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 Post subject: 1999 kona chute
PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:14 pm 
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I've had this for a few years now and its been built in loads of different ways.
The past few years, it's been sat in a box with a load of other frames waiting for me to either sell it or decide what to do with it.

I decided that it would be an ideal base for a winter trail bike that will save my 146 from getting hammered too badly when the weather turns too nasty and the trails turn to grinding paste.

Well, today being sunny, I threw a load of spare (and new to me) parts at it and ended up with this:-
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I even polished out the scratches on the xt cranks:-

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Spec is full xt apart from the maguras and hope front hub which as I was cleaning it, I noticed a hairline crack (Iknew I shouldnt have read the comments on hope and cracks :( ).
After close to 16 years years though, I guess I got my moneys worth out of it :)

So after the knackered fron wheel being stuck to one side, decided to stick the wheels I bought on here for another project on it:-

New wheels are d521 with butted ss spokes and hope bulb hubs.

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Should tick all the boxes for a while :)


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:51 pm 
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That needs some yellow judy xlc's on it as the original spec...... I soo wanted one back in the day...... only kona I ever liked. 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:55 pm 
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I had some xlc on it and they were rubbish, had some manitou xverts and spins on it once too...
The bombers are a much better fork and I'm thinking of getting the red on them refinished in mango to match the frame :)


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:13 pm 
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Ah right cool, I just thought they had a total kick arse look with the xlc on the front! :lol: 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:20 pm 
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Very nice - got a classic late 90s look about it. Just the kind of thing I'd of loved at the time.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:52 pm 
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I'd love that now.

Great build. 10/10.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:30 pm 
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That looks pretty tidy. Quite a few of my mates bought them when they first came out once they twigged that Koa's and Mini Mula's weren't meant for jumping and general mucking about on after a few dead frames.

I had one of the later poo Brown ones that I polished up. It was a great little bike, bit I'm a fan of Konas so am probably biased.

I had one of those saddle too in black. I really liked it, but I broke it in the first week when I crashed trying a sketchy set of doubles.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:08 am 
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Old is cool!! :D


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:12 am 
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:cry: :cry: i miss mine


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:14 pm 
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that is bad ass!!! 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)


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