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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:42 pm 
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390mm as above and triple butted for Cindercone models upwards :)


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:48 pm 
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Thanks I love the color too. I will post up more pictures on Kona thread. Also, now convinced to purchase a proper P2 fork for the bike. Are there specific spec's I should be looking for? period correct of course.


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 Post subject: Re: Kona Hot 1993?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:20 am 
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mkone wrote:
Hi, welcome to the site. Great frame you have there 8)

Its hard to tell from your pictures but a way to tell the year is the rear dropouts. If they have triangle holes in them then its a '93, if they dont then its a '94 or later.

If its a '93 then you should be looking for a 390mm P2 fork, if a '94 then they changed to the 410mm. And you need to look for the triple butted version ideally :)

mark

Excuse my ignorance, where is the 20 mm difference between a 1993 & 1994 P2 fork?


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 Post subject: Re: Kona Hot 1993?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:59 am 
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Presumably the Hot went with a front shock in 1994, and so a rigid fork would be 'suspension corrected' to compensate and maintain the proper geometry. I can't confirm that happened in 1994, but it sounds right...


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 Post subject: Re: Kona Hot 1993?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:00 pm 
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mkone wrote:
Hi, welcome to the site. Great frame you have there 8)

Its hard to tell from your pictures but a way to tell the year is the rear dropouts. If they have triangle holes in them then its a '93, if they dont then its a '94 or later.

If its a '93 then you should be looking for a 390mm P2 fork, if a '94 then they changed to the 410mm. And you need to look for the triple butted version ideally :)

mark


Confirmed it is a 1993 frame. That said is there a big difference between a 390mm fork & 410mm? Would a 410 mm fork work?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:18 pm 
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Yes it will affect the geometry and handling of the bike as god intended :)


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 Post subject: Re: Kona Hot 1993?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:17 pm 
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The fork lengths are the axle to crown measurements. The extra 20mm would be in the fork legs, like above, to compensate for suspension forks.

Using the longer fork would work but also as above would change the geometery of the frame. Not by much and unless you switched from one to the other you probably wouldnt notice that much :)

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