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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:09 pm 
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Won this as Karma from ollyb83 on here 8)

The rear stays have crack close to the pivots which i'm hoping to have welded up soon. (unless someone has a spare Kona full sus rear end knocking around :wink: )

It has a couple of dents in the top tube so i'm going to strip the laquer using Wurth gasket sealent cleaner & then fill the dents & respray in Ford Focus ST Orange which will eventually get baby blue stickers.

Once the rear end is welded i'll then polish it to within an inch of its life :)

Have already picked up a set of Ex Stumpy wheels with M565 LX paralax hubs which just need new bearings, cones & grease.
I have the original Fox Alpes 5 air shock which might need a rebuild.
Got a nice Kore Lite 2 seatpost & have an old Kona RaceLite Titanium seat from a '94 Explosif & a Kore Freeride riser bar.

I just need a 100mm Kore stem to complete the set :)

Oh and a nice set of Boingy forks.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:13 pm 
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Pulling up a seat. This could be great.

What forks you thinking?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:17 pm 
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+1

getting a front row seat, want to see how my old kona gets ressurected.

here a shot of how she was just after i got her 5/6 years ago

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:19 pm 
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More pics :)


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:22 pm 
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Olly, those are the forks i was thinking of putting on :) Do you still have them?

Unless i find a pair of Pace RC36's which will go on my Mongoose & the Rond Magura Quake Air's that are on that will go on the Kona......maybe :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:28 pm 
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i think i have, i'll have a rummage through the shed tomorrow see if they're still there.

original build was,

Marzocchi z1/2bombers
red hope ti-glide hubs in mavic 322 sup rims
hope c2 with sports levers and weird mounts
full xt groupo
kona race lite seat post
renthal flat bars/stem
wtb seat

got more photos of her, i'll post up a thread.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:34 pm 
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I'm pulling up a seat too.................

............... but that's just cause I came over all faint at the fact you now own an aluminium bike (frame) :shock: :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 6:07 am 
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GT-Steve wrote:
I'm pulling up a seat too.................

............... but that's just cause I came over all faint at the fact you now own an aluminium bike (frame) :shock: :lol:




:lol: :lol: :lol:

You can't turn your nose up at it when it's free :)


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 6:09 am 
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i think i have, i'll have a rummage through the shed tomorrow see if they're still there.

Thanks olly that would be great 8)
Send me a PM if you find them.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:56 am 
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i could weld that for you sir :D

here's one i did earlier :D

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