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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:03 pm 
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Great list Pip. Looks like there is very few with a rear u-brake here. Do you know of any else than mine (TET 367)?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:59 pm 
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kase1983 wrote:
is there a section for mine where i cant find the frame number? :D

Doug, I only have four examples of Enigma built Hot serial numbers, so it would indeed be great to add you frame to the list :) .

You may however need to resort to some surgery similar to the example below performed on a Kula :shock: .

ImageKula serial_1 by Philip Mock, on Flickr

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Haaland wrote:
Great list Pip. Looks like there is very few with a rear u-brake here. Do you know of any else than mine (TET 367)?

I have pictures of all the Hot frames on the list, but yours is the only example with a rear U-brake. By the time the Hot was introduced for the 1991 line-up, Kona had altered all of the bikes to Cati-brakes.

The earliest example on the list is TET 18, which we believe was welded in August 1990, and even that frame has Canti-brakes. So yours is the only frame that I currently know of with what appears to be a Custom option presumably requested by the original owner.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:50 pm 
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Thanks. It's fun that a major maker like Kona had custom options.


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Rightyho, I have updated both the Hot and the Titanium Serial Number Lists with confirmed numbers. The new entries come courtesy of Sándor.

I am very grateful to both Sándor and Alasdair for their steady feed of Kona Custom bikes and frames that they discover, which all helps with compiling the Serial Numbers Lists. Anyway, if they could just find a Custom Flame Ku in 18" for me to add to the Ku Serial Number List, while hopefully making it mine 8) .

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