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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:21 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:51 pm 
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Great Bike, I thought I was the only one who liked dual control too.


I like the way you can shift up and down whilst braking, with just the brake lever.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:45 pm 
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They got a bad press when they first came out but I fitted some V brake versions on my Klein and have been a convert ever since.

I've since fitted some on my 456 Inbred and am in the process of building up a Massi Toro with them too.

Any way back to Konas. A great bike you have there, how does the ride compare with a Lava Dome?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:05 pm 
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They got a bad press when they first came out but I fitted some V brake versions on my Klein and have been a convert ever since.

I've since fitted some on my 456 Inbred and am in the process of building up a Massi Toro with them too.

Any way back to Konas. A great bike you have there, how does the ride compare with a Lava Dome?


I've been lucky to have a few different steel Konas. Explosifs, Kilaueas, Cinder Cones and Lava Domes. All 18". The Explosifs and Kilas are in a different league in my opinion. My 94 Kila was a beaut. I have to say that the 853 Explosifs are my favourite. Light, stiff(er), responsive and FAST. The '98 Reynolds Kila was nice too. I think the best desciption is "flickable".


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:33 pm 
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OK I'm sold, I'll start saving now then.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:59 am 
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shedobits wrote:
OK I'm sold, I'll start saving now then.



....and I'm gonna be controvertial here, but these are a better ride than the Hei Heis, and KKs that I have had.


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