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  1. #901
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rylan570 View Post
    Here's my KM after a second season on it. Lots of new parts this spring.

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    I really like the look of this surly with those maxxis tyres! what are their name?
    can we have a few more pics of your bike?


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    nice, clean looking bike with all the mods!

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    Looking at all of these cool KMs is making me jealous. About a month ago, I went to order an 18" frame from my LBS, and QBP was out. I have checked lots of websites and they all show out of stock. I called QBP, and they said that they are done with this frame, and that all that will be available from now on is the new MDS or Ops version. If anyone knows where I can get one, please let me know.
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    Good thing I got mine already. I cant believe they are getting rid of the KM. Isn't that their most popular bike?

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    They are not really getting rid og f the KM, but changing it. They now have a modular dropout, that can be changed between three different types of dropoout, as well they changed the head tube diameter to 44mm, and raised the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kisherceg View Post
    I really like the look of this surly with those maxxis tyres! what are their name?
    can we have a few more pics of your bike?


    Maxxis Ardent 2.4 "skinwall" version

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    Let's see your KM builds

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    Maxxis Ardent 2.4 "skinwall" version
    How have they performed? Similar to the regular black version? I would think the skinwall rubber might be harder, but they look so good. I'm hoping I'm wrong about that.


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    Let's see your KM builds

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    Re: Let's see your KM builds

    KM Ops SS fat-front




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    just finished mine, i will name it Mr. TLet's see your KM builds-_7262303.jpg

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    I HAVE BUILT IT AS SINGLE SPEED 44/16 WITH NS BIKES handlebar and stem. The stem is quite short as the head tube is quite high and I feel very comfortable. .
    I ran with SRAM automatix inner hub gear (2 speed automatic) before I have changed to singe speed.




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    nice build, ventralis!

    really digging your fork mounted light.

    also, what was your impression of the automatix?
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    HI! MONOGOD,

    If you have chosen your ratio right then SRAM Automatix (with transition at 136%) could be great. I used 36/18 after trying 36/16t. With ratio at 36/18t suites me best. For the money I think it is adequate.


    The SRAM Automatix on KM was not functioning very well as the spring for shifting gears was adjusted lousy. So I "redo" the tiny and lousy spring with result that the IGH shifted at a bit higher speed than industrial setting. I like it better than industrial setting.

    As I have another 29er rigid fork, hardtailed chromo running also with SRAM Automatix/Disc Brake. It is functioning perfectly. Therefore, I removed the SRAM AUTO from my KM and run it single speed with ratio 44/18t.





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    "really digging your fork mounted light"
    The clip-on of light (lezyne/Commencal OEM) fits perfectly at bottom of fork. I still use the provided rubber band to secure montage.

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    His and Her Karate Monkey(s) atop French Pass, Colorado
    I am at home everytime I swing a leg over this bike. Much love

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    Untitled

    Just grabbed this low mileage, near mint, 18" Battleship Gray KM impossibly cheap over the weekend. Mostly stock SS build, obviously changed the bar, tried to tighten up the rear with an 18t cog (I suspect the chain has stretched since 33x18 should move the wheel almost all the way up in the drops according to a certain website).

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    Also, Salsa Shaft Seatpost, Brooks Cambium C17 saddle.

    This thing is super fun. At 5'9" tall the 18" fits me perfectly. Had a 16" Campstove Green (MMcG's former bike) way back when - this one just works.

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    Pretty much the way I like it now.
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    Re: Let's see your KM builds

    From fat front to 29+


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    My Inherited Build

    I've been looking for my first mountain bike and I stumbled across a black KM (Medium) on Craigslist. The seller listed it as being in 'excellent' condition, but I found it to be closer to 'good'. A few nicks in the paint, but no dents. I rode in a circle on a blacktop street and the components appeared to be in working order, so I bought it.

    • Sunringle MTX rims
    • Shimano Deore XT hubs
    • Racing Ralph EVO 2.40 (front)
    • Specialized Fast Trak LK 2.00 (rear)
    • BB7 brakes
    • Truvativ Stylo crank
    • SRAM X7 10-speed shifter and X7 Rear derailleur
    • Shimano cassette
    • Salsa stem
    • Bontrager handlebars with Ergon GP2 grips
    • Primo pedals (aluminum?)
    • Spacer Bell (Velo Orange?)


    I've only recently started mountain biking (Iíve been twice on a borrowed bike here in Kansas City), so I don't know what I want for components or if what is on there now is any good. Iíll ride it as-is this fall and winter to see if I like it.


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    What it looks like at my home after I removed the frame bag:


    The bell:

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    good find. decent build. a very respectable first mountain bike!

    the KM is a great riding frame that's very versatile. it's tough, rides well, can be run geared, ss, or fixed and can do duty as a commuter as well. i had one set up with fat tyres and street ss gearing and loved tearing around town on it. has always been one of my favorite riding bikes, and i have two at present. one is set up as a belt drive, the ops, and one is fixed.

    enjoy your sweet new whip, and welcome to mtbr!
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    Quote Originally Posted by aybee View Post
    From fat front to 29+

    Nice looking KM Bro!
    What rim you got here at the back?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullit_cn View Post
    Nice looking KM Bro!
    What rim you got here at the back?
    Thank you kind sir!

    It's a Velocity Dually 45mm rim at the back.


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    Getting there:



    valve nut secured with blue loctite (did this late last night), but will probably add a washer and maybe a neoprene washer as well.


    Removed a link of chain and now 33x18 is nicely slammed


    dang does that seat bag swallow a lot of stuff!

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    Trying the Big Apple tires

    Took the bell off and put on the Big Apple tires that the seller threw in to try them out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DoNotPay View Post
    Took the bell off and put on the Big Apple tires that the seller threw in to try them out.

    I'm curious how they do. If you like them, let us know, I'm contemplating and second wheel set for my monkey.

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    I've got BAs on my KM. Really enjoy them for my work commute. Smooth, quiet, and fast. My seven mile route is 50% pavement and 50% non-techy single track. There's a 100 foot stretch along the route that's kinda gnarly and I just walk up that because the BAs lose traction. Down is no problem to ride.
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