Reader’s Ride(s) – White Mike’s Violet Krampus

Michael Kauk sent us six metric gnome tons of Krampus pixels the other day along with some spec’s for his Lavender? Lilac? Violet? Purple Singlespeed Krampus. I lived through the original purple anno period of the early 90’s and still kind’a love me some burple blingage, so without further ado, we present White Mike’s Violet Krampus – ala choy.


Here’s a  few thoughts from Mike about his new ride-

I cannibalized my Kona Raijin to make this build happen so some of the parts are used. The front is set up tubeless, I’ve gotten the rear 27tpi tubeless, but if I don’t check pressure regularly the bead will unseat. Going to a 120tpi soon as the Kevlar bead is easier to convert to tubeless. This thing mobs. The bottom bracket feels significantly higher than my Fatback, so definitely a different beast. Monster truck feeling. I want to thank Volker bike shop in KC, MO for getting me all the parts and Groody Bros. for the killer job on the powder!

Fat and single, repping team 8 lumens. Fat bikes for life. Beer x Bikes

White Mike

The Components

  • Size Large Frame (20″) Michael is a lanky 6’1.5″
  • Powdercoated Lilac with Violet Sparkles by Groody Brothers
  • Limited edition purple Chris King components (SS rear hub)
  • Whisky Carbon Riser bar
  • Salsa lock-on grips
  • Thomson set back post
  • Thomson X4 stem 80mm
  • Shimano XT brakes
  • Avid HS1 rotors
  • 27tpi rear Knard
  • 120tpi front Knard
  • Velocity Dually rims
  • XTR crankset 175mm
  • Chris King bb
  • XTR pedals
  • 32 Tooth E13 ring
  • 20 Tooth King Cog
  • Specialized Phenom seat 143mm width

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5 Responses to Reader’s Ride(s) – White Mike’s Violet Krampus

  1. rickyd December 24, 2013 at 2:04 pm #

    This lilac is my favorite color of all TIMEZ. It’s the same one I had on my Fat City Yo Eddy back in ’94. Nice job man!

  2. Sevo December 26, 2013 at 10:04 pm #

    How do you like the Dually rims? Any pluses or minuses so far over the Surly Rabbit Hole’s you can share?

  3. Nigel January 2, 2014 at 10:45 am #


  4. John July 29, 2014 at 5:54 pm #

    Any updates on the Velocity Duallies? I’d love to hear a long-term report!

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