Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:53 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 13 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: 2000 King Kikapoop
PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:03 pm 
Newbie
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:04 pm
Posts: 9
Hi guys, long time reader, first time poster.

Just wanted to show you my year 2000 Kona King Kikapu.

It's been a long process building her up as I could afford various parts, and the result is an eclectic mix, but it works well for me.

Image

Image

Yes it's a tiny frame, but after back surgery I'm still left with a relatively short torso vs my leg length. It looks a bit odd but it works.

Mixed selection of parts, some new, some old. Spec goes something like this:

Frame: 2000 King Kikapu w/ Fox Float
Fork: Marzocchi Marathon R
Front Wheel: Mavic XC717 on Sun Ringle with DT revolution Spokes
Rear Wheel: DT on XTR with aerolite spokes
Tyres: Race King 2.0 w/ Michelin Latex Tubes
Cassette: XT
Mech: XTR
Cranks: Deore Hollowtech
Pedals: Egg Beater 1s
Seatpost: Thomson Elite w/ Thomson Clamp
Saddle: Selle Maxflite Flow
Stem: Thomson Elite X4 90mm
Bars: Bontrager XXX lite carbon
Bar ends: Mt Zoom
Levers: Cane Creek Direct Curve
Shifters: Deore w/ghetto indicator window removal
Brakes: BB7s
Rotors: KCNC Razor 160/140mm
Cables: Alligator I-Link


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:06 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:00 pm
Posts: 5611
Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne
8) i quite like the look of it :wink:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:15 pm 
Newbie
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:04 pm
Posts: 9
Thanks Salty, the photos don't do it much justice. Konas aren't the prettiest bikes all things considered, but I like them.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:30 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

Joined: Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:56 pm
Posts: 142
Location: Ely, Cambridge
I think that's a really cool bike.

I love Kona's of that era and I love seeing a bike that's set up for how the user is going to get the most of it.

Rather than conforming to whatever the current trend in its clearly a bike that has been built to be ridden.

Great effort chap. I am a little bit jealous of that.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:32 pm 
Newbie
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:04 pm
Posts: 9
Thanks alot :D

I do get a bit of banter in the LBS about my lack of taste and fashion, but if everybody wanted the same thing there wouldn't be much of a market would there?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:40 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

Joined: Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:56 pm
Posts: 142
Location: Ely, Cambridge
What size frame is it?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:42 pm 
Newbie
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:04 pm
Posts: 9
It was quoted as a 14". But probably due to the suspension etc I'm sure it is actually taller than that,


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:27 am 
Old School Hero
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:20 am
Posts: 226
Location: Sydney, Australia
I personally think Kona's don't date as much as other brands of that era plus they still ride pretty well even by today's standards. Nice bike by the way!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:34 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 12, 2007 1:32 pm
Posts: 1953
Location: Staffordshire
I quite like that - I love the way smaller bikes look, the top tube always slopes more agressively etc.

I'm a big Kona fan and think that their bikes age better than a lot of others; even ones painted in suspect colours like my 01 Stinky was.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:07 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:08 pm
Posts: 1939
Location: East Lothian
I like that -spot on.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 13 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 13 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group