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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:24 pm 
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Very nice its like the 1998 hahanna rudolf red but with a bit of flake in the paint


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:14 pm 
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the quote of the day was from my nearly 5 year old daughter...

WOW DADDY!! ITS GOT RAINBOW SPARKLES IN IT!!! I LOVE IT!!!

Spec..

Frame: 1998 Kona Hot

Fork: Kona Project 2

Headset: Nukeproof A-Head
Stem: Easton EA50 70mm
Handlebar: Easton EC70
Grips: Ergon Factory


Brakes: Shimano DX V's
Brake Pads: Jagwire
Brake Cables: Uberbike
Brake Levers: Shimano XT M739

Cassette: 14T / 16T Singlespeed sprockets
Chain: KMC Singlespeed 3/32"
Cranks: Shimano XT M770
Chainring: Blackspire MonoVeloce 32T
Bottom Bracket: Uberbike Stainless
Pedals: DMR V6

Hub Skewers: DT Swiss 9mm thru axle Front - Shimano XT Rear
Rims: Mavic 717
Hubs: S-Works / DT Swiss
Nipples: DT Swiss Black Brass
Spokes: Dt Swiss Competition
Tyres: Maxxis Ikon 2.2 3C Front - Maxxis Crossmark 2.1 Rear
Tubes: Tubeless - Orange Seal Endurance

Saddle: Concor Light Cro-Mo
Seatpost: Brand X
Seatpost Binder: Hope

Weight: 20.5 Lb

Grin Factor: Massive 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:20 pm 
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spacehopper wrote:

WOW DADDY!! ITS GOT RAINBOW SPARKLES IN IT!!! I LOVE IT!!!




:D 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:06 pm 
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Paul R wrote:
Very nice its like the 1998 hahanna rudolf red but with a bit of flake in the paint


Understatement of the year.

The paint is next level...she needs gears too.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:33 pm 
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al-onestare wrote:
Paul R wrote:
Very nice its like the 1998 hahanna rudolf red but with a bit of flake in the paint


Understatement of the year.

The paint is next level...she needs gears too.


Agreed, dig the paint!

I ran my Hot as a singlespeed for a while, so not against this as such. This is however crying out for a nicer looking means to get chain tension, not sure of the downhill type roller thing. All in my opinion of course :)


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:44 pm 
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Great to see this up and out, love that paint and would love to see it for real in the sun.

Where is the sticker though?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:17 pm 
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al-onestare wrote:
Paul R wrote:
Very nice its like the 1998 hahanna rudolf red but with a bit of flake in the paint


Understatement of the year.

The paint is next level...she needs gears too.


It is well nice don't get me wrong I love it, agreed it needs gears :D.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:38 pm 
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mk one wrote:
Great to see this up and out, love that paint and would love to see it for real in the sun.

Where is the sticker though?


The flake is really, really cool, not the usual silver sparkle but multi-coloured. The yellow flake is the same 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:00 pm 
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This

Is

WHY!

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Took the Hot out for an amazing ride this afternoon... only a short one as im still recovering from knee surgery.. but on some fun trails.. This bike has a real Jeux de Vive.. it just absolutley zips and pings along.. and begs to be ridden faster and faster down singletrack.. Its no brute though.. and needs to be handled delicatley.. like a thin poised delicate foil compared to my modern 'enduro' bikes beastly broadsword.. any mistakes and it will let you know!

it doesnt need gears... its a singlespeed! :P

Sticker will be added in due course once ive ridden it a bit..
Im planning to strip it down again.. and touch up all the little chips / tyre rub etc when i find a matching colour and there are a few bits that need doing where the sticker might be going..
(I did also forget about it initially in my haste to get it built.. I opened the box on the opposite side that it was taped on and only discovered it the next day taped inside the box..)

It has also had a bit of a spec change.. its got a black crank now.. and I found 2 'magic' ratios so far that dont need a tensioner..! 32:14 and 34:16..
Running 32:14 currently as thats the Ratio i always used to run on my rockhopper.. but may switch to 34:16 as my fitness and stength arent currently what they were..


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:49 pm 
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Love it! Everything about it is gorgeous and playful, exactly what I want from a Kona. Singlespeed looks great too, especially now you've found the magic gear.


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