There is a bit of history mentioned in these articles...http://www.mtnbikehalloffame.com/induct ... =99&mID=94http://www.mtnbikehalloffame.com/induct ... 99&mID=122
I had seen a TV show about these fellows. It gave the impression that there had been a falling out among the principals of Rocky Mountain at the time, which led to the formation of Kona and Brodie.
Nice to learn
Didn't already knew that piece of history.
I do not see Konas really often in NL. At some point they were marketed as K-bike overhere. Do not know the reason, but maybe because of the confusion with Koga? - don't know. Later Murray started with the Voodoo brand - also not often seen overhere.
There are more brands that seem to have a pretty huge following on the Retrobike board, like Alpinestars and Orange. For the later that can be easily explained as it is British and there has never been a proper distribution in Holland. Probably Alpinestars were bigger in the UK too back in the day.
Will have my own Kona soon. Actually it will be a Verlicchi that will get the Kona labels on, but that will make it 100% a Kona EFS
Will notify you people whenever I see an interesting Kona for sale in Holland