless blisters, i finally removed most of the reflective tape:



to this:

thats drexel for you.

blow dryer.
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Old 03-01-09, 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted by adriano
removing the anodize would be redemptive.



thats drexel for you.

blow dryer.
haha, do you go here?

I used a blowdryer, but it still took forever. Eventually I used goo-gone which worked wonders
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Originally Posted by cc700
wow


i was about to buy this honda but i was like "hey civics don't come in convertables."
Do Civics come in convertibles?
Anyway, I've never seen or heard of any other Mercier bike, and I know that they are made by BikesDirect, so I just assumed that, since they're not a real brand of bike and I've never seen/heard of any other Mercier (wow, this is repetitive), that they must not exist. Oh well, I acknowledged my mistake (even used Google to find out what other goodies Mercier makes!).
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the civic del sol was a targa top, which isn't technically a convertible since it's just a removable section of the full-time hard top.

the s2000 is an actual convertible, but not branded as a civic anywhere. so the answer is a definitive no.

the bikesdirect mercier aren't real merciers but there are so many... unless you haven't seen that website.

goo gone is amazing.
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Are there real Merciers?
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There used to be.
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there WERE real merciers
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What happened? Did the company just die? Are Kilos the only bikes made by "Mercier" now?
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no mercier died and the name trademark expired so bikesdirect bought it up and retrademarked it to them, so now all merciers are bikesdirect bikes that are simply taiwanese bikes made in the same factories as 90% of the bikes on earth.

same as dawes, motobecane, and everything else.

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Oh that makes sense... because I've seen people talking about vintage motobecanes... And I wondered about that, but I guess I never wondered hard enough...

How do you people who use them like track drops? Why do you use them over road drops?
(I was going to get some Dedas, but the dude totally flaked, so I'm still rocking the bullhorns, but as I've gotten more used to the horns, I don't know if I want to trade out.)
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i like track drops because they provide just as many hand positions as bare road drops, cept the tops are narrower... but i'm either cruising on the tops or mashing in the drops, so i don't need any others.

that said i have road drops on my kilo right now, but that was more because i wanted aluminum bars that i wouldn't cry over if they got stolen.

with newer ergo bars, there's really no reason to use track drops instead except for how good they look.
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Originally Posted by cc700
the civic del sol was a targa top, which isn't technically a convertible since it's just a removable section of the full-time hard top.

the s2000 is an actual convertible, but not branded as a civic anywhere. so the answer is a definitive no.

the bikesdirect mercier aren't real merciers but there are so many... unless you haven't seen that website.

goo gone is amazing.
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so the s600 was branded a civic, or you completely missed the point of my joke?
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Originally Posted by cc700
i like track drops because they provide just as many hand positions as bare road drops, cept the tops are narrower... but i'm either cruising on the tops or mashing in the drops, so i don't need any others.

that said i have road drops on my kilo right now, but that was more because i wanted aluminum bars that i wouldn't cry over if they got stolen.

with newer ergo bars, there's really no reason to use track drops instead except for how good they look.
I'm usually either right next to the stem (still need suggestions on a shorter stem by the way) or out on the ends of horns. I only got the horns because they were free (good things come from volunteering at the campus bike shop) and for alleycats (the stock bars get tedious... only one real position unless your mashing). I'm still thinking of getting track drops for normal riding around (drops are easier for climbing hills in my opinion, and I live in SF). I would use my old drops but I traded them to the bike shop thingy for my horns (and I think it's funny that BF spell-check recognizes "thingy")
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Originally Posted by cc700
so the s600 was branded a civic, or you completely missed the point of my joke?
i read you saying that there was never a honda badged convertible. ive been ninjad!
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i didn't edit that post.
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Originally Posted by cc700
i didn't edit that post.
i know, but its 2009. we cant admit to reading comprehension failure without a fight, right?
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Originally Posted by lordgold


Finally all together. Just picked it up from my LBS after getting my fork and headset installed, and slapped everything else on there. Just waiting on my front brake.

hey what size frame is that? it simply looks gorgeous. are you going for white/blue or silver blue?
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Originally Posted by 5h0m3d4m0n3y
hey what size frame is that? it simply looks gorgeous. are you going for white/blue or silver blue?
53. And a combination of silver components, with the white tape and saddle. I'm just out of money, currently.

And no, white Deep Vs will never be going on this bike.
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heyyy so i have a kilo have not posted pics...yet...but i'm feeling some play in the bottom bracket and i think i need to replace it...I have had the bike for about a month...probably have put 50 miles on it. Just wondering...how many of you have swapped out the stock bottom bracket for a new one**********?
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i figured ill post pics of mine here:













Just waiting on my 151 bcd track ring to come in so i can run my nice cranks

Anyways:

dp-18 to formulas
cinelli stem
Hutchinson tires
wrights seat
tange hs
no name seat post
sugino vp cranks, soon to be mightys track
sugino ring 47T
16 dura-ace
same lock ring
all city pedals with christophe singles
Wic-Kids is our crew

lots of fun
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