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 Post subject: Mystery Kona
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 1:51 pm 
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Hi all
I’ve had this mystery Kona in my garage for ages, given to me by an ex boyfriend about 20 years ago (wow that makes me feel really old now!). Can anyone help me identify it? The decals on the cross bar are so old I can’t make out the name. Having looked through old catalogues I’m guessing it’s about 1992, it’s got Joe Murray stickers on the Project Two forks but other than that I have no clues. Attaching photos, help much appreciated, just deciding what to do with it as my sentimental attachment is saying keep it while my brain says sell it for someone to restore and enjoy, you have way too many bikes!

Thanks, Liv


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Kona
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 2:25 pm 
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If the decals are correct it should be a Kilauea, which is usually in the top range of Kona's steel bikes. Iv'e never seen one with a blue Project 2 fork before though.


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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 2:29 pm 
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Just searched for a 1992 Kona Kilauea catalogue pic but couldn't find one. Plenty of Google pics that match that as a '92 Kilauea though.


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Kona
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 2:32 pm 
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Thank you! I could see it began with a K but was clueless!


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Kona
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 2:37 pm 
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If anyone is interested in a little project, it’s a 20” frame and I’m open to offers. We’re near Portsmouth.

Thanks, Liv


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Kona
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 9:41 pm 
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ThomasElliott wrote:
If the decals are correct it should be a Kilauea, which is usually in the top range of Kona's steel bikes. Iv'e never seen one with a blue Project 2 fork before though.


Standard colour for this, the first Kilauea model. Same frameset as the Cinder Cone in 92, it was only after that it was upgraded with higher spec tubing.


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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 9:51 pm 
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Not far from me then, you should find a home for that easily


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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 10:27 pm 
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I’m not really sure where to start if I do sell it! It’s tired and the chain set is fairly clunky but I think the frame itself is in pretty good condition. Should I just post it on the selling page on here or resort to good old eBay? Any suggestions as to how much it’s worth?


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Kona
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 3:06 am 
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£50 posted to my door. Not worth a penny more :lol: I'll give you amazing feedback too

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