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 Post subject: Kona Kula Primo 2006
PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 9:46 pm 
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17" Kona Kula Primo scandium
Fox F100 32 forks
XC717 on XT hubs with Continental Gravity tyres
Bontrager XXX lite stem
Bontrager XXX lite carbon XC bar
Chris King headset
XT dual control
XT disc brakes
XT front mech
XTR rear mech
Blackspire chainset
Fizik saddle

I'm really pleased with this bike. I love riding it and I like the colour and general look of it. I purchased the frame then the forks separately from ebay then found a bike for £400 with all these lovely bits on ebay too. I was able to sell the frame (Kinesis Maxlight) and forks (Recon Race) to recoup half the cost of that bike.

Next project is my Orange Clockwork 1999. I've stalled because I can't get the bottom bracket out, but I'm thinking a white powder coat (as there are lots of scuffs and chips on the original paintwork) and fresh decals before fitting up with a mix of original parts and an upgraded drivetrain to a SRAM X9 / truvativ 9 speed set up from the Alivio/STX system that it came with. Not sure if I should try to restore it as original - doesn't seem worth it as I'll be riding it as a town bike mostly. What do you reckon?

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 12:59 am 
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I'd keep the Clockwork original, at least paint-wise.


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