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16 May 2009

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It all started off with a mismatched paint job on my new KH36

16 May 2009

It all started off with a mismatched paint job on my new KH36 unicycle last October. No big deal but UDCA kindly offered to have the frame powder coated. I couldn’t decide on a color and didn’t want the 36er to be out of action for a couple of weeks. I also thought if I ever got around to doing anything about the paint job, removing it and going for a polished Alu look could be cool.

During the XC GUNI Bar Project it turned out that one of the guys who had been doing the welding on the bars also offered an after hours stripping and polishing service for Alu – a stripped, polished frame would also match the finish of the GUNI Bar. So I went ahead with getting the KH36 frame done. Weight weenies would also be jumping up and down about how many grams doing so saves!

I didn’t really know what to expect, but the frame came up great. Though I still like the KH Blue on my other uni’s they look positively dull alongside the polished frame. I’m still getting use to the bling!

The Speedplays are proving to be awesome on the 36 GUNI

All that’s missing is fluffy dice! 🙂

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  1. Peripatet May 16th, 2009 7:24AM

    Just curious: when you sripped and polished, did you lose the Kris Holm logos that are etched into the sides of the frame?

    Also, do you have some sort of plugs in the extra crank holes? I need me some of them, I think.

    I love my Big Blue 36, but that chromed look is sweet!

  2. admin May 16th, 2009 7:37AM

    Hi Peripatet, the KH signatures on the side of the forks and the ‘KH36’ on the front of the uni are no longer there.

    I don’t have any plugs in the spare crank holes but they could be handy for sure.

    I’ve got a couple of KH unis and I like the blue color, but dang the polished frame has come up really nicely!

  3. Mike from Uni Magazine May 17th, 2009 11:29PM

    Very nice job! We did a tutorial on this in issue 9 and it’s nowhere near as pretty and shiny! Although on a KH29 frame it saved a massive 6 grams!!

  4. admin May 19th, 2009 1:20AM

    Heya thanks Mike. I didn’t expect so much bling, but am really pleased with how it turned out.

    I’m putting together information related to the strip and polish process used for the frame and hope to have that posted in the next week or so.

  5. Levi (lpounds from the forums) May 22nd, 2009 9:05AM

    OH MY! That is one beautiful piece of work.

  6. admin May 26th, 2009 9:19PM

    Thanks Levi!