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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! Surly Karate Monkey "Street Racer"

    Hi guys, here my new Surly Karate Monkey upgraded as "street racer", just to have fun on the urban streets and on off road changing wheels.
    Here the Photogallery and full specs.

    Full specification

    Frame specs / specifiche telaio
    Frame: Surly Karate Monkey Size 18” Black
    Fork: Surly Karate Monkey steel fork 29

    Groupset / Gruppo trasmissione
    Crank: Shimano SLX FC-M660-10 42/32/24 Dyna-Sys 175mm
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT RD-M773 Shadow Dyna-Sys
    Front Derailleur: Shimano SLX FD-M660 top swing
    Shifters: Shimano SLX SL-M660-10 Dyna-Sys
    Cassette sprockets: Shimano SLX CS-HG81-10 11-36 Dyna Sys 10v
    Chain: Shimano SLX CN-HG74 Dyna Sys
    Pedals: Shimano PD-M540 silver

    Brakes / Freni
    Brake Levers: Shimano XT BL-M775
    Brake Calipers: Shimano XT BR-M775
    Rotors: Shimano XT Sh-RT76 6 bolts F180/R160
    Cable guide: Jagwire cable guide

    Components / Componenti
    Stem: Syncros FL stem 90mm black
    Handlebar: Syncros Fixed flat bar 690mm 10° BB-black
    Seatpost: Ritchey WCS 27.2 x 350mm wet black
    Seat Collar: Surly Constictor 30.0 polished silver
    Headset: Syncros AM Hardcore 1-1/8” black / Ritchey Carbon spacer 10mm
    Grips: Token Grips Dual density Lock-on Black w/silver collars
    Saddle: Selle Italia Flite gel-flow
    Chain Tensioners: Surly Tuggnut

    Wheelset / Ruote
    Hubs: N4A D FCM black 6 bolts
    Rims: Sun Ringlè SR25 29” black
    Spokes: 2-1,7-2
    Skewers: Salsa Flip off steel black
    Tires: Schwalbe Big Apple 28 x 2.35


    Accessories / Accessori
    Bottle cages: Salsa Bottle cage steel
    Saddle bag: Lezyne L-Caddy black
    Frame protection: Lizard Skins frame patches












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    Well it sounds pretty cool, but am I the only one that isn't seeing any pictures?

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    You just need to use your imagination (I don't see anything either)

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    My imagination tells me that it looks pretty darn cool, is kinda tough to get moving with those monster tyres, and feels amazing once it's rolling. I like the sound of it!!

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    The pictures are posted to an Italian version of MTBR for 29'ers. To see the images, you have to be a registered user there.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by dankilling View Post
    The pictures are posted to an Italian version of MTBR for 29'ers. To see the images, you have to be a registered user there.....
    I found that out the hard way. Maybe we can get him to post them here. The build sounds great.

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    look's great, but cant see **** :P

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    Surly Karate Monkey "street racer"

    I'll try to download more pics.
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    Photogallery 2
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    ah! finally!
    well this is so great! but i think you dont need the tuggnut tensioner man... it's already saved except you run it in fixed gear IMO

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    Photogallery 3
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    Photogallery 4
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Surly Karate Monkey "Street Racer"-dscn0609.jpg  

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    Looks great! Well done.

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    Really nice bike. I wish my projects came out that nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CS2 View Post
    Really nice bike. I wish my projects came out that nice.
    Hi, it'snt hard to build it in that way. I've chosen the multigear trasmission because I don't like singlespeeding and I would a more reliable bike.
    Anyway the Karate Monkey is a very cheap frame, so you could go for it.

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    I like your bike. Seeing this thread is part of what made me order a KM frameset today. Mine will be SS for the time being and used off road mainly, but your urban set up looks awesome.

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    Big Apples are a real turd of a tire. And this is coming from a guy who often rides a Pugsley on asphalt.

    On my KM is ride either 42cm cx tires or 2.35 rampages, both are actually worlds better than BA's - much more responsive.

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    nice im selling my road bike to commute on a 29er soon. cant wait

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron_sparthan View Post
    Hi, it'snt hard to build it in that way. I've chosen the multigear trasmission because I don't like singlespeeding and I would a more reliable bike.
    Anyway the Karate Monkey is a very cheap frame, so you could go for it.
    I've been scouring ebay for one of the old modes. I'm trying to put together a bike for my son. I really don't like those new sloping TT's.
    A garage full of steel frames means happiness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CycleAddict View Post
    I like your bike. Seeing this thread is part of what made me order a KM frameset today. Mine will be SS for the time being and used off road mainly, but your urban set up looks awesome.
    Ty

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    shouldn't you be using the monkey nuts here?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Bee View Post
    shouldn't you be using the monkey nuts here?

    Hi MrBee. No, I didn't. I use Tuggnuts only. If you fit big off road tires maybe you should use monkey nuts, but with Tuggs fit fine.

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    Sweet looking bike, but it almost makes me want to cry because Monkeys look better dirty. lol

    I bet that thing hauls though.

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