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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:06 am 
Dirt Disciple
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here's my dilemma. just picked up the most incredible kona explosif pro on the 'bay. the condition is just ridiculously good. by rights should be hung on a wall its that pretty, but i cant help thinking how much fun my daily commute would be on it. chances are it would get a battering but i'd be getting to play on it 10 miles daily...

tough one...


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:25 am 
Old School Grand Master
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Use it, bikes were built to be ridden. It makes me a little sad seeing great swathes of once proud machines reduced to sitting in darkened rooms for the sake of their owners pride.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:28 am 
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Use it !!

I always think that my bikes come alive when i leave the shed (like the toys in Toy Story), and the ones that aren't ridden or treated as too precious will be ridiculed by the daily rides..

besides, if you hang it on your wall who is really going to appreciate it apart from us geeks, it's not like you can tell most of your friends about the mint Kona you have and it will mean anything....


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:35 am 
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thats what i thought, will post some pics up soon. maybe one concession would be to pick up a second set of commuter wheels - anyone have any idea if a sram 7 speed block would index ok with XC pro?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:13 am 
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no offense to kona owners, but its a kona, they made millions of them, ride it! (if it were an original doug bradbury, C26, ziplock klein storm paint, etc then it would deffo be a wall hanger)


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:34 am 
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ride it. you can always have it repainted.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 12:04 pm 
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i agree with all of the above - ride it!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 12:15 pm 
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in that case anyone want a brand new kona kula with 20 miles on it ;-)


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 12:50 am 
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ringlatron wrote:
in that case anyone want a brand new kona kula with 20 miles on it ;-)


Hahaha love it, the wrangling of whether to ride a Retrobike.. You got some nice slicks for it Ringlatron? Good idea with the commuter set of wheels..

Let's see some photos!!


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 1:33 pm 
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