Kona Paul wrote:
I only have 2 pics from 95 (hard to find the 95 and 96 catalogue), but you can just make out the swirly design on the headtube. Also, the writing on the downtube changed that year. 94 and before had the K of Kona in a circle....
That's not quite correct, I don't think (you're thinking of 93 I suspect) I have a 94 Fire Mountain, and it has the swirly maze thing on the head tube. Also, '94 Konas (including mine of course) had the blocky script (no circle round the K) on the downtube, as you can see from the 1994 catalogue on this site:
Personally, and of course I'm very biased
, I think that '94 was aesthetically the very best for Kona. The metallic paint finishes are just beautiful (particularly the lava dome green - I've always wanted one of those.)
Aren't we sad