2008 KGB Palmero
Bridging the gap from Mid to New school
Was looking for one of these for a while - not following the current flatland trends, I liked it when flatland bikes had a distinct look, plus I was wanting to try something with a lower standover. Most of the parts came from my now retired Quamen, so there wasn't much that wasn't used on this bike except the forks, seat and headset. Did some customization to the bars (I like 1" and the KHE's were too narrow for me) by adding a tube to extend the overall width by 2 1/4" and increase the grip tube area to 1 1/8".
New forks, cranks, sprocket, tires, modified the bars again! I was cramped with the bars paralell to the steerer tube, so they got modded even more by cutting them off and angling them forward 12º. Also heard that you couldn't run a Swiss Miss bar with the Space 2 forks and a gyro because of the short steerer tub - proved that theory wrong with a minor modification to the top gyro plate.
Rebuilt the wheels with a matching set of Super 7X's, stainless double butted spokes & blue alloy nips; switched the pegs to Tree Balsas, and finally replaced the Nate Hansen grips that I've been using since about 2001 with a new pair of Primo Classics (which are the same) Jest need to make plugs for the bar extenders so I can run bar ends and I'm good!
Frame: 2008 KGB Palmero (repowdered black)
Fork: KGB Space 2
Bars: KHE Swiss Mess - chopped and re-welded for 2º back(w/custom 1 1/8" bar extenders)
Grips: Primo Nate Hansen
Brake Levers: Odyssey Monolever (1st Gen.)
Brakes: Front/KGB Space 2 Rear/Odyssey Evolver (1st Gen.)
Front Wheel: Araya Super 7X radial laced to a Sansin High flange hub, stainless double butted spokes, blue alloy nips
Rear Wheel: Araya Super 7X with a Nankai freecoaster 11T 1 pc. driver, stainless double butted spokes, blue alloy nips
Tires: Fit FAF 2.10
Pegs: Tree Balsa
Air: 90-105 psi!
Cranks: KHE Hindenburg 165mm
Pedals: Odyssey Twisted PC
Chainwheel: Verde React 25TT
Chain: Xposure Halflink
Seat: Odyssey Senior pivotal
Seat Post: Deep pivotal
Seat Clamp: Kink single bolt
Weight: 24.4 lbs
Submitted by K Chez