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Mercier Kilo TT "Beater"

This is my beater. Picked up complete for $200. All I've done to it is switch out the risers it had for some road drops. Will add a rear attachable fender, maybe a basket, and get a new wheelset soon. Other than that, that's pretty much it.

Frame:
Mercier Kilo TT

Fork/Headset:
Stock / Stock

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Sugino Messenger / Crap

Pedals:
MKS Sylvan

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
18t Surly / 46t Sugino / Kmc

Handlebars/Stem:
Sakae road drops / Origin 8

Saddle/Seatpost:
Turbo / Kaloy

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Weinmann DP 18 / Formula / Vittoria Rando

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Weinmann DP 18 / Formula / Vittoria Rando

Added by justskidding. Last updated about 11 years ago.

10 Comments

Bugs

Bugs says:

wow.. simple n awesome..
Is the sakae comfortable?

Posted about 11 years ago

justskidding

justskidding says:

Thanks. And yes they are pretty comfortable. They have a bit of a curvy look like track drops which I like but they still have the long top part like road drops.

Posted about 11 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

New pictures look great!

Posted about 11 years ago

justskidding

justskidding says:

Thanks Andy. Still messing around with the settings and such. Any recommendations or tips?

Posted about 11 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

Hmm... I'd say first find a better prop for your bike, I use a plastic cup and I've seen other people find a Y-shaped stick and put in on the bottom bracket shell. I'd also recommend getting some shots that are lower to the ground and also getting some shots that are full drivesides where you're perpendicular to your bike. Also, try experimenting with locations, I usually just shoot in my street, but it's really fun to go out and look for good locations and get shots there. And most importantly, just have fun with it!

Posted about 11 years ago

justskidding

justskidding says:

I have some nice driveside pics but the aperture was a bit messed up. These were the ones that came out alright. And yeah, I was just looking for anything to stand my bike up with and that's the first thing I found. I'll find a nice spot for when I take pictures of the Pista!

Posted about 11 years ago

TRACKER

TRACKER says:

Jeez you forgot again... drive side pics!!!!!

Posted about 11 years ago

justskidding

justskidding says:

I know. I didn't remember till I was done. Only one of them is non drive side. The other one is.

Posted about 11 years ago

ProjectP

ProjectP says:

Nice and clean, I like.

Posted about 11 years ago

justskidding

justskidding says:

Thanks. It's my beater. Just something to beat up everyday.

Posted about 11 years ago