KHS Montaña Team, 1996

FireMountain95

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Next up, job for January.

I always wanted one of the pink and blue KHS Montañas when I was younger, dont know why, they just seemed pretty cool.

I saw this Yellow/Red Montaña Team 1996 frame come up for a good price and was drawn to it, seized seatpost and all, so I took a punt.

My initial thought was to experiment with a rasta-coloured rattle can respray and have a bit of a mess about but, I've since learned this may be quite an unusual colour scheme so think it will stay, dings, chips chainsuck and all...

Whatever happens, i definitely want this to be a daily rider and something i may occasionally leave locked up in public, so will be going for a nice build, but nothing too shiny or expensive. So far I've bought blue "Jagwire" brake and gear cables for a bit of bling from ebay for £15, Kalloy SP248 seatpost for £17 and a bottle of vinegar to chemically release the seatpost for 79p... Frame was £30. XT m737 front and rear mechs i already have in the box of bits, and we go from there.....

If I can do so within my cheap and cheerful approach, I'll try and find some original bits, eg Avid Speed Dial 1.9 levers, XT v brakes ( i have one, need another)....

Thanks for watching...
 

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FireMountain95

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Magpiegifts":259e37d1 said:
Didn't know that vinegar worked as well on stuck posts. Better than caustic soda approach!

Indeed, with less risk of serious injury. Aluminium/Alloy stuck in steel, acid is your friend apparently....
 

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FireMountain95":3fx5vg70 said:
Next up, job for January.

I always wanted one of the pink and blue KHS Montañas when I was younger, dont know why, they just seemed pretty cool.

No doubt about it, they were cool ;)

That’s some seatpost you’ve extracted! :shock: A 400mm post?
 

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Frame cleaned up nicely. Found some yellow touch up paint that will do for now, until i can get out and find a better match following the Covid shitshow.

A few brake and gear bits, including some blue bling for fun...
 

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Thought about a suspension fork, but will stick with what I know for now, trusty P2. The orange decal was clashing with the frame so i thought I'd experiment with some careful masking and a spray can. Looks OK, not sure how durable it'll be....
 

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Sorcery....
 

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Loving this build thread, that’s going to be a sweet ride when it’s done! Cheers for the tip about the vinegar on stuck seatposts, I used the oven pride technique on some hope hubs recently - couldn’t believe how easy it was.
Looking forward to watching this progress.
 

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Sourced a nice handlebar from a 1995 KHS Montaña Comp on ebay.

Mainly silver for this build so tried my hand at stripping and polishing for the first time. Time consuming but very rewarding....

Yellow rattle can ends will be underneath clear grips for the gripshift, should hopefully look good and bring a subtle match between cockpit and frame...
 

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