Monster Cross Juncker Junker Klunker Finished


That is one great looking bike!
This is the only bike I have built that every time I ride it I get raves. A lot of people stare or if they don't know bikes give it a glance. I also get "what the heck kind of bike is that? Looks like it doesn't know what it is". I have even gotten a few laughs from old timers. Some think I made the head badge or repainted the name to say "Juncker". It looks way better viewed in person than the pictures, which is a little strange. I guess I hit a nerve that all sorts of different bikers identify with, but leaves them a little confused. The gravel riders are the only ones who guess what it is for but since there is no class for a single speed in our gravel grinders, it leaves them wondering why I ride it. No one seems to really get it but I like it a lot. Just trying to keep the Klunker ethos alive. Gives me an excuse to explain what a Klunker is as 90% of mountain bikers don't know the origin of their sport.
 
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Video of me test beating the Monster cross tires (40 MM). The first trail is a short section of the Harlow Farms Connector Trail, then a part of Well Field Road, then part of the Grey Walls Section of the Pioneer Trail (single track, gravel, single track). Easy parts of the trails but maximum for my conditioning, age, brakes, narrow tires and the single speed road gearing. A lot of the ride required standing to pedal and pulling and pushing on the drops. The pre WWI design rear brake sure do holler. I tried but couldn't toe them in to quiet them down. At about 17 minutes or when my app says I went 9 miles a deer runs along with me. I couldn't figure out how to use the youtube editing tool to clip it to shorten it up. I just turned on my camera on my helmet and rode until the camera stopped.
Mountain biking in Marquette, Klunking, South Trails
 
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So, when I click on your link to youtube, it connects me to my youtube channel. Unless you publish it for 'public' it will only be visible to you. It thinks it is on my personal channel, that's why it brings up only my stuff and not the public youtube.

Nice work on the build! You've def got one unique rat there. It makes me want to do a gravel rat in the near future! :41:
 
So, when I click on your link to youtube, it connects me to my youtube channel. Unless you publish it for 'public' it will only be visible to you. It thinks it is on my personal channel, that's why it brings up only my stuff and not the public youtube.

Nice work on the build! You've def got one unique rat there. It makes me want to do a gravel rat in the near future! :41:
It's public but this new computer is giving me fits. Ill look again to make sure I didn't somehow change it by accident. Looked, it's public but it was much harder to publish than my last computer. I can't find it on Youtube either so something is goofy.
 
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Cool concept l like it came out sweet .


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Nice Klunk/Bomb/tanker. Looks like you have had fun riding it as well. That neck is one of my favorite details.

That trail looks like a blast. Glad to see you enjoying the bike.

Great work!