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Mercier Kilo TT Pictures

Old 10-07-09, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla
Finally rid of that stock stem and cut my steerer tube!

My new Velo Orange stem (70mm/6 degree...love it!) & Fast Freddie top cap:



I've got some more goodies on the way too.

awesome scrod!
do you have anymore pics from different angles?
VO emailed me today and they said they should have the 70mm VO 17 degree stem in by tomorrow.
I can't wait to order one.
How did you cut your steerer tube? There's that star nut inside of the steerer. Did you have to remove that?
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Old 10-07-09, 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by MarkieMark
awesome scrod!
do you have anymore pics from different angles?
VO emailed me today and they said they should have the 70mm VO 17 degree stem in by tomorrow.
I can't wait to order one.
How did you cut your steerer tube? There's that star nut inside of the steerer. Did you have to remove that?
Put a socket that is around the same ID of the steerer tube and knock it down.
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Old 10-07-09, 01:50 PM
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Yeah...that's how I did it. Tapped down the nut with a socket & hammer, carefully used a hacksaw (after measuring about a thousand times) and cleaned it up with a file.

I went with the 6-degree 'cause I happen to like the way a little bit of rise looks. My bike feels so much better now!

MarkieMark - I'll take a couple more pics and PM them to you when I get home from work.
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Old 10-07-09, 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla
Yeah...that's how I did it. Tapped down the nut with a socket & hammer, carefully used a hacksaw (after measuring about a thousand times) and cleaned it up with a file.

I went with the 6-degree 'cause I happen to like the way a little bit of rise looks. My bike feels so much better now!

MarkieMark - I'll take a couple more pics and PM them to you when I get home from work.
Thanks! If you flip that 6deg stem does it drop slightly?
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Old 10-07-09, 04:00 PM
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When you flip it to -6, it's a very slight rise. The stock stem that came with my bike was a 6-degree as well (although I think some folks got a 17). You can see what it looks like flipped in the pics on my VeloSpace.
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla
When you flip it to -6, it's a very slight rise. The stock stem that came with my bike was a 6-degree as well (although I think some folks got a 17). You can see what it looks like flipped in the pics on my VeloSpace.
with a six degree, its an eleven degree rise.
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Last shot of my TT PRO, sold it last night.

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Old 10-08-09, 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Thetank
Last shot of my TT PRO, sold it last night.

https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...ikes/021-1.jpg
Where was this taken?

The map looks familiar, but I cannot place it.
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Originally Posted by PluperfectArson
Where was this taken?

The map looks familiar, but I cannot place it.
I'm sure its pretty common, they paint these on a lot of schools which is where this one happens to be at. Its at an elementary school playground near my house in the Bedford TX area.

I sold the bike for $400, figured even with the new pedals and tires and that Ti saddle it was a fair price considering conversions in the DFW area CL are on sale for crazy prices I'm not about to be one of those A-Holes!
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It's still smarter business to sell better product even if the market is overpaying for crap. I don't get some of you people. As much as I love humanity, ethics and morales, it's unrealistic for me to think if I cut someone a deal, someone else down the line will do the same for me. Maybe because I'm out in SoCal.
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It's still smarter business to sell better product even if the market is overpaying for crap. I don't get some of you people. As much as I love humanity, ethics and morales, it's unrealistic for me to think if I cut someone a deal, someone else down the line will do the same for me. Maybe because I'm out in SoCal.
Yep, SoCal . Nowhere else like it. There are nice people out in the world. We live in a bubble my friend.
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Originally Posted by Thetank
I'm sure its pretty common, they paint these on a lot of schools which is where this one happens to be at. Its at an elementary school playground near my house in the Bedford TX area.

I sold the bike for $400, figured even with the new pedals and tires and that Ti saddle it was a fair price considering conversions in the DFW area CL are on sale for crazy prices I'm not about to be one of those A-Holes!
They have a similar map on an elementary school I used to live near.
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Originally Posted by Thetank
I'm sure its pretty common, they paint these on a lot of schools which is where this one happens to be at. Its at an elementary school playground near my house in the Bedford TX area.
That must be it, then. Now that I think about it, there might be one at the school down the street from my house, as well as I think there was one at the school I went to in Washington when I was a kid.
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Old 10-09-09, 07:42 AM
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Originally Posted by evotion
It's still smarter business to sell better product even if the market is overpaying for crap. I don't get some of you people. As much as I love humanity, ethics and morales, it's unrealistic for me to think if I cut someone a deal, someone else down the line will do the same for me. Maybe because I'm out in SoCal.
There's that sort of positive attitude between some tight-knit communities in the NYC area as well, but certainly not the city as a whole / or with complete strangers.
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Old 10-09-09, 09:58 AM
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i didnt want to clutter the thread up with another stock green Kilo, so i bought some parts... nothing special, this is my nicest bike but still one that i will ride anywhere anytime, it sees alot of 30+ mile rides at high speed. Ordered the vuelta track wheels mainly to put the stock kilo wheels on a single speed project i have in the works. Stock Kenda's blew so i put the Gator Skin 700x25's on it.. I think that should have been my first purchase. The stock saddle killed me so i bought this selle san marco for $10 off a buddy (it's been down before ). Gearing is 48/15 which will stay for a while at least til next summer when i can find some open routes to get up more speed with less traffic, then i'll play with it again, maybe go to a 49+ tooth chainring.

other than that it's all stock, any suggestions on what to do next??
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Old 10-09-09, 01:51 PM
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naynay, is that an older Kilo that came threaded?
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yes it is.. i think maybe an 07 or 08 model..?? i bought it brand new in the box though in july '09.. Spectrum cycles here in dallas (a subsidary of bikes direct) has a warehouse, and this one was set aside because of a chip in the paint from shipping... i paid a little less than the advertised $350 for it

I would like to possibly put a carbon fork on it and go threadless sometime down the line
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Old 10-09-09, 02:46 PM
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You know all Kilo's come with forks partially threaded. It's up to the buyer to decide whether they want more threads cut, or to go threadless.
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right.. mine is all the way threaded... and if i went threadless, it would only be because i switch to a carbon fork.
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Originally Posted by erichsia
You know all Kilo's come with forks partially threaded. It's up to the buyer to decide whether they want more threads cut, or to go threadless.
Even complete builds? Didn't notice any partial threading on mine.
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Originally Posted by robotphood
Even complete builds? Didn't notice any partial threading on mine.
no just the frameset. Complete's have the fork cut. The old Merciers used to be threadless, i believe.
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Thought so.
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Old 10-09-09, 06:04 PM
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I would like to possibly put a carbon fork on it and go threadless sometime down the line
If you do, PM me. I'd love to buy your threaded fork if you want to get rid of it!
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