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 Post subject: My Kona Cindercone 1998
PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:18 pm 
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My Kona Cindercone 1998. Hoping to get it resprayed early 2010


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 Post subject: spec list
PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 12:20 pm 
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Here's the spec for my Kona:

Frame: Kona Cindercone (double butted steel 1998)

Fork: Kona P2 db

Headset: Kona Control Center
Stem: Kore (flipped for better postition)
Handlebar: Kona racelite
Grips: Lizard Skins orange (to be a bit different)
Barends: onza

Brakes: XT BR M-739
Brake Pads: ?
Brake Cables: Shimano M-System
Cantilever cable hangers: na
Brake Levers: XTR BL-M950

Shifters: XT ST-M008
Front Derailleur: XT
Rear Derailleur: XT shadow
Derailleur Cables: Shimano M-System
Cassette: XT 8sp 11-28
Chain: HG-50
Cranks: STX FC-MC323 175mm
Crank Bolts: STX
Chainrings: STX
Chainring bolts: STX
Bottom Bracket: UN54
Pedals: Shimano PD-M535 spd

Hub Skewers: XT
Rims: Mavic x517
Hubs: XT
Nipples: ?
Spokes: ?
Tyres: Panaracer High Road
Tubes: Panaracer
Saddle: Sella Italia Flite alps titanium
Seatpost: Kona
Seatpost Binder: Kona

Weight: 26lbs approx

Will update missing parts later (now updated)

Bike mainly used as my winter road bike but I love it so much I've been riding it through the summer instead of my Giant TCR.

Any comments welcome :-)


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 12:48 pm 
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Looks awesome. Why respray? It's a great colour and chips don't look very bad.

Looks like a light build. Good work.


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 Post subject: Questions answered
PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:41 pm 
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On close inspection there's loads of scratches/scuffs on the paintwork and some paintwork is bubbled esp around the bottom bracket. P2 fork has some small rust patches on it. After seeing some of the respays on this forum I would love to get my bike respayed (original colour of possible).

Just love the feel of the ride and postion it gives me.

How much better would a Explosive or Hei Hei ride? Has anyone ridden both for comparison? perhaps its better that i don't know? :?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:21 pm 
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Welcome,

Cool bike.

Its amazing what can be done with a bit of touch up paint - Halfrauds may even be able to mix up an eggplant ( think thats you bike colour) shade for you.

Alternativley a good clean off and a polish would bring her up a treat - just be careful not to scratch the laquer.

If you want to go the respray route have a read about my Caldera in my signature below......

Oh an a Hei Hei is an exceptional ride :wink:

Here is my not quite finished bike :roll:

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But my Caldera rides in much the same way, maybe not quite as smooth.

BTW hold on to youir wallet - there are plenty of shiney things to tempt you on this site.....Been here two years and have owned ten bikes or so :shock: :oops: :roll:


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 1:51 pm 
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letmetalktomark wrote:
Welcome,

Cool bike.

Its amazing what can be done with a bit of touch up paint - Halfrauds may even be able to mix up an eggplant ( think thats you bike colour) shade for you.

Alternativley a good clean off and a polish would bring her up a treat - just be careful not to scratch the laquer.

If you want to go the respray route have a read about my Caldera in my signature below......

Oh an a Hei Hei is an exceptional ride :wink:

Here is my not quite finished bike :roll:

Image

But my Caldera rides in much the same way, maybe not quite as smooth.

BTW hold on to youir wallet - there are plenty of shiney things to tempt you on this site.....Been here two years and have owned ten bikes or so :shock: :oops: :roll:


I just love these "later" Hei Heis.

Like the CC too. Keep the colour. I remember those being in stock when I bought my Konas.


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