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 Post subject: ?1992 Kona Lava Dome
PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 9:48 pm 
East Midlands AEC
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This frame was just given to me by my neighbour having a clearout of his cellar. I think it's 1992 (can someone confirm this?). 19". Impact threaded headset with P2's. DX pedals etc. I love the severely ovalised tubing at the bottom of the seat tube.

Not sure what I will be doing with it yet - either commuter or strapped to my turbo trainer.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 9:55 pm 
Mr Darcy
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strip, powdercoat f+f and sell at a huge profit?
Or good for a commuter as you say. :D


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 9:56 pm 
East Midlands AEC
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any profit is huge profit given initial cost!! :lol:


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B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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give you a tenner then :)


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Old School Grand Master
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The seat tube says 1991 me thinks :)


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B.o.T.M. Winner / Gold Trader
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does the seat post move?

ive just binned a similar one due to stuck post.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 11:29 pm 
East Midlands AEC
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yes seatpost was supplied separately, fits nicely (and comes out!)


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 11:31 pm 
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My old faithful!

Dont strip it - build it up!

Im still keeping mine and making it look like new and original - 500lx and Dx bits.

Gave me a lot of fun that bike did - and a broken collarbone....


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 12:04 am 
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I would just clean and polish it and try it out as a commuter. An old and well-loved Lava Dome is one of the best commuters IMO, great to ride, cool as you like so long as it has its original paint, but not valuable enough to be prime thief candy. You might just find it's still there when you need it to take you home, which is the main thing about a commuter, isn't it?


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Lincs AEC
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Turbo it Ed, with a slick rear tyre to reduce noise!
Least then you can get a bit of use out of it as you decide on what bits it'll wear.


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