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    S/S Hardtail

    What do you do with a leftover bike from the mid 80's dirt bike infatuation?
    You make it into a single speed hardtail dirt bike, of course, silly.
    What started out as a 1986 KHS Lugged steel frame that I had left around from that era that was taking up space in the garage, provided the foundation for the next example of way too much time on my hands. I got some Paul hubs in red and Mavic 517 rims on sale in red, and then it was Shimanoville for the rest of the running gear and Avid v-brakes and Bear Trap pedals and Avocet 32mm Cyclocross tyres. Brooks sprung B-67 Saddle and upright downhill bars on a Nitto Technomic stem make for a easy riding pkg. Paint is Moltini Orange. My wife has taken over this bike as her own and refuses to let me ride it without her permission as I never get the seat height back to where she is used to. She absolutely loves this bike. Ah, the things you do for love!

    Fixedgearhead

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    Thats a great looking old KHS. Is that original paint? It has 26inch wheels? Here's my new rigid S/S...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn Mike
    Thats a great looking old KHS. Is that original paint? It has 26inch wheels? Here's my new rigid S/S...
    The paint is called Molteni Orange I had the frame repainted when I got done removing the shifter bosses and other unneccessary fittings. The color was used by the Molteni racing team during the Classic 1976 period of road racing by Eddy"The Cannibal" Mercks.
    Yes it has 26"wheels.

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