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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:21 pm 
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I plan of a bit a nostalgia trip by re-building my first three MTBs :) ...No.2 ....

After my yellow splatter Lava Dome was sold to a mate, I acquired a KHS Montana Team frame (ex-team) from a local bike shop.


Coming soon! :wink:

The evolution of the run-a-bout!.... viewtopic.php?t=159488&highlight=khs

Pic below of my original one I bought ex-team (frame only) back in '93 8)

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I have a the frame in the cave and plan to re-build along similar-ish lines :)


Cheers


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:24 pm 
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Off all the bikes I had BITD my KHS Montana Team (in those colours, although I forget the year), was the best of the bunch. SUCH a good frame to ride. I constantly regret selling it :-(


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:44 pm 
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The Montana Pro frame I rode BITD I still have. Unbelievably good frame..!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:18 pm 
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Looks great, love the old KHS true temper frames!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:20 pm 
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I remember those, awesome!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:40 pm 
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I gave the frame a polish with my new car polisher!...the blue has come up nicely, but the pink is too faded I think.

I need to rebuild/service my Mag 21 SL fork, but a very nice standard Mag 21 fitted in the mean time :) Also need to fit a USE ti seat-post but waiting on a shim.

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Spec:

Frame: 1993 KHS Montana Team
Fork: Rock Shox Mag 21 - will be Mag 21 SL

Headset: Ritchey
Top-Cap: Mint Sauce
Stem: Titec Titanium
Handlebar: DEAN Titanium
Grips: ODi Attack

Brakes: Pauls
Brake Pads:Kool Stop
Brake Cables: Shimano
Brake Levers: Pauls

Shifters: XT Thumbies
Front Derailleur: XTR M900
Rear Derailleur: XTR M900
Derailleur Cables: Shimano
Cassette: XTR M950
Chain: KMC 9SL
Crankset: Cook Bros
Crank Bolts: Middleburn Ti - will be SRP ti
Chainrings: Real
Chainring bolts:RaceFace - will be SRP alloy
Bottom Bracket: UN91 (xtr) - looking for ti one ;)
Pedals: Onz HO Titanium

Hub Skewers: USE Ti Spin-stix
Rims: Mavic 217
Hubs: XTR M900
Nipples: Alloy
Spokes: DB Stainless
Tyres: Ritchey WCS
Tubes: Bontrager

Saddle: Flite Titanium
Seatpost: Inside Tech!...will be USE titanium :)
Seatpost Binder:Bolt


Weight: Approx 23lb


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:27 pm 
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Looks great, and its nice and light at 23lbs. I bet it climbs like a beast.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:39 pm 
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andyfloyd82 wrote:
Looks great, and its nice and light at 23lbs. I bet it climbs like a beast.


Thanks :)

It weighs about 22lb with the SL fork on ;)

Cheers


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:54 pm 
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wadsy wrote:
andyfloyd82 wrote:
Looks great, and its nice and light at 23lbs. I bet it climbs like a beast.


Thanks :)

It weighs about 22lb with the SL fork on ;)

Cheers


What sort of tubing - I've a feeling it's one of the True Temper OX tubesets, isn't it?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:10 pm 
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Neil wrote:
wadsy wrote:
andyfloyd82 wrote:
Looks great, and its nice and light at 23lbs. I bet it climbs like a beast.


Thanks :)

It weighs about 22lb with the SL fork on ;)

Cheers


What sort of tubing - I've a feeling it's one of the True Temper OX tubesets, isn't it?


Yes, I think it's TT OX II of ze top of me 'ed! :)


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