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 Post subject: Spatter kona query
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 9:53 pm 
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Hi all
saw 2 Kona frame sets for sale , white spatter cinder cone , i think 88/89 ? , it was frame /forks headset , looked like a dx chainset , xt front and rear mech , rear u brake and scott penderson front cantis , i dont know how original that is ?

does anyone know what the rear axle spacing would be 130 or 135 ? guy was a bit of a clown and seemed to think they were worth a fortune so couldnt get a sensible price out of him

the other was a blue spatter frame and forks only , looked a similar age , he wanted " upwards of £60 " for it ,
I dont know what is reasonable money for these ? would the fire mountain be a u brake too ?

what do the kona experts think ?

Cheers Paul


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 Post subject: Re: Spatter kona query
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 6:32 am 
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My 89 cindercone came with a Suntour XCD group set when it was new as far as I can remember so that wouldn't be original no.


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 Post subject: Re: Spatter kona query
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 7:13 am 
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Rear axle spacing is the normal 135mm, blue with white spatter would be a Fire Mountain and yes, in 88/89 this had a U brake too.
I don't think that £60+ is silly money - if it's tidy with good condition paintwork I actually think that it's a bit of a bargain.
Put it this way, if I was to sell my '88 Explosif frame and forks I'd be wanting a bit more than the cost of a week's shopping for it.....


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 Post subject: Re: Spatter kona query
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 9:10 am 
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Andy R wrote:
Rear axle spacing is the normal 135mm, blue with white spatter would be a Fire Mountain and yes, in 88/89 this had a U brake too.
I don't think that £60+ is silly money - if it's tidy with good condition paintwork I actually think that it's a bit of a bargain.
Put it this way, if I was to sell my '88 Explosif frame and forks I'd be wanting a bit more than the cost of a week's shopping for it.....


Thats fair enough then :) the cinder cone looked a better bet as it had the u brake etc with it , the fire mountain was frame and forks , both looked ok condition , not sure on size.
The guy was such hard work i could not get a firm price out of him , all i get getting was how much he could get on EBAY for them !
Cheers for the reply Paul.


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 Post subject: Re: Spatter kona query
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 9:39 am 
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The Edinburgh Bike Station has a similar frame and forks with headset I think but I can't remember if it has any other parts or indeed the size. They are asking £50 but it has been there for ever. Worth a call?


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 Post subject: Re: Spatter kona query
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 12:27 pm 
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Gordie wrote:
My 89 cindercone came with a Suntour XCD group set when it was new as far as I can remember so that wouldn't be original no.


That was 1990, the 1989 year was mountain LX group with the U Brake, XCD had SE Cantis.

Carl.


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 Post subject: Re: Spatter kona query
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 12:31 pm 
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drcarlos wrote:
Gordie wrote:
My 89 cindercone came with a Suntour XCD group set when it was new as far as I can remember so that wouldn't be original no.


That was 1990, the 1989 year was mountain LX group with the U Brake, XCD had SE Cantis.

Carl.


I stand corrected, in fairness it was over 20 years ago and my memory isn't what it once was :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Spatter kona query
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 1:29 pm 
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Gordie wrote:
drcarlos wrote:
Gordie wrote:
My 89 cindercone came with a Suntour XCD group set when it was new as far as I can remember so that wouldn't be original no.


That was 1990, the 1989 year was mountain LX group with the U Brake, XCD had SE Cantis.

Carl.


I stand corrected, in fairness it was over 20 years ago and my memory isn't what it once was :lol:


Happens to me more and more these days, can't get used to it :)

Carl.


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 Post subject: Re: Spatter kona query
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 3:18 pm 
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drcarlos wrote:
Gordie wrote:
My 89 cindercone came with a Suntour XCD group set when it was new as far as I can remember so that wouldn't be original no.


That was 1990, the 1989 year was mountain LX group with the U Brake, XCD had SE Cantis.

Carl.


Indeed it was:

viewtopic.php?p=1496804#1496804

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:wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Spatter kona query
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 3:45 pm 
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al-onestare wrote:
drcarlos wrote:
Gordie wrote:
My 89 cindercone came with a Suntour XCD group set when it was new as far as I can remember so that wouldn't be original no.


That was 1990, the 1989 year was mountain LX group with the U Brake, XCD had SE Cantis.

Carl.


Indeed it was:

viewtopic.php?p=1496804#1496804

Image

:wink:

Thanks for the reply :D
it looked like the one in the pic but with a silver u brake and what looked like black self energiser ? front brakes , oh and silver chainset too :)
I guess the pivots are in a different place on the seatstays between u brake and canti ?
cheers Paul.


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