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 Post subject: 1998 Kona Stab
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 11:52 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:59 pm
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Location: Adisham, Kent
Hi Everyone

Just wanted to share with you some pictures of a Kona Stab I have just finished building for my wife. The build is not a restoration back to factory spec but based around a 1998 Kona Stab frame and intended as a fun bike. So hope you like it?

The spec is as follows with most items being secondhand (fleabay etc)except for the tyres and headset:

· 1998 Kona Stab 17" frame
· Sunline V Two headset
· RST Hi 5 forks (120mm travel elastomer)
· Fox Vanilla R rear shock (came with frame)
· Avid single digit 3 V brakes
· Truvativ Howitzer double chain set
· Hussefelt cranks
· Shimano STX RC rapid fire shifters
· Orange Super Cross OS bars
· Kona 50mm stem
· Yeti grips
· Shimano Deore XT rear mech (came with frame)
· 8 speed Shimano HG rear cassette
· Front mech (not currently fully fitted)
· Kona seat post
· WTB Power V saddle
· Specialized double wall Alex rims (with Specialized front hub and Shimano rear)
· Continental Mountain King 2.4 tyres

Having never attempted to build up a bke from parts before my wife and I are pleased with the results and it ended up being quite cost effective as well. So now it's off to the woods to get it dirty!

I also built up a Kona A single speed for my own use, which I'll put up as a separate post. :D


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 3:40 pm 
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Very nice, Loving the colour scheme, you're wife must be well chuffed especially as you say it wasn't too expensive!

It's a 1999 btw, here's a link to the catalogue http://www.klassickona.com/oldgold/99bi ... einfo.html


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 4:49 pm 
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Get some hydraulic disc brakes :lol:

Looks realy mean with those forks.


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 10:21 pm 
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Very nice condition and yes indeed it's the 99 model paint scheme. By comparison my 98 flame paint job frame I'm doing up is rough as guts with stone chips and scratches all over it.


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 2:40 am 
Old School Hero

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There's nothing like an old school Kona!


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 10:39 am 
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You dont see this colour scheme as much. Its good.

Th eonly thing id say was change out the orange bar to a kona one for that authentic ride.


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 1:56 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Adisham, Kent
Many thanks to markwashington for pointing out that it is a 1999 frame as opposed to a 1998, which is what it was sold to me as.

Glad you all like it and thanks for the suggestions as to how to improve it. I do have a set of Kona OS bars but they are a little marked so I used the Orange ones instead that I was going to put on my Pro-Flex. I'll look out for a better set of Kona's then and look to swap them over at some point.

As for the brakes, the frame has caliper mount at the rear but as I scimped a little on the forks (~£40 for the Hi 5's) , these are old school so no caliper mount. But if I do upgrade the forks then I can also upgrade the brakes at the same time.

At present I have not cracked the front mech set up yet. As currently fitted when the chain it on the grannie ring it fouls the frame. So my guess is that I would need to put a spacer between the chainset and the BB? Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

:D


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 6:54 pm 
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Gaz_ur wrote:
At present I have not cracked the front mech set up yet. As currently fitted when the chain it on the grannie ring it fouls the frame. So my guess is that I would need to put a spacer between the chainset and the BB? Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

:D


Could be that the frame is'nt designed for a granny ring, if you look at the catalogue pic it ran a single ring with retainer plates, may need to go up a bit in ring size or just resort to a single ring, make sure the cassette has a 32 tooth big sprocket to help on the hills.


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 Post subject: Re: 1998 Kona Stab
PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 6:58 pm 
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I know this is a old post, but just really liked this bike build. Is it still out there?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:16 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Adisham, Kent
Yep I still have her but she has not seen much use this year yet.


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