One Part Commuter, One Part Juggernaut
Tired of not having the beefiest commuter bike in Denver, Andrew set out with a few goals.
1. All good parts – Chris King, Salsa Rims, Surly Nice Rack, Sweet Salsa Drop Bars
2. Must be unique enough to not confuse with others
3. Be able to ride EVERYTHING
Here is his vision of perfection. We give you the Surly Karate Monster.
This entry was posted on Saturday, January 22nd, 2011 at 7:28 am. It is filed under A Smattering of Our Custom Bike Builds, Commute, Web Log and tagged with Commute, karate monkey, Surly.
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Nice Surly! My Salsa Fargo was procured w/about the same qualifications.
Great looking website too, love the interface!
It only took 2 years.
More stories are coming. Hopefully some videos, too.
Doesn’t surly not recommend racks and disc brakes on the Karate Monkey at the same time?
per Surly’s website: “One more thing: Surly does not recommend the use of racks and disc brakes at the same time on the Karate Monkey. A rack will not clear the disc caliper without jury-rigging the leg outboard, and this will put stress on the mount, potentially breaking it. If you take nothing else from reading this, remember: No rack and disc brakes simultaneously on this frame. Get it? Got it? Good.”
Yup. But, it worked. We let the customer know that it may break his bike. Hence the name Karate Monster! We’ll report back if and when it breaks.
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