Let's see your KM builds

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  • 02-09-2009
    Ixnay
    Let's see your KM builds
    I'm about ready to order my Dark Black Karate Monkey frame and have been building it up on paper. I couldn't find any one thread with a lot of KM pictures on it, so if you don't mind post up some pics so I can get some ideas. Descriptions too if you want.

    Thanks!
  • 02-09-2009
    surlywhore
    1 Attachment(s)
    Dirty Skid Mark Brown
  • 02-09-2009
    western high plains
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    ^ wow, that's a beauty! I dislike my boring black frame and I miss my fat 2.35 rampages but this is my current winter commuter, it rocks hard!
  • 02-10-2009
    wh1tesurly ss
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by surlywhore
    Dirty Skid Mark Brown

    Very Nice :thumbsup: Is that a 16" frame? Love the color; mine is pearl-coffee.
  • 02-10-2009
    wadester
    3 Attachment(s)
    Pitch Black 18" frame
    Surly Hubs (fixed gear)
    BB7 disc brakes
    RotoR cranks
    Echo Trials flat bar (29" wide)
    Dangerboy levers
    PurelyCustom HS spacer, top cap and valve caps.

    I liked the "coffee metallic", but couldn't get past the name of skid mark brown
    Husker Blu is a good color, but if I was buying now, I'd probably go with Chum Red - but then I'd have to figure out a non-red accent color for it.

    PS: I started with a standard SRAM 3x9 drivetrain - then added a Lefty, all of which is now on my FS29er.
  • 02-10-2009
    Ron
  • 02-12-2009
    GreenLightGo
    22" black beauty

    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/in-pqZKPMsveqIzeEyIeiw?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/_2W6rELw9q40/SZQGJlB2HYI/AAAAAAAAC2k/2uaszE4fvJE/s800/Best%20one.JPG" /></a>
  • 02-12-2009
    wh1tesurly ss
    Very nice!
    Greenlightgo - is that a Mary bar, or a Fleegle?
  • 02-12-2009
    rojogonzo
    http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y13...g?t=1234466964


    Raceface crank
    lx, xt, xtr mix of parts
    monkeybar carbon bar
    thompson post and stem
    brooks b17
    racing ralphs
    new wheels on order from mikesee (tax refund by by)
    extra set of wheels with Big Apples for running paved paths
  • 02-12-2009
    GreenLightGo
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by wh1tesurly ss
    Greenlightgo - is that a Mary bar, or a Fleegle?

    Neither - Titec J-bar.:thumbsup: I previously spent about 10 months on my rigid Monocog Flight with a Titec H-bar. My wife has that bar now so I went for the new J-bar since I had the right length Thomson X4 stem in my spare parts bin. I didn't need the rise either.

    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/aCFsOBgnX-umqG_dDeRAdg?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/_2W6rELw9q40/SZQGKwnalQI/AAAAAAAAC28/8PYs4FDgRtQ/s800/IMG_4488.JPG" /></a>
  • 02-12-2009
    takomacommuter
    kmx
    [IMG]<table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/n2CJON-VDNU3pHLOI9d5kw?authkey=ggh9Ke4mj0Y&feat=embedwebs ite"><img src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/_IizOfNXb51o/STsJVEY19rI/AAAAAAAAAAM/fhuJdHlZBFc/s288/DSCN4933.JPG" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/Matt.Newport/Xtracycle?authkey=ggh9Ke4mj0Y&feat=embedwebsite">X tracycle</a></td></tr></table>[/IMG]
  • 02-16-2009
    ionsmuse
    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/q_Jz7_-FDuq2tTQHVgTiMQ?authkey=XhwPsddvpfE&feat=embedwebs ite"><img src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/_A06QdYL6xw8/SYo70hjhvNI/AAAAAAAAEu0/udMQYnZsj7M/s800/DSCI0002.JPG" /></a>

    Ol' reliable.
  • 02-20-2009
    jesusburger
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    Karate-Kommuter
    Mine's the POS behind it, but I really like this singlespeed commuter I saw last week.
  • 02-20-2009
    Polk
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    Here's a pic of my medium KM. I stripped it down and repainted it before ever building it up. A few things have changed since this picture was taken when I got it in 2005, but I think it's still a god picture.
  • 03-01-2009
    sprintcarblue
  • 03-07-2009
    shinkee
    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/-nQ4GAJthhPwaCBZ1R6ayQ?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/_HzEdNDlKo3g/SZ9wiFbh-PI/AAAAAAAABwY/Lyj2eUWMh2c/s400/IMG_0101_large.jpg" /></a>
  • 03-11-2009
    donalson
    the g2 fork @ 100mm is SWEET :) but i still need to play with the bar/stem combo... it's not pretty but considering i've got less then $700 into the entire rig it's amazing...

    http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f1...9/DSC06194.jpg
    http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f1...9/DSC06195.jpg
    http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f1...9/DSC06196.jpg
    http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f1...9/DSC06191.jpg
  • 03-13-2009
    longhaultrucker
    Sweet,Donalson!!!
  • 04-07-2009
    MMcG
  • 04-13-2009
    ionsmuse
    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/FN5-ch3-LNYx5ZPi1Sd3nQ?authkey=Gv1sRgCPHLvrud9oOOXg&feat=e mbedwebsite"><img src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/_A06QdYL6xw8/SePpGEp_EZI/AAAAAAAAFBU/U44IusCfb4g/s800/DSCI0010.JPG" /></a>

    The details have changed, but the frame remains the same. I'm particularly (re)psyched on the fun of such a great frame. So I'll indulge myself in the details:

    18" brown frame
    UN-54 BB, 165mm 94 bcd Race Face DH cranks, 30t ring
    Surly hubs, 32h, DT Swiss comps, Mustang front rim, Open Pro rear, 18t Eno freewheel.
    XDX front, Nano rear. Tubeless.
    90mm Thomson X4, 800mm Kore bar, old Avid levers, small Ergon GP1s.
    BB7 front, Tektro Oryx rear.
    Thomson post, saddle soon to be a Gobi XM.

    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/wFvgJ5vSUj92j9-V3w_aiA?authkey=Gv1sRgCPHLvrud9oOOXg&feat=embedweb site"><img src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/_A06QdYL6xw8/Sd6yLjaBTAI/AAAAAAAAFAk/P9n_-8JNIjc/s400/DSCI0005.JPG" /></a>

    It's a great, great bike.
  • 04-13-2009
    Bearbait
    1 Attachment(s)
    Its seen many, many builds. Touring, ss, mountain bike, commuter, road bike.
    It is currently in spring snow-slush meltout town mode.
    Nokian studs switched out yesterday for the exi's.
    2 x 8
  • 04-13-2009
    donalson
    what rims are those?... and I WANT GROOVY LUV :)
  • 04-14-2009
    Bearbait
    The rims are old 44mm 29er snowcats - unavailable now.
    The bars are Ti from www.speedwaycyclesak.com
    Speedway also has similar (& much better) 50mm 29er rims in stock

    Greenlightgo - the frame bag is Epic Designs - It what puts my bread on the table ;)
  • 04-14-2009
    MMcG
    Post Shake-down ride changes.
    Went back to the KM fork - handling is much more intuitive than with the Jamis Exile fork. Looks better too -

    http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n...s/DSC01334.jpg

    http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n...s/DSC01333.jpg

    http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n...s/DSC01332.jpg
  • 04-14-2009
    dankilling
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MMcG
    Post Shake-down ride changes.
    Went back to the KM fork - handling is much more intuitive than with the Jamis Exile fork. Looks better too -

    http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n...s/DSC01334.jpg

    I agree- I keep waffling between 1x9 and SS on mine, but I wish Salsa offered the cro-moto grande with rim-brake studs. The KM fork is pretty, well, rigid :D Nice ride!