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 Post subject: 1993 Kona Kilauea
PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:56 am 
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Howdy retro-bikers!

Thought i'd register my new project, received yesterday from Wadsy. It might look familiar....

Plan is to get into rideable state and slowly bring back to near original spec, as much as is practical (i have some wheels i'm building which are later 737 hubs on XC717s).

First thing i did was a good T-cut and a coat of turtle wax.

Second thing i did was drop a F**king spanner on it from a height. Bounced of the seat stay bridge and onto the LH seat stay. Felt sick :facepalm: Any one managed a decent match for this paint??

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 Post subject: Re: 1993 Kona Kilauea
PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:29 am 
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8) if i didnt already have one i would have bought this, though i did think about owning 2 for a while :lol:

One of the best frames made imo, and will be watching this thread. Shame about the mishap, not sure on paint match, will be hard i imagine as the paint is a kind of translucent glossy metalicy type finish if thats a thing. Mine has a few touch-ups that someone has done, they dont really match well and stand out more than the other chips on the frame :|


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 Post subject: Re: 1993 Kona Kilauea
PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:46 am 
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May be nail varnish would be a better match?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:47 am 
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I'm furious with myself! They are only small really but I now know I'll look at the forever and get annoyed! Ah well...

This is the earliest Kona I've ever had and the quality really does come through. The seat tube is unusual the way it flares at the bottom, never seen one quite like that before.


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 Post subject: Re: 1993 Kona Kilauea
PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:48 am 
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Or a visit to a decent Automotive Paint Supplier who can scan and match and supply a touch up paint?


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 Post subject: Re: 1993 Kona Kilauea
PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:55 am 
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Both good suggestions.
We have a box of touch ups in the workshop at work but I'm furloughed and not allowed in, will have to wait till after lockdown!


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:04 pm 
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jinjrich wrote:
This is the earliest Kona I've ever had and the quality really does come through. The seat tube is unusual the way it flares at the bottom, never seen one quite like that before.



Thats the Tange Prestige tubing, the bike was 'Bike of the year' too, i think the '94 version has a 'bike of the year' decal on it but it is refering to this :)


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:29 pm 
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looks like a 90s Austin rover colour.. maybe metro or 200 series!?


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 Post subject: Re: 1993 Kona Kilauea
PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:30 pm 
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Or visit your local large Boots with the frame over your shoulder while buying toothpaste, Athletes Foot Cream or similar?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:53 pm 
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Bullpup wrote:
Or visit your local large Boots with the frame over your shoulder while buying toothpaste, Athletes Foot Cream or similar?


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enc wrote:
looks like a 90s Austin rover colour.. maybe metro or 200 series!?


That's a good shout, sure they did a mini in this colour..

EDIT: yep, there's a few contenders here: http://www.mini-colours.co.uk/colours.php?m=1&b=2


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