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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:40 pm 
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Probably not much love for this, but as ive bought a lovely kona frame off here, its about to get torn apart and returned to near stock spec for the missus so I thought I'd post it for prosperity.

As bought at the end of last year:

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As it is now:

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(fox f100s, hope brakes, XT m750 mechs and a few other random changes. Ended up riding quite well)


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:18 am 
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Everyone has to start somewhere. If it rides nice and you like it, it doesn't matter!

Can't wait to see what you do with the Kona frame.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:28 am 
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Thanks, but I wouldn't call it a start, first mtb (called it an atb back then) was a brand new Peugeot back in '88 followed by a big step up to a '90 Dawes raw nerve.

I just can't wait to get my grubby mitts on this kona :D but going by the previous build shown on here I have quite a lot to live up to!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:00 am 
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I had a Mantra when I first got back in to cycling a few years ago. Great frame, couldn't fault it. Never let me down.

Mine ended up like this after a bit of tinkering:

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:57 am 
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Nice! Is that the three?
Yeah can't fault the frame apart from a slightly pissed IS mount I had to sort its great.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:20 pm 
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Yup, think it was the three. Not many of the original parts left on that pic.

Worth keeping hold of, yours looked nice in that spec.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:48 pm 
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Thanks! The more I plan for my kona build, the fewer of those parts I think I will use, so the other half may well end up with more or less the same bike as pictured lol! Going to rob the forks though and the thumbies.


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