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 Post subject: Kona Joe Murray
PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:56 pm 
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Hi all. I have a vintage Kona Lava Dome frame, designed by Joe Murray. The paint scheme is yellow with a multi-colored splatter all over. I'm wondering what year it is. I loved the look and I'll admit I don't know a lot about bikes, so I'm also wondering what size forks I would need to make this frame a rideable bike.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:00 pm 
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1990 or earlier. Fork steerer will be head tube length plus 32-33mm for the low-stack Impact headset. Must be 386mm axle to crown (not "suspension corrected").


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 Post subject: Re: Kona Joe Murray
PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:05 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:56 am 
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I think you'll need a 1" Project Two fork - not as common as 1 1/8" but probably cheap when you do find one - Kona changed to 1 1/8" very early on so not many people want the older forks.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:36 pm 
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No, I'm not looking for suspension. It is a threaded fork, I didn't realise this until I tried putting on my threadless Rock Shox fork from another bike.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:44 pm 
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A P2 is Kona's rigid, straight-bladed fork.


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