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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:20 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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Finished! I dont spend a lot on bikes unless I'm really serious about the build, so tongue firmly in cheek, I set about the KHS with grim determination.

a donation from a kindly old Claud Butler gave me some Grimeca sealed bearing hubs on those daft Vuelta deep section rims.

Anyway, I wonder when this last turned a wheel?

Karma frame required lots of work to make good.

Tip find wheels

Karma LX cranks from ages ago.

Tip find STX-RC 8spd shifters, regreased and refurbished

LX mech from the tip, front from RB

Tip find Bombers, still holding air from the day I found them

Bars - Pickle

Odd & sods from my parts bin

The ride? Hmmm, back ends a bit slow over the bumps but it does seem to work. Bombers are short travel and seem intact.

After totting up I cant believe the total spent: less than £20 :shock:

anyway, pics for now and more to come later :


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Looks awesome with the bombers.


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King of the Skip Monkeys
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better pic


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That looks like a fun ride. I love my KHS, very underrated bikes IMO. Those Bombers were a very nice find!


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is this tip on million airs row or are you just so so jammy :shock: :shock: :wink:


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Very nice! :D


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Looks fantastic Mar,

How does it ride?

No can I get first refusals if you sell :oops: :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:31 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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oldschool wrote:
is this tip on million airs row or are you just so so jammy :shock: :shock: :wink:


jammy.


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cantilever or v-brake?


Cantis if that's what it's meant to have......although the little hanger widget for Bombers can be a pain to get hold of.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:05 pm 
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For a bargain bike that is unbelievably good. Cable routing to the rear looks like little iffy but thats always a problem with full sus bikes.


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