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RIP = KHS Aero Track = RIP

(Long story short...) At 5:45pm 10/24/14 when I was struck by a car doing 45. I went into the hood and windshield before flying 30 feet away. My bike went 30 feet in the other direction. My femur broke and I now have 3 screws holding it all together. Beyond lucky to still be alive. Let alone only coming away with a broken leg from such a bad accident. Can't work for 3 months. Selling prints to help with rent from missing so much work. Go here to view print options: http://cargocollective.com/jakericker. Any photo available. 8x10-$30 11x14-$45. Email me at: jakericker@gmail.com ========================================================= Bought from another Seattle messenger for super cheap. And I use it for work all the time as well. Looks a lot more uncomfortable than it is. Actually rides quite nice. http://www.flickr.com/photos/laali/ http://jesusaintsavingshit.tumblr.com / Instagram: @jake_ricker

Frame:
KHS Aero Track 57cm

Fork/Headset:
KHS / Easton EC-90 AERO, Chris King

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Sugino 75 165mm Sugino 75 BB

Pedals:
MKS Sylvan w/ Cadence Double Straps

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
44rn 47x17, EAI Cog, Izumi Chain

Handlebars/Stem:
RaceFace Risers / Syntace Stratos Large 200, Thomson Elite 90mm

Saddle/Seatpost:
Fizik Aliante, Thomson Elite

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
FSA RB-600 / Mavic Ellipse, Vittoria Zaffiro

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Phil Wood - DeepV / Mavic Ellipse, Vittoria Randonneur

Added by Laali. Last updated over 7 years ago.

41 Comments

Shivn

Shivn says:

What was wrap on these bullhorns?

Posted almost 7 years ago

ridingfixed

ridingfixed says:

How the fuck did you break your femur, and nothing else? Anyways glad youre doing better

Posted over 7 years ago

Laali

Laali says:

Luck.

Posted over 7 years ago

pearleen

pearleen says:

get well soon.
i am going to assume this is not a story where a caliper brake would have made a difference..........

Posted over 7 years ago

Laali

Laali says:

I was going 5 miles an hour in a bike lane on a green. It made no difference. Brakes do not make a bike safer. A good rider, less shitty drivers, and less dangerous intersections do.

Posted over 7 years ago

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep says:

Glad you made it out of that one man! I hope all goes well for you in the future!

Posted over 7 years ago

Deluxe

Deluxe says:

rip

Posted over 7 years ago

Nathap470

Nathap470 says:

Big RIP

Posted over 7 years ago

tricksonafixed

tricksonafixed says:

R.I.P.

Posted almost 8 years ago

TheEmmanuel

TheEmmanuel says:

I love it, adding it to my favorites :)
That is one sweet bike you got there!

Posted almost 9 years ago

Unclip

Unclip says:

I LOVE YOUR BIKE. Just gonna put that out there.

Posted over 9 years ago

Reynaldi

Reynaldi says:

Sick frame ! Nice build man

Posted over 9 years ago

felixsusanto

felixsusanto says:

this is nice .. i love the way u build ur bike .. simple and clean :) deserve my favorite click :)

Posted almost 10 years ago

bimaprashadana

bimaprashadana says:

cool bike man!

Posted almost 10 years ago

KezElwend

KezElwend says:

this is awesome! love it

Posted almost 10 years ago

JSTEWART304

JSTEWART304 says:

So sick!

Posted about 10 years ago

bguira

bguira says:

great build!

Posted over 10 years ago

Bugs

Bugs says:

The best KHS ever!
love it.. very nice

Posted over 10 years ago

alviano

alviano says:

hands down, best track frame ever.

Posted almost 11 years ago

chrishensel12

chrishensel12 says:

= sex

Posted almost 11 years ago

max5480

max5480 says:

that bike is idol

Posted almost 11 years ago

jdawg4334

jdawg4334 says:

dude, i was always confused about the aero track because theres this one which is fucking sick and then that orange which is alrriigghhtt, but not as cool as this one. did khs make two? or what, i thought that they only made one model of it and then discontinued it.

Posted almost 11 years ago

Laali

Laali says:

Those orange ones are steel.
These red ones are aluminum.
Both handmade in the USA.
Then they stopped doing the pursuit looking downward sloping toptube and added the curved seatutbe.
And still called them the "Aero Track".
I don't know much about them now.
Seems like the "Flite 100" is their track frames these days.
And probably all made in asia.
It's funny the old Flite 100's came stock with Sugino 75's and other pretty nice parts for like $500.
Sugino 75's alone are 300+.
But I've only seen a couple of these old 90's pursuit frames in person.
Seem to be pretty damn rare.

Posted almost 11 years ago

jdawg4334

jdawg4334 says:

Yea dude, I've NEVER seen one in person. Hahaha, you're definitely extremely lucky to own one. Where did you even get this from?

Posted over 10 years ago

Laali

Laali says:

I got it from a friend and fellow Seattle messenger for $500 complete almost 3 years ago.
Not sure where he got it though.

Posted over 10 years ago

jdawg4334

jdawg4334 says:

500 complete... That's just not fair... Haha.

Posted over 10 years ago

Laali

Laali says:

Yeah he hooked me up big time and at the time I didn't really know him that well.
Now we are good buds.
I changed a couple things around.
And swapped the current fork from a Reynolds carbon fork.

Posted over 10 years ago

jdawg4334

jdawg4334 says:

Oh, so you still have the original fork? That's great! It'll certainly help if you ever want to resell it. :]

Why don't you use it?

Posted over 10 years ago

Laali

Laali says:

No it came with a Renyolds carbon fork.
And I switched it for the Easton Aero fork.
If it came with the original fork I would have never fucked with it.
I've looked for one since getting it.
Never seen one pop up.

Posted over 10 years ago

jdawg4334

jdawg4334 says:

Yea dude, the only thing more rare than this frame would be the fork by itself. Hahaha. It still looks super sick though!

Posted over 10 years ago

Unclip

Unclip says:

Jon, did you ever think you would own one? I literally want this guys bike so badly because it's my size AND we could be bike twins! :D

Posted over 9 years ago

Laali

Laali says:

I finally tracked down the original fork.
It's all 100% complete now. :)

Posted over 8 years ago

jdawg4334

jdawg4334 says:

Only took 3 years!!

Posted over 8 years ago

zaimrosli

zaimrosli says:

adore this frameset

Posted about 11 years ago

rets28

rets28 says:

do your feet hit the front wheel at all?

Posted about 11 years ago

Laali

Laali says:

Barely

Posted about 11 years ago

roz

roz says:

im in love with the fork! Great build

Posted over 11 years ago

Laali

Laali says:

Thanks!
I really like the way this one came out.
It's a sweet ride.

Posted over 11 years ago

nic

nic says:

are you selling it? :)

Posted over 11 years ago

Laali

Laali says:

Not anytime soon.
But good luck in your search.
They are hard to come by.

Posted over 11 years ago

trackzilla

trackzilla says:

so cool man.
i love how nuts the top tube angle looks!

Posted over 11 years ago