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 Post subject: 98 Kona Kapu 853 frame
PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:52 am 
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/120894421467? ... 1423.l2649

I have one of these, they are superb.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:54 pm 
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Good job it's size 58, or even I might be tempted to try a road bike (not really, only kidding)


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:12 pm 
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maybe I can tempt you with my 56cm Anthony.. :)

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 Post subject: frame sizing.
PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:46 am 
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I've been following this since it was listed but can't make out what the frame size is from the dimensions. Can't find any info in a '98 catalogue but looking at '97 and '99 versions Kona measured road frames by the top tube length.

So with a est top tube length of 56.5 it could be a 56..

Keepitsteel could you help me out and list the seat tube (centre to top and centre to centre) and head tube length of your Kapu?? Lovely build by the way.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:50 am 
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cheers, it rides brilliantly, thats the original mudshark fork and the whole package smooths out the road better than anything else ive ridden.

i'll take measurements for you later, but mines a 56cm (from memory its 56cm tt and st) and im almost certain the one listed is next size up, so likely a 58cm. Otherwise id be tempted to bid on it myself as a spare!


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:37 pm 
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It looks bigger to me too but hard to work it out from the dimensions given.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:02 pm 
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Keep it Steel's bike is the same size as the one in the catalogue, and I think we can see from the length of the head tube and the angle of the top tube that the eBay frame is a size larger. I agree that the dimensions given are a bit puzzling though.


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