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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 11:24 pm 
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I just spent the evening cleaning and tuning ready for a ride round Gisburn forest tomorrow and all the rubbing :oops: and tweaking got me thinking how much I love my konas! I have ridden GT, Scott, Merlin Ti, Alpine Stars, etc etc (Steel, Alu, and Ti) but nothing I have ever ridden feels as "alive" as a steel rigid kona. I got back on the saddle of a Kilauea after 13 years and it felt as if I had only ridden yesterday! Other frames may feel more comfortable, plush, absorbant but they never feel as responsive or manouverable, climb as well or descend as confidently. Two frames I would really like to try are early 90's Hei Hei and a 96 Kilauea (Columbus Cyber -mega light).
I know there are a number of other kona afficionados on here, what are your thoughts? Is it just me? Who on here has something critical to say - I am really interested to hear....


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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 11:26 pm 
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Totally agree...

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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 11:26 pm 
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:lol: :lol: :lol: :roll:


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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 11:28 pm 
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Maybe I should rename this site www.konafans.co.uk :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 11:33 pm 
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was gonna say can we sensor it?

K*** :D


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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 11:34 pm 
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Heathens


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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 11:36 pm 
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gump wrote:
was gonna say can we sensor it?

K*** :D


Tempting....but there'd be a revolt :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 11:38 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 11:39 pm 
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John wrote:
Maybe I should rename this site www.konafans.co.uk :lol:


Good idea! How about "RetroBIKE - if it's Kona it's in"?


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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2006 7:15 pm 
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Really? I've gone off mine. I've got four Hots for sale now.

£10 each or all four for £30.


I think they are a bit, well, gay, really. Thats it. All this geometry bobbins and "the way the feel". I couldn't give a tinkers cuss.

If anyone wants to swap a garage full of Kona bikes, frame, forks, rarities and memorabilia for a noce, say, Orange 224 of Specialised Stumpy FSR - you know, a propper bike - let me know.

Loosers. What was I thinking....


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