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 Post subject: kona mcrea
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 5:56 pm 
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Hi guys. Just thought i would share a few pics of my finished project. Well, nearly finished. Its complete as it stands, but still trying to source a rear x618 rear wheel and a couple of other little bits. I bought this about 6 months ago as a wreck. Tbh the mcrea as standard is pretty pants, but the frame is awsome. Its now spec'd up with full xt. And it now rides like a beast.. I well pleased with it. What do you guys think?

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Frame: Kona mcrea special edition
Fork: Marzocchi Bomber Z3 light

Headset: Cane creek
Stem: Bontrager Select
Handlebar: FSA fr331
Grips: Ritchey

Brakes: Deore XT (BR-M760)
Brake Pads: Deore XT
Brake Cables: Deore XT
Brake Levers: Deore XT (BL-M739)

Shifters: Deore XT (SL-M750)
Front Derailleur: Deore XT (FD-M760A)
Rear Derailleur: Deore XT (RD-M751)
Derailleur Cables: Deore XT
Cassette: Deore (CS-HG50-9)
Chain: SRAM PC 990
Cranks: Deore XT (FCM-751)
Chainrings: Deore XT
Bottom Bracket: Deore XT (BB-ES71)
Pedals: Sars cnc'd

Hub Skewers: Hope
Rims: Front: Mavic x618 ceramic /Rear: Mavic xm317 alloy
Hubs: Deore (FH-M530)(FH-M510)
Tyres: Tioga TerraFirma

Saddle: body geometry
Seatpost: Bontrager sport
Seatpost Binder: Hope

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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 6:09 pm 
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Looks great that! I looked at one in the past, but the aluminium had started to oxidise. Your frame looks in excellent condition. Good choice of parts too, the Blue touches go really well. Nice build :)


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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 7:55 pm 
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Looking really nice that, only thing i'm not keen on are the grips :/


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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 9:53 pm 
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very very nice 8)


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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 10:14 pm 
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Scarfacexxx08 wrote:
Looking really nice that, only thing i'm not keen on are the grips :/


yeah i agree
other wise, its beautiful, very well done
just right


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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 10:56 am 
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As they say in my favourite T.V. ad at the moment 'BANG ON!!!!'

Just the right balance of blue bits :D


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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 12:09 pm 
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Lovely, that is. I'm liking the blue-colour-co-ordination too.

Grips aren't to my taste, but if they are comfy for you that's all that matters.


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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 9:15 pm 
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thanks for the feedback guys :D Anyway regarding the grips, im always open to an honest opinion. So what grips do you think would suit the bike? please give me your input. Again thanks for the positive coments.


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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 9:34 am 
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thomas wrote:
thanks for the feedback guys :D Anyway regarding the grips, im always open to an honest opinion. So what grips do you think would suit the bike? please give me your input. Again thanks for the positive coments.


I quite like Gusset lock-ons myself, and you can get them in a lovely blue colour that would match your other blue bits!

Still, it's a cracking bike, that.


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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 11:56 am 
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or some blue yeti hardcore grips
normal (im not sure if you can get them in lock on)
comfiest most durable grips ive used


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