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Old 03-26-20, 04:25 AM
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Hereís my somewhat modified KHS Flite 747 in a XXL. Chainstays crimped to fit a 35mm tire. Braze ons added for a third bottle cage. Rear brake bridge raised and Paul Racer M brake added to fit fenders with a 32mm tire. Surly LHT disk fork. Itís for the 26Ē version because it has the same rake and A-C and a 400mm Steerer. TRP Spyre front brake. RedShift Stem. SKS Longboards with the rear done Rinko style. SP 12mm Thru Axle Dyno hub with B&M lights.
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Old 03-29-20, 10:59 PM
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Originally Posted by XXLHardrock View Post

Hereís my somewhat modified KHS Flite 747 in a XXL. Chainstays crimped to fit a 35mm tire. Braze ons added for a third bottle cage. Rear brake bridge raised and Paul Racer M brake added to fit fenders with a 32mm tire. Surly LHT disk fork. Itís for the 26Ē version because it has the same rake and A-C and a 400mm Steerer. TRP Spyre front brake. RedShift Stem. SKS Longboards with the rear done Rinko style. SP 12mm Thru Axle Dyno hub with B&M lights.
Big fan of KHS bikes, my 86 Fiero is in this thread...

I've been curious how people crimp their chainstays, can you describe how you did? I have an appropriately Clyde hybrid that needs tire clearance. It can barely hold 40s, but I want 45s.
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Originally Posted by zjrog View Post
Big fan of KHS bikes, my 86 Fiero is in this thread...

I've been curious how people crimp their chainstays, can you describe how you did? I have an appropriately Clyde hybrid that needs tire clearance. It can barely hold 40s, but I want 45s.
I had a local frame builder do it for me. Cost wasnít very much ($150 Canadian IIRC) and he was able to check the frame alignment after, which is something I couldnít have done very easily.
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My Specialized Roll. I really enjoy riding a lot since I bought my Roll.
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Here is my ďnewĒ build. The frame set is a British Eagle Touristique. Itís a 531ST frame with a 531 fork. I believe it dates from the 90ís.
The groupset is predominately ultegra but with 105 cranks and the deore LX cantilevers.
The rear wheel is a 36h ultegra hub on a deep section asymmetric Kinlin rim.
This is a way more comfortable ride than the Trek if posted a couple of pages back.

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I love this bike!!
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I love this bike!!

I really like that! HUGE frame, how tall are you?!
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Not nearly as nice as many of your bikes folks. There are some real beauties posted. Mine is a 2008 Specialized Allez Elite. All stock with exception of RL wheels I added a few years ago. Getting ready to put a few more miles on her in a few minutes.

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Not nearly as nice as many of your bikes folks. There are some real beauties posted. Mine is a 2008 Specialized Allez Elite. All stock with exception of RL wheels I added a few years ago. Getting ready to put a few more miles on her in a few minutes.

You couldn't be more incorrect, that is a FINE ride. And if your out riding it and enjoying it then well it better than ANY show bike I guarantee it!

Very nice!!
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Thanks, don't get me wrong, I LOVE MY BIKE!!!
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Thanks, don't get me wrong, I LOVE MY BIKE!!!
Yep, that is all that matters in the end. I have a Allez that is matte black. I love matte black bikes, most people don't because they are done to death but I love that color.

I too love my bikes and that is what is most important really, if your love your ride you will love riding it!
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Old 04-13-20, 07:14 PM
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I started riding about a year and half ago after a 20+ year hiatus. I was 279 at my high and now ride in the mid to high 250's. The 2011 Specialzied Roubaix is my regular rider, the main thing I changed was swapping the tires from 23's to 28's. The rest has been good other than an obligatory early fall with the clip in pedals. My friend warned me that would happen, and well -he was right!

I have been trying my hand at mountain biking lately with this Trek, lets just say that is a whole other level and I think I prefer my road bike.

Riding has prob saved my life, I am glad a friend offered this Roubaix to me. Now I buy and fix up bikes to sell/give to family and friends.



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I believe I have truly lucked out with a WalMart Special. This is a Kent GMC Denali. I have well over 2000 miles on her, and have had only minor issues. The bottom bracket is now a sealed unit, and I have a 52/36 that I normally use. Since it's been 4 years since I was serious, I put the original triple back on... for now. Other than the BB and the seat, I've not had to change a thing. Like I said... I lucked out. I'm going to get the hubs serviced as soon as I can. Given my goal of 3 sprint tri races this year, the plan was to upgrade as long as I PR'd 2 of them... We shall see what happens. I probably won't ever drop this ride completely because of the sentimental value attached.
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I know some give the Denali a cold shoulder. I have a friend with one and he loves it. He also changed the BB and added better wheels. I've ridden one and my only complaint is they don't make one big enough for my taste.
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Another Clyde ride is being prepped.

1997 Cannondale R300 CAAD2 60cm. A great match for my 1986 KHS in 60cm. I got it a couple months ago as a dirty nasty mess. Not even rideable.

Hard to tell, I thought it was black. Nope. Super black with a teal metal flake. Red dirt from Moab, Ut...


This is a budget build, mostly stuff on hand. The original wheelset has too narrow of rims, had 700x23 tires. Stole the wheels from my Marin hybrid project (it may see it's day soon...) and slipped on some 700x25s from the bike Collective. I couldn't find a matching pair of 28s, and not real sure they'd fit the R300. New bottom bracket and new headset. Bars swapped to get a little rise and swapped 3x7 RSX brifters for 3x9 Sora. (RSX brifters are going on a drop bar MTB project, I think...)

Still have cleaning of the crankset to do, but maybe a ride this weekend.

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I know some give the Denali a cold shoulder. I have a friend with one and he loves it. He also changed the BB and added better wheels. I've ridden one and my only complaint is they don't make one big enough for my taste.

Its a shame people bike shame.....if it is dependable, and you like riding it that is a good ride. Looks like a nice set up to me. I didn't know what it was with all the decals off and painted up nice.

nice bike!!
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Another Clyde ride is being prepped.

1997 Cannondale R300 CAAD2 60cm. A great match for my 1986 KHS in 60cm. I got it a couple months ago as a dirty nasty mess. Not even rideable.

This is a budget build, mostly stuff on hand. The original wheelset has too narrow of rims, had 700x23 tires. Stole the wheels from my Marin hybrid project (it may see it's day soon...) and slipped on some 700x25s from the bike Collective. I couldn't find a matching pair of 28s, and not real sure they'd fit the R300. New bottom bracket and new headset. Bars swapped to get a little rise and swapped 3x7 RSX brifters for 3x9 Sora. (RSX brifters are going on a drop bar MTB project, I think...)

Still have cleaning of the crankset to do, but maybe a ride this weekend.

Nice, I love a home build!!
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Its a shame people bike shame.....if it is dependable, and you like riding it that is a good ride. Looks like a nice set up to me. I didn't know what it was with all the decals off and painted up nice.

nice bike!!
I bought a Walmart bike for my grand daughter for XMas, I was told it wasn't a real bike (for a 9 year old), but a BSO "Bike Shaped Object".

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Nice, I love a home build!!
All my bikes are home built. My old KHS was bought as a bare frame 31 years ago, my "Reward Bike" was a bare frame last year. I've never bought a NEW bike, for me. And even bikes I buy complete, get torn down and refurbished (I kind of like older things)... I'm fortunate enough to be able to do much of my own work as it is.
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I bought a Walmart bike for my grand daughter for XMas, I was told it wasn't a real bike (for a 9 year old), but a BSO "Bike Shaped Object".


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this actually makes me sad for so many different reasons
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