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".
2012 CannondaleSupersix Ultegra (54cm)/2014 Saracen Kili Flyer X (M)