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 Post subject: 1996 Kona Koa
PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:22 am 
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Found this frame at a LBS and couldn't pass it up. This will be my 3rd Kona and my 2nd in my garage. I plan on a FULL XTR m95x build with Syncros seatpost/stem. Here's a preview of my winter project!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:33 am 
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8) 8) 8) 8)

What plan, respray or leave as it is??

Was it a bargain??


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:04 pm 
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I would like to respray it. Going to contact Gil for some decals. Its in pretty rough cosmetic shape but everything is true. Costed me a kewl $45 CDN ($50 w/ the Zoke XC600). But the seals are shot and I just ordered a threadless headset.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:08 pm 
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Wow, nice score!


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:24 pm 
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Wow great price that 8) 8) 8) 8)

What colour would you go same as it is??


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:56 pm 
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White :D like all the other Kona rebuilds on RB!

I don't know yet as to what colour. Maybe red or original red.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:57 am 
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I'd keep it the same colour if you get it re-sprayed, Koa's are pretty rare and are nice bikes indeed. Those forks are cool too! 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:51 am 
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Watching this with interest. I have a Koa waiting in line for a resto. Ridden it in anger once and bent the seatpost because I had it too high hehe.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:08 pm 
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skinnyboy wrote:
Watching this with interest. I have a Koa waiting in line for a resto. Ridden it in anger once and bent the seatpost because I had it too high hehe.


Wow that's alot of rage!!! I don't think it will happen with this one....going with a Syncros 27.0 seatpost!


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:31 am 
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Chickenball wrote:
skinnyboy wrote:
Watching this with interest. I have a Koa waiting in line for a resto. Ridden it in anger once and bent the seatpost because I had it too high hehe.


Wow that's alot of rage!!! I don't think it will happen with this one....going with a Syncros 27.0 seatpost!


Lol not really, just me on a ridiculously small bike (14") on our usual trails. I wasn't until the end of the ride did I notice it was bent. Lovely Kona Racelite 27.0 as well!


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