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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:50 pm 
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my first build.. a 98 Kona Cindercone obtained from Orange71 at the back end of last year. I have been lurking on the forum picking up bits since. Finally got it together yesterday!

Frame: '98 Kona Cindercone

Fork: Project 2

Headset: Cane Creek
Stem: Control Tech
Handlebar: Race Face Evolve XC
Grips: Onza clear

Brakes and levers: Avid 3 digit

Cassette: Surly SS
Chain: KMC SS chain
Cranks: Shimano LX
Chainrings: whatever was laying around....
Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN54
Pedals: DMR V8

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Rims: Mavic 220
Hubs: Shimano LX
Tyres: Kona Gravy and Lumpy

Saddle: Selle Italia Expedia
Seatpost: Kona


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:43 am 
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Nice.. I really like the deep purple colour. Didn't Kona call it Egg Plant or something? Looks like you need some tension in the chain though?

It just needs something to balance the stem.. maybe a red saddle?

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:46 am 
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i really like those simple lines, always liked the eggplant cinders. top build 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:48 am 
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p.s. what chainring/ rear sprocket ratio did you use there? looks a good fit


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:46 am 
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nice build. clear grips too.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:02 pm 
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Eggplant, thats the colour, and the clean lines were what I was aiming for :) I agree about something else red to go with the stem. Originally I had a black controltech stem to go on instead of the red but it seemed a bit too dark... am on the lookout for a red saddle now!

The ratio is 32/16, pretty standard! Was hoping to try doing without a tensioner but will have to see how the initial chain stretch affects it all. At the moment it doesn't jump off the chainring so am hopeful


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 9:50 am 
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Get to the point - how does it ride? & how are your legs coping with single-speed?! :)


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:50 pm 
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Nice 8) , you may find you are ok without a tensioner, running the exact same gearing on my Orange E3 without a tensioner and it's been fine, sometimes you can be lucky with chainstay length, using a standard shimano chain for now but was going to replace it with a stronger SS one.

Agree about the red bits, the stem is fine and ties in with the decals but needs something else to balance it out, if not the sadle maybe a red chainring and Qr's ?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:06 pm 
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it rides great! so light and easy to throw about, exactly what i imagined a SS should be like, Although its gonna be an education for my poor legs

thanks for the ideas on more red guys, will have a think and see what pops up on the for sale section of the forum in he near future. Either way, i'm happy that it looks ok as it is and i don't think a SS necessarily needs to look perfect! :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:15 pm 
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Now that is cool, Always liked this colour Cindercone 8)

I want your tyres :wink: They are superb :lol:


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