I think your actually an 18" kona hater and are just trying to buy them all to melt them down
Just pleased you don't bat in 20" or i would never stand a chance:)
Oh no, I've been sussed!
I stopped growing year's ago mate so your 20"er's are safe...from me at least!
There can't be much interest in Konas in the USA if this is all a Hot can fetch. Maybe the dull colour had some impact on the price, but in the UK a 1994 Kilauea (which is a similar colour) would raise that much or more.
I wonder what the 'killer' bid was Canuck?
I'm not sure the auction was that long actually. My experience has been that anything purchased in the State's is gonna be a hell of a lot cheaper than the same for sale over here. Also, some international bidder's may be put off by shipping cost's or import fee's which, unless handled correctly, can get ridiculous!
Let's just say I expected this to go for much, MUCH more and for a 17" Teesdale hot I was willing to sell my eye teeth to get it!
Agreed - that was an absolute steal price wise. Dare I ask what the import charges will be?
A bargain if you ask me!
But let's see what the total is after the dust settle's, shipping cost's have been calculated and the friggin' taxman get's his peice of the pie!...hope he choke's on it!
What's special about these ones?
Personally, I love the tubing! That downtube is a real eye catcher on Kona's and also the TET Hot's are pretty rare (they make for one helluva sweet ride as well!). Mostly down to the very talented fella who made 'em though I reckon
speaking of 17" Kilauea , there is one on ebay, with no reserve, 20 minutes from me
Ooooo, want that one too!
...and thank's for the head's up!!
I know it wasn't for me personally but might have missed out if it wasn't for your post so thank's again!