my new KH freeride!



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terrybigwheel

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I just just got my "new" KH freeride this past friday, and rode it
saturday! I switched out the maggies from my camo DX, (which I may now
be selling) and made a really cool and COMFY gel saddle, using a
regular bike gel seat cover. I removed the standard KH molded foam
(which I loathe!) and stretched the gel cover over the base, then added
a 1" flat, light foam piece then the fusion cover. Just as comfy as my
airseat, but no more inner tube "hernias!" The KH came with snafus, but
I traded them for my summit trials sealed bearing snafs, which I like
better. Here's a pic. Notice the piano keyboard stretch-band around the
brake cable for a little personal touch, and to protect the seatpost
from scratches.:D
PS: I bought it from "PDC" (great, fast transaction!) for $400 plus $30
shipping, and it's virtually like new! So I basically saved $120 over
UDC! Not too shabby.


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Terry--

It won´t be properly broken in--and indeed won´t even be a real
Muni--till most of the blue powdercoat is bashed off the sides of both
forks, the black on the crank arms is scribed off, the edges of the
pedals are ground to mush and hydralic fluid is dripping down the
frame.

One thing you might want to consider--The factory wheel builds are not
so great on the KH´s so since you´re starting to get on the rocks and
do bigger drops and so forth, take the wheelset to your LBS and have
them tension the spokes nice and tight. It´ll save your rim.

JL


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john_childs wrote:
> Now go get it dirty and scratched. :p
>
> A clean muni is not a loved muni. Give it some love.




I've only ridden it once! But after my first muni encounter with it, it
DID get quite dirty and does have plenty of new scratches (which you
can't see in the pic), but it cleaned up nice!:D


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vivalargo wrote:
> Terry--
>
> It won´t be properly broken in--and indeed won´t even be a real
> Muni--till most of the blue powdercoat is bashed off the sides of both
> forks, the black on the crank arms is scribed off, the edges of the
> pedals are ground to mush and hydralic fluid is dripping down the
> frame.
>
> One thing you might want to consider--The factory wheel builds are not
> so great on the KH´s so since you´re starting to get on the rocks and
> do bigger drops and so forth, take the wheelset to your LBS and have
> them tension the spokes nice and tight. It´ll save your rim.
>
> JL




Funny you mentioned the LBS thing! The very day of the ride I DID take
it to my LBS and specifically asked them to "tension the spokes", and
true the wheel (it's pretty true already) but it was saturday, and they
couldn't do it in time formy ride! I plan on dropping it off later
today for that purpose. Btw, the crank paint is already rubbed off from
contact with my shoes! But I still like the way it looks! Believe me, I
don't "baby" my unis when I'm riding!:)


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vivalargo wrote:
> Terry--
>
> It won´t be properly broken in--and indeed won´t even be a real
> Muni--till most of the blue powdercoat is bashed off the sides of both
> forks, the black on the crank arms is scribed off, the edges of the
> pedals are ground to mush and hydralic fluid is dripping down the
> frame.
>
> One thing you might want to consider--The factory wheel builds are not
> so great on the KH´s so since you´re starting to get on the rocks and
> do bigger drops and so forth, take the wheelset to your LBS and have
> them tension the spokes nice and tight. It´ll save your rim.
>
> JL




Well, wouldn't be a "true" hardcore muni dude unless I brake a few
frames A-la John Long!:D And what's with UDC and others showing such a
pristine and brand new looking KH in their ads??? Should THOSE be worn,
scratched and beat up looking? They'd probably sell a lot more!:D


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mornish wrote:
> vivalargo, it's anodized not powdercoated.



Nope, pretty sure its powdercoated.


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Does that work well for you with the foam on top? I kept the gel cover
on top so that the center void would be most effective. You may want to
try a brake extender
http://www.unicycle.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=516
It makes it MUCH easier to use the brake.


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pdc wrote:
> Does that work well for you with the foam on top? I kept the gel cover
> on top so that the center void would be most effective. You may want to
> try a brake extender
> http://www.unicycle.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=516
> It makes it MUCH easier to use the brake.
> http://www.unicyclist.com/gallery/?g2_itemId=30223
>
> Here's a pic




The gel pad I bought is flat and has no"void" in the middle. The foam
piece DOES have a generous channel in the middle. Works great!


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cmsustud19 wrote:
> FYI. That's my unicycle. I can tell because i traded a freeride to
> PDC, and the better seat clamp.
> hope you enjoy it.




Isn't that the seat clamp that was with it when you had it? For some
reason I thought it was a salsa....which it ISN'T.


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terrybigwheel wrote:
> I've only ridden it once! But after my first muni encounter with it, it
> DID get quite dirty and does have plenty of new scratches (which you
> can't see in the pic), but it cleaned up nice!:D



No! Don't clean it, ever.
Brush the loose dirt off. Overhaul it regularly so it stays healthy.
But never actually clean it.

You've obviously got lots to learn about this muni business.

Keep a utility brush in the car so you can brush off the loose dirt or
plastered on mud before putting it in the car. That's all the cleaning
that it should get.


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john_childs wrote:
> No! Don't clean it, ever.
> Brush the loose dirt off. Overhaul it regularly so it stays healthy.
> But never actually clean it.
>
> You've obviously got lots to learn about this muni business.
>
> Keep a utility brush in the car so you can brush off the loose dirt or
> plastered on mud before putting it in the car. That's all the cleaning
> that it should get.




Thanks! I needed a good laugh today! :D And I just passed the ONE
HUNDRED HOURS mark of actual IN-the saddle Muni riding! I'm sure that
doesn't come close to your likely 1,000,000,000,000 hours! We all have
to start somehwere!


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Wow! You count the number of hours you ride?

Oh and nice muni, it looks strangely similar to mine:)


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litldude2 wrote:
> Wow! You count the number of hours you ride?
>
> Oh and nice muni, it looks strangely similar to mine:)



I don't count. It's only an estimate based on the amount of hours I
ride each week.


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