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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:34 pm 
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Hi!
First time poster. Ive decided to get rid of the car and move over to a bike. I have not ridden for around 14 years :-s
Anyhoo I went for a Kona Fire Mountain. Could somebody advise how to date it?

I think it is a 1997 from the little bit of research I have done.

One quick question, gripshift gears ... can somebody point me in the right direction for replacing them? I dont like them and would prefer the old lever shifters.

:)

Lee S


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:35 pm 
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I literally picked it up at 20:00 this evening, so I have not got any proper pictures.
This is the one off eBay where I got it from

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:56 am 
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Hello, and welcome !

The frame does indeed look like 1997.

The '97 catalogue can be found HERE (97 Page 22)

I know what you mean about swapping the gripshifters, I never took to them either.

Are you thinking triggers or thumbies ?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:48 am 
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The seapost doesn't look too clever. It looks too big and at an odd angle as a consequence :?


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