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 Post subject: 95 Kona Kula -
PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 1:51 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Thu May 07, 2009 8:53 am
Posts: 164
Location: Sunny Colchester
After being informed of this site by a guy in a bike shop in Colchester, I started to dribble over the pages of bikes which as a spotty kid had thumbed through MBUK dreaming of owning!

I decided to build myself a road hack sort of training bike - with weight and functionality in mind, yet retaining the retroness....

I appreciate that it wont be to everyones taste, but i ride it, i love it, and i would love to do something else soon....

This now hangs next to the ula supreme which is the modern off road hack!

The frame was bought from Jez on here - thanks Jez
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I started to buy all the bits I required and as much as i loved the colour, I had it sand blasted..

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I then had it Powdercoated by a local company in Audi White (Gloss) and started the build...

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Stickers were sourced by our well known friend on here! Thank you - top quality and great service!

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The bikes been great - Ive completed the London to Cambs on it and the Essex 100 - oh....and do between 40 & 60 miles on it every Sunday - Thanks Retrobike for the inspiration!

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The spec is as follows:

Frame: 1995 Kona Kula

Fork: P2

Headset: Impact
Stem: USE with quill conversion
Handlebar: FSA
Grips: Ritchey
Barends: N/A

Brakes: XTR M952
Brake Pads: XTR M952
Brake Cables: Goodridge White
Cantilever cable hangers:N/A
Brake Levers: XTR M952

Shifters: XTR M952
Front Derailleur:XTR
Rear Derailleur: XTR M952
Derailleur Cables: Goodridge
Cassette: XTR M952
Chain: SRAM
Cranks: 1/2 Polished XTR M952
Crank Bolts: Shimano
Chainrings: XTR M952
Chainring bolts: Shimano
Bottom Bracket: XTR M952
Pedals: XTR M970

Hub Skewers:White Ti
Rims: Mavic
Hubs: XTR M900 & Hope
Nipples: N/A
Spokes: DT Swiss
Tyres: Michelin Road
Tubes: Continental

Saddle: Flite Gel Flow
Seatpost: USE Ti
Seatpost Binder:Its Blue?

Weight:
Not a great deal...


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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 5:05 pm 
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Location: Lancashire
That is GORGEOUS!


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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 6:58 pm 
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That thing is awesome, or outstanding as a US Marine would say. Nice job


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Location: OZ
Shiny :-)

Andy


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PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 6:40 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Fri Apr 23, 2010 5:56 pm
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nice little project there...good finish too!


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and sadly for sale!!


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Devout Dirtbag

Joined: Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:35 am
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Location: Victoria, BC, Canada
Oh, that rocks. Just wanna practice late braking and chuckin' it into the apex on every tight corner I could find. Fun, fun, fun.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:04 pm 
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Nice bike dude. 8)


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