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Mercier Kilo TT: upgrade suggestion

Old 05-09-08, 09:47 AM
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Mercier Kilo TT: upgrade suggestion

Ok i recently recieved my Kilo and i would like to modify it, I would not mind getting some suggestions from others who have customized there Kilo, what changes, parts do you recommend, would also love to see some photos if you have of your upgrades.
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Old 05-09-08, 10:21 AM
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Hi coolcras7, I'm going to move this to the SS/FG forum...

Welcome to BF, and feel free to PM me with any questions !

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Originally Posted by coolcras7 View Post
Ok i recently recieved my Kilo and i would like to modify it, I would not mind getting some suggestions from others who have customized there Kilo, what changes, parts do you recommend, would also love to see some photos if you have of your upgrades.
Hi Coolcras. Welcome.

The first suggestions for upgrades on any new bike are the parts your body touches: saddle, pedals, and handlebars. Figuring out what works best for you is largely a question of trial and error though, so I would try to borrow or get stuff cheap until you know what you want/what works best for your body.

Assuming you won't be using this bike exclusively on the track, I'd also get a front brake and brake lever if I were you.

Hit a search for Kilott and you will see hundreds.
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thanks for the advise, had a problem when i tried to install new breaks was told that the kilo fork was weird, anyone else have an issue installing breaks on ther kilo tt
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Old 05-09-08, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by huerro View Post
Hi Coolcras. Welcome.

The first suggestions for upgrades on any new bike are the parts your body touches: saddle, pedals, and handlebars. Figuring out what works best for you is largely a question of trial and error though, so I would try to borrow or get stuff cheap until you know what you want/what works best for your body.

Hit a search for Kilott and you will see hundreds.
All those are great recommendations. Saddle, bars, pedals and brakes get you rolling. Then when things break on the bike upgrade! No need to spend money on a part that functions fine. The wheel set is pretty sturdy too, so you can put that upgrade off for a while
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Originally Posted by coolcras7 View Post
thanks for the advise, had a problem when i tried to install new breaks was told that the kilo fork was weird, anyone else have an issue installing breaks on ther kilo tt
I had these: https://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_S...ils&ProdID=482

They went on without a problem and are a great deal. What kind of brake were you using?
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Old 05-09-08, 11:52 AM
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Pedals/shoes/fenders/saddle/carbonfork/brakes
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whats a good brand of pedal for a fix gear single speed bike?
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hey you will learn a ton through searching for Kilo TT threads, or looking through the Kilo TT Picture thread here, or looking around on velospace, and fixed gear gallery.
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Coolcras - depends if you ride clipless or not, if you have other bikes and what pedals they use, and your dexterity. I have 2-sided SPD pedals on my fg/ss commuter so I can use the same shoes/cleats as on my other commuter bike; 2-sided because it's easier for me to clip in versus single-sided pedals and I had more problems using toe-clips.
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