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  1. #351
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    Here's my Monkey
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    I've just "fixed" mine, so maiden run later..............
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    i discovered that my 2011 16" KM fits a 32/20 gear ratio "slammed." I don't know if mtbers use that term, but in bmx lingo, that means that your axle is all the way forward in the dropout slots, so there's really no need for a chain tensioner. however, I needed to put a standard 3/32" master link in my chain because it's nearly impossible to separate the Power Link that I had on it. there's about 1 cm of clearance between the 2.35 Rampage tire and the seat tube now too. wheelie machine!




    here's the rest of the bike, which I posted before, but it has Carnegie bars and red cables now.




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    Took mine out for 3 hours on Saturday, brill. I'd forgotton what a laugh off road fixed riding could be. The gearing was to low, so gone to 34 X 16, I'll give that a go at the weekend...

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    Hi riders, fantastic 3d! I just ordered a new 20" black KM frame, 20 days lead time was expected... shop call me now and the new ETA is April 13! so, I will post spring's pics....

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    My KM in it's latest outfit. Using it mainly for commuting and "urban" fun. Love this build.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CycleAddict View Post
    My KM in it's latest outfit. Using it mainly for commuting and "urban" fun. Love this build.
    I love this build. Is that the Battleship Gray? In that lighting (or on my computer) it looks like a khaki or a cream.

    Are those 2.35" Big Apples? Or a smaller size?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonathansmith68 View Post
    I love this build. Is that the Battleship Gray? In that lighting (or on my computer) it looks like a khaki or a cream.

    Are those 2.35" Big Apples? Or a smaller size?
    Thanks! It is Battleship Grey. The tires are indeed 2.35 Big Apples, which are perfect for this bike IMO.

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    error post - sorry

    opps wrong spot

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    Beware!! Single speed awesome in the photo's below. Just finished this re-doing of my KM last night,

    The bike went from this:


    To this:




    I may switch back to front squish and put my Reba back on, but that won't be till after the spring mud/dirt road touring season that this thing should rule at.

    The list of what was changed from the previous setup:

    -Re-installed Surly Rigid Fork
    -New Specilized Stem, Bontrager 710mm Bars, Race Lite Lock on Grips
    -Surly Tugnuts
    -Surly 20t Rear cog, 32t Front ring, E.Thirteen Bash Gaurd, KMC 8spd chain
    -Gave the bike a much needed tune up!!

    I'm going to take the bike for it's madin trial today. Should be a good ride.
    -Eric
    Keeping the hardtail dream alive, one ride at a time.

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    2011 monkey ready for battle

    Needs a few fine tuning things done but here she is ready to roll. Nothing fancy, pure simple fun. Mostly will be used for commuting and urban play.
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    Well gave my new KM setup the 1st test ride. Mostly successful. Until the chain snapped while popping a wheelie, whoops!

    But other than that the bike felt awesome. Really playful character and very nimble with the new controls setup and the feel of SS, and losing some weight. After riding my crappy Trek 800 commuter for the last 4 months, I got on this bike today and fell back in love with the Rigid SS thing.
    -Eric
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    Quote Originally Posted by esundell90 View Post
    Beware!! Single speed awesome in the photo's below. Just finished this re-doing of my KM last night,

    The bike went from this:


    To this:




    I may switch back to front squish and put my Reba back on, but that won't be till after the spring mud/dirt road touring season that this thing should rule at.

    The list of what was changed from the previous setup:

    -Re-installed Surly Rigid Fork
    -New Specilized Stem, Bontrager 710mm Bars, Race Lite Lock on Grips
    -Surly Tugnuts
    -Surly 20t Rear cog, 32t Front ring, E.Thirteen Bash Gaurd, KMC 8spd chain
    -Gave the bike a much needed tune up!!

    I'm going to take the bike for it's madin trial today. Should be a good ride.


    Love it! Makes me want to run my KM SS again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CycleAddict View Post
    Love it! Makes me want to run my KM SS again.
    Do it. It's way more fun now than it was geared
    -Eric
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    Quote Originally Posted by esundell90 View Post
    Do it. It's way more fun now than it was geared
    Debating whether I want to change it back to SS or fixed at the moment.

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    I'm really enjoying mine fixed. I'm riding it much more..............

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    I guess I never got into the fixed thing. I like to enjoy my descents.
    -Eric
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    My Monkey

    I just got done with the build and have taken it out on its maiden voyage. It has some Phil Wood bolt on hubs laced up to P35 rims and the rubber is a Maxxis Ardent 2.4 on the back and a WTB Weirwolf 2.55 on the front. Actually the Ardent is fatter than the Weirwolf, but I like the tread on the weirwolf and it corners very,very, good. I had an On-One Mary bar on it but didn't like it and put the Ragley Carnigie on it from my Singular Swift. I can already see I'll like it better. Well, here are a few pictures.
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    Are there lock rings or something on your rear hub that keep your gear in place? I see no spacers or anything to sandwich that cog in there?
    -Eric
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    Quote Originally Posted by esundell90 View Post
    Are there lock rings or something on your rear hub that keep your gear in place? I see no spacers or anything to sandwich that cog in there?
    Yes there is. I don't remember what it is called but you can place the cog anywhere you want to get the correct line up and then lock it down. Good Eye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThreeD View Post
    Yes there is. I don't remember what it is called but you can place the cog anywhere you want to get the correct line up and then lock it down. Good Eye.
    Just wanted to make sure you weren't gonna die riding your bike

    I've seen some stupid ****, and always hate it when people wind up injured because they didn't have the tools or know how to do something right.
    -Eric
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    This is Guy.Fords KM pics and info taken from Facebook. Im fairly certain he doesnt want to post on here again, but I think his bike would be a fine contribution to this thread.

    Buildlist:
    Frame: Surly KM 20" Bad@ss Black
    Cranks: Truvativ Stylo SS 175mm
    Rings: E13 32t
    Chainguide: MRP System3
    Cassette: SRAM 11/34
    Shifter: SRAM X9
    RR Der: SRAM X9 Shortcage
    Wheels: WTB Dual Duty 29FR w/ Shimano Deore 525 Hubs
    Tires: Maxxis Ardent 29 x 2.4 EXO (front & rear)(tubeless)
    Tubes: Stans 29er strips & goop
    Headset: FSA Pig DH
    Handlebars: ODI Flight Control 750mm with 35mm Wingtips
    Stem: Truvativ AKA 70mm x -5*
    Grips: Oury Lock On w/ custom lockrings that say "Big Sexxxy"
    Brakes: Avid BB7 180mm (front and rear)
    Brake levers: Avid SD7
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    Quote Originally Posted by RED5 View Post
    This is Guy.Fords KM pics and info taken from Facebook. Im fairly certain he doesnt want to post on here again, but I think his bike would be a fine contribution to this thread.

    Buildlist:
    Frame: Surly KM 20" Bad@ss Black
    Cranks: Truvativ Stylo SS 175mm
    Rings: E13 32t
    Chainguide: MRP System3
    Cassette: SRAM 11/34
    Shifter: SRAM X9
    RR Der: SRAM X9 Shortcage
    Wheels: WTB Dual Duty 29FR w/ Shimano Deore 525 Hubs
    Tires: Maxxis Ardent 29 x 2.4 EXO (front & rear)(tubeless)
    Tubes: Stans 29er strips & goop
    Headset: FSA Pig DH
    Handlebars: ODI Flight Control 750mm with 35mm Wingtips
    Stem: Truvativ AKA 70mm x -5*
    Grips: Oury Lock On w/ custom lockrings that say "Big Sexxxy"
    Brakes: Avid BB7 180mm (front and rear)
    Brake levers: Avid SD7
    How you liking the Ardent's on that for trail riding? I'm strongly considering the same setup and just want to get some first hand accounts of how those tires affect the grippy-ness of that bike. Let's say I've cornered hard enough to wash my front and rear out plenty of times. Looking for something with more traction in the corners. You can really lean a 29er over in the twisties.
    -Eric
    Keeping the hardtail dream alive, one ride at a time.

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    My first Surly! I was going back and forth this winter on what I was going to get for a new XC bike, finally decided on the Karate Monkey due to a couple reasons... Reliability, Setup options and above all price.

    Part Spec.:

    Wheelset.: -Hubs......... Shimano XT M785 Fr
    -Rims......... StansNoTubes Arch 29r
    -Spokes...... DT Swiss Competition Fr&Rr

    Tires.: Specialized Fast Trak GRID UST 29x2.0

    Headset.: FSA Orbit MX Red

    Stem.: Truvativ AKA Stem 80mm

    HandleBar.: Truvativ Stylo T40 Flat 700mm

    Grips.: Specialized BG Contour Lock-On

    Seatpost.: Thomson Elite 27.2x410mm Blk

    Saddle.: Specialized Avatar 155mm Blk

    Crankset.: Shimano SLX FC-M660-10 175mm

    Front Derailleur.: Shimano Deore

    Rear Derailleur.: Sram X7 10s Med. Cage

    Shifter Set.: Sram X9 3x10s Blk

    Cassette.: Shimano XT CS-M771-10 11-32t

    Chain.: Shimano XT HG94

    Brake Levers.: Avid Speed Dial 7

    Brake Calipers.: Avid BB7 160mm

    Center-Lock Adapter.: DT Swiss Adapter




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    This happened this afternoon.



    Luckily, I just finished building this!


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