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 Post subject: Kona 'The King'
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:25 pm 
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Had this a while now till I decided if I was going to keep it or not. A good few runs later and it looks like it has a berth for now anyroads :) I ran it as I got it and then fitted some DMR moto's just for a bit of trail centre fun. Now the plan is to lighten it up for a marathon/endurance/long ride machine. I've swapped the wheelset for a pair I had on my Salsa and shed about 2.2kg. More weenieing to follow but mostly using parts I have. Currently a nadgers over 26lbs, sub 25 without too much wallet busting should be possible. Bars, saddle and post are all up next for replacement. Looking for usable and light rather than uber light.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:45 pm 
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Location: Looking at my bike from the comfort of my sofa!!
Tastey... 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:10 pm 
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Beautiful bike!

Glad to see it muddy!


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:15 pm 
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A nice bit o kit that. Always nice to see a filthy bike.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:05 pm 
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I like that.

I like that a lot.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:13 pm 
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Great bike


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very nice


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:40 am 
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Bikes are ace arent they? V.nice.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:50 am 
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Cheers folks :) I swapped the wheels out for some very light Bontrager ones shod with Conti Speed King Supersonics. Really added a bit of pep to the ride. I'm also about to swapped over the Hayes brakes and XT shifters for a pair of XT brifters, pug ugly but hopefully work well.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:01 pm 
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I want it


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