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    The 2013 Single Speed I want the most...


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    see the promo video? I would take that bike, or somesuch similar. I was surprised to see that kona doesn't offer the humuhumu..... anymore.

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    This bikes looks pretty cool, I'd like to try one out!

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    For me its the Pivot Les, but the Klunker is very cool.

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    Want!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saddle Up View Post

    Pretty much each of us who saw that recently added it to our [Want] list. Sick bike.

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    Wish it had disc brakes so it could be a real trail bike. Pretty swank and awesome.

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    Ha, awesome. I could use some disk tabs on the fork just in case though.

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    I really like the "The Klunker features absolutely no technology and is in no way optimized."

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    Aer rand hiney new Jabberwocky...I regret selling mine (even though it was to fund the buildup of an Xtracycle) I miss it
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    There are some BMX trails in the woods near my house. Love to get one of these to rip around back there, if I could sell the boss on my need for yet another bike
    Yeah I only carry cans cause I'm a weight weenie.

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    Save a tree & wipe your butt with an owl.
    Thank your local Sierra Club.

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    Save a tree & wipe your butt with an owl.
    Thank your local Sierra Club.

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    "Once you start Klunking, you can't stop. Says Transition Bikes Owner Kevin Menard.

    This is no joke. Have you ever tried riding a technical trail with a coaster brake? Its ridiculous. You learn to carry speed because there's no other option.

    I kind of want one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gabe0807 View Post
    "Once you start Klunking, you can't stop.” Says Transition Bikes Owner Kevin Menard.

    This is no joke. Have you ever tried riding a technical trail with a coaster brake? Its ridiculous. You learn to carry speed because there's no other option.

    I kind of want one.
    No kidding. I've tried riding some single track only using my rear brake and it's pretty crazy. I'd still like one of these however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JUNGLEKID5 View Post
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    What do those have to do with anything?

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    I want one... any more specs:-)
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    looks like a big ass BMX bike. Would be fun to ride especially on a pump track!
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    nice, i wonder if the competitor LBS will carry it or it has to be special ordered..
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    I like the looks, but I'm not a fan of coaster brakes.

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    I want one badly. It would match my unshaved legs and PBR tatoo!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gabe0807 View Post
    "Once you start Klunking, you can't stop. Says Transition Bikes Owner Kevin Menard.

    This is no joke. Have you ever tried riding a technical trail with a coaster brake? Its ridiculous. You learn to carry speed because there's no other option.

    I kind of want one.
    I rode Starr Pass in Tucson on a 24" wheeled BMX bike with a rear brake only (not coaster). I thought I was going to kill myself. It's not the most technical trail but it was enough on that thing.
    The glass is twice as large as it needs to be

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    ****, I want to get one to try. 800mm bars! Haha. I could just imagine the looks riding this thing.

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    Dang, every time this thread gets bumped I have to look at the bike again and start thinking about possibly converting one to some kind of hand brakes ...........

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    You're not suppose to use hand brakes with this bike, that's the point. It should be easy enough to get another fork and hub with tabs, but why buy the clunker in the first place?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kanik View Post
    You're not suppose to use hand brakes with this bike, that's the point. It should be easy enough to get another fork and hub with tabs, but why buy the clunker in the first place?
    Because it's $500, looks like fun, it's $500 and is a presumably solid build.

    I want an XL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kanik View Post
    You're not suppose to use hand brakes with this bike, that's the point. It should be easy enough to get another fork and hub with tabs, but why buy the clunker in the first place?
    While I do appreciate the clean lines, IMHO the bike would still look cool with hand brakes and probably be just as much (or more) fun to ride for me.

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    I wanna get this, make some heatsinks that clamp to the hub shell, and put Ice Technologies engravings on it.

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    You really need to get this bike Saddle Up, then we organize a ride next year like this!
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    It looks pretty cool, and I like some of the specs, but I can't help but feel that it's more fun to build your own...

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    Link no workie

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    Quote Originally Posted by gabe0807 View Post
    "Once you start Klunking, you can't stop. Says Transition Bikes Owner Kevin Menard.

    This is no joke. Have you ever tried riding a technical trail with a coaster brake? Its ridiculous. You learn to carry speed because there's no other option.

    I kind of want one.

    I did a Coaster Brake Race on my Swobo Folsom... Installed an 80mm fork, some dirt tires, and was ready to rock... It was an unreal experience... Might have to try it again next year...

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    Hilarious!
    Transition Klunker

    I like the SE Bikes "Big Ripper" as well 29er BMX
    SE Bikes | Retro Series | 29" Big Ripper

    They are both priced pretty close to each other.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arcdesigns View Post
    Link no workie


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    Here's the video..pretty funny. Sorry if the first link didn't work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeginnerCycling View Post
    Dang, every time this thread gets bumped I have to look at the bike again and start thinking about possibly converting one to some kind of hand brakes ...........
    sorry
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    This bike is for poseurs. Klunking is about cheap and dirty, parts bin DIY. This bike is antithema to the whole idea of screwing around in the woods on shitty bikes and having fun.

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    I guess modern bikes are for poseurs as well, denying every bit of technology available. We should all stick to Schwinn bikes with motorcycle tires then. Oh wait thats kinda new school too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fotu View Post
    This bike is for poseurs. Klunking is about cheap and dirty, parts bin DIY. This bike is antithema to the whole idea of screwing around in the woods on shitty bikes and having fun.
    Those poseurs sure looked to be having fun and that's the point. The irony is that I live where mountain biking was inverted and see many of it's inventors on the trails and they all have fancy newer bikes now - of course they don't wear spandex and some don't wear helmets.

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    Um...the transition guys aren't poseurs.

    Considering you can get an 80s mtb for 75 on craigslist, a new coaster brake wheel for 100, and some fresh mtb treads for another 70, it is about $250 for a tight klunker, and that is if you are lazy and don't bother scrounging and rooting around.

    Or, you can be really lazy and just buy that thing for $500.

    Just sayin...

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    check this out, these kids were inspired by the transition guys, and they seem to be having just as much fun, without having to crack open their wallet.

    Klunking: An ode to Mountain Biking's humble beginning. | Quality Vintage and Used Bicycles for Sale

    Of course, it takes effort to scrape together bikes and actually get out into the woods.

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    This bike will sure handle abuse better than those old mild steel frames. I remember a crappy frame I had in the 80s that needed monthly welding!

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