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 Post subject: 1996 Lava Dome.
PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:11 pm 
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Location: Cornwall.
My relationship with mountain bikes as we know them started back in 1994 when I bought a new Cinder Cone.

Me and the bike were inseparable from day one and being far more interested in riding than polishing soon saw the CC looking well 'used'

In 1996 I added a Lava Dome to the fleet, a 'Sunday best' bike if you will and relegated the CC to commuter/wet weather bike.

In '98 I purchased a Kilauea in baby sh1te yellow, this is still to this day the best bike I've ever ridden.

Forward several years my neighbour was welding in his garage when a fire broke out,
sadly my adjoining garage caught light too and my 3 Kona's were destroyed.

I stumbled across this site a while back with the intention of building up an old Kona for a bit of fun,
but as most of us know one thing leads to another and I am now in the middle of replicating my 'fleet' as it was in the 90's.

Anyway, I spotted this Lava Dome on here a few weeks back and managed to sort out a deal with Tony (TC).
The bike was complete and in remarkable condition but Tony wanted to keep a few parts back for another build (STi's, tyres and forks)
The forks wasn't too big of a problem as the LD had Rock Shox and mine originally had P2's,
Thorpie came to the rescue with a pair of period almost NOS Mr Dirt and The Cleaner,
and a chance conversation at the LBS landed me with a pair of NOS LX STi's.

The P2's , thanks to Stuart (Funk to Funky) are currently at the powercoaters awaiting a coat of metallic grey, once back I can clean everything up and get it ridden !

1996 Lava Dome (mid season special green) 19" original STX cranks, LX & STX mechs & Impact headset.

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Race Light bars, Velocity Stem, Race Light Post and Selle Italia Expedia saddle.

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Mavic 238's

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Mr Dirt and The Cleaner

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Ritchley bar ends and grips.

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Curve Canti's

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NOS LX ST'is

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LTX alloy pedals & toe clips.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:15 pm 
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That looks superb! I had an identical one that I bought new in 1997.

Will own another one at some point...


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:42 pm 
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i would suggest that wont be too far off my '95 cindercone.....great bike!....enjoy!.... :D


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:56 pm 
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nice, good to see it built up!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:12 am 
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this is going to look gorgeous :wink: ..cant wait to see it built up

Ernie :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:28 am 
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Good start. :)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:24 pm 
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Small update, forks back for the painters c/w some of Gil's excellent decals.

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whats this?!

a lovely condition original paint kona not been repainted white with Gippo decals and devalued over night!

FANTASTIC!

Keep up the good work, cant wait to see it finsihed.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:44 pm 
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looking forward to seeing it finished, however you'd have chosen to do it


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:54 pm 
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kase1983 wrote:
whats this?!

a lovely condition original paint kona not been repainted white with Gippo decals and devalued over night!

FANTASTIC!

Keep up the good work, cant wait to see it finsihed.

:D


Ha ha, bet you hate my bike build.

I'm looking forward to seeing this built up


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