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 Post subject: Trusty Kona
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 4:18 pm 
Posh Mark
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Hi there,

this has been up on a previous post but with some rather dubious photo's :roll: so I thought I would re post.

She (Missy) has been owned by me since new and whilst not totally retro (1998/9) she is serving me well as my main off road bike.

Unconventional parts list - a few nods to retro bikes gone by - anodized blue bits :D Skinny tubes.

I like her - I hope you do!


Frame: Kona Caldera 1998/9 (dubble butted chromo)
Fork: Magura Vidar 2006
Headset: Richey logic Pro
Stem: DMR Con Rod
Handlebar: DMR Wing Bar
Grips: Kona (ones with stars!)
Brakes: F Magura Julie, R Avid
Brake Levers: F Magura, R Avid
Shifters: SRAM X9 2006
Front Derailleur: Deore LX
Rear Derailleur: SRAM X9 2006 Long Cage
Cassette: SRAM PG980
Chain: SRAM PC991
Cranks: STX RC
Chainrings: STX RC
Bottom Bracket :
Pedals: DMR V12 & PD- M520
Quick Releases: Blue TI Skewers from the Woolly Hat Shop
Rims: F Mavic R Planet X LMF
Hubs: F Cannondale R Planet X Monolith
Tyres Intense Tyre Systems System 2 XC C3
Saddle WTB
Seatpost Tioga
Weight Never Weighed Her

Thanks for looking :D


Mark


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 7:25 pm 
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Looking good Mark! :D


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 7:32 pm 
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That frame has such a sweet colour 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:01 am 
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Really nice - wish they still made the Caldera in steel. Decals bring back memories of my '98 Muni Mula - I'd post a pic but I'm too embarrassed :oops: (tho' I did love that bike) . . . here's a link instead.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 3:11 pm 
Posh Mark
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I have to say I have been thinking about getting a disc tab added for the rear but what is holing me back is not being able to match the paint!

I would certainly not want to go the respray route as I love the decals! :D :D

May just keep it the way it is - if it ain't broke and all that...... :D :D :D :D

Thanks for the comments

:D :D :D


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 5:46 pm 
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very nice :D

Ive alwas liked Kona, just wish they would take a bit of a backward step....they have turned a bit ugly lately :(


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 5:47 pm 
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mamadirt wrote:
Really nice - wish they still made the Caldera in steel. Decals bring back memories of my '98 Muni Mula - I'd post a pic but I'm too embarrassed :oops: (tho' I did love that bike) . . . here's a link instead.



Nice top tube pad you have there ;)


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:43 am 
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[quoteNice top tube pad you have there ;)quote]

?? :D


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 6:25 pm 
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i see in your pics you had a curtis..

I had an xxl many years ago. was a great bike :)


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:44 am 
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I'm a bit confused - I've never owned a Curtis - Would like to :lol: :lol:

Where are these pics?

Apologies might be a little dim on this one :roll:


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