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 Post subject: 1995 Kona Kilauea 17"
PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 12:51 am 
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I'm pretty happy to have finally got my hands on an earlier Tange Prestige tubed Kona. Need to swap out to a wider BB to correct the chain line, but otherwise she's ready to go:

Frame: 1995 Kona Kilauea 17"

Fork: Rock Shox Judy FSX w/ EKO Total Air Cartridges

Headset: FSA Orbit X 1 1/8"
Stem: Kooka
Handlebar: Specialized 140
Grips: Yeti Speed Grips
Barends: NA

Brakes: Avid SD7 V front / Coda 700 canti rear
Brake Pads: Avid front / Coda rear
Brake Cables: Generic
Cantilever cable hangers: Avid Tri-dangle
Brake Levers: Avid FR-5

Shifters: SRAM Attack 9spd
Front Derailleur: SRAM 9.0
Rear Derailleur: Sachs/SRAM Plasma
Derailleur Cables: Shimano SIS
Cassette: SRAM PG 950 11-32
Chain: SRAM PC 971
Cranks: Topline
Crank Bolts: Shimano
Chainrings: Syncros
Chainring bolts: Generic alloy
Bottom Bracket: Syncros Titanium
Pedals: Bontrager RE-1

Hub Skewers: Generic Non-QR alloy nuts / steel bolts
Rims: Mavic 221
Hubs: Shimano Deore XT
Nipples: Generic alloy
Spokes: Generic SG
Tyres: IRC Mythos XC F/R
Tubes: Blackburn 1.25 Presta

Saddle: Sette Lynx
Seatpost: Kooka
Seatpost Binder: Kona

Weight: 23.5 lbs.

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Looking good, that reminds me... Z link photo's..must get them done :)


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 1:25 am 
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Sweet, nice mix of old and new 8)

needs bar-ends tho' :roll:


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 1:30 am 
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Love it when Zero drops a bike on us.

Michael Whelan art... you get into the 'Tower series?


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 3:09 am 
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Barends, yes. Some bikes however get the "short-track" tearin'-it-up build before they get the long-haul mods. Barends are undoubtedly in the future for this one.

Never got past the first book of the Dark Tower series. I don't mind his short stories but most of Stephen King's novels leave me a bit flat.

Next installment in the Mr. Zero Builds a Bike series will be a green 17" 1998 Kona Hot. Stay tuned...


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:07 am 
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That's the same weight as Kona claimed for the 18" with P2s- good effort! I really want to get me one of these frames in good original condition.

Can't wait to see the Hot!


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 9:40 am 
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Ah, Kona at their best (OK, that was 94 but they hadn't gone too far downhill by 95 :-)

That bike looks superbly lean and agile...

Cheers,

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 11:44 am 
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Mr Zero,

you and I share the opinion of what a hardtail should look like.

Very nice.

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front suspension and konas doesn't normally mix. this works, oh-so well.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 1:59 pm 
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Geoff wrote:
That's the same weight as Kona claimed for the 18" with P2s - good effort!


Except that Mr Zero's quoted weight is probably correct, while Kona's is probably as genuine as a twelve bob note!

My 97 Kilauea weighed 25 lbs ex-works with tb P2s (claim 22.7). Now it weighs 23lbs with SIDs - no manic weight weenie tactics required to achieve that, just replacing the heavy original bits with sensible/better. Main point was that the Kona wheels and tyres weighed 9 lbs, but it now has 517/rev/XT/Kore that weigh 7.2.

How the paint on that bike can be so well-preserved after 12 years of life is a mystery to me.


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