Sorry gents... been down in the wilds of Cornwall with the mrs for a week, so not been logging in
Yes, I did get the frame, yes I did get it for £59 and yes it was a bargain!
As yet undecided what to do with it, as the paint is a little ratty from use, but not bad. We have a powder coat booth at work, so coan get it done there, but would lose the graphics... but then we print as well, but have yet to scope out if I can get these redone
Either way, I'm going to build it up with what I'm riding with at the moment, as it's basically a replacement and upgrade for my current frame.
I've stripped it, and wieghed it crudely and it comes in at just over 2000g
Does this fit with what you guys know?
Frame number is
F008Y0119 across the drive side
0I-77 in the middle
KBI - 0569 on the non drive side
Who is this mystical Anthony of whom you speak?
Well done for winning the frame on e-bay for that price!
You'll find there has been much debate on this forum regarding refurbishing a frame by powder coating and replicating the decals. Opinion is divided.... I'll say no more than that for now.
2000g sounds correct to me - what size frame was it in the end? (Centre of B.B. to top of Seat Tube)
The frame number is exactly the same format as my 2001 Pahoehoe & 2001 Kula - there will be a few on here that can decipher the number better than I can.
Anthony has a vast knowledge of Retro (and modern) bikes - but particularly all things Kona. He probably has more awareness than anyone on here with regards to the tubing used for individual models, and why a particular frame was fabricated for a its' specific design & purpose.
It's probably best to wait for him to spot this thread - he will try to help (rather than contact him privately).
1989: Kona Cinder Cone | 1993: Kona Kilauea | 1996: Kona Ku | 1997: Kona King Kahuna Stars ‘n’ Bars 18” Vs - Kona King Kahuna 19” Disc - Kona Explosif - Kona Koa | 1998: Kona Hei Hei - Kona Ku - Kona Hot | 2000: Kona Explosif | 2003: Kona Kula Primo | 2007: Scapin Kyoto | 2010: Kona Kilauea.