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 Post subject: 1999 Kona Kula
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:25 am 
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Location: Cumbria
Big thanks to Giles (Corduroyboy) for selling me his 1999 Kona Kula. It arrived yesterday and was promptly built up.

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Spec:

Frame: 1999 Kona Kula - Easton Ultralight tubing (3.3lbs)

Fork: Marzocchi Bomber Z2 Atom Bomb

Stem: Kona 1 1/8" aheadset
Handlebar: Scott 170g 560mm wide

Brakes: Shimano LX V-Brake
Brake Levers: Shimano XT V-Brake

Shifters: Shimano SLX 9 sp
Front Derailleur: Shimano SLX
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT Shadow
Cassette: Shimano Deore 11-32
Chainset: Raceface Evolve XC 44/32/22
Bottom Bracket: Raceface External
Pedals: Shimano M520 SPD

Rims: Mavic X221 - Black
Hubs: GT Front, Shimano LX Read
Spokes: Black
Tyres: Continental Mountain King 2.2"

Saddle: SDG
Seatpost: Black 27.0
Seatpost Binder: Kona

I've stripped and serviced the forks. This didn't look to have been done for a long time as the damper side oil was Black. I really like Bombers of this age. They just seem to last and last. Really easy to work on too.

Frame and forks both have a nice metallic to the paint, that doesn't show up in the pictures.

Think I'll be changing the saddle before long. I'd like some XTR v-brakes for it too, but that will have to wait until funds allow.


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I like the gt front hub. looks neat.


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Thanks. Doesn't really suit the rest of the bike. But they're a nice set of wheels and had to be had. Radially spoked front wheel and non-drive side on rear wheel too.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 12:13 pm 
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Not much of an update, but grips changed and bar ends added.

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