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Mercier Kilo TT Pictures

Old 06-30-07, 05:12 PM
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I find it hard to believe theyre the only people in the world with access to these bikes.
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Originally Posted by deathhare
I find it hard to believe theyre the only people in the world with access to these bikes.
Not really, since (as I understand it) the parent company
of Bikes Direct owns the Mercier, Windsor and Motobecane
brands now.
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Originally Posted by bonechilling
Not really, since (as I understand it) the parent company
of Bikes Direct owns the Mercier, Windsor and Motobecane
brands now.
Oh..i guess that settles that.
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Originally Posted by Hopetoditchcar
Does anyone have the weight of this bike?



i just weighed mine at my lbs, 20.8 pounds as you see it here. i added the bottle cage, the front brake, the selle italia gel saddle and a white industries eno freewheel cog to the flip/flop hub. the bullhorn bars with the brake lever are probably a push compared to the stock bars.

an educated guess would put this bike easily below 19 pounds stock. it feels lighter.
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hi, i'm new to this forum but i'm very excited about riding! i'm about to order a kilo TT

question, if i'm between 50 and 53 size, should i go bigger or smaller?
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Originally Posted by s0ldats
hi, i'm new to this forum but i'm very excited about riding! i'm about to order a kilo TT

question, if i'm between 50 and 53 size, should i go bigger or smaller?
I have the same question, I'm inbetween the 53 and 57 (no 55?!)
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It's usually better to be stuck with a slightly too small bike, and than you can get a bigger stem and seatpost to compensate.
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Originally Posted by bonechilling
If you're really that worried about toe overlap, then you
shouldn't be trying to ride a track bike on the street in
the first place. Get a frame with laid-back geometry
and you'll be fine.
cant argue with you there.. thanks

Originally Posted by huerro
What about losing the clips and rocking some power grips?

You can back your feet out a hair when you are trackstanding/going super slow/riding in front of a bus/etc, and still have the benefit of being connected to the pedals when you're rolling.
i didnt think of that. sounds worth a try. thanks a lot for the reply.
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Originally Posted by andre nickatina
It's usually better to be stuck with a slightly too small bike, and than you can get a bigger stem and seatpost to compensate.
thanks!! i went with the 50
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i just pulled the trigger on one, that was on ebay, from sptymamma or what ever, now i just have to figure out what color i want, and its alot ****ing harder than i thought.
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Originally Posted by yellowjeep
now i just have to figure out what color i want
i like the green best because so many bikes are a generic black. however, you can do more with black than with green. Such as adding on red wheels or whatever. Green is harder to work with, i think
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Originally Posted by Eric Hanus
i like the green best because so many bikes are a generic black. however, you can do more with black than with green. Such as adding on red wheels or whatever. Green is harder to work with, i think

The thing under your name says colorblind. Why should I trust you on matters of color? joking

I did end up getting green. This will actually be the first brand new bike i have ever had.
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Originally Posted by yellowjeep
The thing under your name says colorblind. Why should I trust you on matters of color?
because the bike is neither blue nor purple
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hey buddy.

i just bought a kilo tt and tektro brakes myself.

and im having a hell of a time trying to figure those brakes out ( first time building a bike).

any advice? helpful sites?
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what kind of advice do you need?

https://sheldonbrown.com/brakes/index.html
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Can anyone tell me what handlebar clamp diameter size I would need for risers? Ive seen a 25.4 and 31.8mm.. Which is what I need? Im looking to run a bmx lever for my front brake also.
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i read on this thread that the stem is a 25.4, so you can

A: Stick a set of risers right the **** in there

C: Get a stem that messures 31.8 and have some thick ass looking bars.

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Thanks!
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Thanks macnchees, I'm excited about it being 25.4ish so I can use my Nitto stems, that weld on the stock stem is kinda gross. I really wish i Could find a nice looking pop top, any suggestions?
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Does anyone have sounds coming out of the headset when pressure is applied on the bars? (going up hill). I can't figure out what it is. I have tightend the stem, and pretty sure the headset is tight as well.
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What size is the stock chain 1/8 or 3/32? I am looking switch the 16t cog to 18t. Thanks
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Originally Posted by psychosaif
Does anyone have sounds coming out of the headset when pressure is applied on the bars? (going up hill). I can't figure out what it is. I have tightend the stem, and pretty sure the headset is tight as well.
ihav this sound now...sounds like a creaking metel to metel sound....granted I was in an accident that caused a bit of damage to the inside of the set....but it is getting worse and worse...i have been riding everyday on it since it started for about 3 montsh and no problems yet, but I am going to replace it soon....tommorow even!

that sound bothers the **** out of me
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Originally Posted by bostonfix
ihav this sound now...sounds like a creaking metel to metel sound....granted I was in an accident that caused a bit of damage to the inside of the set....but it is getting worse and worse...i have been riding everyday on it since it started for about 3 montsh and no problems yet, but I am going to replace it soon....tommorow even!

that sound bothers the **** out of me
A lot of times its just the stem creaking. Take out your stem and grease the shaft (gross) and put it back in and ride. Usually fixes the creaking.
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I originaly liked the green one the best but Im falling for the black.
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