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 Post subject: Re: 1997 Kona Kapu
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:47 pm 
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Have you already spotted this one mate?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kona-Kapu-Road-Bike-Carbon-Fiber-Fork-Ultegra-Mix-/121090499682?ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:GB:1123


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 Post subject: Re: 1997 Kona Kapu
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:14 pm 
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How do the Kona road bikes ride?

Would love to try one of these.....but finding one is probably impossible
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 Post subject: Re: 1997 Kona Kapu
PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:34 am 
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Wow! 2 quality items especially the Haole. Thanks for the links, the ebay one is like the frame Pebble was selling whif dates, I think, to 1998/9.

I've a message to the seller anyway to see if they'll consider shipping to the UK. 54cm is good for what sort of height?


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 Post subject: Re: 1997 Kona Kapu
PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:31 pm 
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Another bump. He will ship to the UK by the way although I don't understand why it doesn't come up on my ebay.com search. It's too small for me...I'm still tempted but I have to walk away this time :-(

The hunt continues...


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 Post subject: Re: 1997 Kona Kapu
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:00 pm 
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How close have I come to hitting the bid button on this?

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Very. But it's too small...good luck whoever get's it. Just an hour left to bid.

So. 1997. Kapu. Hit me with one :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: 1997 Kona Kapu
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:11 pm 
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This is fastly turning into a Kapu tribute thread. Never seen one of these before, shame it's 10 years out:

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/bik/3725103518.html

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Still looks cool with the two tone colour scheme.


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 Post subject: Re: 1997 Kona Kapu
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:03 pm 
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pmed you one on ebay orange and chrome frame and fork looks mint,and in uk milton keynes


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 Post subject: Re: 1997 Kona Kapu
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:16 pm 
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Cheers! Only stock pictures on the ad so lets see what it actually looks like. By the way the 99 Kapu in the US is back listed...


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 Post subject: Re: 1997 Kona Kapu
PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:30 pm 
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did you get the frame as it as now sold


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 Post subject: Re: 1997 Kona Kapu
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:14 pm 
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So first off, bump - I'm still on the hunt for a 1997 Kapu.

I did hit the trigger finger on the 2008 Kapu but about 30 minutes later realised I'd made a mistake :facepalm: . It was impulse, and not really what I wanted. But I didn't want to piss off the seller and went through with the transaction.

It arrived today. It's quite nice. But I have no attachment to it. It's really nice but it doesn't get my juices going which will make it easier to pass on and sell. I'm a little disappointed with the finish from the Italians; I notice on the head tube fillet and throughout, that it's sort of chrome plated. On the head tube bit, some of the plating has gone over the line so to speak. (I'm being really picky here).

On the plus side, apart from the cable rub on the head-tube it's mint. The colour is excellent, it's the first time I've seen metallic orange in the flesh.

After a little trip to the LBS this weekend it'll get a clean and t-cut before I take pictures, then put it back up for sale on Monday.

So just to repeat...I'm still after a 1997 Kapu, 59cm plus.


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