Dropouts are Richey socket type, and they are lovely, arent they?
I see what you mean about the to tube decal, but its just a trick of the camara.... they are both straight, I made sure of it
I have been in touch with Kona on a number of occasions regarding the tubing, and while they dont have any sepcific details on the pipes, but the following is from an email they sent me
I’ve got to stretch my head back a bit on this one. As I recall the Kilauea was the result of not having a steel frame here that was in the nicer category for folks who wanted to build it up themselves. It came up late in the season after show time after the shops had reviewed the lineup and saw there was not much steel to be had.
The top, seat, and down tubes are double butted but I couldn’t tell you exactly where those butts are, but is lighter than the Lava Dome as the tubes are thinner and there are more butts so less material. I don’t think that frame is the same as the Lava, geometry yes but under the paint no.