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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:23 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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hi guys,

this is my current build... thought id share after being sent this way by google and a couple of mates.

1994 kona lava dome i picked up from the beaulieu autojumble for £35 a couple of years ago.

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decided to rebuild it as standard just to have some fun riding it.

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so had a few rides on it last year and it felt a great little ride, steel is great to be fair.

so this year in giving it a full makeover...... my friends say its sacrilege but i dont care ha ha.... its having full paint and new parts to bring it up to date-ish and make it an awesome ride..... i'll upload pics later as i have to get them from my iphone.

jon


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:08 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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heres where it gets a little more interesting...

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new decals on the way next week...... new wheels and forks too.

going to go a bit tarty on this one

hope you like

jon


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:02 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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I was going to side with your friends and say keep the original paint, but I see you have already started :D It should look good with the white paint and silver XT. What are your decal plans?


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:57 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Decals will be original 1994 lava dome, paint was pretty good. But I want a new bike ha ha.

I'm keeping all the original parts to one side in case I ever want to restore it, as they are all like new.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:03 am 
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i was gifted this last year.....


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its one of my best riding rides and i love it......yours looks great and despite the hammering i will take for saying it, i like the 'q' factor in a clean looking anonymous bike with no decals.....anyone who needs to know what it is will do so without them.....


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:38 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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ha yeah, if you like the q factor you should check out my road bike ive popped in the classic road section.

will be ordering standard decals for it next week, need to buy a whole load of stuff for it. mavic crossrides, michelins tyres and tubes, hope headset (hope-fully), hope chainring, cables, grips, pedals, .....

need some suggestions on lightweight pedals? not too pricey tho as i always trash pedals! so £30 - £50

also a light weight comfortable saddle again in £30 - £50 bracket? in keeping with the bike, i have a charge spoon on my road knockabout and an keen to go that way again unless you guy can recommend another?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:57 pm 
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Should have left it in the original paint. :(
Sorry.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:28 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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ha ha

new people would say that! no reason to apologise!

it would be the same as every one else then, and thats not something i do


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:44 pm 
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That's fair enough then :)

But I had a Lave Dome painted white in 1994...........!


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:48 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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cool! any pics?


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