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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:22 pm 
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Excellent bike and repair


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:34 pm 
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:shock: very lovely and great effort in repairing the crack. what colour you used to paint the repaired chainstay ?

nice location, too 8)


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loveliest group of Shimano from the 90's
are the tyres modern ? seem to.
Are they ZMax ?


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That's just HOT!


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:16 pm 
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I haven't seen a cool looking bike like that in a while.

Those stars on the frame make it so 90s :D


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Great to see it built up mate looking GREAT.

Glad the repair went well :wink: :wink:

Hope you got money back from seller seeing as it was cracked :( :(


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:13 pm 
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Thanks everyone for the great comments! I really appreciate it. My heart certainly sunk when I opened the shipping box and found the crack in the chainstay. The repair was done by a well respected local frame builder and he said it was an easy fix. There was no damage to the chainstay tube or the dropout. He basically just fixed the joint as you would when building a new frame. He did say his joining method was stronger than Kona's method (though it does look a bit different).

Most of the red portion of the bike was repainted. My painter said it wouldn't be much more $$$ to do the whole back half vs just doing the dropout area. Plus it would be easier to blend. The "Handmade in the USA" sticker on the seat tube was gone and there was numerous touch-up areas on the red portion so it was an easy decision to just have the red redone. Clear was shot over the entire bike and then cut/polished. The whole bike truly pops now, especially when seen in person.

As for the "Handmade in the USA" sticker goes, it looks like one of the previous owners over tightened the front derailleur and it pinched the sticker. They then used a decent amount of touch up paint to cover up the exposed area. Any previous owner want to chime in? :D (HT123)


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:43 pm 
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Awesome. And nothing like West Coast steel with local backdrops. Now let's see it out on the local trails.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:27 pm 
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Quite simply stunning.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:36 pm 
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was this the one konamad owned? really fancied it when it was for sale on here from a forum member but i just didnt have the room or funds, i cant believe how the paint shines in the pics and that craftmanship on the crack is class 8)


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