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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 11:24 am 
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The brakes pictured below came ona complete bike and were described by the seller as Control Tech Vs. However they have no markings on them and I can't find any info.

Someone helpfully gave the following link http://www.blackbirdsf.org/brake_obscura/mtb.html but I couldn't find them there either!

Anyone know what they might be?


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 12:26 pm 
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they are indeed control tech.some had a sticker on the noodle holder.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 1:17 pm 
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Many thanks for the reply!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 10:24 pm 
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Being nosey - What's the bike?
(Same colour as a 95 Kilauea.)


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 10:47 pm 
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That's it, a 95 Kilauea (or so I'm told). Rides cery nicely too.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 11:03 pm 
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What a spot! Welcome to Kona heaven - I have one too!
Pssst, don't listen to them all on here when they rant on about their Explosifs and Hots, the 95 Kilauea has Columbus Cyber tubing - much better, a well kept secret, and lighter too!

Just out of interest, has yours got Marzocchi XC700s on the front, and Grip Shift XRays?
I got mine from the states and it must be a later 95 model coz the 95s in the brochures all were rigid.

Edit: Sorry, got all excited there! It's a 96 like mine!
http://www.kona.dk/bikeindex.php?bikeId=357


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 7:37 am 
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Thanks for the comments, my first Kona experience and partly influenced by the raving on here and elsewhere. As I said, it rides nicely but better than my P7 or Vit T? They are all sweet.

I don't think that it's particularly original. There are some better photos at 'Readers Bikes'.

It came with Marzocchi Z4s but I sold them and put some threadless P2s on instead. The wheels are also non-original and it has a ISIS Race Face chainset. The shifters are XT thumbies and the brake levers Avids. I've got the original Kona post but it is a bit short so there is a long Push (yuck) fitted.

Still, all in it cost me £200 with the spare seatpost, spare big ring and new spare tyres so I can't complain too much!


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