I am a new Karate Monkey owner and very pleased with it so far. My current build is as follows and I am hoping to add to it.
Surly Karate Monkey 16'' Frame
Thomson Elite Seat Post
Chris King Headset
Raceface Deux Low Riser Handlebars
White Industries 16T Freewheel
Raceface 44T with FireX crank
I will be staying with singlespeed. I previously had a singlespeed Bob Jackson track bike with a White Industries ENO crank and Phil Wood bottom bracket - sadly all smashed to bits after a road accident! I would like a similar setup for my Karate Monkey. Would I be right in assuming that I would need a 113mm Phil Wood bottom bracket to go with a White Industries ENO crank?
Also I am contemplating replacing the rigid forks with suspension forks! I am hoping for a more comfortable ride. The accicent shattered my left clavicle and shoulder. The roads and paths where I cycle are as bumpy as hell and make it painful over long distances. Would suspension forks make any real difference?
Any advice would certainly be appreciated.
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