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 Post subject: 1990 Kona Fire Mountain
PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:54 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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In the middle of another build but this "appeared" and I couldn't pass on it.

It's not in brilliant condition and missing the matching forks which is a total PITA.

Not going to do much with it at the moment apart from look for 1" threaded P2 forks and stem and start on the paintwork. Plan to paint the forks and white splatter them - if I can find some.

It really needs a respray but I want to keep the original one so going to go down the slow localised repair route. I can white splatter over the top of any bigger repairs.

Never realised how heavy these are! Will make a good local runabout though.

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ImageUntitled by Mac74, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:08 pm 
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Great frame there. Probably pretty easy to touch some bits up.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:47 pm 
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Yeah. Just time consuming but will be worth it in the end.

The drive side chainstay is probably the worst part but then it will be mostly hidden.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:20 pm 
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possibly the easiest paint job ever to touch up? blue looks similar to "french blue"


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:06 pm 
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Always liked that colour scheme. Absolutely doesn't need a respray - much too nice.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:53 pm 
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The photos flatter it. The paint is pretty poor in a lot of places. I’ve been applying kurust tonight and at times I felt I should use a bigger brush and just paint it on.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:30 pm 
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Been making some progress, endless small paint repairs. - kurust - primer - sand - paint, repeat. The paint I have is an OKish match from a distance.

Managed to score a NOS U brake as well. Complete with all the bits I need. Feel a bit guilty opening the packet as its survived unused for 30 odd years.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:58 pm 
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Made some more progress.

Managed to get a 1" Flexstem. Not everyone's cup of tea but I don't mind them.

Painted the arm part to match the frame. First go at splatter painting. Primer - basecoat - smooth white hammerrite dribbled on with a wooden skewer. Then lots of lacquer to finish.

Pleased with how it came out but it makes the rest of the frame look shabby.

Imagehttps://flic.kr/p/2jhY1rd by Mac74, on Flickr

Imagehttps://flic.kr/p/2jjYFPQ by Mac74, on Flickr

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Imagehttps://flic.kr/p/2jjYFUe by Mac74, on Flickr


Hopefully get suitable forks tomorrow and continuing to work on the paint


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:16 pm 
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Paint looks good on the stem.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:47 pm 
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thats a good colour match.


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