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2009 Mercier Kilo TT Pro

Cheap, fun, even though it's a Mercier I enjoy it.

Frame:
53cm Mercier Kilo TT Pro (Reynolds 520)

Fork/Headset:
Lugged Mercier+Cane Creek

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Sugino RD2

Pedals:
MKS GR-9+MKS clips+MKS Fit A NJS straps

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Sugino 48t+19t EAI+Ben's Cycle lockring+KMC D101 Devil

Handlebars/Stem:
Syntace Stratos+90mm Easton EA50

Saddle/Seatpost:
San Marco Rolls+Thomson Elite

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Radial laced Novatec+Alex Crostini R1.1+Continental Gator Skin

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Novatec+Alex Crostini R1.1+Continental Gatorskin

Added by steelisreal. Last updated over 12 years ago.

10 Comments

charlie

charlie says:

how long does it take you to skid through gatorskins? my ginger bank account limits me to zaffiros.

Posted over 11 years ago

steelisreal

steelisreal says:

I'm being serious, i've been running gator skins on all the bikes (listed) so right now 3 bikes (kilo, dawes (beater), and Terraferma) for 2 years, and I ride 20 miles + per day. I wanna try some Randos for my dawes for riding to and from work, but honestly I don't think I'll find a better tire.

Posted over 11 years ago

arborsport

arborsport says:

How do you like the KMC 101 devil? It's the most economically priced track chain I can afford. Does it provide a smooth ride worth the $?

Posted over 13 years ago

arborsport

arborsport says:

And sweet flippin bike. I've got a kilo tt in the works and it's killing me not to have it finished yet.

Posted over 13 years ago

steelisreal

steelisreal says:

Thanks man, I really love this bike, they're great bikes. I have both an Izumi chain (on my IRO) and this (KMC D101 Devil) and i'll say that the Devil is louder, but it's a great looking chain and you can tell it's beefy and strong. I'd recommend this or the KMC K710, they're only $10.45 SHIPPED on Tree Fort Bikes (http://www.treefortbikes.com/226_333222...) I hear that chain is amazing for the price. I'll be picking a few of them up to have in my parts bin as spares.

Posted over 13 years ago

Coomer

Coomer says:

To add to what steelisreal says, the 710 is amazing for the price. I've run them on several of my bikes and I find they stretch less than anything else I've tried, including Izumi and HKK NJS-approved chains. Definitely a bit noisier and heavier, but totally worth it for the strength.

Posted over 13 years ago

steelisreal

steelisreal says:

Coomer has got it, it's a little heavier, but in all honesty it's not a big deal, and at $10.45 shipped, it's an amazing value. Plus it looks great, being black/silver. I'll be getting a few like i said, much better value than my Izumi I'm running.

Posted over 13 years ago

arborsport

arborsport says:

I will try the 710 at some point. I got impatient and bought the 101 before you told me it was noisy. Damn! But I will give the 101 a chance. One more week and my Kilo will be up and running.

Posted over 13 years ago

Coomer

Coomer says:

Looks good! I had the exact same bike and liked it a lot!

Posted over 13 years ago

steelisreal

steelisreal says:

Thanks, for a cheap bike it really is not bad at all. I love it a lot. With the sale of my '93 Cannondale, I'm trying to find a Bridgestone like yours, I just can't seem to locate one in my size and good condition.

Posted over 13 years ago