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    New Kelly

    Pretty new build, a few months old, but barely ridden. I'll try to keep it short: Built it and got about a half dozen rides on it when I tore a ligament in my thumb that required surgery. Doc said I'd be off of the trail for 3 months. Went back yesterday and he told me I'm good to go - one month early. Wasn't expecting this, needed to hook the Kelly back up with her front wheel (stole it to replace the wheel taco-ed on the x-check in the injury producing wreck). Slapped the rotor back on, swapped the tire back, lubbed the chain and she's ready to go, figured I'd snap a pic while I was at it. Would have taken it out last night but the trails are soaked. Will be heading to the rocky stuff Saturday where the rain doesn't matter. I was really impressed with the geometry on my initial rides, carved like butter. Stoked to be back on it.
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    Sweet. I don't know what it is about Kellys, but they always get me hot and bothered. Some day I guess I'll have to ride one.
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    Good job! Sweet.

    That Kelly looks clean and aggresive. Very nice, glad to here you're back in the saddle.

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    Thumbs up!

    glad to hear that your thumb is healed. i tore mine a few years back trying to ride an old beast of a motorcycle- another story for another day. but i utilized a technique where i keep my thumbs on the same side of the bars as my fingers, and now i like it and use this technique all the time- esp on my moustache bar equiped fixie.

    your Kelly is a real beauty; why no rear disc?
    does the fork feel as sweet as it looks?
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    Nice bike -

    I fell the same as Wooglin about Kellys...they just look right!

    I think it is that they are so loooong and loooow

    Ride it alot -

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    meeeejum?

    is that medium?

    i just ordered a small...


    loverly..

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneGearGuy
    why no rear disc?
    does the fork feel as sweet as it looks?
    No rear disc because I like to have the easy fixed/free option. It's the same setup I'm been running on my 26" and it works really good and saves bit of coin too.

    The fork feels real good so far.

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    is that medium?
    Yep.
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    nice bike, good color. looks like one I saw at a MORE work day a few months back, that you? by the time I realized it was a 29er I was gone and never talked up the owner about it. I was thinking of a Kelly before I go my vicious.

    with this rain though you're gonna need to fit some pontoons!

    have fun on the rocks!

    Quote Originally Posted by riderx
    No rear disc because I like to have the easy fixed/free option. It's the same setup I'm been running on my 26" and it works really good and saves bit of coin too.

    The fork feels real good so far.

    Yep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clarkin
    nice bike, good color. looks like one I saw at a MORE work day a few months back, that you?
    I'm sure that was me. Must have been that rainy work day at Avalon/Hilton, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by riderx
    I'm sure that was me. Must have been that rainy work day at Avalon/Hilton, right?
    yep. I'll keep an eye out for ya on the trails, enjoy that thing!

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