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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:07 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Location: Hunting down the "foxes" of lincolnshire
Hi

a simple no nonsense build for my youngest - not strictly retro - but as it's only six month's younger than he is, it's all relative :lol:

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We have a collection of early 2000's kona and deore parts and a budget of £100 notes!

Roughed out with temp cables / grips...

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the forks are Noleen (sisters?) Air from '01 (ibelieve) and are very light the frame 7005 ally and together it's fly!

Some smarter cranks and a stub stem in 'wet' white on the birthday list.

brake andm gear cabling just arrived... so to the build.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:35 pm 
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I think its great for the money. Must be such a tempter to try doing some trials type stuff on it. Such a tiny frame.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:54 pm 
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Nice wee bike. Looks like fun ride for the youngin. Like the paint job and graphics of the Kona's of that period.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:35 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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A little update

reckon it's cost about £110 to get to this - some modern 'stuff' added due to the inability to find mint white retro-ish cranks for example :D

But hey it's a very regular rider - we did two 12 mile jaunts last weekend on a mix of road and the local trails - so what's not to like.

I know I'd have given my Gran to have a bike like it when I was 12!

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