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 Post subject: 2000 Kona Kuku
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:12 am 
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I know Kona's are more known for it's mountain bikes but I managed to get hold of this 2000 Kona Kuku bmx frame from UK. I think they made BMXers for only accouple seasons but weren't too popular so are pretty rare. Will build it up but must admit as a kid I was pretty crap at riding BMX compared to my mates at the time but love going out to muck around on DH bikes now as a mid age old timer!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:40 am 
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look like kona did what every one else did in early 2000 and jump onto bmx but failed


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:27 am 
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Finished - not exactly original parts with Marzocchi DJ cro mo forks and stem.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:22 pm 
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Really like this mate, never knew Kona had ventured into the bmx market, specialized had a go for a while and i've got a fatboy vegas in my collection

Although please turn the seatclamp round the right way!!!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:18 pm 
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Thanks - the seatpost is the right way round. Suppose it's the angle of the seat. Like most BMXers I don't bother sitting when riding it. :D
I think Kona made BMX bikes for a couple of seasons around 2000 -2001. Good bikes but no BMX heritage like Haro or Mongoose so not popular for them to continue likewise the Marzocchi forks (aka sweet Italian MTB and motorcycle suspension) I think they sponsored a few big wig riders using their rigid BMX forks in the early to mid 2000's.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:58 am 
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I raced on a Kona Two-Four (Cruiser) for a couple years.
They made sweet bmx bikes!!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:45 am 
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Real sweet!
Looks racy :twisted:
/J


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:10 pm 
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Never knew Kona was Into BMX either. Way cool bike tho! It's hard to believe they werent succesful after making a bike that awsome!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:46 pm 
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Diging into an oldish thread :lol:

Remember when these first came out I wanted a chute (same colours) and one of these to go with it. Ended up buying a roast and a Specialized Fatboy. I've seen the odd one appear on ebay but are quite rear but new frames are readily available and I've just bought one for less than £50. Might treat mine to black wheels crank and white tyres and grips etc don't want to spend much more than £100 so got to do some real bargain hunting.


yours looks great, thanks for sharing your pics


Tony

ps I know once it's built my kids won't let me near it :(


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:13 am 
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And no pics.....


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