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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 8:19 pm 
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Here's my finished KK, one or two parts may be swapped around eventually such as possibly fitting XTR levers once I find a mint pair, maybe fitting my SDG BelAir saddle and maybe trying a different stem length/angle. I'll also eventually reduce the Fox to 80mm travel, but with my weight on the saddle the geometry feels perfect, so im in no rush.

Many thanks to everyone who helped with advice and parts, especially MikeFoster, MJN, MarcTwoTone and IBelieveInFixies..plus anyone I have forgotten.

I love the way she looks, and in particular it has the right mix of retro and retroish parts which combine to make a solid reliable ride. I'll add new pics when/if I switch to all black components.
However, although compelled to complete this build I may be forced to sell the frame/forks..im trying to resist as I love this frame!

Sorry for the poor pics, only have a cam phone. If anyone is interested ill get hold of a decent camera and take some more?

Let me know what you think!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 8:31 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 8:53 pm 
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Lovely mate , looks like it was made for riding , and not looking at !
If i've not got an RC200 this time next month , i'll have one of these please !


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:25 pm 
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I love the way the side stand looks just like a stick 8) , nicely done (the whole bike, not just the side stand).


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:58 pm 
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A solid build KeepItSteel, looks smart and a bet it's a quality ride.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:27 am 
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looks awsome

they ride well too. I had a 80mm Maz Marathon race on my 20".
I bet you can drop the fox to 80 with a spacer

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:46 am 
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As a fellow Hei Hei owner I'd have to say that's a gorgeous bike :D

Only think I personally would change is the tyres....not keen on anything except blackwalls. Flat bars would be cool as well but I can see that you've built that up to actually be a useable bike!

I take it those are 80mm fox forks on there?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:57 pm 
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Nice 8) needs better wheels though,gen 2 Mavic Crossmaxes would be just the thing :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:19 pm 
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Nowt wrong with ur Crossrides. Mine are lasting longer than the more expensive cousin! Looks cool as duck!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:33 pm 
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That's fabulous. I do think that colour-matched forks are the way to go.


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