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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 9:30 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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So here`s the story of my Fire Mountain.

One day I drove 250km to the Netherlands to pick up a ten year old Mountainbike.
When I arrived back home, I realized that all parts on it were completely wasted.

So why not completely rebuild it?

I stripped the frame and threw everything but the fork in the trash.

Frame and fork went to the powdercoater and I started looking for parts;

I got my hands on NOS 739 XT front&rear derallieur and brakelevers, got a Chris King headset and Race Face Turbine crankset for a very reasonable price, paid way too much for a Syncros seatpost, found some XT V`s in my parents attic, got a Tune/Mavic 217 Ceramic wheelset from Ebay, bought some modern parts (tires, cassette, shifters) and finally realized that the parts did cost me four times the price of the whole bicycle from the Netherlands (you remember?).

Worth every penny in my opinion:

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 9:42 pm 
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Very nice resto job. :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:03 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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the second best looking Kona ( first is yours Mike ) .


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 11:42 pm 
retrobike rider
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Thats nice 8)
Thats coming from someone who's never really got the whole Kona thing. Nice strong colour with good component match :)


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:16 am 
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The yellow looks really nice, but you make it sound like 250km is a long way to go to get a bike ;)


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 7:13 am 
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Excellent and looks fast.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 8:56 am 
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8) sweet. great colour. You but be so :D the end result makes it so worth all the effort .


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 10:08 am 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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I like 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 11:33 am 
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Does the old XT mech work ok with the 9spd set up? :?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 12:05 pm 
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