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 Post subject: 2002 Kona Lavadome
PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 1:15 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Hello from a noob here!

Here is my beloved bike. It's a little garish, and not exactly feather-light, but pretty much bomb-proof as it stands; my 2002 Kona Lava Dome which I bought new over 7 years ago:

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Over and above standard it has:

- '04 Manitou Skareb Platinum forks
- FSA Orbit XL2 headset
- Easton EA50 seatpost (need a 400mm one as this is 350 and too short really and is causing my knees pain on climbs, but can't find one I want in 27.0mm dia.)
- SDG Bel Air RT saddle (hella comfy)
- Club Roost XC2 bars
- Wellgo V8 clones
- Cheapo green GT grips (a little small in diameter for my hands, but will do for now)

There don't seem to be many of these about at all, pretty rare I think. And yes, I need to remove the reflectors (never got around to it)!

*Photo reminds me to pick up a new chainstay guard*


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 5:54 pm 
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When you remove the reflectors, how about removing the spoke guard on the rear wheel too? :wink:

Lovely looking bike.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 12:19 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Location: marseille, france
i wouldn't say "garish" save for those bloody red pedals :mrgreen:

it is indeed a nice frame, the last double butted steel one without
disc tabs and a sensible 80/90mm fork geometry...
too bad there's not a lot of'em around...

will upload pics of mine soon when the last two parts needed will be there :wink:

if only i could find a 16" one... :cry:


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 12:22 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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oh, and the seatpost is a 27.2mm on mine, you should try to squeeze
apart *lightly* the top of the seat tube to fit one :twisted:


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:05 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed May 18, 2011 12:47 pm
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Location: Manchester
Great frame, I've got a 2002 Lava Dome too. Rides really nice with 100mm forks, will post pics up soon.


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