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2014 Mercier Kilo Stripper

Frame:
55cm Kilo Stripper (bikeisland.com)

Fork/Headset:
Mercier / unbranded 1" threadless (stock)

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Lasko / Shimano

Pedals:
Welgo Magnesium sealed / ReLoad straps

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
16t Dura Ace / 46t Lasko

Handlebars/Stem:
Nitto B123 40cm / Velo Orange 100mm 17d

Saddle/Seatpost:
Fizik Arione / Syncros

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Alex to Formula Hub / Kenda Kaliente

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Alex to Formula Hub / Kenda Kaliente

More Info:
Needed a commuter bike I could lock up and not worry too much about. Most parts came from my spare parts bin. You can't beat the quality/geometry of the frame for the price. Stoked on this budget build but sold to start a new commuter project.

Added by dietrootbeer. Last updated over 4 years ago.

As of over 4 years ago, dietrootbeer has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

18 Comments

KNL

KNL says:

Can't wait to pick this up Friday! It's crazy that I've been eyeing this build for a while now, and you just happened to be selling just about everything I need, as well as living relatively close.

Posted over 4 years ago

bobetman

bobetman says:

awesome bike man! say, how tall are you? i want to get a kilo and that seat height is just what I like!

Posted over 4 years ago

dietrootbeer

dietrootbeer says:

Hey thanks. I'm exactly 6ft with shoes on. I'm all torso though.

Posted over 4 years ago

KNL

KNL says:

I'm ordering the same frame this weekend, and I can't wait to start this commuter build! Great work! Did the frameset come with a headset and seat collar from Bike Island?

Posted over 4 years ago

dietrootbeer

dietrootbeer says:

thanks man! you definitely wont be disappointed, the quality/ride of these frames for the price is second to none. And yes mine came with the headset and collar. The headset seems pretty cheap though and is kinda finicky (might just be mine though). Good luck on the build

Posted over 4 years ago

KNL

KNL says:

I didn't know if it came with one or not, so i ordered a 1" threadless Tange for $22 shipped. Cant beat that for a sealed 1"! Lol I posted a thread asking for a great commuter frame and everyone said to just build a road conversion, and that Kilos were garbage... I'm not risking it with a low bb shell and short dropouts, especially for commuting. And realistically, I'm not going to know the difference between a Reynolds 520 vs some other "high end" Columbus tubing on an old roadie.

Posted over 4 years ago

dietrootbeer

dietrootbeer says:

Either way, getting the better headset was a good call. I just read your thread and wow people on here have some serious piss poor attitudes. Kilo's are great. Its a commuter, so why are people going on about it needing to be "nicer". I like the idea of it being a $200 frame because if someone walks off with it its really not that big of a deal. Plus the materials, quality and geometry are better than 99% of the SS frames within the same price range. Of course there are better frames out there but that defeats the purpose. I think you made a good choice.

Posted over 4 years ago

KNL

KNL says:

No idea. I don't see it being any less durable than the next steel bike, and it's just meant to be solid and reliable. Haha I wouldnt say not that big of a deal, because I would still be pissed. But I'd feel much more comfortable leaving it locked for a few hours in Toronto rather than my Colossi. Geo looks great, I love the lugging and the paint of the black magic. State, PF, ZF and the endless other's are all going to be hi tens at that price range. Anyways, thanks for the input. Maybe i'll see you if you're ever riding up here!

Posted over 4 years ago

dietrootbeer

dietrootbeer says:

dont get me wrong, I'd be bummed if someone snagged it but when you have bikes that arent replacable with seats that coast as much as this whole build did... the thought of this one walking off doesnt seem so bad haha

Posted over 4 years ago

Rzjarvis93

Rzjarvis93 says:

i've been wanting to get one with this paint job for the longest but haven't been able to justify buying another of the same frame. even though i like these frames so much. I love it, man! the decals are an awesome choice i say, too.

Posted over 4 years ago

dietrootbeer

dietrootbeer says:

The paint looks great, definitely reminiscent of some njs paint jobs I've seen. It's funny, I actually just took the decals off since I'm gonna commuting on this thing more now that winter is in full effect here.

Posted over 4 years ago

rms13

rms13 says:

Isn't the point of the stripper to not have decals? The kilos are a great value

Posted almost 5 years ago

dietrootbeer

dietrootbeer says:

The point is to come without the decals under the clear coat, giving you more options.

Posted almost 5 years ago

pearleen

pearleen says:

very good idea.

Posted almost 5 years ago

pwebb88

pwebb88 says:

i like the decals

Posted almost 5 years ago

dietrootbeer

dietrootbeer says:

thanks man. velocals.com is pretty legit

Posted almost 5 years ago

Rays

Rays says:

Mercier bikes are great i miss mine! They are the best priced quality bikes around compared to state and all those other junk bikes.

Posted almost 5 years ago

dietrootbeer

dietrootbeer says:

seriously cant be beat

Posted almost 5 years ago