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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:43 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Paul R wrote:
Thanks my they could end up being be my best new purchase this year i think haha

The colours great i just wish kona would have done paint codes in those days so i could respray it.


Likewise. My kilauea looks impossible to match


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:27 pm 
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Joined: Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:54 pm
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Had a good ride out today great weather and went the furthest I've gone on the Kona .......by half a mile ha
Got home a gave it a clean, relube and gloss up with bouncers done and dusted followed by sonax bsd.

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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 9:03 pm 
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Time for new tyres and tubes the Schwalbe 1.5in marathon racers have had it sadly, they've done really well.

The replacements are some Schwalbe 2.0in marathon supreme's a bit bigger this time for a more plush ride on the rough roads round here. Their a bit heavier than the racers as to be expected but they are the lightest 2in tire they do and after the first voyage on them today the added larger volume smoothing has counteracted the extra weight id say. They roll really well and super sticky I like them a lot, The internet ''strava'' says they're faster too hahaaa.

Got some Maxxis flyweight tubes to make me feel better about the extra weight lol

The new rubber

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New tube weight difference

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On the bike looks better to I think

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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2020 7:55 pm 
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Latest upgrade an Easton EC70 carbon seatpost to match the other bits. Gave it a test ride to Alton all good so ill be refurbing it at some point.

New tyres are going great.

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Nearly a another 100g saved

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A few scenic pictures of the ride

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:47 pm 
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Hi all, Hope your all doing well.

Seatpost is all done came up really well I did some cartoon style graphics on the damaged decal. I did message Gil at retro decals about some new ones but they would have had to be redrawn which would have costed more than I payed for the post, so thought id add my own personal touch instead.

The lacquer was scrapped off, wet sanded the 1200 grit paper and recoated with satin clear lacquer.

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Lacquer off and wet sanded decals touched in.

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After lacquer and fitted

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