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1997 King Bike Co. Liberty

#1 2020-05-13 7:18am

Mike_T
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1997 King Bike Co. Liberty

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1997 King Bike Co. Liberty

A rare bird! Not many of these made....

Great-riding original bike that I've had since new for 23 years....crazy! (How does that happen so fast....)Bought and built this up in 1997 after my beloved Homeless Mack (first gen) was stolen. (Well, technically, it was in the trunk of my car that was stolen....)

My friend Greg Walsh (of Kink and then Primo fame) helped me pick out a solid (if heavy....) list of parts to build this up with. S&M Stupid Forks/Redneck combo, some Primo and Kink parts, Peregrine Super Pro 48's, and for some reason one-piece cranks, ha!
More recently I installed the mid-school Haro "Joe Dirt" front tire and a newer Federal rear. The bike has always wanted fatter rubber to offset the weight! (The 48's bear a good amount of wobble and dings from the years of street riding on narrow 1.75" tires....)
Also just recently pulled the Castillo bars off, and threw the Haro Lineage re-pop Kneesaver bars on there, always loved the way these bars look and feel.
Geometry on this thing still feels great.Still a rad machine after all these years!

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It all began with a White 1985 GT Mach One....

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#2 2020-05-13 6:30pm

Misfitmike63
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Re: 1997 King Bike Co. Liberty

Another king has surfaced! Yes!!


Having glasses has its advantages... you can walk into a party full of girls who are 6's and 7's, take your glasses off and they instantly become 8's and 9's

looking for: King Bike Co Pegs, King Bike Co ANYTHING, KINK FIEND forks & Frame decals

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#3 2020-05-14 10:41am

Mike_T
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Re: 1997 King Bike Co. Liberty

Misfitmike63 wrote:

Another king has surfaced! Yes!!

Haha! Yeah dude, looks like a good handful of them are here in the museum!!

Just checked out your collection of bikes, btw - wayyyy cool....TWO Kings?? Rock on!!

Your Liberty looks great. Wow, super nice shape. You mentioned that your head tube had been milled out to 1-1/8" before you picked it up, wondered how you managed to get a King fork to fit on there (since the King forks were all 1"......at least for that year, I think?)

I see you're also a Kink bike fan too.....I'm getting set to build up one of the original prototype frames (the very first batch of frames Kink ever built....made by Spooky Cycles for Zach as he was getting the company going.) You ought to get a kick out of this one once it goes together too.


It all began with a White 1985 GT Mach One....

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#4 2020-05-14 1:28pm

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Re: 1997 King Bike Co. Liberty

I had 1-1/8 forks on there, but managed to find headset shims to run 1” cups on a 1-1/8” frame


Having glasses has its advantages... you can walk into a party full of girls who are 6's and 7's, take your glasses off and they instantly become 8's and 9's

looking for: King Bike Co Pegs, King Bike Co ANYTHING, KINK FIEND forks & Frame decals

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