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 Post subject: SS Kona
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:33 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Just wanted to share my newly built Kona Kaboom with you.
Always wanted one when they were new but couldnt afford one :|
Repainted, new decals (thanks Gil) and a few choice parts. Worth waiting 13 years for :D
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 Post subject: Re: SS Kona
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:50 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Tidy!


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 Post subject: Re: SS Kona
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:30 pm 
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Location: Looking at my bike from the comfort of my sofa!!
looks good.. 8)


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 Post subject: Re: SS Kona
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:05 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Location: Riding my Woodsie.
Looks good I think? :?

It's hard to tell with only one small photo! :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: SS Kona
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:57 pm 
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Very nice indeed.


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 Post subject: Re: SS Kona
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:14 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Thanks for the comments.
FFTC, your comment has been noted and i will try and rectify in a day or two :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: SS Kona
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:47 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Location: Riding my Woodsie.
Ian911uk wrote:
Thanks for the comments.
FFTC, your comment has been noted and i will try and rectify in a day or two :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: SS Kona
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:04 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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A few more pictures and a word or two.
As mentioned before, i had been looking for one of these for a while. A nice tidy green one came up on ebay ( pics of this one later ) so i bought that one and was very happy with it. Unfortunatly my OCD decided to keep reminding me that it was a gold one that i had seen years ago and lusted after.

Not long afterwards an advert for this came up on Singletrack.
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I had planned on bolting it together with a few bits from the spares box and using it for a pub bike, but when i took the frame out of the box i decided that i should really try to tidy it up a bit.

I thought that there would be no point in getting the frame painted if i couldnt get any replacement decals for it so the first stop was to email Gil. Fortunatley he agreed to drawing a set of the decals for me even though hes unlikly to be asked for another set!

Whilst these were being done i gave the frame, and a spare pair of P2 forks, to a friend who works at a boatbuilders where his friendly painter matched the original colour and gave it a few coats. When i got the frame back i carefuly applied the new decals.
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Then it went back to the painter to have a coat of clearcoat over the top. I had left the head tube decal off so that the painter could rub down a run and left it for him to apply. Unfortunatly he stuck it towards the top of the head tube rather than the middle. Apart from that he did a great job and for what he charged me i am very pleased with the results.

Built up mainly with bits i had anyway but when a pair of ss chris king wheels came up on ebay i knew they would be the perfect finishing touch.

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Anyway, there you have it. Not very exotic, not handbuilt from fancy steel but not too common and after all you cant beat an old Kona :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: SS Kona
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:12 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Wow.
Check that spec hidden in one tiny photo at the top of the thread! :shock:

I have to admit having never heard of a Kona Kaboom before, but I'm liking that a lot. Very sweet build. 8)


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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2016 1:02 pm 
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Just picked up a kaboom and will need decals for it. Who is this Gil guy you speak of and how can I contact him?


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