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Mercier Kilo TT Pictures

Old 01-22-08, 01:51 AM
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yeah thread-on's. haha
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Old 01-24-08, 05:19 PM
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Anyone swap out the BB yet? if so, what did you go with? Sugino 75 anyone?
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Old 01-24-08, 09:04 PM
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Originally Posted by psychosaif View Post
Anyone swap out the BB yet? if so, what did you go with? Sugino 75 anyone?
Yep, just got finished doing it a couple of days ago and have ridden it twice since then. Put on a Phil with a Sugino 75 crank.

My replacements now cost more than the bike.
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Old 01-24-08, 10:20 PM
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how is the phil BB and the Suginos? I have S75s but the sugino 68 BB, it works great, but would like to switch out to something sealed. how is the chainline?
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Old 01-24-08, 11:18 PM
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Originally Posted by psychosaif View Post
Anyone swap out the BB yet? if so, what did you go with? Sugino 75 anyone?
shimano UN54 107mm with 165mm shimano 600 cranks, loving it!
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Old 01-25-08, 02:45 AM
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Originally Posted by beethaniel View Post
how is the phil BB and the Suginos? I have S75s but the sugino 68 BB, it works great, but would like to switch out to something sealed. how is the chainline?
The chainline is spot on. I went with the Phil because it's sealed and I ride the Kilo in anything (it's the only bike I've got with fenders). One of the nice things about it is that you can adjust it a few mm in/out to get the chainline right. It won't fix any super bad lines but if it's off by a small amount you can dial it in to get it perfect - or at least as close to perfect as you can measure.
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Old 01-25-08, 10:07 AM
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Originally Posted by psychosaif View Post
Thanks for all the gear ratio responses. I am going to go with 48/17 and see how it feels. I cant imagine it being that different than 48/16.
Not to bore you guys with ratios again, but i switched to 17T Last night i must say im amazed by how much of a difference going up one tooth makes. I can skid a lot easier sitting and wheelies are lot easier as well. However, i have to get used to pedaling more and the ride being too easy on my legs (knees).

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Old 01-25-08, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by ghsmith54 View Post
The chainline is spot on. I went with the Phil because it's sealed and I ride the Kilo in anything (it's the only bike I've got with fenders). One of the nice things about it is that you can adjust it a few mm in/out to get the chainline right. It won't fix any super bad lines but if it's off by a small amount you can dial it in to get it perfect - or at least as close to perfect as you can measure.
Are sealed bearings really better? I mean with non sealed bearing you can repair/ do maintenance on them etc..? I was thinking sugino 75 BB?
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Old 01-25-08, 12:27 PM
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does anyone know when the new batch of frames come out will they have a fork included also?
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Old 01-25-08, 01:02 PM
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The last batch came with forks. And the bikeisland guy wrote a couple pages ago that he doesn't know when EXACTLY they're coming in. Only that they're on their way.
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Old 01-25-08, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
thread on you mean? bolts are like this:


kilo's don't have those stock.
cc700 ur back!! Where in socal are you located??
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Old 01-25-08, 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by psychosaif View Post
Are sealed bearings really better? I mean with non sealed bearing you can repair/ do maintenance on them etc..? I was thinking sugino 75 BB?
I've never found one that seals worth ****. If you ride in the rain you'll end up with water and grit inside the BB and it won't last any time at all. Yeah, you can clean it but why bother when a cartridge BB will probably outlast everything else on the bike and be maintenance free?
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Old 01-26-08, 02:02 PM
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Balling with the old school pegs. Nice.
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Old 01-26-08, 02:24 PM
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hey yall

what color/sizes does the frameset from bikeisland come in? Gonna order one for my girl when they are in stock.
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Old 01-26-08, 03:52 PM
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it's amazing how many times the same question is asked and answered in one thread.
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Old 01-26-08, 03:59 PM
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it's amazing how i didn't feel like digging through 92 pages of nonsense too, right?

i'm pretty sure it's black only and probably the same sizes as the bikes on the bikesdirect page.
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Old 01-26-08, 04:10 PM
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Black, Green, White, Orange
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Old 01-26-08, 04:18 PM
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really? cool, i didn't think she'd have any options to pick from.

I only seem to recall seeing black framesets in this thread.
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Old 01-28-08, 11:24 AM
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still going with black, those colors sux

if only there was some kind of red.
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Old 01-28-08, 11:52 AM
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I'm getting the white. HOLARR
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where are you guys seeing these colors?
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bikes direct mentioned they'd be on the kilo tt pro. i dont remember hearing the framesets would be sold in those colors though. correct me if i'm wrong.
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still going with black, those colors sux

if only there was some kind of red.
powdercoat that ****!

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I'm getting the white. HOLARR
white will look sick.
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Originally Posted by delicious View Post
where are you guys seeing these colors?
You know, you actually ASKED the Bikes Direct guy on page 25 of this thread the following:

Originally Posted by delicious
Mike,

I read a rumor on here that you may be selling the TT frameset in different colors. is this true?

Also, have you considered selling just the TT fork?
To which he replied (still on page 25)

Originally Posted by bikesdirect_com
YES
I have both frames and forks on the way
but they will be in about Feb 1st

in:
BLACK
WHITE
GREEN
ORANGE

I almost did Pink; but I that coing in Moto Messenger - so I didnt do pink

and I will probably do more more later after those

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To which you replied back,

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Sweet. Thanks for the info Mike!

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