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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 11:08 pm 
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Nice Kona.
I see the top crown is a little overtightened - Be careful!


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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 11:39 pm 
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mihalich wrote:
Nice Kona.
I see the top crown is a little overtightened - Be careful!



Thank you, I had not actually noticed that but I will check it out tomorrow and re-tighten to the correct torque :D


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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 8:10 am 
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Like the bike matey 8)

Think I may have to keep an eye open for a full sus Kona in the future !

Wish I had a mate who'd give me XTR stuff right now :lol:

Steve.


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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 9:09 am 
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AdamAsh wrote:
mihalich wrote:
Nice Kona.
I see the top crown is a little overtightened - Be careful!



Thank you, I had not actually noticed that but I will check it out tomorrow and re-tighten to the correct torque :D


Wish I had a torque wrench when I tightened my triples :roll: I snapped the bolt to the steerer tube. I think that'll be the next tool I buy :lol:

As for top caps, just put up a wanted ad, there's lots about.

XTR freebies too :shock: Nice one.


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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 11:35 pm 
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I'm sure CRC sell top caps for a couple of quid in their headset spares section.

Also, you should fit some disc brakes, it'll make a HUGE difference, honestly.


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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2010 12:23 am 
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sam264 wrote:
I'm sure CRC sell top caps for a couple of quid in their headset spares section.

Also, you should fit some disc brakes, it'll make a HUGE difference, honestly.



I now have disc brakes :D :D

Got a Giant MPH on the front (same as Hope C2) with a hope front hub mounted to another sunn rhyno rim

and as soon as my LBS gets the correct spokes, I will be fitting my Clim8 6 pot rear disc brake to my Clim8 hub :D


I'll get some updated pics this weekend as we are going for a decent ride.



ALL I CAN SAY IS THIS BIKE IS LIKE BUTTER ON DOWNHILLS. IT'S SOOOO SMOOTH AND JUST TAKES ANYTHING YOU THROW AT IT. I CAN SEE WHY IT WAS £2500 NEW.


Uphill, it's a heavy fooker with a short toptube and a fooking nightmare to be honest!! :? :D :D


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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2010 7:53 pm 
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Well here's a mini update..

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Got my front disc brake set up correctly. It's a Giant MPH and its mounted to an early Hope 5 stud disc.

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Got a different seatpost fitted along with the old saddle as the Kona DJ one sucks!

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spent 30 mins with a tube of Autosol :D .. WOW, what a difference a little elbow grease makes.

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I hope it is looking a little better as it feels great with the discs :D :D


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PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 9:11 am 
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It's looking very nice all polished up. It'll perform even better when you get the disk fitted.
Just get some body armour as you'll be going a wee bit faster on that beastie (I'm digging mine out as I've re-discovered some of my old DH tracks and a few new ones :twisted: ).


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 11:10 pm 
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Nice build, old thread. Does this bike still survive?


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 3:22 am 
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Holy crap!!
That was four years ago!?!??!


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