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 Post subject: 26” steel hard tail
PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:22 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Tue May 23, 2017 2:29 pm
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As the title really I’m thinking about building a steel hard tail and wondered what people’s thoughts where.
I want something that I can fit my 120mm shivers to (1 1/8 x 190mm) and can run disc at the back (the thought of going back to v’s gives me nightmares), I would like to be able to have a dropper post so atleast 27.2 seat post and I’ll be running hope bulb or big un wheels so qr or 12mm. I’m 6’1” so prob need at least 18”. I want something fun as It will be for going up and down hill so what do you think?????


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:28 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sat Aug 08, 2009 10:12 am
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Location: Brizzle
Kona caldera. Takes disc, qr rear, 18", 27.2 seatpost and could take a 120mm fork


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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:23 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Sorry I’m looking for steel and unless I’m missing something that’s alu?
Thanks

Tim


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 Post subject: Re: Re:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:29 am 
Devout Dirtbag

Joined: Fri May 08, 2015 5:05 pm
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Location: Glasgow
Timoth27 wrote:
Sorry I’m looking for steel and unless I’m missing something that’s alu?
Thanks

Tim


The older Calderas are Kona double butted cromoly. Well at least my 99 is.


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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:28 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Ok to be fair I dident go back that far on the Kona web site, Simon’s pm to me said his is 2006 which is alu and I went back to 2003 and still alu. Also have a feeling that yours doesn’t have disc mounts either, which personally are a must for me. Thanks for the info though it all helps me make an informed decision.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:23 pm 
Retro Guru

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Location: Brizzle
Mine is 7005 aluminium.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:07 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider

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Location: Cheshire
Orange P7 ?
Will check size if interested


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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:37 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Tue May 23, 2017 2:29 pm
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Size?
Steel?
Disc?
£?
Take 120mm fork?


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 Post subject: Re: 26" Steel hardtail
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:56 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:50 pm
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Location: NW England
On-one Inbred? Apparently being discontinued (news, Oct 2017), but their website shows 20" in stock in black at the moment.
Meets your criteria and is a nice fun bike to ride.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:21 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Thanks mr Moss. I was about to pull the trigger on an inbred as they are currently discounted. But then a Santa Cruz chameleon came up on stw for about the same money and I kind a just found myself drawn to it ( I currently have a 97 heckler aswell) and apart from being the alu it fits what I was looking for. As for wanting a steel ht I still do but may just wait until I give in to the draw of a different wheel size and go for something like the dee dar although there seems to be much more choice at the 27.5” wheel size so who knows

Thanks for the input though,


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