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    Cool-blue Rhythm My Monkeys

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    Been a while since anyone asked to see my monkey...

    Let's see your KM builds-11244717_885307018203093_2887675356321335120_n.jpg

    Pretty much a stock KM Ops except drivetrain was changed to 3x10 26/36/48 and the tires to 700x41c Knards for more dual sport type duties. I still have the Nobbies for dedicated trail days.

    I've only had this bike a short time and I like pretty much everything about it - I might go a little narrower on the bar, but that's it...

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    just picked this up for my wife. I always liked the Husker Blue color



    will go nicely with my Ogre

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    Quote Originally Posted by dyakko View Post
    Single-and-ready-to-mingle VS It's-complicated
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    Nice stable!
    Open bars or jones bars on the single?
    What front rack on the gearboy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dyakko View Post
    Single-and-ready-to-mingle VS It's-complicated
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    May I ask how you get along removing the rear wheel (on the black geared KM) with a shadow plus derailleur? I had a difficult time using an SLX Shadow Plus mid cage and gave up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dyakko View Post
    single-and-ready-to-mingle vs it's-complicated
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    love both!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MungoRocks View Post
    Nice stable!
    Open bars or jones bars on the single?
    What front rack on the gearboy?
    Thanks.
    Its the open bar for the single.
    The front rack for the geared one is a generic alloy rack i chamced upon a local surplus bikes shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KeithG View Post
    May I ask how you get along removing the rear wheel (on the black geared KM) with a shadow plus derailleur? I had a difficult time using an SLX Shadow Plus mid cage and gave up.
    Same here. I just pull the wheel and pull the chain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aybee View Post
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    Built this for a colleague! We call it the krampy monkey - most stock parts from my krampus ops transferred to this monkey. Love the bronze rabbit holes and how it accents the all-black theme.

    KM Ops black size small
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    Bronze rabbit holes laced to surly front hubs and shimano rear (krampus stock hubs)
    Knard 27tpi front, Maxxis Ardent rear tires
    Krampus ops stock cockpit
    I wonder if a Dirt Wizard or Fat B Nimble will squeeze in the rear. My "2.55" Weirwolf fit easily on a Blunt.

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    Here's my KM

    Salsa Gordo 29er rims
    Panaracer Rampage 2.35 F+R
    Alfine 8 IGH with Zerode X9 SRAM shifter
    Avid BB7

    Let's see your KM builds-surlykm.jpg

    Thinking about a Rohloff, some wider handlebars, maybe building a Krampus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dyakko View Post
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    I like the early style frames a lot more. Great looking bike.
    A garage full of steel frames means happiness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CS2 View Post
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    I like the early style frames a lot more. Great looking bike.
    Thank you.

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    Yes the earlier frames have a certain something, I've owned both and I have to say the later frame feels more lively.....

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    XL KM in kid pulling mode!

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    Let's see your KM builds-uploadfromtaptalk1435135606875.jpg

    Just picked up from the powder coater. Beginning the build tomorrow.

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    Nice to see the SS non-Ops version back. And in Mint Green!

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    Great news for those wanting to run short chain stays - Mint green looks fresh too. I wonder if they'll keep the non ops Krampus too?

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    ^Not trying to hate at all, but why continue w/ 1-1/8" headtube?

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    I agree, I was hoping the new KM should consider a 44head tube for modern tapered fork compatibility


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    it says it's 44mm on the page

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonshonda View Post
    ^Not trying to hate at all, but why continue w/ 1-1/8" headtube?
    Quote Originally Posted by Bullit_cn View Post
    I agree, I was hoping the new KM should consider a 44head tube for modern tapered fork compatibility


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    Doesn't this mean 44mm HT?

    "Headset/Steertube: Cane Creek 40 for 44mm, 1-1/8˝ threadless. Black"

    You should be able to tell by just looking at the pictures....



    EDIT: titanofchoas beat me to it.

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    Looks like it has MDS dropouts too. Same frame, different build and color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big_papa_nuts View Post
    Looks like it has MDS dropouts too. Same frame, different build and color.
    Yep, looks like they're offering the classic SS build with a rigid fork. Otherwise, the frame looks to be the same. Side note - my LBS said they're flying off the shelf so-to-speak and he expects the complete SS to be sold out in the next few days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stremf View Post
    Doesn't this mean 44mm HT?

    "Headset/Steertube: Cane Creek 40 for 44mm, 1-1/8˝ threadless. Black"

    You should be able to tell by just looking at the pictures....



    EDIT: titanofchoas beat me to it.
    thanks Stremf, my bad,
    I didn't look closely and just react on others comment.
    It's a good news then,
    When trails gets tougher, Just stand up and deliver.

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    I've built special bikes for all my family and friends while riding a big box store special. Well not anymore...

    I picked up a baby blue frame and fork and sent it to the powder coater (See previous post above) and I finally have an orange Monkey.

    Finished up the build last night and what was going to be a short check ride turned into a 5 mile ride. Everything worked flawlessly!


    1x10 Zee derailleur and 170mm crankset.


    Jones H Bar. XT shifters. Even though I have it set up 1x10 I went ahead and mounted the left shifter in case I decide to change up the drivetrain later.


    TRP Spyke brake levers. XT shifters. Custom cut ESI chunky grips and Planet Bike wrap for the rest of the handlebar.


    TRP Spyke disc brakes with 160mm TRP rotors front and rear.

    The rest-
    Velocity Blunt 35 rims
    XT 32h hubs
    Schwalbe Hurricane 29x2.0 front and rear
    Cheap platform pedals
    Jagwire Pro housing and cables
    Adjustable handlebar stem
    Origin8 suspension seatpost
    Planet Bike a.r.s. seat
    Cateye Padrone wireless in matching orange

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullit_cn View Post
    thanks Stremf, my bad,
    I didn't look closely and just react on others comment.
    It's a good news then,
    My bad if I steered others in the wrong direction. I didn't read close enough obv.

    That looks like a pretty sweet color.

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    Been thinking of building up a KM as a drop bar monstercross style bike, this mint green is really pushing me that way.
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    Built this in April! I love it.

    Large frame in Spray Tan
    SLX Brakeset
    Ashima 160mm rotors (stupid light, no complaints. Im 175lbs)
    Reba RL 100mm fork
    Stans Arch EX wheels
    Ground Control 29x2.3 tires front and rear tubless (had a fasttrak on the back, it might as well have been a slick!)
    Whisky Carbon seatpost (til it snapped, now a Giant alloy post)
    Whisky Carbon cages
    Specialized AL bars off a fatboy trimmed down to 720mm
    Giant 100mm stem
    WTB Volt Race saddle (best saddle Ive ever had)
    KMC X10 Gold chain
    Surly 21t cog and 34t SS Chainring on a crummy Truvativ crank
    M520 pedals

    It weighs in at 24.9lbs
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    Did you buy that as frame only? Bike shop I work with wasn't sure if they could get that color frame. If so I've got a tough choice between that and mint green.

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    I bought the frame and built it yes, I work at a shop. Surly isnt offering Spray Tan for the KM any longer; it's black or mint. When I ordered this one their stock was like 3 larges and 2 mediums left and a few smalls. By the time mine arrived they were gone.

    There are however two small frames left right now in Spray Tan. So if youre a small, get to steppin!!

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    Dang it missed my chance. I'm looking to get a large, hopefully I still can get a mint green and make a sweet single speed drop bar gravel machine.

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    2007 (?) Skidmark Brown KM frame/fork, just built it up to replace my cracked Nimble 9

    -I9/stans SS wheelset
    -XTR 960 cranks, HBC chainring
    -Endless cogs
    -XT brakes
    -whatever tires I had on for the winter.
    Let's see your KM builds-20150628_1939181_zpsicxdzhyb.jpg

    Feels like a bike so far, really trail ride this weekend...
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    Mint green KM on order for my wife.

    It's going to be a 1x10 commuter/gravel grinder/light trail bike.
    Like a fart in a mitten...

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    Quote Originally Posted by l'oiseau View Post
    Mint green KM on order for my wife.

    It's going to be a 1x10 commuter/gravel grinder/light trail bike.
    Love the Mint Green - hope you'll post some pics when you get it built up!

    I am thinking about swapping my Krampus SS for a B+ Mint Green KM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nocluejimbo View Post
    Love the Mint Green - hope you'll post some pics when you get it built up!

    I am thinking about swapping my Krampus SS for a B+ Mint Green KM.
    I 'surly' will...

    I'm using everything I learned from my KM Ops to build this to her style, plus a few spare parts I swapped off mine.

    It's going to be a pretty simple bike. Not showing off, not lacking anything. Just a good, fun ride
    Like a fart in a mitten...

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    Quote Originally Posted by l'oiseau View Post
    Mint green KM on order for my wife.

    It's going to be a 1x10 commuter/gravel grinder/light trail bike.
    I am tempted to order my wife one as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by nocluejimbo View Post
    I am thinking about swapping my Krampus SS for a B+ Mint Green KM.
    Interesting you are considering swapping the Krampus for a KM. Care to elaborate your reasoning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stremf View Post
    Interesting you are considering swapping the Krampus for a KM. Care to elaborate your reasoning?
    The Krampus seems like a little too much for me to handle, as a super inexperienced MTB rider. It is great for plowing through stuff, but I am thinking about something a little more nimble and compact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nocluejimbo View Post
    The Krampus seems like a little too much for me to handle, as a super inexperienced MTB rider. It is great for plowing through stuff, but I am thinking about something a little more nimble and compact.
    Seriously? Have you tried narrower handlebars, narrower tyres? Make it a little quicker before trading it in for a monkey?
    I have both of these and really love surly bikes, since I got my krampus I haven't touched the KM.

    The ride of the krampus is a lot more modern, slack and easy to control. The KM is a lot more traditionally xc and older school and I do agree faster when moving slower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clockd View Post
    Seriously? Have you tried narrower handlebars, narrower tyres? Make it a little quicker before trading it in for a monkey?
    I have both of these and really love surly bikes, since I got my krampus I haven't touched the KM.

    The ride of the krampus is a lot more modern, slack and easy to control. The KM is a lot more traditionally xc and older school and I do agree faster when moving slower.
    I think a lot of the issues I have stem from the bike simply being too large. I am 6', mostly torso, and I just feel stretched out all of the time on the large.

    I bought it used and don't want to put too much more money into it, when I could just flip it.

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    Got some subtle decals and matching headbadge for the KM. Couldnt get a good shot of the headbadge but you get the idea.


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    Those look totally awesome. Where were they done?


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    Quote Originally Posted by eselsweg View Post
    Those look totally awesome. Where were they done?


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    Thanks!
    I saw a listing for them on ebay awhile back from this vendor. When I went back to order them they weren't listed any longer so I sent the seller a pm through one of their other auctions and they took my order. Here is a link to their etsy store which would probably be easier than ebay to go through. They used to show a lot of decal sets for different brands and models but not so much now so you'll have to ask about what you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by l'oiseau View Post
    Mint green KM on order for my wife.

    It's going to be a 1x10 commuter/gravel grinder/light trail bike.
    I would also like to see photos as that mint green is appealing to me and I would be setting it up as a 1x9 all-rounder. What size frame did you order?

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    Quote Originally Posted by corwin1968 View Post
    I would also like to see photos as that mint green is appealing to me and I would be setting it up as a 1x9 all-rounder. What size frame did you order?
    Went with Medium. My bike is a medium and she tried that and liked it. I'm just using a bit shorter stem and narrower bar than I have.

    If she was more into trail riding/single track I probably would have urged her to go for a small.
    Like a fart in a mitten...

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    Bike is in - saw the mint green in person... it comes across just a little different than the pictures. It's very, very soft green - almost white... very feminine looking.

    Reminds me a little of a color you might have seen in a 70's bathroom.
    Like a fart in a mitten...

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    Quote Originally Posted by l'oiseau View Post
    Bike is in - saw the mint green in person... it comes across just a little different than the pictures. It's very, very soft green - almost white... very feminine looking.

    Reminds me a little of a color you might have seen in a 70's bathroom.
    Sounds like a winner.

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    I think my wife will really like it.

    As for me, I'm happy with boring 'ole black...
    Like a fart in a mitten...

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    I wish my wife would want to bike again. My dream is that she rides a KM with me on mine. Hope she likes it!


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    Love this bike. My first bike tour, 293 from San Francisco to Paso Robles. Normally run Schwalbe Smart Sams but put on some better rollers for the trip, Michelin Cross Protect. Still work ok in the dirt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danec99 View Post
    Love this bike. My first bike tour, 293 from San Francisco to Paso Robles. Normally run Schwalbe Smart Sams but put on some better rollers for the trip, Michelin Cross Protect. Still work ok in the dirt.
    Nice!

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