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 Post subject: 1990 Kona Cinder Cone
PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:35 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Found my old Kona Cincder Cone in the shed after many years of neglect. Decided to try and get it back to how it was when I bought it back in 1990.

Stripped all the old kit off and rubbed down the frame of all surface rust.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:50 pm 
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Hi Quirko, welcome to Retrobike.

There is a mass of experts on here, but for starters you could check these out.

http://www.konaretro.com/showarticle.ph ... atalogues/

http://www.bikepedia.com/Default.aspx

Good luck.

Will be nice to see some pics when you can post them.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:39 pm 
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Thanks for the links. This is where I'm at:

Stripped frame of old added decals and rust. Re-painted with red/blue splat.

Decals ordered (thanks to the cycle shed)
Rare as hens teeth "original" Suntour XCD complete group


I'm well on course to get my old bike looking like new, cant wait. With 90% original parts!


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Cool,

I've just this minute finished mine, pics & specs later.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 4:56 pm 
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Ooooh, that's lovely - fantastic job! I reckon yours is gonna look pretty damn good too quirko if that pile of new parts is anything to go by 8) . I briefly owned a Fire Mountain of the same vintage (the blue and white splatter one) - was a lovely, lovely bike but at 17" sadly just too big for me.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:20 am 
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Looks great - nice work on the splat paint job too.

Where did you find that XCD Group set? Well done on getting hold of that - took me ages to collect half decent bits for my Nigel Dean.

Look forward to seeing it finished.

(Crantinope - yours looks great - get some more pics up when you can!)


I just got one of these - mine is going to be a DX build :D


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:20 pm 
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Thank you nevadasmith and mamadirt It’s coming on well. Just ordered a Tange MTB frame decal (yellow) as was; that’s the frame done. Just waiting on the group set. I would like to keep the bike as original as possible. I couldn't believe it when I found the original NOS XCD set on eBay. Cost me a few bob, but worth it.

Crantinope: Very Nice, I would be a very happy man if I got mine like that. More pics to come!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:07 pm 
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Decals on!

!!!WANTED!!!

NOS or used VGC 26" 36 hole Araya RM 20's or


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:25 pm 
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I'd go for rm17s or the ukai rims that were OE :) rm20s might be a bit wide for this - silver too.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:25 pm 
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Good point nevadasmith. Thanks!


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