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 Post subject: Kona Lava Dome 1996
PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:20 pm 
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First Off I must say a massive thank you to Hawmaw for passing this bike on- he had a thread on it and I really wanted to document the small changes I will make and have a link to my sig below.

Kona's are ten a penny on here (and a bit marmite) but I really do love the look and the colour on this bike- It was always a toss up between a kona and an orange for my first bike BITD and even given this is a bit more modern, I really love it.

It was a bit of a bargain and apart from a couple of minor scratches it is in very very good condition. The weather is stinking and I am still waiting on a couple of bits thru the post so will post up some pics when it is complete :D



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:21 pm 
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Oh a little tease picture


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:53 pm 
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Need a new camera lense !!!!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:48 pm 
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My camera is retro to :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:21 pm 
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some more teaser pics, waiting on one part and I'll do the centre fold pic later this week.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:35 pm 
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wow, that paint is something else


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:28 pm 
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Is it not a '97 Lava Dome? Either way, I think they hit a high with the paint jobs and decals from 1995 to 1998.

Great looking bike.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:32 pm 
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martymcfly wrote:
Is it not a '97 Lava Dome?

Yes. It is not a 97 Lava Dome. It is as he says - he has shown us the spiral.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:23 pm 
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Agree the paint is really lush, mind you the metalic fades and the splatters were pretty nice paint jobs to, 10 years of spanking paint imho.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:32 pm 
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That looks a spit of my old Lava Dome, which was bought in 1997 and was identical save for the fact that I'm absolutely sure it had the old squarer "Kona" downtube decals.

I bloody loved that bike, as it was properly quick! Unfortunately the top tube suffered an enormous crack about 3 inches away from the seat-tube. Took it to my local Kona dealer, and within a week (I kid you not) he had a brand new matt black Kilauea frame in for me to replace it. The kit from the Lava Dome was looking tired, so I sold the Kilauea frame for about £250 and put it towards a P7...

Always keeping an eye out for one hese on ebay as a weekend rider.


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