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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:49 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi folks, I've not been on for a while but I've just picked up a 94 Kilauea in really nice condition and wondered what I should look for on it.
I would upload some photos but photobucket won't link pics anymore, what do people use now? (pics too big for file upload)

Cheers

RG


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:29 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Right, imgur seems to be a good alternative so here are some photos. I think it's mostly original apart from the wheels:

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:22 pm 
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8) lovely, doesnt look in too bab a condition either.

What do you mean "what i should look for"?

Mark


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:39 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I'm not sure what parts are original/non-original and read somewhere about a lot of them having a dent on the top tube?
Most Kona's of this era had Project 2 forks so don't know if these Marzochhis should be on it or not, just stuff like that really.

It is in lovely condition, really pleased with it.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:41 pm 
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most looks period if not original. The nutted wheels may well be cheap later replacements, but you should be able to pick up a nice set of mavic rimmed wheels on here easily enough


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:50 pm 
Old School Hero

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The stem has its top cap!!!!!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:56 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I also picked up an early 90's Marin Bear Valley last week (pics of that tomorrow) and that has it's stem top cap too!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:03 pm 
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retrogeezer wrote:
I'm not sure what parts are original/non-original and read somewhere about a lot of them having a dent on the top tube?
Most Kona's of this era had Project 2 forks so don't know if these Marzochhis should be on it or not, just stuff like that really.

It is in lovely condition, really pleased with it.


Most parts on it are original spec, i have included a couple of links to the catalogue archive with your bikes full spec :wink:

The forks were original, the decal on the top tube - mountain shock - was used for models with front suspension.

And lots of bikes end up with dents on the top tube from the bars hitting them in a crash, doesnt mean they all have, my '93 hasnt and a search on here will show countless other Konas without :D

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/v/M ... 2.jpg.html

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/v/M ... 3.jpg.html

Mark


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:28 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Brilliant, thanks Mark. I did find that 2nd link but for some reason the text wasn't readable but it is now from your link :)

I also did wonder that about the mountain shock decal too. Old school BMX is my area of knowledge but I have picked up some lovely old mtb's as well over the years. I have posted a few on here before, a 90 Zaskar LE, a 90 Fire Mountain and a few others. If it's a bike, I like it.


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