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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:19 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:06 pm
Posts: 11
Thanks for the info. I haven't ridden it far yet (waiting for brakes to replace the 747s) but it seems taller and shorter than my 19 inch Kona Koa. And yes, you are right it is definitely on the heavier side - the rear triangle in particular seems quite chunky. I heard from a mate that Bill Nickson Cycle shop used to sell them mail order in the mid 90s and he said the give away is that they were sold with an XT front mech and a K Alloy seat post - this bike has both. He said they also had black cromo fat tube forks but the bike has probably been upgraded since then.

Where the stickers were peeled off the lacquer has come off in some places too so I am thinking of getting it sand blasted and powder coated black - any thoughts? Do you think I'll lose the retro look if I do that?

Last edited by kona_jelly on Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:17 pm, edited 1 time in total.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:02 pm 
MacRetro rider
MacRetro rider

Joined: Fri Feb 09, 2007 4:16 pm
Posts: 8737
Its only going to lose the retro look if you can change its geometry and remove the rear canti hanger. Go for it it'll look good :wink:

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