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Old 10-23-06, 12:13 AM   #1
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My new Karate Monkey

I just finished building up my new karate monkey this weekend. Thought I'd hit the forum with some pics:





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Old 10-23-06, 02:19 AM   #2
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That is a sinister looking bike. I like it. Good luck


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can I ask how tall you are, and what frame size you went with? considering buying one myself...
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Sweet fork.
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It's a beauty! Got mine the other day although it doesn't look near as nice as yours

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/\/\ ...soon enough!

and for the record, I'm 6'2 and I bought the 20" frame. It's a perfect fit for me with the Shiver that's on it, but if I ever wanted to try converting it over into more of a rigid cyclocross-type ride, it'd be a bit small.
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Wow, I can say I have never seen anything like it.
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Off the subject, but do u have a tuff time pulling ur front end up with those spacers positioned above the stem making ur handlebars set lower? I positioned one spacer above mine for a change and I am not sure if I like the feel, but I like the look.....maybe I am just a panze too maybe, lol.
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Oh and very nice bike by the way..
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nice inverted fork!
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Off the subject, but do u have a tuff time pulling ur front end up with those spacers positioned above the stem making ur handlebars set lower?
I've got 2 other stems that might make an appearance on this bike (because the DH stem is a little out of control). That said, it's in the "dial the fit in" stageuntil i find a stem height/rise/throw that fits me and the bike best. I'm holding off on cutting the fork tube until i'm sure it's where I like it. I might leave a little of it (maybe a half inch) in case i'm heading to the mountains and want a little extra leverage on the front wheel...
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leave it and call it a chin skratcher thats what we call the spacers on the top plus the fork has more resale value if it isnt cut.
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i must say, that bike with the Shiver looks pretty wicked cool
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i must say, that bike with the Shiver looks pretty wicked cool
Same, one of the first bikes I've seen that actually works with an sc shiver.
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sweeeet, what's your gearing, I'm thinkin' on SS'ing my MTB this winter. I'm more street based and might slap either track or bmx cranks on it. I likea that fork...what's the travel on it? *****in' ride man.
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