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PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 7:13 pm 
North West Deputy AEC
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I purchased this Kona in 2008 as a birthday present for myself. I had wanted to build a bike with Deore XT-II, as it was the group set I always stared at on the pages of the Freewheel catalogue back in 1990, when all I had on my bike was Exage Trail.

The purchase included the frame, forks, headset, stem, seat post, and seat QR.
First incarnation here
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A couple of months ago I decided that I was going to change the build on this bike for a Suntour group, as I had other plans involving XT-II, plus the Kona bike from this period had Suntour groups anyway.

After collecting mostly Suntour XC Pro over the last couple of months and a selection of white gear and brake cable I was able to put together the build you see below

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Spec sheet
Frame:1990 Kona Cindercone (Tange MTB Tubes)

Fork:Project 2,Spinner Dropouts

Headset:Hatta OEM
Stem:Kona OEM Velocity
Handlebar:Steel black (to be replaced by plain black mint lighter one)
Grips:Ritchey Logic Foam
Barends:None

Brakes:Suntour XC
Brake Pads:Suntour XC
Brake Cables:Stainless with white heatshrink tubes
Cantilever cable hangers:Suntour originls
Brake Levers:Suntour XC

Shifters:Suntour XC Pro
Front Derailleur: Suntour XC Pro (28.6/bottom pull)
Rear Derailleur: Suntour XC Pro
Derailleur Cables:Stainless with white heatshrink tube
Cassette:Suntour AP-II
Chain:Suntour AP
Cranks:Suntour XC Pro
Crank Bolts:Suntour Grease Guard
Chainrings:Suntour Accushift Plus
Chainring bolts:Standard Chrome
Bottom Bracket:Suntour Grease guard
Pedals:Suntour XC Pro (for Pics) Onza HOs for riding

Hub Skewers:Suntour XC Pro
Rims:Araya RM17 Hard Ano
Hubs:Suntour XC Pro 7 speed
Nipples:DT alloy silver
Spokes:Stainless plain guage (came with wheels-butted will come later)
Tyres:Amber wall budget Vee Rubber
Tubes:rubber ones

Saddle:Avocet OEM Kona badged
Seatpost:OEM
Seatpost Binder:OEM


Tea is ready more to follow..............................bloody hell that was good, now where were we.

close up of the Avocet Kona saddle donated to the build by my neighbour and retrobike sleeping member deelam.
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The early type Velocity stem with the very neat cable guide inside the stem (sorry bad photo I will replace this one)
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bars grips and shifters
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The Bicycle Qroup logo still appears on the 1990 models
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Pink Logo for the Tange MTB tube-set
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The AP chain and cassette
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Araya RM17 Rims (there is a tyre on there somewhere) theyre super hard you know
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Suntour XC Pro front and rear hubs
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Suntour XC self energising rear canti (still available nos from SJS)
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Suntour XC front cantis
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Suntour XC Pro pedals
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Suntour XC Pro rear mech
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Suntour XC Pro chainset
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Last edited by HarryCrumb on Sun Dec 26, 2010 10:21 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 7:32 pm 
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That's looking real good :wink:

Im about to do a similar thing to my '91' Explosif and a '90' Lava Dome.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 7:41 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Thats an absolute minter (as all of your bikes seem to be) :wink: Is it orignal paintwork ? I love my 1990 CC to bits and may just have to take it out for a spin 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 7:57 pm 
North West Deputy AEC
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cheers guys

Yes paint is original

I will be riding tomorrow from the Cat & Fiddle with drystonepaul and others. I am hoping for less stone chips in the snow LOL


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 8:07 pm 
North West Deputy AEC
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GM wrote:
Thats an absolute minter (as all of your bikes seem to be)



Cheers GM, But http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=67678


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 8:17 pm 
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Really nice, lovely example well done.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:08 pm 
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Saw this bike today and its another top notch build from Harrycrumb. The Suntour group really suits the frame. They just keep coming from you at the moment mate 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 6:30 pm 
National & North West AEC
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Yup, another 'Bike of the Ride' winner from Martin.
It really is stunning in real life, he even crashed it too.

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Here it is slightly lost in the snow yesterday...


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 8:22 pm 
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As sweet as a very sweet thing...... 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:15 pm 
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Thanks for sharing the pics - lovely bike! I had a Lava Dome from the same year which I bought in 91, always loved early Konas.

Could I be cheeky and suggest that a tyre upgrade is in order? A nice pair of amberwall Smoke/ Dart maybe? (other than that it's perfecto!)


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