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Ryen's Mercier Kilo TT

looking to trade my silver bits for black ones!

Frame:
Reynolds 520 Tubing, Size 55 (c-c)

Fork/Headset:
Matching 520 Reynolds / Cane Creek

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Sram Omnium 165 / GXP

Pedals:
MKS sylvan/ CKC clips and double straps

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
48:17 / All-City / Sram/ Izumi Eco

Handlebars/Stem:
Generic Risers/ Oury Grips / 100mm -17 degree Dimension stem

Saddle/Seatpost:
Selle Italia SLR 165g / Uno 2-bolt

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mavic Open Pro/ Formula sealed hub/ Continental Ultra Sport II 23

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mavic Open Pro/ Formula sealed hub/ Continental Ultra Sport II 23

Accessories:
Stickers, Hodgson Rechargeable lights, FSA Spacers, Ghetto recycled inner tube frame protector/inner tube chain stay protector.

Bike History

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

  1. Initial
  2. Stage 2
  3. Stage 4
  4. stage 3

Added by Rzjarvis93. Last updated almost 5 years ago.

52 Comments

RSchwentke

RSchwentke says:

perfect.

Posted almost 5 years ago

Rzjarvis93

Rzjarvis93 says:

thanks!

Posted almost 5 years ago

Pcola

Pcola says:

What saddle is this?

Posted about 7 years ago

the_dapperest

the_dapperest says:

Not sure why but this is one of my favorite Kilos, love it

Posted about 7 years ago

Rzjarvis93

Rzjarvis93 says:

when you figure it out, let me know! ;)

Posted about 7 years ago

metatronic1123

metatronic1123 says:

love this setup

Posted about 7 years ago

giovannismrt

giovannismrt says:

This thing is beautiful.

Posted over 7 years ago

Rzjarvis93

Rzjarvis93 says:

thanks!

Posted over 7 years ago

Karl

Karl says:

Very nice man! I have a weak spot for especially tight steel frames w. a riser bar... Just looks so.. delicious! Seriously wanna ride it

Posted almost 8 years ago

Rzjarvis93

Rzjarvis93 says:

thanks man! i guess the sweet taste of steel and bike grease is one of high desire? haha i have enjoyed every second of this bike. even though it's not super high quality, i don't think you can beat having a modern steel frame with this kind of geometry except with NJS, but those are not very easy to find for this cheap.. but please don't eat my bicycle. haha

Posted almost 8 years ago

ClubofStars

ClubofStars says:

Looks good man. Guess you decided to keep it?

Posted about 8 years ago

Rzjarvis93

Rzjarvis93 says:

or you can say there was a lack of interest in anyone buying it. haha

decided i would be upset about letting it go, so i figure i can have n+1 bikes at all times. Plus my commute to work/school is a lot more fun now than it was.

Posted about 8 years ago

Pcola

Pcola says:

Perfect,loving the new look!

Posted about 8 years ago

Rzjarvis93

Rzjarvis93 says:

thanks!

Posted about 8 years ago

dosha

dosha says:

hey hows it going man! just wondering your height and overall comfort on this babe!

Posted over 8 years ago

Rzjarvis93

Rzjarvis93 says:

i'm 6'3" and 140 lbs.

i'm really comfortable on this bike, but i think i may need a shorter stem. i may need to get fitted professionally because i can't get it perfect yet but i have done hundreds of miles in all kinds of weather with no major complaints.

any other questions feel free to ask

Posted over 8 years ago

Fazz7

Fazz7 says:

clean bike!

Posted over 8 years ago

Rzjarvis93

Rzjarvis93 says:

thanks!

Posted over 8 years ago

ClubofStars

ClubofStars says:

Glws dude. What you getting next?

Posted over 8 years ago

Rzjarvis93

Rzjarvis93 says:

hopefully something with a motor. if decide against that, there shall be a bare knuckle in order.

Posted over 8 years ago

ClubofStars

ClubofStars says:

How you liking those grips?

Posted almost 9 years ago

Rzjarvis93

Rzjarvis93 says:

The track grips? I really like them. They were super cheap too from eBay. very grippy even when wet. I want to get some Yoshida Champ Best track grips.

Posted almost 9 years ago

ClubofStars

ClubofStars says:

Oh I thought I saw you had tried the foam cruiser grips. I love the look of the track grips but they are too skinny for my big hands.

Posted almost 9 years ago

Rzjarvis93

Rzjarvis93 says:

oh, nope. i haven't used those. I'm so hard on them, I'm sure any foam ones would deteriorate pretty quickly. haha

Posted almost 9 years ago

ClubofStars

ClubofStars says:

looks sweet with the gumwalls dude

Posted almost 9 years ago

Rzjarvis93

Rzjarvis93 says:

thanks man! i actually just took them off to keep em from getting nasty through the winter. they're really nice for cheap tires though. great in the rain.

Posted almost 9 years ago

ClubofStars

ClubofStars says:

cool. it looks really good. you made good strides with it.

Posted almost 9 years ago

Rzjarvis93

Rzjarvis93 says:

I appreciate that! Thank you.

Posted almost 9 years ago

Rzjarvis93

Rzjarvis93 says:

Unfortunately i got a couple of paint scrapes and the smallest ding on the top tube but... it gets ridden every day for 5+ miles so it's to be expected i suppose.

Posted almost 9 years ago

ClubofStars

ClubofStars says:

yeah, theres nothing wrong with character. You see 20+ yr old steel frames with chips in the paint all over and its still going strong. glad its being put to good use.

Posted almost 9 years ago

Rzjarvis93

Rzjarvis93 says:

when it gets really bad i'll get it powder coated! but i plan on using this frame for a long time, really.

Posted almost 9 years ago

ClubofStars

ClubofStars says:

true. no reason to coat it now especially since its your daily rider.

Posted almost 9 years ago

SeanA

SeanA says:

Nice! The black on silver thing ya got going on is proper. Once you get used to clipless you'll wonder why you ever rode without it, although for short trips it is more convenient to have straps.

Posted almost 9 years ago

Rzjarvis93

Rzjarvis93 says:

thanks

Posted almost 9 years ago

ClubofStars

ClubofStars says:

thats the exact reason i switched back to cages/straps. its just more convenient. If you are going to put in some miles then clipless is the way to go.

Posted almost 9 years ago

Rzjarvis93

Rzjarvis93 says:

i have been either wearing my shoes to class, which they are really easy to walk in and don't rub cleat any way, or carrying a pair of slip ons in my bag. but i ride for all my daily errands and everywhere i go so really so i do use them enough to be considered practical imo and especially because my mavic shoes are way warmer than my vans are they're nice. But yeah i really wouldn't have gotten them if i didn't think i'd be riding a ton. I don't drive my car till the weekends.

Posted almost 9 years ago

Rushing

Rushing says:

How are you liking riding clipless?

Posted almost 9 years ago

Rzjarvis93

Rzjarvis93 says:

i like it a lot! came unclipped on my second click in and almost got hit by a maintenance truck at an intersection on campus. i was basically testing the skid capability and i had my cleats on the 'easy' setting. plus like i said i had not yet really dialed in how much float there was and gotten used to it so.
but they never came unclipped again once i got more used to the feeling.
still waiting to but my ass when i'm stopping because i haven't quite figured out my technique for dismounting yet.

Posted almost 9 years ago

Rzjarvis93

Rzjarvis93 says:

but i love my pedal/shoe combination already. and these time pedals have a really nice and loud click in sound and i like that. i have to ride my bike literally everywhere though to make it practical to be riding clip less at school haha. and i'll be carrying my casual shoes in my bag for class any way.

Posted almost 9 years ago

Rushing

Rushing says:

To get really ease out of clipping in and out you may just want to sit there on your bike and turn your foot and then clip in again, over and over. Sometimes, you might have to really turn your foot to get out. Other than that congrats. Riding clipless can be quite fun, but it is really scary when unclipping happens. I remember coming home and not even going fast, I unclipped and flew over my handlebars on to my shoulder. I was about to suggesting getting Chrome shoes. I ride Giro Privateers, but would like some other shoes; so I don't have to carry a whole lot.

Posted almost 9 years ago

Rzjarvis93

Rzjarvis93 says:

thats exactly what i did. haha leaned against a wall and practiced clipping and unclipping for a long time while i was talking on the phone or something so like an hour. haha & yeah as of right now i've been carrying a pair of vans in my bag but school is almost over for the semester any way

Posted almost 9 years ago

Fricksquad

Fricksquad says:

Nice!

Posted about 9 years ago

Rzjarvis93

Rzjarvis93 says:

still no thomson stem but i'm working on that one. haha and new photos of the matching tires coming soon.

Posted about 9 years ago

Fricksquad

Fricksquad says:

Hell yeah! It takes time.

Posted about 9 years ago

Mshap0352

Mshap0352 says:

Very nice build! Great componentry!

Posted over 9 years ago

Rzjarvis93

Rzjarvis93 says:

Thanks! That was my goal.

Posted over 9 years ago

_bigboy808

_bigboy808 says:

I love the Kilo tt build

Posted over 9 years ago

Rzjarvis93

Rzjarvis93 says:

i really like yours too. i'm jealous of your level fork. haha

thank for the compliment this thing is my main lady. haha

Posted over 9 years ago

Rushing

Rushing says:

Welcome aboard Kilo crew!

Posted over 9 years ago

Rzjarvis93

Rzjarvis93 says:

More than happy to be a part! haha Thanks for the formal welcoming!

Posted over 9 years ago

ClubofStars

ClubofStars says:

Looks good man!

Posted over 9 years ago

Rzjarvis93

Rzjarvis93 says:

Thanks! I can't wait to see what you do with the KHS.

Posted over 9 years ago