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Old 2009-03-07, 10:18 PM   #1
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Post Another broken KH frame?

It seems that I broke my 07 KH frame today, it is a very sad day, we should all gather and mourn the loss of such an amazing peice of artwork.
oh, sorry, got a little sentimental there...

anyways, i really hope that it is covered under the KH warranty... and I HAVE emailed Kh about this predicament, just so you know...

it broke on a flat-ground 360... thankfully, i was warming up to do some stuff that I would have really gotten hurt had it broken while i was doing it.
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Old 2009-03-07, 10:39 PM   #2
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Alot of 07 broke...

Seems like nobody broke an 08 while riding... yet
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Old 2009-03-07, 10:55 PM   #3
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That makes me wonder how long my frame will last. Maybe I'm not as crazy as you...
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Old 2009-03-07, 11:04 PM   #4
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That's why I ride with Nimbus frames. I've heard of countless KH frames breaking, but only a couple steel Nimbus frames. It's not that much heavier, either. I think the weight difference is minimal when compared to the price of the two frames.

Very strong Nimbus frame: $45

Sort of strong (lighter) KH frame: $200

I'm sticking with Nimbus for now.


Oh, and sorry about your frame. Did it snap all the way through immediately or was there a little bit still hanging on after it broke?
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Old 2009-03-07, 11:22 PM   #5
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Well, at least its re weldable if not returnable... If you do have it welded, make sure you re-heat the general area with a torch after, or bake it in an oven for awhile. The main reason why things break right at the weld is because they were not stress relieved, and their molecular strength was compromised by the weld. (they get brittle in that area). I have no idea if KH frames go through that added process or not, but if you re weld it you should. Also sand blasting or shot peening the area will also help to relieve the surface tension and prevent future breaks. Hope this helps...
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Old 2009-03-07, 11:25 PM   #6
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Alot of 07 broke...

Seems like nobody broke an 08 while riding... yet
i know max broke a frame not too long ago. i think i remember it being an 08 but im not sure.
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Old 2009-03-07, 11:31 PM   #7
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I was thinking about getting a 07' KH20 to save 100 bucks.....
I think i still might, im a noob and i know i wont be doing what your doing with it.
Keep us updated with the warranty situation.

AND, sorry about your loss. hehe
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Old 2009-03-07, 11:48 PM   #8
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Well, at least its re weldable if not returnable... If you do have it welded, make sure you re-heat the general area with a torch after, or bake it in an oven for awhile. The main reason why things break right at the weld is because they were not stress relieved, and their molecular strength was compromised by the weld. (they get brittle in that area). I have no idea if KH frames go through that added process or not, but if you re weld it you should. Also sand blasting or shot peening the area will also help to relieve the surface tension and prevent future breaks. Hope this helps...
The KH frames are aluminum. Sand blasting might not be a great idea and if you weld it you'll need a TIG welder. I know steel gets really brittle right next to the weld but I'm not sure about Aluminum.
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Was about time that you break it with that big stuff you do
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That's why I ride with Nimbus frames. I've heard of countless KH frames breaking, but only a couple steel Nimbus frames. It's not that much heavier, either. I think the weight difference is minimal when compared to the price of the two frames.

Very strong Nimbus frame: $45

Sort of strong (lighter) KH frame: $200

I'm sticking with Nimbus for now.


Oh, and sorry about your frame. Did it snap all the way through immediately or was there a little bit still hanging on after it broke?
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That's why I ride with Nimbus frames. I've heard of countless KH frames breaking, but only a couple steel Nimbus frames. It's not that much heavier, either. I think the weight difference is minimal when compared to the price of the two frames.

Very strong Nimbus frame: $45

Sort of strong (lighter) KH frame: $200

I'm sticking with Nimbus for now.
Yay, I have a Nimbus!

Maybe people with KH frames ride harder because they think their frames are so strong. Hence the higher percentage of breakages in KH frames. Just a thought...
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Old 2009-03-08, 12:34 AM   #12
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I don't know what the big deal with KH frames is. I'm no expert, as I've never tried, one, but my nimbus is great. Plenty of foot on crown placement, super strong, 200g more.

I realize skrobo is nuts with his unicycles, so KH may be better. But I really like my nimbus 2 frame. I'm not spending 200 buck to lose 200 grams.
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Old 2009-03-08, 12:56 AM   #13
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KH is the best all-rounder frame out here atm.
Strong, lightweight, a piece of good quality and Kris has one of the best services for customers.

It only looks like street or flatlanders break KH frames... i used a 07 for about 2 years (trials only) and its still going strong, not on my current uni, but its still here
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That's why I ride with Nimbus frames. I've heard of countless KH frames breaking...
You need to know that KH frame have a warranty. Also, the KH 08 has been reinforced and I pretty much only heard of 07 frames breaking.

Seems like you never tried a KH frame, because the difference is big between a Nimbus and a KH frame.
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