1993 KHS Montana Comp - Complete Restoration

ishay

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In 1993 (aged 14) my interest in mountain bikes began in a big way. I raced, I did my work experience at a LBS, I went to the Malverns and bike shows at Olympia and Earls Court (amongst hanging about local trails and urban environments a lot, of course). And I bought my first serious bike, a KHS Montana Comp after about a year of saving.



However, after 27 years and now a collection of 5 bikes, 3 of which are home brews; whilst still in good condition, it had morphed beyond all recognition to a different colour, no decals, mostly different components and not even the same specialism with skinny slick tyres making it my hybrid/commuter (that I no longer commute on).



So, recently I set about a total restoration to basically as-new condition and parts. It's going pretty well...
 

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Are you getting it re-sprayed back to original colours?
 

ishay

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@mk one - oh yes :)

I stripped the bike back to its parts (down to every last bearing) and then paint stripped it back to the raw steel. Pleased to say the tubing is still 100% straight and rust free
 

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ishay

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Don't worry the headset races came out later but I had to order the tool
 

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Frankie":3b1glgsj said:
I also prepare one KHS comp, but 1992 :)
Cool, interesting the KHS seat tube logo is in a very different position to the picture I used as reference. I'd been stressing about whether it was in the right place but looks like they weren't consistent in the factory(s) anyway
 
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