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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 12:40 pm 
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As anyone that knows me will tell you, I'm not a fan of Kona's, but there is one I always said I'd own, so when one came up recently, from CarambaKid, I couldn't resist...

Perfect size for me, at a Kona 20", Decals tell me it could be a choice of years, and the frame number is not helping me pinpont its MY.

Anywhoo, tipping the scales at 1700g, with the collar, I'm VERY VERY impressed with it...

I just don't have a clue which way to go with the build... :oops: :( I'm thinking of throwing lots of purple/3dv at it, but I'm not inspired by any previous builds on here as yet - HELP!


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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 12:49 pm 
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full stx rc mate

you know it makes sense :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 12:53 pm 
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Cheers Mike :lol:

I have mainly lined up some M900 for it, but it's the finishing details I'm struggling with...


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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 1:02 pm 
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Wow loving this Steve, looking great ,glad you got a kona :wink: :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 1:03 pm 
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how about my plain build?

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... hlight=hei


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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 1:12 pm 
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Looks good Doug,

I'm still not even sure if I want sus or rigid up front.. :?


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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 1:27 pm 
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STX RC sounds good (have a few bits - lol) canti brakes, no modern colours, silver or black, visually keep it simple - like the frame!

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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 1:49 pm 
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It's a 1991 or 1992 Hei Hei, maybe early 1993? 1993 was the year that the frame transitioned to bullet style dropouts and lost the rear top tube cable stop and canti bridge. Frame No. tells you its a 20" and the serial no. is 374. Not sure if its the 374th 20" or the 374th frame produced that year or month or batch. Nice frame though, needs a set of P2's!


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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 2:37 pm 
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Cheers Phil,

that's made it a bit clearer, tho I keep going through the 91/92/93 catalogues and it's still not completely chrystal.....

As for forks, I just don't know....P2's would be the obvious initial choice, as well as the (pricy) Ti version, but do I dare to be different? or even go for some period sus, like Doug's??


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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 2:40 pm 
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Lovely frame Steve will be keeping an eye on this, seen some of your previous builds so this should be good 8)


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