$200 for a 18″ frame, fork, and Chris King headset at the Seattle Bike Swap. Just the thing to replace my old Karate Monkey which I had to sell last fall.
Man I loved that bike. Two things though. One – it was a little on the small size for me. Fella who sold it to me told me it was a medium (18) and I didn’t measure. Turns out it was a 16. I have a 120mm stem on it and look at that seat rise. Yeah.
Second thing, the KM doesn’t have any brazeons. I’ve never really understood that. This is the perfect bike for them. That OMM rack pictured below is afixed to the squirrelly little fender eyelets and the canti-posts. It works but I always wondered when it was going to break. Same thing with the fork – nothing but a single little fender eyelet on the back side of the fork. You know, because I might put fenders on it. And not racks. COME ON.
EDIT: Apparently this years model you can put a rear rack on, but you can’t use disc brakes at the same time. Bah.
!!! ENHANCE !!!
1 pair brazeons low on the chain stays – about an inch up from the dropouts like is done on the Pugsley – both for rear racks.
1 pair brazeons under the top tube so I can mount a pump.
3 waterbottle studs added under the downtube for a 3rd waterbottle cage – water or fuel or whatever. Why 3 taps? I dunno – a little adjustability I guess.
1 pair of brazeons high on the fork
1 pair of brazeons at the bottom of the fork (for standard racks)
1 pair of brazeons mid-fork to handle low-rider racks.
It’s off getting powder coated right now over at Seattle Powder Coat, and parts are in the mail from all over on their way to me. I hope to build this thing up late next week. I’m friggin excited!
- Frame – Check
- Fork – Check
- Mods – Check
- Bottom Bracket and Cranks – Check
- Saddle – Check
- Stem – Check
- Handlebars – Check
- Headset – Check
- Powder Coat – In progress
- Rims – In Mail
- Hubs front and rear – Check
- Tires – In Mail
- Brakes and Levers – Check
- Derailleurs front and rear – Check
- Shifters – Check
- Cassette – Check
- Racks – Next Paycheck