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Mercier Kilo TT

Frame:
Mercier Kilo TT

Fork/Headset:
Mercier

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Sugino 48t

Pedals:
Look Keo Classics

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
DuraAce 16t cog and DuraAce lockring

Derailleurs/Shifters:
none

Handlebars/Stem:
Cinelli Pepper or 3T Ergonova / Thomson X2 100mm 17*

Saddle/Seatpost:
San Marco Ponza / Kalloy black seatpost

Brakes:
none

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
H+Son TB14/Panaracer Pasella 700x25 or Mavic Aksium/Panaracer Pasella 700x23 for running a front brake

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
H+Son TB14/Panaracer Pasella 700x25

Accessories:
Surly Tuggnut

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Initial
  2. Wheel upgrade
  3. tan sidewall tires added

Current Stage Info:

Panaracer Pasela 700x25 front and rear added.

Added by ClubofStars. Last updated over 9 years ago.

As of over 9 years ago, ClubofStars has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

43 Comments

JSTEWART304

JSTEWART304 says:

Proper kilo

Posted almost 9 years ago

ClubofStars

ClubofStars says:

Thanks man!

Posted almost 9 years ago

RRillon

RRillon says:

Nice kilo dude

Posted over 9 years ago

ClubofStars

ClubofStars says:

Thanks. I just traded it for a larger sized khs flite 100.

Posted over 9 years ago

Rzjarvis93

Rzjarvis93 says:

what made you get rid of this one?

Posted over 9 years ago

ClubofStars

ClubofStars says:

Actually I still have it. I listed it as gone because I was trying to sell it, but not having any luck. It's currently being transformed into my work commuter with a front disc brake conversion and fenders haha.

Posted over 9 years ago

Rzjarvis93

Rzjarvis93 says:

if it's a 55 i'd trade you for that frame

Posted over 9 years ago

Rzjarvis93

Rzjarvis93 says:

now you can answer this question with "i traded it to you, dude." haha

Posted over 9 years ago

ClubofStars

ClubofStars says:

heh. i need to hurry up and get the flite rolling. need to get it to a shop to see whats wrong with the bb.

Posted over 9 years ago

Fazz7

Fazz7 says:

nice kilo

Posted over 9 years ago

ClubofStars

ClubofStars says:

thanks

Posted over 9 years ago

Rzjarvis93

Rzjarvis93 says:

hey, where did you get this frame from? i'm looking really hard to purchase one just like it.

Posted over 9 years ago

Rzjarvis93

Rzjarvis93 says:

and please tell me how you set up your stem/spacers, did you use a shim for the stem and what size spacers did you use 1 inch or 1 1/8?

Posted over 9 years ago

ClubofStars

ClubofStars says:

Depending on the size and color you want I picked mine up here: http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/mer... . They sell out a lot but restock just as often so they just happened to have a black one in my size when I was looking. To be honest I almost sold this bike before I even pulled it out of the box because I saw something else I wanted instead while waiting for this one to be delivered lol. Kinda glad I kept it now.

Posted over 9 years ago

ClubofStars

ClubofStars says:

As far as the stem - yes I bought a Thomson specfic shim to convert 1" to 1 and 1/8" to work with the X2 stem. I had a cheap shim but it had a lip on it that was causing problems with the spacers. Depending on how much steerer tube you chop off you'll need to keep the 1" spacers underneath the stem and have the 1 and 1/8" spacers above ALONG with a 1&1/8" stem cap. That part I just learned lol.

Posted over 9 years ago

Rzjarvis93

Rzjarvis93 says:

thanks a lot! I actually bought myself a KHS flite 100 frame and have been building it up and have been trying to figure out how i want to set up my stem. i keep referring back to this so i appreciate the info man!

Posted over 9 years ago

ClubofStars

ClubofStars says:

oh nice, I like it! I left you a comment. Only 1" stem I really like is the Cinelli Alter, but they arent cheap for a common sized one. FWIW I havent had any issues with the Thomson stem/shim combo on mine.

Posted over 9 years ago

NEVERSTOP

NEVERSTOP says:

Sweet bike bro.

Posted over 9 years ago

ClubofStars

ClubofStars says:

Thank you. I see we have similar builds going. Yours looks great too.

Posted over 9 years ago

Rzjarvis93

Rzjarvis93 says:

have you thought about using cotton bar tape to wrap your bars instead of grips?
but i have a friend who uses some black oury grips on his pepper bars.

i'm just saying if it's hard on your wrist then you should look at doing something with them.

but i keep coming back and looking at this thing. i think it's my favorite kilo on here. i love the tb14's

Posted almost 10 years ago

ClubofStars

ClubofStars says:

Actually I just put some foam bar tape on there and they feel a lot better, although I have yet to test them out on a ride. I was thinking of maybe getting some clear track grips too. I'll post some updates soon.

And thanks for the compliments. I didnt expect it to turn out so good, but I am totally loving it. I may swap out the crankset soon too.

Posted almost 10 years ago

Rzjarvis93

Rzjarvis93 says:

yeah i noticed the crankset!
i was thinking you'd choose a different ratio. i'm using the typical 48/17
you could even just get a different chain ring because i don't think there's anything bad about the messenger crankset.
i rode with 44/16 for a long time and it's not terrible but it's just a little bit too easy and doesnt have that many skid patches.

Posted almost 10 years ago

Rzjarvis93

Rzjarvis93 says:

youve basically inspired me to get that frame for new next build haha

Posted almost 10 years ago

ClubofStars

ClubofStars says:

Haha glad to hear. its a fun bike for what it is. I was thinking of maybe just swapping out cranksets with my kilo TT Pro (check my other bike) as it has a 48t sprocket. the 44t is definitely a little too small, but I was just trying to work with the parts I had sitting around.

Posted almost 10 years ago

Rzjarvis93

Rzjarvis93 says:

you could probably just use the other chainring and keep those arms and bb. i'm pretty sure theyre both 130 bolt pattern?

Posted almost 10 years ago

ClubofStars

ClubofStars says:

Was thinking that as well. I need to take a look and see. I kinda like how the arms on the TT Pro look more than the RD2s and I'm planning to sell the Pro so I need to make a decision soon.

Posted almost 10 years ago

Rzjarvis93

Rzjarvis93 says:

you like that chainring dont you? are you gonna try to get a 17t cog?

Posted over 9 years ago

ClubofStars

ClubofStars says:

Actually the 3.0:1 ratio isnt that bad. definitely harder for skid stopping though. I broke out of my clips while trying to slow down this morning on the way to work on a downhill and needless to say I almost died lol.

Posted over 9 years ago

Rzjarvis93

Rzjarvis93 says:

yeah switching from 44/16 to 48/17 was really hard to skid for about a week until my legs built up a little bit.

Posted over 9 years ago

xophx

xophx says:

Absolutely loving the gold bars with no grips on there!! Looks killer! Nice job!!

Posted almost 10 years ago

ClubofStars

ClubofStars says:

hey thanks bro! I really like it too, but it is a little tough on the wrists.

Posted almost 10 years ago

xophx

xophx says:

I bet. My Bianchi was too.

Posted almost 10 years ago

Neilskees

Neilskees says:

This is sick Mercier! I would get a Thomson seat collar would deffinetly be a nice touch to this build. Please get some grips for those bars though, wouldnt want to go and get impaled by those now!

Posted almost 10 years ago

ClubofStars

ClubofStars says:

Thanks! Yeah I am going to wrap the bars, but I love how the gold bar looks on there so I wanted to leave it naked for a bit. I'm leaning towards a Thomson clamp. I want to get a Thomson seat post as well.

Posted almost 10 years ago

Neilskees

Neilskees says:

You could always get some bar end plugs too if you like how that looks and you wont impale yourself haha. Cant go wrong with Thomson!

Posted almost 10 years ago

Pinkbullet3

Pinkbullet3 says:

30.0mm seatpost collar, my man

Posted almost 10 years ago

ClubofStars

ClubofStars says:

sweet. thank you!

Posted almost 10 years ago

richardg

richardg says:

Everyone loves merciers!

Posted almost 10 years ago

brembilla

brembilla says:

merciers not liked on pedalroom? of course they are! its aerojokes that aren't liked on pedalroom lol

Posted almost 10 years ago

ClubofStars

ClubofStars says:

ha yeah I actually decided today that I am getting rid of the aerospokes for something else.

Posted almost 10 years ago

brembilla

brembilla says:

ellipses all day

Posted almost 10 years ago

ClubofStars

ClubofStars says:

Yeah I had those in mind as one option. Where is the best place to buy them at? H Plus Son TB14s were my other option I had in mind.

Posted almost 10 years ago

brembilla

brembilla says:

Not sure where to get them at a cheap price besides ebay... I've always worked at bike shops so I never order stuff online.

Posted almost 10 years ago