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 Post subject: Kona Cowan DS (pg3).
PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:57 pm 
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very happy with this! rides so nice
better than i expected
few niggles but nothing visible
just those ones that only you know about

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:59 pm 
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Cool, what Kona? any pics yet?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:22 pm 
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very nice josh 8)

got to try it ss'd just for shits'n'giggles.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:42 pm 
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damn right!
its on my list when i can afford it!

what do i need anyhow?
obviously - chain, spacers, cog, (chain ring), dont think i will need a tensioner as it has sliding dropouts 8)

not sure what gear id run though, i have a 12-26 on there at the moment and only really touch the top 4 or so for wheeeeelies 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:08 pm 
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just need the spacers for the cassette.

just half the number of teeth on the front.

sliding dropouts so no need for a tensioner.


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sounds easy!
what do i do in the way of chain? do i need a half link or is a normal one fine (short)?

thinking of stripping front triangle (it used to be yellow, person i got it off sparyed it purple. its not too bad a paint job, but i cant see it holding up for massively long)

silver:
http://i1.pinkbike.com/photo/1226/pbpic1226311.jpg


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I like the purple mate......... 8) leave it.....battle scars mate......cool 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:32 pm 
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just take about 4 links out of your current chain.


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marin man wrote:
I like the purple mate......... 8) leave it.....battle scars mate......cool 8)


will be like that til at least i can afford some nitromors :?
i like it too, but just doesnt match my parts right now :?
always wanted a purple/white (or green) build though
but that would be custom paint jobs/anodizing etc. lotsa money :shock: :lol:


hmm can i run just a normal cassette cog?
got plenty of them 8) just need the spacers

and the bash is new addition too 8) wasnt massively keen onn internet pics but now its here i quite like it
forks and rotors are only temporary as the old ones had steerer too short, so had to put those on, and my big rotors flex these so had to borrow the mrs rotors for now :(


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I really like the purple.

Any ID on which frame it is?

And are you very short as even for sloping top tubed kona that is a small frame!


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