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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:43 pm 
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Last year I built up a 19" 1997 King Kahuna and whereas I really liked the ride, I wasn't happy with the size :?

After much deliberation and searching I tracked down an 18" Hei Hei in the Philippines and a 18" King Kahuna in Denmark :shock:

After numerous messages to both parties (thanks to both of you :) ) and selling off all sorts of stuff to raise the funds I opted for the King Kahuna.

And this arrived in the post on Friday :D ....

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I had already been sourcing parts and couldn't wait to get it built up that afternoon....

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I've since swapped the silver 90mm Control Tech stem (a bit short) for a WCS 100mm in black....

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I've built it up with the intention of it being a rider :) But will change a few bits for a more retro set-up ;)

Spec as is....

Frame:......... 18" 2000 Kona King Kahuna

Fork:........... '08 SID Race Dual Air 80mm 445mm A-C

Headset:.......Cane Creek 100 (King Quality!) - anodised orange
Stem:...........Ritchey WCS 100mm
Handlebar:....X-Lite Carbon
Grips:...........Oury
Barends:NA

Brakes:........XTR M951
Pads:...........XTR
Cables:........XTR
Levers:........XTR M950

Shifters:......LX Mega 9spd
F' Mech:......XTR M952
R' Mech:......XTR M950 - Extra short cage! with KCNC jockeys
Cables:.......XTR
Cassette:....XTR M953 9spd 12-32
Chain:........KMC 9L
Cranks:......Race Face Turbine Isis
Bolts:..........RaceFace Isis
Rings:.........Race Face 42,32,22
Bolts:.........Alloy (purple) to be replace with orange
Bottom Bracket:..American Classic Isis
Pedals:.......Onza HO Ti

Hub Skewers:..Salsa Rasta Ti
Rims:.............Mavic
Hubs:.............XTR M950
Nipples:..........Alloy
Spokes:..........DB Stainless
Tyres:............Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.25
Tubes:............Bontrager SL

Saddle:...........Charge Spoon
Seatpost:........Control Tech 27.0
Seatpost Binder:..Thomson - orange anodised

Weight: Approx 22lb :)

Thoughts and comments welcome ;)

Cheers


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 6:37 am 
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Sexy bike! :D


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:20 am 
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8) wow, very nice. get out and ride it bud, let us know what its like.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:54 pm 
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Kona Paul wrote:
Sexy bike! :D


congrats on the sale,good to see it in enthusiast hands. It was on DBA for a while,with some pretty idiotic comments!


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:12 pm 
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I'm so happy it went to Martin! It's definitely in the right hands. He got it for quite a bit less than the DBA price and it was worth it. He's done a bang up job already! :D


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:11 pm 
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That is very nice!

Loving the choice of orange highlights! 8) It's fast becoming my second favourite colour!


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:15 pm 
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Very nice :D


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Nice indeed. How are those Charge saddles and how light are they?
I'm also considering brown leather saddle for my ti ride :D


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that looks the nuts mate i hope mine ends up that good 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:39 pm 
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Jakob wrote:
Nice indeed. How are those Charge saddles and how light are they?
I'm also considering brown leather saddle for my ti ride :D


Got them on most of my bikes....very, very comfortable :D

Not sure on weight


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