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 Post subject: Kona Stab
PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:28 pm 
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Firstly, i hope i'm in the correct section. I was sold the frame as a 1998 model, although its running a different livery to another '98 stab i've spotted! Perhaps a kona expert could clarify the date for me?

So heres a few pictures as the bike sits at the minute, its quite a mish mash of parts that have been accumulated over the years. I've had the azonic double wall bars since i was 15, nearly 30 now!

The frame itself has one issue, rear seat stay pivot is cracked. It has been repaired in the past but the crack has repeared!

At the minute i've reached a crossroads with the bike, i'm using it very little after a house move has taken me quite a distance away from old trails and to be honest i think a hardtail would be much better suited to be needs at the minute (maybe i'm just getting old! :cry: )


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and the damage.................

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 1:12 am 
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It's a 1999.
Came with 5" inches in the rear via a Fox Vanilla, 5" in the front with a Marzocchi Jr. T and Avid Arch Rival V-brakes.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 1:15 am 
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Here is a pic of my 98, long gone but missed. Too small for me but built it up for the wife but she never rode it. :(

http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/950986/


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:44 am 
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They all crack in that place unfortunately , nice bike though


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 1:56 pm 
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slope wrote:
It's a 1999.
Came with 5" inches in the rear via a Fox Vanilla, 5" in the front with a Marzocchi Jr. T and Avid Arch Rival V-brakes.


thanks for the info. This frame has BETD adaptors to increase the travel 7 inches as far as i know.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 3:13 pm 
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Looks like the linkage plates arent standard.

Why so much chain tension?!


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:50 am 
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Scotty - CRC have seat stay assemblies on sale at the mo' although according to the excel Kona compatibility download on this page the 1999 Stab chainstay has been discontinued with no compatible models available (athough they all look pretty similar to me :wink: )

Bike looks great though!

I sold a 2005 recently, http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/140707074382 for spares, with cracks seemingly everywhere except the seat stays :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:17 pm 
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cyfa2809 wrote:
Looks like the linkage plates arent standard.

As he said in the post above yours, those are the BETD rocker plates.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:45 am 
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BETD makes a good product.
I've never heard of any failing.


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