Bit of a random question but I wondered if anyone could help with a question I have about the colours of Kona Project 2s and Velocity stems?
I recently picked up a 1996 Project 2 fork, threaded and in grey. I also recently picked up a threaded Velocity stem which I figured must have been 1996 as well. This is because it's also a similar grey colour, and by 1997 I thought the Kona range changed over to ahead style steerers (and in 1995 I thought both forks and stems were more of a gold colour).
However, the fork and stem are not exactly the same colour, which as an anal perfectionist is clearly not desirable...so I wondered whether anyone knows if they are actually different years or from different models? Or indeed if this is normal and just the kind of variability expected of parts likely made in different factories at different times etc. Certainly if anyone out there has a 1996 Kona running these parts it would be great to know if their fork and stem match!
Pic attached, the fork is a flat grey, while the stem appears noticeably greenish it seems (more than the picture would suggest!)