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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:25 pm 
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So some of you may remember this from "Ebay and Marketplace Watch".
If not, here is the link:
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... hlight=hot

I was not sure what to do with this but this weekend I decided to convert it to a 650B SS Retro Cruiser.
I am surprised I got it to work but the frame being the size that it is it came out pretty good.
I used Paul Motolite brakes because of their adjustability but they still give very little clearance for mud.
I guess this will be a dry weather retro ride.:)

Frame:1993 Kona TET Hot
Fork:Original P2
Brakes: Paul Motolites with Love levers
Stem, Seatpost and Bars: Syncros
Wheels: WI ENO's laced to Stan's ZTR's
Cranks:Kooka
BB:UN72


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:28 pm 
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Looks nice, like the clean lines. Would love to get my hands on a nice Hot :D


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:42 pm 
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very simple, very cool. when i see simple ss builds like this it makes me want another retro kona 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:48 pm 
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This really makes me with I had kept the Syncros Revolutions I had as they would have completed the look. Oh well, easy come and easy go.:)


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:52 pm 
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GearlessinSeattle wrote:
This really makes me with I had kept the Syncros Revolutions I had as they would have completed the look. Oh well, easy come and easy go.:)


:lol: exactly what i think when i look at some of the quality ive passed on lately!


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its_kirby wrote:
GearlessinSeattle wrote:
This really makes me with I had kept the Syncros Revolutions I had as they would have completed the look. Oh well, easy come and easy go.:)


:lol: exactly what i think when i look at some of the quality ive passed on lately!

:wink:

Ernie :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:43 pm 
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Looking good, are you going to get decals??


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:47 pm 
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No decals.
I am thinking, since I got the frame so cheep, of getting the brake posts taken off and getting them rewelded to better accommodate the brakes and get better clearance.
At that point I would get it repainted and apply decals.
I know some my think of this a sin but..........


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Oh I see what wrong with brake post??


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:43 pm 
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650b = 27.5" wheels? How do they ride?


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