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Old 01-26-06, 10:29 AM   #1
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My Favorite Khs Aero....

my khs aero recently went under the perverbial knife. i bought if off some swindler from across the pond who failed to inform me that there was a crack in the headtube/downtube weld. i just sent my awesome KHS aero in for some rewelding and maybe even throw some track dropouts on. i got some news last night that the headtube was grinded thin. what that actually means, i dont know, but i will be finding out on tuesday morning. anyways, my point being... does anyone have an early 90's khs aero, either road or track, frame. the one with the curvy seat tube? CURVY SEAT TUBE! that's why i love it so much. the wheelbase is nice and tight. i love the geometry of this frame. i dont have any links i could give you to show you my ride. does anyone have this same model frame that they are willing to sell? i'm sick of putting money into this thing if it's actually a pile of ****. anyone have a khs aero that is in better condition than mine?
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Old 01-26-06, 10:32 AM   #2
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i want one too. this one is my favorite
http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2005/aug/KyleKelley.htm
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I'll never understand what's so special about this bike. UNICROWN.
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Old 01-26-06, 10:40 AM   #4
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I'll never understand what's so special about this bike. UNICROWN.
for some people that's not a make-or-break point.
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Old 01-26-06, 10:41 AM   #5
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Also very easily replaced.
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i want one too. this one is my favorite
http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2005/aug/KyleKelley.htm
where's the bar clamp on that stem??? i can't tell from the pictures
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its hidden inside the stem... dura ace ax model stem.
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it's internal. there is a wedge inside of the top piece of the stem that you tighten down onto the bars from the corner where the main wedge bolt is.
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for some people that's not a make-or-break point.
What about the quality of tubing? Or lack of lugs?

In short, this is not a frame I'd invest (guessing) about $100 bucks in to have a tube replaced.
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yea... this is all great. and i do love that white KHS, but does anyone have one to sell?
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So...if the curved seat tube is so sexy, why aren't more people gaga over TT bikes? Is it the gears and aero bars that freak people out?
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Old 01-26-06, 10:55 AM   #12
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it might help to indicate what size you're looking for.
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it might help to indicate what size you're looking for.

i'm bad at sizing myself for bikes. i'm about 6'



i like the seat tube too, you dont see that very often.
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Old 01-26-06, 11:15 AM   #14
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sorry, but for a production bike, the KHS is dead sexy. good lines, nice clean setup, everything's right with the world. That curved seat tube...

Yeah, unicrown, whatever. I just wish it was mine, so i could ***** about it.

as for the TT/pursuit thing, the KHS has a level top tube. i think people are freaked out by the idea of riding a sloping top tube in traffic, and probably for good reason.
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I remember talking with you during the Poker Ride about getting the work done (we talked between the 1st and 2nd stop).

Depending on how much you love the frame you may be able to swap out the busted tubes. I know of atleast one frame builder in the area (up in Geneva) who has True Temper tubing around (thats what the aero seat tube is made of).
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Old 01-26-06, 11:48 AM   #16
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the frame really isnt worth that much. i bought it for around 400 including hte currancy exchange and all that shipping and ****. putting another 250 in it for the crack and new dropouts almost isnt worth it. i could buy a new frame.

i remember talking to you too... still wanna trade!?? ha!
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Hmm, trade is off for a few months. We can talk in the spring!

If you want to get the tube(s) and droupouts replaced check out Courtney Custom: http://www.cccycles.com/ and http://www.cccycles.com/repairs.html

They are somewhat local and Troy seems like a standup guy.
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it's internal. there is a wedge inside of the top piece of the stem that you tighten down onto the bars from the corner where the main wedge bolt is.
Those stems are super dangerous, known for breaking
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really eh? i ride one on the street and it seems solid. granted ive only used it for 5 days but meh? feels nice. I use nitto for track but i use the dura ace for street because i dont need to be aero on the street.

feels stiff and solid...
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It Is Like A Wet Noodle When Sprinting, I Miss That Bike
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that stem is a 25.4 clamp... i bought it of le juvi.

i have an aero and that **** owns.
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that stem is a 25.4 clamp... i bought it of le juvi.

i have an aero and that **** owns.
I sold le juvi that bike. This is one small world!

Too bad he painted it white, the orig purple paint job was nice.
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I sold le juvi that bike. This is one small world!

Too bad he painted it white, the orig purple paint job was nice.

that **** was mad beat up
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i just have his AX stem... i bought my frame on ebay about a year ago. mine is starting to look mad beat up
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give me my ****ing money
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