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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:30 pm 
South East Deputy AEC
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so...wet weather outfit, check!

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big thanks to Twojumpers and RedChilli for their additions ;)


awaiting something V-brake-wise as a cheeky little number for the dry weather

opinions?

the handling is a little, well, lazy is the way i'd describe it, i guess. I strongly suspect it's the short stem and the short A-C of the forks - 400mm

I like it though..it's light, and very race-y


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 Post subject: Re: '95 Kona AA
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:35 am 
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sneak peak at current guise..going back to the old school.

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 Post subject: Re: '95 Kona AA
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:14 pm 
South East Deputy AEC
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Disc and magura gone. new grips kindly donated by Mr Klein-Mad-Chris

If I could only find a dog kollar to fit :( otherwise I'm going to have to buy one of those cable stop problem solver thingies..

anyway tldr;

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 Post subject: Re: '95 Kona AA
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:03 am 
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would it be a crime to chrome some P2's ??

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ready to roll thanks to kampos - supplier of the ever elusive dog kollar


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 Post subject: Re: '95 Kona AA
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:51 pm 
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Why stop at the forks??


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 Post subject: Re: '95 Kona AA
PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:49 am 
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lol, thanks :P

this is as the bike will now stay until I can afford a nice set of P2's to chrome

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and I will stop spamming my own thread!


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 Post subject: Re: '95 Kona AA
PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 4:37 pm 
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I didn't read all 8 pages but read the bit where you spoiled the mech hangar and clearly you've subsequently abandoned gears. You can definately repair your frame. If the bent hangar cracks during straightening this can be rewelded by a specialist aluminium fabricator, even better if it just 'splits' slightly rather than breaking off entirely. Better if the fabricator does both the straightening and the welding. The stripped thread can also be repaired, the welder will fill the entire hole by drilling out the old thread and fully welding in an aluminium plug such that the hangar is 'blank' again, then machine or hand work the faces flat again, then drill and tap a new thread. It will be pretty much as good as new again. Years ago my classic mini had a stripped oil drain plug in the aluminium sump housing. I thought it would be scrap but it was repaired in this way and it was a really excellent job. I still own the car and it's fine. It will cost you some cash though and research around for a competent, experienced fabricator or engineering company, not some cowboy with a blow torch.


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 Post subject: Re: '95 Kona AA
PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:28 am 
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Thanks for the post Rad, sorry it's taken so long (almost a year!) to reply..

truth be told, I rather like it as a SS and if I put gears back on it, well then I'd have 2 geared retro rigids and wouldn't know which one to use!

Its under gone some more changes since I posted any pics up. mostly thanks to al-onestare and his karma'd Cindy. P2's on it finally, some nice white grips to match the white legs. I'm still contemplating having the forks powdercoated in a chrome effect to match all the other silver shiny bits, but i may back down and try to colour match the grey of the frame (and have that done too) The Scratch and Sniffs are about to go for muddy duties. the only thing missing from the wheelset that got donated is a collar on the front hub. Wanted ad to go up shortly for that.

Some nice silver avid v-brakes to replace the black ones that went on the Tequesta from bhill, cheers fella.

Would love to have a slightly more boutique SS specific chainset on there, but for the time being this is ok. Currently on a 32x17, not the 32x18 in the pic

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she rides great, spanked it round a little 5 mile loop and got some strava PRs, so v happy with that.


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 Post subject: Re: '95 Kona AA
PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:54 pm 
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I've followed this thread on and off for a while and m really keen on the 'result'.
Result being the wrong word for a bike that has seem some (course) changes along its way.
I think you really unlocked the potential of the AA frame. It makes me wonder why on earth
I walked past that crazy deal on (the only every made) alloy 2011 humuhumu we had in the shop a while back.


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 Post subject: Re: '95 Kona AA
PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:56 pm 
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Lovely stuff and glad the parts have found a new home. Hope the rims have enough life left in them; did you sort out the rear hub bearings?


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