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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 9:04 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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I'll leave the firemountain as is for now and I'll slowly rebuild the hahanna. As I said I'm new to this, the last bikes I had we're a raleigh mustang, followed by a saracen hardtrax (that I loved but it got pinched from the garden shed) I then had a carrera kraken.......then I passed my driving test and haven't ridden since.

Once the frame and forks have been sprayed I can get it back together, I'll keep it simple in regards to v brakes, the crank appears ok and I also have the velocity stem all has been rubbed down to bare metal.

The headset has seen better days, as its a threaded fork what am I looking for in a replacement headset? Ie size and type? Not after king or hope type brands just something half handy.

Also I was considering the ss route but would prefer to put a single chain ring on the front and put a cassette on the rear.

The original gear set was acera x , I still have the deraileurs, 5 bolt crank arms and the grip shifts.

Any recommendations on a front chain wheel 32 tooth?? And am I right in thinking the derailleur would be good for a 7 speed cassette?

Cheers again


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 9:34 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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Anybody got any reccomendations on half decent budget26 wheels? Preferbly black ?!

Also anybody know where I can get retro kona decals? I dont want to fully sticker her up, but wouldnt mind putting the old kona decals or something subtle back on before its clearcoated


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 9:43 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Thu Jun 10, 2010 4:46 pm
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Location: Salt Lake City Utah USA
I build a Hahanna as a "Taxi" for my baby and let me tell you I can not be more impress with it, this frame is really amazing, very responsive, compliant and fun to ride.
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Put it this way this is her other Taxi and I'm much rather ride the Kona.
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 9:52 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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Believe thats the same as mine started out, but yours is a lot cleaner!

I would get a lot more time riding my bike if I would submit and put a kid seat on the back, how easy are they to take on and off?


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 9:59 pm 
Old School Hero

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Location: Salt Lake City Utah USA
naboo wrote:
Believe thats the same as mine started out, but yours is a lot cleaner!
Mine...??

And I try to make it as ugly as possible so it does not get stolen..

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I would get a lot more time riding my bike if I would submit and put a kid seat on the back, how easy are they to take on and off?

Two minutes tops, 4 allen bolts, really easy..


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 10:02 pm 
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naboo wrote:
Also anybody know where I can get retro kona decals?

There is a guy on the site called Gil_m who is our decal guru who has reams of decals on file for all but the rarest bikes. You can get him at his site http://www.thecycleshed.co.uk or by pm on here. He likes to have a pic of the decals you want - then sends you a mock up. If you mention it's going under clear coat he may suggest a different material to his usual.


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 10:10 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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It was a bronze/gold colour before I butchered all the paint off

May have to look into a seat, beats having to get a babysitter everytime we want to go for a ride!


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 10:16 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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secret_squirrel wrote:
naboo wrote:
Also anybody know where I can get retro kona decals?

There is a guy on the site called Gil_m who is our decal guru who has reams of decals on file for all but the rarest bikes. You can get him at his site http://www.thecycleshed.co.uk or by pm on here. He likes to have a pic of the decals you want - then sends you a mock up. If you mention it's going under clear coat he may suggest a different material to his usual.


Cheers! Will look into it thats a big help


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 10:34 pm 
Old School Hero

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Location: Salt Lake City Utah USA
naboo wrote:
It was a bronze/gold colour before I butchered all the paint off

May have to look into a seat, beats having to get a babysitter everytime we want to go for a ride!


Oh riding with the kiddo is super fun but remember you can only ride on the road and be careful of jolts and when you enter/exit corner sidewalks and things like that..


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 10:50 pm 
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My kids are at the learning to ride themselves stage, although the thought of them riding along with me for any distance still seems quite a way off, the thought of bolting them on and hitting the road does appeal!


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