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no pics yet but i decided that as i commute and ride all over and winter has been unkind to my lemond and the jamis i sold this summer i went and got my self a karate monkey not the best but awesome just the same
just got back from a short ride along the route i use to commute to work and i am in love now i need a single roadie as well :D
god bless you all you sold me on it looking through the posts here
like someone said in another post if you think it looks like fun you are ready ....thanks guys for helping me go over to the dark side ...:p or is that dork side ... :D
 

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Nice looking Monkey. I had one for years. A great and versatile bike. Cheers!
 

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lovin it so far ...it is perfect for everything i do up here thanks all:D
 

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Natedogz said:
Yes sweet color and nice pics! Build specs please. :)
ordered it stock from my lbs ...gotta support the locals ...though i am open to suggestions for upgrades i think the crank will be first ...and a decent set of wood fenders ...
 

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OK, complete bike not a build with the frame...from Surly's site:

Frame Surly Karate Monkey, 100% Surly 4130 CroMoly steel. TIG-welded. Main triangle double-butted
Fork Surly Karate Monkey, 100% Surly 4130 CroMoly steel. TIG-welded. 1-1/8" threadless steer tube,uncut
Setapost Clamp Surly stainless, 30.0mm. Stainless steel. Black
Drivetrain
Crankset/BB Surly Mr. Whirly, Forged aluminum. 94mm BCD spider. 33t Surly stainless chainring. Black arms, silver ring
Chainguard Salsa Ring Dinger, Black
Freewheel Shimano singlespeed, 3/32". 18t
Chain SRAM, PC-870. 3/32"
Components
Headset Ritchey Logic Comp, 1-1/8" threadless, w/ 30mm spacers. Black
Stem Kalloy, 1-1/8" threadless. Forged. 25.4mm clamp diameter. Black
Handlebars Surly Torsion Bar, 25.4mm clamp diameter. 666mm wide
Grips Velo Kraton, Rubbery. Black
Brake Levers Avid Speed Dial 7, Destroy all monsters
Brakes Avid BB7, Cable-actuated disc. 160mm rotors front and rear
Seatpost Kalloy SP-342, 27.2mm x 350mm. Single-bolt cradle clamp. Black
Saddle WTB SST, Viny cover. Cro-mo rails. Black
Wheels
Hubs Surly New model hubs, 32h. Nutted rear axle, QR front axle. Black
Rims Salsa Delgado, 700c, 32h. Black w/ machined sidewalls
Spokes DT Champion, 14g/2.0mm straight guage stainless. 12mm silver brass nipples
Tires WTB Exiwolf DNA, 29 x 2.3". Steel bead. Black
 

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playdead said:
nice. love the dog!
thats my boy ...:D 8 years old and you hardly think looking at him that he was as much trouble as he was when he was younger ...Don't get an Akita mix they are special ...i wouldn't trade him for the world but he damn near drove me crazy when we first moved to Taos
 
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