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Chrome Mercier Kilo TT

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I was not really a fan of how heavy my previous multi-speed bike was. I also rarely actually used most of my gears... so I decided to put together this bike. I did some random part swaps for aesthetic reasons. The only really major upgrade is the wheelset- I wanted to "unfixie" the Kilo and replaced the hub with an automatic 2-speed one, just in case 1 speed wasn't enough to get me around town. So far I'm really pleased with the hub- it works really smoothly, although I do admit it's kind of strange not being in control of the shifting gears.

I actually picked chrome only because I couldn't decide on a color combination for frame/wheels (Picking the color of the tape was already hard enough for me). Well, in any case, I'm a huge fan of Chrome brand stuff, so I guess I am just becoming one big chrome junkie.

People who friended this bike imgn, Zephyrus, achtundzwanzig, trc, williamblakeetc, Aries, cannonhugodale, campystamp, Mr. Moustache, Beckets

What is Class?

The aged Brooks, Skin Walls and Red Cork is very classy. They both compliment the chrome. When you are riding, no one can tell that your saddle and tape don't "match."
Stay classy, and keep the chrome to a mirror.

I think you missed on the

I think you missed on the color of the bartape. White, leather (brooks) or black. Red is a no-go

Yeah, looking back I agree.

Yeah, looking back I agree. I think I was too desperate for color at the time. :(

Red is rad! Add a splash of

Red is rad! Add a splash of red somewhere else on your bike to complete it.

yup

i would've gone with black.

nah the red is rad with the

nah the red is rad with the chrome. it think its the combination with the saddle thats throwing it off.



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