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Mercier Kilo TT Pictures

Old 07-08-09, 07:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Aged Bike Fixer
Very nice... got the orange and like how toxic the color is, but gold was my second choice.

Are those pics taken around Boulder Valley Ranch?

HEy, actually this is on greenbriar road looking south. very south boulder. you should take some pics of the orange!




im gonna pick up a white saddle soon, and i was thinking about getting my stem and seat post black.. whatcha think
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Old 07-08-09, 07:34 PM
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Guys, you're forgetting that the stickers make it go faster.
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Originally Posted by wild style
Guys, you're forgetting that the stickers make it go faster.
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Originally Posted by wild style
Guys, you're forgetting that the stickers make YOU go faster.
Fixed that for you
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Old 07-08-09, 08:48 PM
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yeah, now that everyone knows you're on a cheap bike you have to show them up and work harder, lest they think your bike is slow.
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I ordered the Tektro "track" brake kit that was on BikeIsland a bit ago, just installed it today. Never ran a front brake on my fixed gear before, but last night went on a ride with a massive downhill portion and having to brake check constantly due to a stop sign at the bottom of the hill was shi#ty while everyone else was zooming down.

Anyway, I figured I'd post some pics here so people can get a sense for what this brake looks like on the Kilo. I'd also like to double check that I installed in correctly.







And here's the whole bike. MKS Sylvan pedals, clips, All-City double straps, Sugino Messenger chainring, Deep V laced to black Origin8 hub. Just about done, I think. Dreaming about upgrading to a Chris King headset someday and snagging a white Aerospoke for the front wheel. Very tarck, I know.

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Old 07-08-09, 11:53 PM
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hey i am wondering if anyone has tried 160mm cranks on their merciers, i am wondering if this will help to eliminate pedal strike. While pedal strike not being a big issue for me, i am curious.

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and for our inner hipster:
https://cgi.ebay.com/EIGHTHINCH-FIXED...3%3A1|294%3A50
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a_elephant, not sure why you felt odd trying to be safe while people blew a stop sign at the bottom of a hill (don't think the brake forced you to use it).
As for the install, the only thing to do is to re-cinch the cable with that black little cam-like lever pointing down instead of up. This way, if you happen to knock you wheel out of true while riding, you can release it so the pads won't rub.
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you can also drop the wheel out without flattening the tire. that's the reason they have the cam.

other than that, we can't tell from looking if it's on properly or adjusted correctly.
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I think a_elephant regretted not being able to gun it down the hill brakeless like his friends who had the greater stopping power of a front brake to slow them down more quickly. Thus the constant speed checks instead of just blasting down the hill like his friends.
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Old 07-09-09, 06:05 AM
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Originally Posted by rickrickrick
HEy, actually this is on greenbriar road looking south. very south boulder. you should take some pics of the orange!
Cool. I moved from Boulder in '02. Was trying to figure out where those were.

Originally Posted by rickrickrick
im gonna pick up a white saddle soon, and i was thinking about getting my stem and seat post black.. whatcha think
White should look great. I ordered a white Charge Spoon for mine. Although I think I'd stick with the silver seatpost and stem. Something about the gold looks a bit old school to me.

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Originally Posted by erichsia
I think a_elephant regretted not being able to gun it down the hill brakeless like his friends who had the greater stopping power of a front brake to slow them down more quickly. Thus the constant speed checks instead of just blasting down the hill like his friends.
You got it.

I'm not "cool" enough to fly down the hill and run the stop sign like the d00ds in SF, so I was trying to make sure I'd have enough stopping power left at the bottom of the hill to come to a stop (or at least very slow roll). I had an incident about 3 years ago when I was going down a big hill and made the mistake of locking up my back wheel in a skid. Without a front brake, once the wheel is locked up, you're out of stopping power -- that's it. I came to the bottom of the hill and skidded right through the stop sign, almost t-boning a car. Never making that mistake again.

Also, the cam is down. I noticed that as soon as I took the picture.

I was mostly just confused with all of the little metal bead-like parts that came with the cable and housing. I wasn't sure where along the housing they are supposed to sit.

Thanks for the input.
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hmm 160 cranks would have been ideal for my girlfriends build. shes running a freewheel for now, but had she been fixed or if she goes fixed its a nice option.

i looked around for them (not too hard i guess) and didnt really see any that were for the track. people only recommended bmx cranks
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Old 07-09-09, 10:59 AM
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I have the same tektro Bikeisland kit. Works awesome since day 1.
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Old 07-09-09, 12:42 PM
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Here's My Green '08 53

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Old 07-09-09, 01:06 PM
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/\That's a lot of post. The brooks looks a bit off on that bike, maybe it's the top tube cover.
Looks like a fun ride.
 
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I've been messing with saddle height/angle a bit lately. I agree it's a little on the high side. Every time I jump on to go ride, I have to remind myself to fix it when I get a chance....I've come to grips with the fact that the Brooks may not be the best saddle visually for the bike, but my cheeks thank me.
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Finally got my bike back from the shop! Here are the details...

53cm Kilo TT frame.
Mavic CXP33 laced with double butted DT Swiss spokes to Formulas.
Stock cranks and chainring.
Stock seatpost and stem and bars.
Cane Creek S2 sealed headset.
All-City pedals with plastic cages.
Charge Knife saddle.
Milwaukee 17t cog and lockring.

I normally ride with a brake, but I JUST got back from the shop. I took the brake off prior to taking it there for easier installation on their part. I'll post a better picture later!
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New Pic as a result of the "What don't you like about my bike?" thread:

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that purple looks clean!

anyone usung the omnium cranks?
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if i didnt want a size that sram doesnt provide, id definitely want omniums. theyre the best at any cost, and are becoming more affordable. the look is polarizing.
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Originally Posted by brendon_ak
that purple looks clean!
Thanks dude!

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if i didnt want a size that sram doesnt provide, id definitely want omniums. theyre the best at any cost, and are becoming more affordable. the look is polarizing.
They come in 165, 167.5, 170, 172.5, and 175. What could you want besides those options?
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i like 160mm.
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