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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:47 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi folks.

I acquired last year an orange Kona Caldera, which I was told was a 1998 (its orange and has the jungle themed front Kona logo).

Its a nice bike but some parts arent original,

Ones identified so far:

-Rock Shox TORA 302 with remote lockout
-Mavic RIDE wheels and hubs
-Rear cassette = 9 speed?

Front mech is STX RC and rear mech is XT - thumb shifters are LX. Tyres IRC Mythos. Kore stem, & post, Ritchey Force bars.

A spec sheet would be great or further information on this model as I would like to try and return it to original, funds allowing.

Cheers guys.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:03 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Bristol(ish)
Spec here

My GF back then got a new Caldera in 1998 and the spec looks about right from what I remember, certainly Judy T2's, Avid V's, Shimano 8 speed.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:09 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Thanks. Not sure where the 9 speed cassette come from. This sounds silly, but should the shifter be 9 speed compatible?

Actually, mine is orange if that helps.

Ah, its a 1999.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:09 am 
retrobike rider
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try this:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/d/7 ... e7e72387e8

8)


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:18 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Perfect!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:28 pm 
Old School Grand Master

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IIRC the Caldera was also available as a frameset, so in that sense anything goes!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:18 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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That makes sense too. I think most of the parts are there but same the forks and wheels were changed. Think maybe the shifters too as these have the small indicator windows on them.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:48 pm 
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The Tora is no lightweight, but why put an inferior Z4 on there (even if you could find one, that is)? The wheels are also better than the originals.

I would just ride it as it is. It was made for Mega 9 in the first place, so nothing on there is really out of place.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:54 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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The backend is very light, the front end not so much, but I like the remote lockout feature...might look for some lighter ones with the same features perhaps as I think I could save a kilo or so.

I think it weighs in at just under 28lb total which isnt too bad.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:21 pm 
Posh Mark
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Plenty of info in my Kona link below.


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