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 Post subject: Re: Kona Operator
PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 12:35 pm 
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*AJ* wrote:
NICE!!


Thanks :)

Almost as nice as your Mega ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Kona Operator
PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 12:57 pm 
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That's very neat.


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 Post subject: Re: Kona Operator
PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 1:33 pm 
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Barneyballbags wrote:
*AJ* wrote:
NICE!!


Thanks :)

Almost as nice as your Mega ;)



Its a bit more heavy duty!... but either would suit me at Bike Park Wales! :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Kona Operator
PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:32 pm 
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Awesome! I love the Gulf colour scheme.

Definitely looks like it could use a good thrashing.


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 Post subject: Re: Kona Operator
PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:29 pm 
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I like the tyres :D , looks like a fun bike, you'll need to report back about Bike Park Wales as well, sounds like a very cool place.


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 Post subject: Re: Kona Operator
PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 3:27 pm 
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kaiser wrote:
you'll need to report back about Bike Park Wales as well, sounds like a very cool place.


Will do.

With a bit of luck I might be able to borrow my friend's Go Pro to do a run with, so my rustiness will be recorded for the world (well, Retrobike) to see!


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 5:55 pm 
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Picked it up this morning and what a belter it is!

I need to get a 350lb spring for the shock because the 450lb one fitted is a little bit too stiff. I've also got to swap out the medium spring in the Boxxers for a soft. But these are minor issues. I'm well chuffed :D

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 1:06 am 
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Looks even better now it's actually yours!

350 spring and soft rockshox spring? Wow! You must be a right featherweight!


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:21 am 
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*AJ* wrote:
Looks even better now it's actually yours!

350 spring and soft rockshox spring? Wow! You must be a right featherweight!


Yep. 150lb with gear :-)

I used the Mojo, Fox and TFTuned spring calculators for the rear shock and got an average of 310lb for 28% sag. So I've actually ordered a 300lb spring which, with a little bit of preload, should give me 30% sag. Perfect!


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:22 pm 
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What a beast!


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