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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:58 pm 
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Well as a few of you know, I didn't know what I had purchased, just that it was cheap and looked the part and in fairly good condition.


I am going to be using this bike as my main once done.


So here's a few pictures to start with and I will add to it as & when..


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So I hope you like.

I have been informed that this is a future classic being the platform modern Kona Full Suspension bikes are designed after.



I have RaceFace cranks on the way and a new SRAM chain as the Shimano ones just don't cut it with me at the moment.


I cant wait to get out on this baby..


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:00 pm 
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They're brilliant frames. I've been riding a Coiler for the last six months and it's been a brilliant frame. Get out and give it some stick :)


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:22 pm 
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I'm jealous. I've always had a thing for Konas. I wanted one of these 99 family of their full sussers but couldn't stretch to it. I got my B17 instead.

I'd love to stumble on such a bargain myself.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 3:06 pm 
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Quick update.


I have purchased a Raceface Prodigy crankset.

A Crank Brothers Bottom bracket

A friend GAVE me a M971 XTR rear mech!!

Got the rear seatstay welded

Purchased a SRAM chain & lube.


Its coming together nicely

:D :D


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:36 pm 
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Needs discs.
Nice looking bike though. Kona's do have their haters but I like them.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:40 pm 
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xizang wrote:
Needs discs.
Nice looking bike though. Kona's do have their haters but I like them.



I know, I know..

Matey has a nice set of Avids for peanuts so I am on the lookout for some decent priced disc hubs / wheels

:D


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:54 pm 
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AdamAsh wrote:
xizang wrote:
Needs discs.
Nice looking bike though. Kona's do have their haters but I like them.



I know, I know..

Matey has a nice set of Avids for peanuts so I am on the lookout for some decent priced disc hubs / wheels

:D


I've a Hope Bulb on Mavic D521CD and XT on D521CD (needs a spoke and hub serviced though) for sale. Have a look in my for sale thread:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... highlight=


I'd do them cheaper if both were wanted :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 6:21 pm 
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xizang wrote:
AdamAsh wrote:
xizang wrote:
Needs discs.
Nice looking bike though. Kona's do have their haters but I like them.



I know, I know..

Matey has a nice set of Avids for peanuts so I am on the lookout for some decent priced disc hubs / wheels

:D


I've a Hope Bulb on Mavic D521CD and XT on D521CD (needs a spoke and hub serviced though) for sale. Have a look in my for sale thread:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... highlight=


I'd do them cheaper if both were wanted :wink:


I'll have to hold on them for now mate but they sound great


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:06 am 
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Well a little bit of an update.


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Got a Raceface Prodigy crankset from Velocipede on here . THANKS :D

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a mate gave me a XTR M971 rear mech. bargain :D

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I purchased a Crank Brothers Cobalt bottom bracket for £20 from CRC, which I think is an absoloute bargain and it is a beautiful bit of kit, too nice to fit maybe?

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Got a retroish cycle computer for £3 from ebay.. CATEYE TOMO XC

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just had a full cable service and rode it for the first time today and its SOOOOO SMOOTH.

OMG this bike is quality. :D



Could do with a cap for the top of the steerer tube... any ideas where from?


Any comments really appreciated :D [/img]


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:10 pm 
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Looking great. Keep up the good work.

B/B sounds a bargain too :)


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