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Mercier Kilo TT Rim Upgrade Suggestions

Old 09-08-12, 02:49 PM
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Mercier Kilo TT Rim Upgrade Suggestions

I just bought a Kilo TT, it's my first real bike (by that I mean I've just been riding my dad's old mountain bikes to school until now) and although I'm planning to use these stock wheels for as long as I can, I was interested in hearing some of your suggestions as far as upgrades go for the future. I'm not looking for track wheel sets or anything as I'm going to be mainly commuting to school and riding for exercise. Also, I'm not willing to spend more than I did on the bike which was a little less than 400, but I'm definitely looking more for value than saving money so I would be open to paying a little more as long as it's worth it. Weight and Durability come before aesthetics, although I do want it to look pretty cool...Aero also comes before aesthetics although I feel like I can't expect much with what I'm willing to pay.

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go to velomine and get derp vvvvvvvvvvvv's.
durable - CHECK
aero - CHECK
weight - they aren't the lightest, so good for whatever this exercise is that you speak of, i.e. CHECK
look pretty cool - they look friggin sweet as long as you don't get white - CHECK

https://www.velomine.com/index.php?ma...oducts_id=1344

BOOM you just became the coolest kid at school. you're welcome.

ps. many lame, cost/weight-effective, non-cool color available options will follow. disregard them, those are just people employed by the man trying to contain your swagger potential.
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Upgrade everything.
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Old 09-08-12, 03:19 PM
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Cool ass site.
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Are you dissing my bike!
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https://www.wabicycles.com/GXwheels.html
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Are you dissing my bike!
he has the same bike and replaced everything, stop crying.
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bike's that i've never seen are the worst!
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Get a decent wheel builder to lace some open pro's onto a decent set of hubs and you're in the money.
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Yea the hubs on this bike aren't the best. That's a good idea.
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what wrong with the hubs you have now?
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I just feel like my rear wheel isn't spinning as freely as it should which could be a separate problem, but I was planning on taking it in to see if my hub needs to be adjusted.

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Originally Posted by Cheeyeese View Post
I just feel like my rear wheel isn't spinning as freely as it should which could be a separate problem, but I was planning on taking it in to see if it needs to be adjusted.
Well its probably just a muscle problem not a wheel problem. Are you in shape?
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Physical Shape? Yes I play D1 soccer and I'm at 8 percent body fat, but I've had ACL reconstructive surgery. Could that make a difference?
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Originally Posted by Cheeyeese View Post
I just feel like my rear wheel isn't spinning as freely as it should which could be a separate problem, but I was planning on taking it in to see if my hub needs to be adjusted.
Try loosening your chain tension.
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Old 09-08-12, 05:07 PM
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Originally Posted by ianjk View Post
Try loosening your chain tension.
+1

No slack is wack.
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
+1

No slack is wack.
agreed
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Old 09-08-12, 09:59 PM
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+1

No slack is wack.
I feel like I see your name everywhere.
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Originally Posted by Cheeyeese View Post
I feel like I see your name everywhere.
Probably that 8% body fat playing tricks on you.
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Physical Shape? Yes I play D1 soccer and I'm at 8 percent body fat, but I've had ACL reconstructive surgery. Could that make a difference?
Anything else you'd like to share with us? Perhaps your BMI? You cholesterol levels? This is all very helpful when it comes to chain tension.
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Old 09-08-12, 11:57 PM
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He was responding to someone suggesting he was out of shape. Do try to keep up.
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On top of no chain slack improper tightening of cone nuts and lock nuts are usually the causes for your wheels not spinning as freely. Getting sealed bearing hubs will solve having to readjust them so often. +1 for velomine and formula's laced to veeps
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Old 09-09-12, 12:43 AM
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Sorry what's the difference between sealed and unsealed hubs? I remember searching about it because I noticed the TT Pro came stock with sealed hubs but I couldn't really find any answers, just that sealed comes highly recommended. Seems I was too cheap. Is it easy to swap out?
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Sealed systems have bearings that roll independent of the hub

Where as unsealed consists of ball bearings that roll dependent of the hub

Here's a comparison

And it isn't as simple as swapping out the cone and ball-bearings for a cartridge since the hubs will be bored differently.

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