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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 11:12 pm 
Old School Grand Master

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may I present my well ridden but unmolested stumpy

i'll clean this one day....


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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 4:08 pm 
Old School Hero
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Location: On a boat somewhere...
Man, I'm getting serious nostalgia this month! Viewing this thread just made me realise that about 90% of my riding buddies in my teens had either a Spesh a GT or a Kona. Let me think - there was a Hard Rock, a Rockhopper, a Lava Dome, a Cinder Cone and two Tequesta's in our little riding group.

So an ideal choice of brands for the 3 way special this month!


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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 12:01 am 
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Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Rob Atkin wrote:
Rob Atkin's 1994 Kona Kilauea

This bike was bought by me in 1994, went missing a year later and after a long 18 year gap was reunited with me.

Full build story here: viewtopic.php?t=237961

Stripped and repainted in metallic silver all over, with new decals and a NOS tubing sticker (that wasn't easy to find!).

All the components I got back with the frame set were reused, with some NOS stuff to treat it to as it had been away from me for so long.

I can't believe I got this bike back. I'll never sell it, it cost me a fortune to re-build (well a fortune to me anyway) and I'll keep it forever now. I'm also not locking it up anywhere away from me.... ;-)

I've already ridden it and jumped it too!! Sweet riding, just perfect. :-) :D :D :D :D :D

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I'd have to pick this Kona,loved reading the thread and seeing the bike evolve into the finished article,brilliant build.


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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 4:01 am 
BoTM Winner
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Damn that freakin Ameybrook.

I'd enter an Ultimate or hastily assemble a Furtado Xizang but that boy is so anal retentive I'd have to find the proper dust and dirt to approach his attention to detail. Hell, he'd probably have Overend himself pose with it if he entered one of his Specialized bikes.


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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 7:12 am 
BoTM Winner / Gold Trader / Rider
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Location: Cumbria
Go on, enter your Ned Signature...

Robs Kilauea so far for me.


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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 2:01 pm 
South East Deputy AEC
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why the hell not...

BobCatMax's 1995 Kona AA

Then:
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Now:
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Definitely a "rider", it's been through a fair few guises and now exists as a SS racer after a nasty incident with a branch and a non-replaceable mech hanger
clicky for build thread


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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 6:58 pm 
.o.T.M Triple Crown Winner
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My original and owned since new 1990 Team Avalanche

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and pic from 1991

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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 2:39 am 
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OK, I'm in ...

CCMDoc's 1995 Specialized S-Works Ultimate Ned Overend Final Edition #20 of 60:

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And here is the original thread with additional photos. I changed from the orange to yellow Grip Shifts to more closely match the Overend Ultimate on display.

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... d+ultimate


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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 5:45 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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So I throw my "gibihms 1991 Epic Ultimate" in:

Black XT730 complete except cranks.
IRD Seatpost
BXL21 Rims

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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 6:11 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
zigzag's 1985 Specialized Rockhopper

Build thread here: viewtopic.php?t=207498

Please let me know if any problem with the first picture being a montage.

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