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 Post subject: 2006 Kona King Kikapu
PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:11 am 
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Bought the frame from EarlofBarnet & im really impressed with it.

Decided to just swap all the parts from my hardtail for now so i can get some use from it


Frame - 2006 Kona King Kikapu 17"
Fork - Marzocchi Bomber Mx eta 120mm
Crankset - Shimano Deore 44,34,24
Brakes - Clarks Skeletal
Seatpost - Titec X-wing
Stem - Unknown
Bars - Bontrager Crowbar
Headset - Cane Creek s2
Front Mech - Sram X7
Rear Mech - Shimano Deore
Shifters - Shimano Deore
Rims - Sun RhynoLite with Deore Hub rear & Bontrager Maverick Asym front with Bontrager hub
Saddle - Charge Spoon
Cassette - Sram pg960
Pedals - Dmr V8
Tyres - Specialized Vertical & Bontrager Jones Acx both in 2.3
DIY Front Mud catcher thingy

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Unfortunately sitting on the portly side of 30lbs at the moment but its a very capable bike & hasnt cost me much at all :D


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:16 pm 
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Sweeeeeet
Great colour scheme on this frame, some modern Kona's disappoint but this is a classy finish. Looks a functional build too. :D


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:18 pm 
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Was wondering how you'd build it up, great to see the pics :)

The colours really nice on the frame, the red is a metallic colour, doesn't really show in the pics.

Enjoy it, great frame!


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:27 pm 
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I love the colours too.

The red is so deep & metallic & the cream just looks a little bit classier than others.

These pictures are after 2 jet washes!!! It got totally minging at weekend.


It's just been thrown together at the moment with spare parts. I really like it Matt do I think I'll be trying to make it lighter by adding some decent kit.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:43 pm 
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Nice Kona


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:38 pm 
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Absolutely beautiful bike! This would be what I'd be looking for if I was to upgrade to full sus.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:52 pm 
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Cheers mate.

Was a great bike


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