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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:21 am 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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That looks really fresh.


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 Post subject: 1996 KHS Pro FXT
PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 4:14 am 
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I'm new to the site, but I am very proud of my bike even though it's old.

I have recently acquired (and fallen in love with) a 1996 KHS Pro FXT for $20. The front Rock Shox Judy XC is from 1998 (has a blown damper cartridge), and the drivetrain is all 1996 Shimano STX (I have saved this groupset for a very long time).

I want to bring this bike back as a the racing bike it was in 1996, with good reason. In 1996 this bike was listed as weighing 25.4 pounds, while my modern incarnation is 30 pounds. If I can put every original component that it had back then, it should work better and be lighter with excellent performance.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:06 am 
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25 lb full suss. Awesome


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 3:32 pm 
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MC ... remember I also had one of these BITD, bought after riding yours I think?
You're right though... It's still the best Steel frame I have ridden/raced on.
Would LOVE to have it now!
Just for shits and giggles, and obviously for reminscing.....here's a pic of me canning it at Ashcombe/Woodbury/Newnham? back in 93/4/5?

Cheers!


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 3:40 pm 
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i am going to have to get myself a blue/pink team, its no use trying not to anymore


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 4:36 pm 
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totti1978 wrote:
MC ... remember I also had one of these BITD, bought after riding yours I think?
Nah, think you got yours first. Didn't we all get the KHS road bikes at the same time though?


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 6:34 pm 
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Ahh yes, maybe I did get mine first..
As for the road bikes, yeah it was a bit of a job lot!
The only road bike I ever had though....lets clear that up right now!
Did yours get any use? :wink: :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 7:34 pm 
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About 20 miles - I hate road bikes.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:29 pm 
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And this is my KHS SUMMIT frame


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:37 pm 
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are khs a big brand in europe? never really that popular in the uk


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