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Mercier Kilo TT Pictures

Old 09-29-09, 09:02 PM
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Take 4 zipties, space them evenly in the Oury grip, then slide them on. Make sure the smooth side of the ziptie is going against the bar that it is sliding onto. Then just pull out the zipties.
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I figured it was something similar to that.

Interesting.

I might have to try it sometime.
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that sounds too easy to be true, i wish i had known about this trick a long time ago.
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What's the point of those fenders, other than style?
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have you never ridden through wet or muddy pavement after/during a rainy day?
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Why did this not cross my mind?
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just got in 53cm black magic stripper

30 minutes out the box and bam! almost rolling! no air, no tightening of anything but just wanted to get on it and make sure i actually fit on this thing; had the hardest time deciding between 50cm and 53cm and went with the 53cm based on my measurements: 5'9", 30.5" inseam, some other stuff but also, just measuring up against some other track bikes and used this (https://www.tiemeyercycles.com/fit.htm). the bike comes real clean and the black magic sparkle is super nice; subtle, but will catch some shine outdoors I'm sure. can't wait to run these stock kenda's into the ground so i can get some maxxis refuse on 'em and looking at the rest of the threads, will replace lockring and cog prob. tomorrow; other than that, good first impressions. the stem is mega cheap (will probably flip it the other way to point down), and the handlebars are cheap too, post is worse than the seat, the seat seems ok. but, looking forward to it. gold accents on chain and pedals are not that obvious. will have more shots, esp. outdoor closeups of the black magic but on the BD site they do a great job with the galleries. they also did a good job packing, padding, etc. although there were some straight up holes punched in the box.
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just wondering - how much does a stock kilo tt weigh?

thanks gang.
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About 19lbs IIRC
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New additions to my Kilo:

syntace stratos 400
Panaracer Pasela TG
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Not many changes except for Omnium crankset and a gatorskin.
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Could I possibly see a close-up of the front light?

I like where it is positioned.
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Old 10-01-09, 08:19 PM
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Originally Posted by PluperfectArson
Could I possibly see a close-up of the front light?

I like where it is positioned.
12 degrees above the road ahead of the bicycle?
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It's just clamped onto the headtube. If you really really want a pic, I can do it tomorrow when there's light out.
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Originally Posted by VeloReno
12 degrees above the road ahead of the bicycle?
Well, despite the angle.

I like it because it is not cluttering up the handlebars.

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It's just clamped onto the headtube. If you really really want a pic, I can do it tomorrow when there's light out.
Nah, man, it is alright.

By the way, what light is it?
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Originally Posted by robotphood


New additions to my Kilo:

syntace stratos 400
Panaracer Pasela TG
that is sexy!
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Originally Posted by PluperfectArson
Well, despite the angle.

I like it because it is not cluttering up the handlebars.



Nah, man, it is alright.

By the way, what light is it?
Just a tri-led front.
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New additions to my Kilo:

syntace stratos 400
Panaracer Pasela TG
That makes me want to leather wrap my bullhorns. That looks damn good. Well done.
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I recently (august 09) spent $1600 on a trek fx 7.7 hybrid.... but the more and more i see the pictures on this thread, the more and more i am considering getting a kilo for xmas!

i have not read any bad reviews at all of this bike but i am wondering if anyone here has any negatives about the bike? how does it ride?

i plan on getting one and putting 23mm tires on it, flat bar, the usual mods i've seen...

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Originally Posted by dc2asc
Take 4 zipties, space them evenly in the Oury grip, then slide them on. Make sure the smooth side of the ziptie is going against the bar that it is sliding onto. Then just pull out the zipties.
Nice tip. I usually just spray the handlebar with hairspray and the Oury slides right on. It also adds to adhesion later on. Only problem is it takes about a day to dry/set. To take them off, I just take a small screwdriver or something similar, spread some dish washing liquid on it, pry it into the oury and roll along the grip. Slips right off.
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dang; after putting together the kilo Tt (stripper black magic); what i don't like about the bike is all the chrome and crap but i just dismissed the motobecane track because of the unicrown fork versus the mercier lugged flat crown. but the all-black parts look so much nicer!

https://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...cane/track.htm

can anyone tell me the serious differences between the two? the motobecane is $100 cheaper and many many many of the specs seem the same. and . . . i already threw away all the packaging so I'm not sure i can return it to BD at this point.
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520 reynolds on the mercier. I believe the geometry is tighter.
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ya i was looking at other threads like this one about 520 vs 4130 (https://www.bikeforums.net/framebuilders/253635-reynolds-520-versus-4130-a.html) but i thought it in the end, the conclusion is, same stuff. although i did see this other thread on another site which seemed to score the 4130 better

i tried to check the geometry as best i could via internet and obviously the pure visual looks very similar, the distances are millimeters off, not centimeters (53cm kilo vs 54cm motobecane).

it may just be aesthetics but that motobecane track is as clean, if not cleaner.
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A 53cm Kilo is closer to 56 (c-t). A 50cm is 53cm (c-t) which is a bit different compared to the 54cm (c-t) motobecane.
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Originally Posted by robotphood
Good gawd this thing gives me two-wheeled-wood. There is just something about a simple black
frame and brown leather saddle and wraps.
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