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 Post subject: lets see your khs's
PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 12:48 pm 
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i have just had a phone call telling me there is a khs shaped box at my house! i have wanted a montana pro since i was about 13 when my dad bought a montana summit (which he still has - i'll show it to you all one day). i remember the pro getting top marks in an mbuk test and this was when i was at the age when i hung o0nto that mag's every word. the bike shop in the village always had one in stock and it looked so cool and understated.

i will build my bike up with bits from the shed for now as i have zero budget (bloody weddings) but eventually i hope it to be a full stock resto. luckily i bought a full set of nos dia compe 987 cantis last month which i think the pro had. must have been some sort of preminition!

anyway, what do you know about khs? i know they are american and have been around since the 70's and i guess they dont have an importer into the uk anymore as you seldom see them.

i know a few on here have them so go on - lets see them all in one place!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 1:20 pm 
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Heres mine :D

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Full story here

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=44198

I'm very happy with mine, wee bit on the heavy side but I think its as much component choice as anything. TBH its not really a race bike anyway and I enjoy the way it rides.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 1:30 pm 
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Mines a little more modern, great bike though & a stupidly light frame under something like 1450 grams off the top of my head.

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It has been rebuilt with more suitable stuff since this photo the deore stuff is now XT, the stem/post are now thomson, and the brakes are now Hope mono mini trials.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:24 am 
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hi
i have a 1991 montana team in pink and blue. my dream bike...
love the khs's

sorry but i packed it away for the moment and forgot to take photo's


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:35 am 
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What was the khs model that was Ti?
Im sure there was one kicking around my LBS for years from about 98,they offered me it for £200 after it had sat there for a number of years but i had just bought the clockwork frame

I also seem to remember they werent well liked,possibly had fall apart issues
Personally i liked their lines 8)

Love those pink toe straps Kaiser :wink: Are you trying to tell us something :wink: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:43 am 
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Yes there was a Ti. It was 3.25 with 6/4 dropouts. Quite light and retailed at about £7-800. £200 was a bargain


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:40 am 
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dyna-ti wrote:

Love those pink toe straps Kaiser :wink: Are you trying to tell us something :wink: :lol: :lol:


I'm in touch with my femine side s'all :oops: :lol:


Lewis, any pics yet?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:47 am 
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I had a Montana Team in the early 90's,FULL M900 XTR,Judy's,Spinergys etc.Really nice ride,was really gutted when it got stolen.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 1:21 pm 
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that must have been in the glory days of manic mountain bikes then?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 1:39 pm 
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My KHS wisdom begins and ends at...

"There's a little tilde (~) above the word Montana."

Thank you and have a nice day.

Your toe straps are bad ass, Kaiser. You're a god among men, don't let anyone tell you different. 8) :lol:


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