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Kona. Is it love or hate
Love 'em 54%  54%  [ 29 ]
Hate 'em 11%  11%  [ 6 ]
Don't care 35%  35%  [ 19 ]
Never heard of them 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 12:44 am 
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Quick poll to gague people's opinion on Kona. Is the brand really that devisive?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 12:53 am 
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I must admit the fact that they do appear to be devisive always suprises me. In a non-retro context maybe (I'm off most off their current stuff big time) but not in a BITD sense...


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 1:01 am 
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Sorry, yuk! Bike snob in me says 'no to Trek', 'no to Specialized', 'no to Marin' and 'no to Cannondale' and bike snob in me always wins, always has......


........have I alienated everyone from me now?

I think it all stems from the fact that I spent so many years building the bloody things up for toss pot little rich kids in the shop where the money I earned wasn't enough to buy a raleigh maverick.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 1:09 am 
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dont care dont care dont care dont care dont care DONT CARE some are nice others are less nice but over all my heart lies else where in halifax with a small firm called orange :) :? :? :? im :? :? with all the fuss they are nice but they cant be called the best bikes ever made as that has to be left to personal prefrence guys 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 1:16 am 
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I'm indifferent....I quite like the look of the older ones, but I've never ridden one and as yet never bought one....half tempted tho'.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:58 am 
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We've been down this road before. :D

Cool. They ride great. Make good looking bikes. Nuff said.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:34 am 
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What's all the Ruckus about Kona. Just another mass produced over distributed bike line. OK they have it dialed I'll give them that.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:31 am 
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Don't care :twisted:

If I see an old Lavadome I don't go weak at the knees :lol:

I love my particular Explosif but that has more to do with what we have been through together than loving the whole brand thing. 8)


P.S. Marin, Cannondale and Specialised where the rich kids bikes of choice when i worked in bike shops in the early nineties. Kona's where for the hardcore riders...


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:35 am 
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a kona made me love bikes again. simple really.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:52 am 
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Love em, ........ older the better !


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