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 Post subject: Kona Frame Sizing.
PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 9:34 pm 
Old School Hero
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Hello Chaps, just sold my Hei Hei to a guy, sold it as a 19" frame as it's a 1997/98 and according to the catalogue if the top tube length is 23.5 then it's a 19" if it's 23" then it's an 18. Can someone please verify how a kona frame should be measured.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 10:01 pm 
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ive got a genuine decal set for that bike! lol


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 Post subject: kona frame sizing
PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 10:06 pm 
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Hello Kase1983 - are you interested in selling the decal set. I've just put a new set of decals on that I got from Gil but the real thing would make it more attractive to potential customers

Cheers, Geoff.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 10:08 pm 
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have you tried to ask at retrokona.com ?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 10:24 pm 
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I've just bought the same frame. It was sold as a 19" and has a 19" seat tube, but the head tube looks shorter than yours...Is your frame a 20"?

I'm pretty sure Kona size their frames purely on seat tube length. My old 18" Muni Mula had an 18" seat tube and I had a Medium Chute which was listed as a 17 and had a 17" seat tube.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 10:51 pm 
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Im 6 foot and ride an 18"


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 12:53 am 
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Kona sizing is from the centre of the bottom bracket to the top of the seat tube (ie coller). The top tube measurements are effective.

The 18" frame has a ~110mm head tube length so that's definitely not an 18". I've got the head tube lengths for the other size frames somewhere but thats the only one I remember off the top of my head.

That looks more like a 20" to me. If its too big for the guy you sold it too I'll take it your hands ;)


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 12:59 am 
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Actually on reflection it could be a 19", especially if the bike shown below is a 19" as it was listed.


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 Post subject: kona frame sizing
PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 11:10 am 
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Looking at that photo, when I replac ed the decals on the one that I sold it had blue decals underneath same as the above picture. and it's got the same cable routing.


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