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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 2:58 pm 
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feetabix wrote:
I think the best year is subjective really, but I do agree that is lovely pete!.... :D

Agreed, and, err, agreed!!

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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 3:01 pm 
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justbackdated wrote:
Mmm-deffo '93 with that fluted downtube :D

Mine has a silver front/blue rear though!


See? I was right! :)

Mine's been sprayed, but that's as close to the OE colour as I could find. UK ones were silver/colour fade but that's a USA spec frame, and was originally green with champagne colour forks and stem. :)


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have to go with 92

my first kona, and it was an Explosif built with xtr (paid for completely by me out of paper rounds) and i won my first race on it, by 3 1/2 minutes and i bought it back a couple of years ago off the guy i sold it to in 1995

here she is now :D


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Slight bias for '94 here. :-)


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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 7:51 pm 
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Here is the recent poll for favorite year Kona:
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=182437


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that poll says 97!! talk about sitting on the retro fence!! :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 8:28 pm 
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I would also say 97. But even though I am totally into the feeling of the thinwalled columbus max tubes I find the fitting of the top tube and seat rube to be a little unfinished... That could have been done better... but besides that the 97 in the golden colour does it for me!


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 2:49 pm 
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97 all the way!


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 3:38 am 
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For me it's a coin flip between the 94 and 97.


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