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Custom Kilo TT Deluxe

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Mercier Kilo TT Deluxe / 53cm/ 2010

Nitto Noodle 44cm / Brooks Tape & Specialized Bar Phat / Velo Orange -17┬║stem

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48/17

This is the first bike I've done completely by myself. I wanted to make a steel bike and I actually really like the Mercier Kilo frames. Influenced from some Italian bikes I really admire. Almost noiseless yet very swift whip. I pretty much take it everywhere.

I've also had a friend refer to it as a "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle" bike.

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Nice!

loving the look of this

dose that gel padding actualy help? like over time dose it quish down?

Tape = Win

Yes! I have tendonitis from being stupid and doing tricks and leg-over-bar skids a long time ago.. Now I usually ride with gloves, but these definitely help (gloves or no gloves) and still are great after months of use. You forget it's there at times because the tape is so thick, but it's noticeable in comparison to the taped parts without the gel padding.

thanks!

think ill get myself some when my tape needs replacing...

not bad.. would love to see

not bad.. would love to see this bike on some polished low profile wheels though

Haha that's for...

When I build up a weight weeny road bike :)

CLASS!!!!

You have impeccable taste my friend. I love how you used the Brooks bar tape, good choice. That saddle matches up pretty good also, I couldn't find too many tan or brown saddles myself, so I settled for the Origin8. I kinda went for the same look on my Madison, I want to get some H+sons chrome rims though. Keep up the good work man!!

Grazie!

I appreciate it very much! I was going for something classy yet modern but very practical.
I actually used that Origin8 on my last bike and it treated me well, but this Charge Saddle is incredible! I wanted a Brooks saddle but I planned on taking this to work and school :/
I think the chrome H+sons are gnarly!

Love it with the rack

had my kilo set up with a rack and baskets for a while.. it was the best!

Agreed :)

It's quite useful when I bike to work but definitely packs on the pounds and I have a couple of big inclines on the way.. I might put it back on if I take this to school.

Most definitely. However,

Most definitely. However, when I took it off the bike felt much faster and I thought that buildup is worth it! haha



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