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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:41 am 
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I'm not a great ally fan but that's a real beauty :D. Chainstay protector's gotta go though - orange and blue :shock: :lol: .


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:51 am 
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Right - here she is. Ready to rock 8)

Completed yesterday and pics just taken. I always wanted this build to be a usable ride. Not too much in the way of fancy stuff just a good workman like bike: the sort of MTB I always wanted bitd but couldn't really afford. So i've kept the frame in natural alu, warts 'n all. There are dents & marks a plenty but the point is that it looks the part. It looks like a well loved trail beater 8)

Thanks to those that provided bits and added their comments. I may change the bars/grips at some stage and as mentioned before, I have a pair of XTR M950 hubs awaiting some suitable rims. Money's run out at the moment so that will have to wait awhile !

Yup the chainstay protector will go when I get round to buying a black one !

Otherwise i'm happy with the results :D

Frame: 1998 Kona Muni-Mula in bare Alu.

Sticker set: Graphic Shack.

Fork: Marzocchi Bomber Z1.

Headset: Hope
Stem: Kore
Handlebar: Commencal de Luxe risers.
Grips: Kona Lock-Ons.
Barends: N/A

Brakes: Shimano XTR M951.
Brake Pads: Kool Stop.
Brake Cables: Shimano XTR in black.
Brake Levers: Shimano XTR M950.

Shifters: Shimano XTR M952 9 speed.
Front Derailleur: Shimano XTR M950.
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR M951.
Derailleur Cables: Shimano XTR in black.
Cassette: SRAM PG970 9 speed 11t-32t.
Chain: Shimano HG93.
Cranks: Shimano XT M739 175mm.
Chainrings: Shimano 44/32/22.
Chainring bolts: KCNC alloy in black.
Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN 54 73mm (115mm axle).
Pedals: Shimano DX M636 SPDs.

Hub Skewers: Shimano LX.
Rims: Mavic XM317
Hubs: Shimano LX M570 front & rear.
Tyres: Tioga Factory XC 1.95 front & Tioga Extreme 2.10 rear.

Saddle: Selle Italia XO Kevlar with alloy rails.
Seatpost: Race Face Prodigy 26.8mm.
Seatpost Binder: Hope 31.8mm

Weight: 26 1/2 lbs. (approx 12kg)

Extras: JD Components bottle cage and a smattering of Ti & stainless bolts.

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Cheers folks, Steve.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 7:44 pm 
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Steve, that's a great build and, in my humble view, just the type of bike that makes a true Retrobike and captures the spirit of the forum perfectly. Ti Moots and Steel DeKerf's are all very nice but you can't beat an old skool Kona - they just ooze cool! :D


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:08 pm 
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Superb build, great pics too.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:03 pm 
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Thanks for the comments chaps, much appreciated 8) 8) 8)

Now all I need is the time off from the kids to ride :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:56 pm 
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Cracking build. I too had a '98 Muni (late 98, coloured version) - lovely bikes - nice tidy dropouts. Sadly mine died in an OTB incident when the front wheel went down a storm drain in the woods :cry: - no visible frame damage (although the forks and front wheel and headset were totalled) but the frame developed an unexplained creak and was replaced under Kona warranty.

RIP Marshall Newt . . . please don't laugh :wink: - I loved that bike.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:23 am 
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I love kona's and thats very nice mate!! all that XTR humm 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:10 am 
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That's one colourful Kona fella & thanks for the comments 8)

Have replaced the blue Lizard Skin with a new and more subtle black Specialized protector. Also replaced the saddle with my Bontrager Race one because I think it looks a little more period (complete with scuffs!).

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Steve.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:46 am 
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Some shots taken this morning at a wooded location on the north coast of the island called Egypt. Lots of rocky single track which winds down across the cliffs and through the dense woods. France in the distance.

I hadn't been there for years, so the jumps were a surprise ! I didn't risk my old bones I hasten to add :roll:

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Cheers folks, Steve.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:22 am 
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Great build, bike and photos... like all the others say. I too have stripped and polished a frame - it's bloody hard work but nice when it's done eh.

I only have one slight suggestion - you can shorten the cable outer to reduce the loop just before the rear derailleur that model of rapid rise XTR mechs.

It'll make it look just that bit cleaner!


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