bertie bassett wrote:
I have just stripped down my 94 Kona Cindercone and am wondering if it's worth doing up. I suspect I'm asking the wrong people here but the frame is pretty tired as It's had some hammer over the years. There is lots of rust on it (the chain stay has no paint left on it), the seat post is well and truly jammed in, the bottom bracket isn't keen to come out and the P2's are in a sorry state. If I were to do it up it would need a complete re-spray, how much would this cost and can anyone recommend someone in the Sheffield area that could do it?
I'd post a picture of it but it might make me cry.
By coincidence I am in the same position as you with my 94 Cinder Cone, at present it is stripped down but the frame is in reasonably good 'fettle'. My main problem is the forks (Girvin Vector 2) which are now becoming a pain in the arse, as parts are becoming harder to source without spending stupid money in the US, so I am looking at my options.
1. Have fame professionally painted and put back to standard.
2. Have disc tab and guides tacked on, painted and build with modern components and suspension fork.
3. Go out and purchase something like a Genesis High Latitude which I think is the nearest thing to a 90's Kona frame.