Hi All, found this site this morning after my interest in old mountain bikes shot through the roof yesterday. Got roped into helping parents tidy up their garage and found my original mountain bike buried right at the back, god knows how it got there as I've been accusing my ex-wife of selling/dumping it for years !!!!!
My bike is a 1991/92 Kona Kilauea, solid black in colour, and is completely original, Deore DX groupset, P2 forks, Dia-comp brake levers and it's still got the original propulsion and equilibrium tyres
I know I had swapped the wheels/tyres pretty much straight after buying the bike, but can't remember changing them back. The only things I did add, was an xlite titanium seat post bolt, xlite bar ends and some SPD's.
The bike has some surface rust on the stem, handlebars and bits of rear mech, which I will probably try and clean up (advice on this would be welcome) or I'll start searching for replacements, but would like to keep the bike as original looking as possible, however I always dreamed of putting suspension forks on it ( Manitou were always the ones I wanted) so if anyone knows what will fit, please let me know.
Anyway hopefully talk to some of you soon as I'm bound to be asking for some advice on how best to bring my bike back to it's former glory
I'll get some pictures uploaded later today.