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 Post subject: 1997 kona hot
PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:10 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Quite a rare beast. Not my size unfortunately.....


Look at this on eBay
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3091222567


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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:37 pm 
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Wow, that is very interesting. A serial number is needed to confirm if this is Altitude or Enigma built.


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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:39 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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What do you think it's worth al ?


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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:38 pm 
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my 1998 kona got has no serial number anywhere. ( unless its under the platic cable router )


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 Post subject: Re: Re:
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:01 am 
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al-onestare wrote:
Wow, that is very interesting. A serial number is needed to confirm if this is Altitude or Enigma built.


I have asked for the serial number, so we may find out who built it and when.

kase1983 wrote:
my 1998 kona got has no serial number anywhere. ( unless its under the platic cable router )


I would be surprised if the entire serial number is obscured by the Cable Guide. It may be that the paint is thick enough around the underside of the Bottom Bracket Shell, and the stamping of the serial number has filled in. BTW, a 1998 Hot should have all Top Tube Cable routing, with no Cable Guide under the Bottom Bracket - however, as we know there are many anomalies with the Custom frames.

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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:25 pm 
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I have seen this frame built up and it looks very nice indeed, I had a similar build a few years ago, slightly different flames scheme. Lovely ride 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Re:
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:13 am 
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its_kirby wrote:
I have seen this frame built up and it looks very nice indeed, I had a similar build a few years ago, slightly different flames scheme. Lovely ride 8)



8) still got them mate.. 8) :D

Ernie :wink:


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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:07 am 
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The seller has now replied to my request for the serial number. They are reluctant to reveal the entire number, but I can confirm that it is indeed an Altitude Cycles frame welded in 1996.

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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:26 am 
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I don't understand why anybody would be reluctant to share the serial number ?


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 Post subject: Re: Re:
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:46 am 
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bills_shack wrote:
I don't understand why anybody would be reluctant to share the serial number ?


I agree with you on this - although in this instance I politely said to the seller that I understand any reluctance to reveal the frame's full serial number.

I have in the past received a very curt response saying that the frame advertised is definitely not stolen, and that they have a receipt to prove it :evil: . Crikey, my polite request shouldn't have provoked a response like that.

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