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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:09 pm 
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I have just been given back a pre RetroBike rebuild/ restoration that I built for the neighbours' kids back in 2003 ish.

Let the fun begin:

it features

Dog collar

Deore DX 'carbon look' mechs

Sugino chainset 110 BCD low profile

ovalised top tube changes shape from one end to the other

XT M730 hubs on Sun Chinook 'made in USA' rims

Pics as soon as camera battery is charged...

Right - those forks are rather Kona related as they were from my Voodoo Erzulie. The P2's were let go as threaded headsets were sooooo 1991 and besides, the headset was foobar.

Everything aft listed above is original. *rear rack mounts have been hacked off.

Its quite fun revisiting an old build.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:33 am 
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:45 am 
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If the mechs are original they are Deore II (if I can make the decals out correctly) so would date it at 1989, DX came out in 1990. Didn't 1989 Konas have U's?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:51 am 
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Cindercone?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:52 am 
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Cindercone 1991 :?:


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:53 am 
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drcarlos wrote:
If the mechs are original they are Deore II (if I can make the decals out correctly) so would date it at 1989, DX came out in 1990. Didn't 1989 Konas have U's?

Carl.


Yep, U's... also pretty sure the frame is too compact/sloping TT for an '89... also '89's would still have been 1" steerer and had integrated forward facing seat clamps

Even 1991's still had intergrated seat clamps I think

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:03 am 
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ive not seen a cindercone with ovalised top tube, is the seat tube ovalised ?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:01 am 
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There is only one (OK two probably) it can be. Being made from Tange Concept tubing...

The parts certainly are not original to the original concept of the model.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:16 am 
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Will check on the tubing when I get home. The old kona decals are still under there. Chainset and cup cone bb definitely original.

Deore II might have been from a knackered rockhopper


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:27 am 
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So a 1992 Explosif or 1993 Kili?

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