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 Post subject: 1997 kona fire mountain
PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:14 pm 
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Ok, i picked this up off ebay last week and when i got it out of the box it was exactly what i expected! pretty much bog standard 1997 kona fire mountain in good condition.....all i was after really was the frame and forks so most of these horrible components are not being used!!!

I have t-cutted the bars and they have come up nicely, they were quite grubby as was the frame and forks...its gleaming now :wink:

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:17 pm 
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....a few days later, im just after a gear cable now....

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...im thinking i need to get:

xtr v brakes/levers/shifter/cassette/chain (all in good time)
a middleburn chainring


hmmm, what else??? 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:23 pm 
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Wow looks in great nick, lovely condition kona great find 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:37 pm 
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nice transformation, great choice of parts, 1x9 is cool too 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:47 pm 
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1x9 meaning the gears? ...it's 1x8 8)

need to get rid of that horrible steel chainring and replace it with a middleburn!

half tempted to go single speed though, does anyone know what a good combo of rings/teeth is for that sort of set up?? :?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:10 pm 
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Tidy conversion that.

That 1x8 looks interesting too, what ring/cassette ratio's are you using and how do you find it ?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:23 pm 
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you appear to have done something common around here and hung a load of nice components off a low end frame

just sayin....


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:24 pm 
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konaben82 wrote:
1x9 meaning the gears? ...it's 1x8 8)

need to get rid of that horrible steel chainring and replace it with a middleburn!

half tempted to go single speed though, does anyone know what a good combo of rings/teeth is for that sort of set up?? :?


OK, so 1x8 :) single speed: depends what you want to use the bike for-commuting, recreation on flat surface, mtb ? - all this attract your choice of gearing, but with 1x8 you are def. more flexible when you want to use the bike in diff. terrains.

before going into SSP pers. I would change the stem - that Azzonic looks a bit to bulky compared to the sleek tubes of the frame, just a thought :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:16 pm 
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Great find. I'd agree that the stem is not in keeping with the bike though, something less bulky would suit more imho.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:28 pm 
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Great find. I'd agree that the stem is not in keeping with the bike though, something less bulky would suit more imho.


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