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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 11:06 pm 
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nevadasmith wrote:
Nick - frames looks great - how/who did the restoration? was it a full strip & re-paint of a tough up? (interested as I have one just like it but its rough as a badgers!)

Do tell :D


Cheers...but the plaudits must go to the man above, "Sinnerman" :D . I was so impressed with his previous 2 Kona resto's, I thought I would let him loose on mine. He could fill you in, but is has been redone from scratch, and looks pretty faithful I must say (Not got it back yet)
I think the hardest part of the remainder of the build will be obtaining the NOS 26.4mm XC Pro post :roll:

GT-Steve wrote:
Just how lonnnnnnng is that headtube.. :shock:

And also, out of interest, what were those tyres in the pics up there^^^?? :? 8)


Just a stock 19" frame (trick photography). £10 pair of chinese "trax" tyres. I like them for pics as they have no markings and are a nice "skin" colour

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ive got to say my friend, with all new NOS parts, the spec you have chosen, as well as the frame having all new paint , decals and lacquer, ....this is going to be as gorgeous as your BIKE OF THE MONTH WINNER.....!!!!!.... :shock: :D 8)

tell me are you going to be using a velocity stem....???


I think people are all Kona'd out these days. I do have the original bars & stem that I will get sorted at some time

Cheers...Nick


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:19 pm 
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The "Hard to find" NOS 26.4mm XC PRo post - Check :D

4 things to go:

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:53 am 
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NOS XC PRO pedals - check :D

3 things to go:

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:13 pm 
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Wonderful bike (have the same :wink: ), but funnily enough I needed a 26.8 setpost!

Does your 26.4 fit? Cheers, Christoph


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:04 pm 
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wow that is dedication :-)

Nice


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 1:08 pm 
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very nice, well done so far


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:01 pm 
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Getting close!

Still can't believe the condition of some of those parts, your going to be afraid to ride it when it's finished!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:54 pm 
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Last 3 parts have arrived:

XC PRO G/G Bottom bracket fitted:

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XC PRO chain has arrived (massive thanks to "Retrofit")

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Avocet saddle (needs a slight polish)

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Just had the bars/stem blasted, so waiting for them to be painted, and also just received the chainrings back newly anodised in BLACK.


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Not long now.

Cheers...Nick


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:14 am 
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Stunning. Care to reveal where you got this fantastic NOS kit? I need to find some similar kit for a 90 Lava Dome.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 2:36 pm 
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Very very nice but you should remove the grease from the axle of your BB. They should be a dry fit.


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